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Family Ski News | April 17, 2021

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The Underrated Idea of Ski Picnics

March 29, 2021 |

When two delightful activities are combined a memorable experience is born.  In this case, skiing and picnics.  The brilliance is that the location which will always be flexible.  Whether amongst the powder by the Matterhorn, or perched under the Grande … Read More

Spring skiing cancelled in Ischgl

March 3, 2021 |

As a result of the Austrian government press conference, and following a joint decision from the committee and supervisory board at Silvrettaseilbahn AG,  the 20/21 winter season in Ischgl has today been cancelled. The Austrian governmental press conference lacked any … Read More

When there are no ski lifts open

January 28, 2021 |

What to do when the lifts are closed and you still want to go skiing?  The French Ski School, ESF, are currently trying out a number of different techniques.

 

 

St Moritz normally celebrates the sport of Skikjöring at … Read More

More tour operators cancel ski holidays

January 28, 2021 |

Major British ski package holiday operators Inghams, Ski Total and Flexiski have cancelled forthcoming ski holidays until April 2021.  Esprit Ski – te UK’s number one family ski tour operator – has gone one step further and cancelled the entire … Read More

Finland’s City Skis

January 26, 2021 |

Who needs a city bike in the winter when you can ski? The Finnish city of Lahti is rolling out the world’s first urban ski-sharing program. Lahti, the reigning European Green Capital, wants to encourage people to reduce their transport-related … Read More

Ski Sweden this winter

October 28, 2020 |

Sweden seems a good bet for skiing this winter due to its different approach when it comes to lockdown.  As many European countries see new Covid-19 cases surge to levels not seen since the peak of the pandemic, Sweden still has … Read More

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