Ski Tourism News

Jet2.com to link UK to Geneva for winter ski season

Jet2.com to link UK to Geneva for winter ski season

28 March 2017 Airline News Tourism News

Jet2.com is making sure skiers can hit the slopes while reinforcing its position as Yorkshire’s largest airline, by adding more flights and capacity to leading ski destination, Geneva. The news means that Jet2.com is currently the only airline serving Geneva from Leeds Bradford in winter 2017/18.

Severin*s brings Alpine luxury to Lech, Austria

Severin*s brings Alpine luxury to Lech, Austria

9 January 2017 Hotel News

The highly anticipated Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat is stepping into 2017 in style, following its official opening. Clad in reclaimed Tyrolian wood with a stone facade and featuring an eye-catching copper roof, Severin*s –blends effortlessly into Lech’s beautiful landscape, with special care placed on the use of traditional building materials.

British Airways takes off for Chambery from Stansted

British Airways takes off for Chambery from Stansted

16 December 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Winter sports fans will have a direct gateway to some of Europe’s top snow resorts from Stansted tomorrow with the launch of new British Airways flights to the French Alpine city of Chambery. The well-timed weekend flights will give customers easy access to some of the top snow and ski resorts like Val d’Isere, La Plagne, Meribel and Courchevel.

Josef Burger, chief executive, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel

Josef Burger, chief executive, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel

25 November 2016 Videos

Josef Burger, chief executive of Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, talks to Breaking Travel News during preparations for the 2016 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony. Speaking from the famous starters hut at the top of the Hahnenkamm race course, he tells Breaking Travel News about the significance of the ski season to the destination, how the organisation continues to drive visitor numbers ever higher, and what his hopes are for the winter ahead.

Michael Huber, president, Kitzbühel Ski Club

Michael Huber, president, Kitzbühel Ski Club

25 November 2016 Videos

Michael Huber, president of the Kitzbühel Ski Club, is the man charged with leading preparations for the Kitzbuhel Downhill, part of the Hahnenkamm race weekend, each year. One of the most prestigious events on the global ski circuit, it brings an international crowd numbering in the tens of thousands to the Alpine resort. Here he talks to Breaking Travel News during the World Ski Awards about the significance of the event.

World Ski Awards honours Val Thorens with World’s Best Ski Resort title

World Ski Awards honours Val Thorens with World’s Best Ski Resort title

19 November 2016 Travel Events News Tourism News

Legendary French ski destination Val Thorens has taken the title of World’s Best Ski Resort at the 2016 World Ski Awards. The fourth instalment of the red-carpet event took place at the five-star A-ROSA Kitzbühel this evening, welcoming the elite of the ski hospitality industry to Austria. Also among the winners were W Verbier, walking away with the title of World’s Best Ski Hotel, and LAAX, recognised by voters as the World’s Best Freestyle Resort.

A-ROSA Kitzbühel prepares to welcome the 2016 World Ski Awards

A-ROSA Kitzbühel prepares to welcome the 2016 World Ski Awards

Final preparations are being put in place as A-ROSA Kitzbühel prepares to welcome the 2016 World Ski Awards. The fourth instalment of the red-carpet event will take place in Kitzbühel from November 18th-20th, welcoming the elite of the ski hospitality industry to Austria. An extensive weekend programme is in place which will see guests invited to engage in three days of exclusive networking events, private skiing, sight-seeing tours and a host of other activities.

New Salzburg ski route from George Best Belfast City Airport

New Salzburg ski route from George Best Belfast City Airport

3 November 2016 Airline News Tourism News

George Best Belfast City Airport has launched a new ski route to Salzburg, in conjunction with leading ski holiday operators Topflight and Crystal Ski Holidays. Starting on Christmas Eve and running every Saturday until March 11th, 2017, the weekly Aer Lingus charter flight will provide direct access for local passengers to a wide range of Austria’s finest ski resorts.

New leadership for Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

New leadership for Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

25 October 2016 Hotel News

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has announced two new senior staff appointments ahead of this coming winter season. Richard Leuenberger will join the iconic hotel as general manager, tasked with continuing the Grande Dame’s principles of tradition and innovation. At the same time, Yves Gardiol will take on the role of chief executive, following 12 years as general manager.