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Family Ski News | October 31, 2020

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Double amputee summits the Matterhorn

August 13, 2020 |

A former soldier who lost both of his legs in Iraq has become the first above-the-knee double amputee to summit Switzerland’s iconic Matterhorn.

Neil Heritage, 39, successfully climbed the mountain last week, with friend Mark Hooks and three guides.  They … Read More

Skiers to sue Ischgl over coronavirus claims

March 31, 2020 |

With Europe as the current epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, with over 100,000 people infected on the continent to date, Austria is currently investigating a bar at a popular ski resort for allegedly not reporting a case of coronavirus. Some … Read More

Ischgl – a secret Coronavirus hub

March 31, 2020 |

Think Ischgl, think top-notch skiing, and a lively apres-ski scene.  The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl has achieved a status of notoriety for another reason: it appears it was a secret virus hub for Covid-19.   Even when one country warned … Read More

Latest resorts closed due to Coronavirus (last updated 11.20pm 14 March)

March 13, 2020 |

LAST UPDATED 13 March 2020 : As holiday makers gear up for the ski flights tomorrow, holiday companies are all in overdrive as many resorts decide today whether to close due to Coronavirus.  Events are unfolding rapidly but we will … Read More

All ski resorts in Italy to close due to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020 |

Breaking News: The Regional Affairs Minister Francesco Boccia has announced at a press conference in Rome on Sunday (8 March 2020) that all ski facilities in Italy will be closed, starting from 10 March 2020, in an attempt to reduce … Read More

Excellent snow conditions in Scotland

March 6, 2020 |

Scottish ski resorts are enjoying some of the best snow in years.  It is very welcome news as, until now, Scotland has had a winter of mild weather, high temperatures and little snow.

 

 

The snow-sports resort of … Read More

Celebrity Skier: James Blunt’s favourite resorts

February 10, 2020 |

James Blunt has been a keen skier all his life.  His first experience on skis was in the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus when he was a small child. He was living there at the time because his dad was in the … Read More

Les Contamines – contaminated by Coronavirus

February 9, 2020 |

The popular French family-friendly ski resort of Les Contamines is coming to terms with the news that five British nationals who stayed at the resort have been confirmed as infected with coronavirus.

 

 

It’s true, the resort’s name is … Read More

Austria destroys glacier to create ski slopes

September 20, 2019 |

FamilySkiNews is shocked to hear that construction is planned for the Pitztal-Ötztal glacier in the Austrian Tirol.  But nature lovers, ecologists, the Alpine Association Austria and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are demanding that the development of the Pitztal-Ötztal glacier … Read More

Inghams introduces Japan for 19/20 ski season

September 10, 2019 |

To celebrate the company’s 85th birthday, Inghams is most excited to be adding Japan to its already extensive ski portfolio for the 2019/20 season!  What’s more, they’re combining it with optional city breaks in Tokyo and/or Kyoto too.  What’s not … Read More