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Family Ski News | November 25, 2020

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Arctic blast brings exceptional September snowfall  

September 28, 2020 |

It is unusual to see heavy snowfall in the Alps in September. However, the recent sharp drop in temperatures across Europe has led to an exceptional amount of unseasonably early snow.  In some parts of the northern Alps, the temperature … 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

Private jet to the Alps

October 14, 2016 |

Flying your family in a private jet to the Alps is cheaper than you think! 

In fact, it’s cheaper to take a private jet to the Alps over February half term with Butler & … Read More

Online Christmas games

December 21, 2015 |

Now we’re into Christmas week, everyone here at FamilySkiNews.com is getting in the festive mood.  Get your kids to come and join us on the computer with our latest online Christmas games – Saving Christmas and Reindeer Rattle – while you get cracking … Read More

The ultimate ski-in-ski-out accommodation

December 17, 2015 |

If skiing straight out of your apartment is top of your priority list, then an innovative team of local architects in Kazakhstan may just the building for you – it’s called House Slalom.

 

 

A new apartment block in … Read More

Everest record-breakers – following in the footsteps of Hillary and Tensing Norgay

May 30, 2013 |

As we celebrate the first ascent of Everest sixty years ago, FamilySkiNews has been looking into the summiteers of the past couple of weeks, all keen to follow in the fabled footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay’s great feat … Read More

Everest’s 60th anniversary celebrations

May 29, 2013 |

Sixty years ago today Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stood atop Everest – the first men ever to reach the summit at 8,848m (29,000ft), on 29 May 1953.   A great feat of courage and endurance, it was announced to the … Read More

Verbier may re-open!

May 29, 2013 |

If you thought the ski season was long gone, think again!

The Swiss resort of Verbier has received so much snow over the past few days that it is considering reopening some of its lifts this Saturday (1 June). 

Over … Read More

Kenton’s Cool feat – first ‘Everest Three Peaks’

May 21, 2013 |

Kenton Cool has just summited three Himalayan peaks in three days, with Sherpa climbing companion and friend, Dorje Gylgen. 

In the past few days, they have climbed Nuptse (7,861m), Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m) in what Kenton called the ‘Ultimate … Read More

One hundred not out… and still skiing!

May 21, 2013 |

When Elsa Bailey skied on her 90th birthday, she vowed she’d return 10 years on. 

True to her word, she has now celebrated her 100th birthday on skis at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado.   

She actually spent her birthday dancing! 

Then, on … Read More