15-year-old snowboarder Chloe Kim made history on Saturday in Park City, Utah, with back-to-back 1080s and a perfect 100 at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, an FIS World Cup event.
With winter 2015/16 in full swing, we’ve been watching the Alpine weather reports and forecasts carefully and are delighted to see that – in short – it’s absolutely hammering down up there!
Where’s the best of the fresh snow falling?
It was a shaky start to the winter, but snow conditions across the Alps continue to improve. After last week’s cold snap, the snow has certainly eased off a bit and temperatures have dropped, but this has led to some of the best on-piste conditions of the season so far.
With plenty of fresh powder settling across the Alps and Feb half term holidays just around the corner, we bring you 3 ski deals in family friendly resorts with excellent snow coverage.
The last minute ski holiday game can be tricky... late-bookers with a keen eye on last-minute chalet availability need to know where the best snow is, and where to find the biggest discounts to match. We know the skies have opened and dumped fresh snow across the peaks and valleys, and we know more is on the way!
A number of American and Canadian ski resorts have opened ahead of schedule following huge early season snowfalls last week and the promise of more dustings in the days to come.
More British skiers and snowboarders head to France every season than anywhere else, and it’s not hard to see why, with the French Alps offering such a variety of resorts compared to other snow-blessed countries. When it comes to the best places for snowboarders however, not every French resort is created equal. With that in mind, here are our top 5 resorts for snowboarders across the French Alps.
Being a glacial resort, the easier slopes at Les Deux Alpes are a lot higher up than most ski resorts, which has the advantage of offering beginners better views and better snow conditions, particularly at the start and end of the season.
October and November are exciting times in the ski calendar, with the first dustings of winter snow falling in high-altitude resorts across Europe. At time of going to press, thirteen glacier ski areas are open for business throughout the European Alps! With the official start of the 2015/16 ski season looming ever closer, it’s time for a run-down of the resorts enjoying the heaviest snowfall so far.
If you’re looking for a cheeky early-season dash to the mountains, give a little thought to the stylish chalet Rousell in Val d'Isère. If you leave on 5th December you can get eight nights in this superb ski property for just £619 per person!