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Family Ski News | October 14, 2019

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Peak Retreats fun family challenge

October 4, 2019 |

Award-winning French Alps specialists, Peak Retreats, have just introduced a new initiative for families on winter holidays for the 2019/20 ski season.  The ‘Winning at Winter Challenge’ has been created to celebrate every aspect of a family winter ski holiday, … Read More

Death of a glacier in Iceland

September 20, 2019 |

The glacier of Okjökull in western Iceland once covered an area of 16 square kilometres.  But following the warmest July ever on record, Iceland has since mourned the loss of Okjökul, their first glacier lost to climate change.

Around a … 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

Winter is coming

September 9, 2019 |

Welcome to the 2019/20 ski season.  As the FamilySkiNews team dust off their ski boots and sharpen their edges, we’re pleased to report there’s already been a dusting of snow in the Alps.  Snow in the mountains in early September is … Read More

Kevin Rolland in serious condition after world record quarter-pipe attempt

May 2, 2019 |

French half-pipe champion and Olympic medallist Kevin Rolland has been seriously injured in a crash on Tuesday, while trying to break a quarter pipe world record.

 

 

The 29-year-old Rolland won bronze in the Olympic ski half-pipe debut in 2014, … Read More

9-year-old Brit triumphs on skis

May 1, 2019 |

As the season draws to a close for 2018-19, it’s certainly one for 9-year-old British skiing sensation Luca Westbrook to remember, as he ends on a high following some sensational results at both the British and the Swiss Ski Championships. 

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New spring sunglasses from Panda Optics

March 26, 2019 |

All this gorgeous sunshine calls for some new sunnies.  Here’s our editor sporting her new pair – PandaOptic’s new Tide polarised sunglasses (together with a pair of Panda Optic’s Diablo goggles).

 

We love the trendy “Tide” design with their … Read More

Scotland heads list of alternative ski destinations

March 26, 2019 |

According to statistics released by Decathlon, alternative ski destinations are proving popular with Brits.  Scotland, Canada and the USA are now the top three most popular ski regions outside of the Alps.   

 

Trends show that Brits are looking … Read More

Family-friendly Ischgl

February 12, 2019 |

Ischgl used to be known for its awesome skiing, its classy 4- and 5-star palace hotels and its party-hard nightlife. But ski resorts have to move with the times, and to re-invent themselves to appeal to a wider audience. That’s … Read More