Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin’s Interros Holding and its partner Vasta Discovery will invest $1 billion in a new Sochi resort.
Skiers and snowboarders worldwide will congregate online for this year’s modified version of the famous BoogelWoogel downhill ski event.
Romania’s Sinaia mountain resort has been named Romania’s Best Ski Resort 2019 at the World Ski Awards. Bansko also took home top honors.
The brand new gem of Montenegro ski resorts, the Kolašin 1600 in the southern part of the Bjelasica Mountain has its first snow of the 2018/2019 season.
The City Hall of Borsa has relaunched a project aimed at building an Olympic ski slope in the Carpathians of Northern Romania. In addition to building the longest ski slope in Romania, the project aims to create a world-class support infrastructure.
The BoogelWoogel Festival held at Rosa Khotur ski resort outside Sochi, Russian Federation set a new Guinness Book World Record April 9th. More than 1000 skiers clad in bathing suits descended the slopes there, shattering an old record set in Siberia.
In ski news from Caucasus ski resort ‘Arkhyz’, instructors in alpine skiing and snowboarding, and JSC ‘Resorts of the North Caucasus’ will hold certification courses for training courses entry-level instructors ( ‘C’ category) and instructors average level of training (category ‘B’ ), for the upcoming 2016/17 season.
Switzerland’s top holiday destination, Graubünden has ramped up further their digital marketing by launching a second Facebook page aimed at agent training.
Russia’s biggest airline, Aeroflot has announced still more incentive to fly with them. Starting November 1, 2014 till March 31, 2015 the air carrier will have free extra baggage piece for carrying one set of skiing equipment under 23 kg. According to the press, passengers get one set of skiing equipment including one baggage piece with one pair of skis (or snowboard) […]
Ski season is officially underway in Macedonia. The news services there report the country’s mountains covered totally after a heavy snowfall last night. According to the reports Kozuv revived half a meter overnight.
Ski season is just around the corner in Europe. And with the coming of the Swiss Alps sparking Winter world famous Gstaad is extending their “SuperPass” to include even more kilometers of slopes this year.
The recent Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia witnessed Slovenia taking their share of Olympic medals home. So prevalent was the Slovenia presences, Slovenians officially renamed Sochi, Slochi. A so-called “Slovenian fairy tale” there ended in the official #hashtag of #Sloshi was even adopted.
According to a recent report via Otdyh.Na Kubani.ru, the first skiing village of a larger complex of resorts will come to the Lago-Naki area of the Azish in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai region. The ski area, capable of entertaining 5,000 enthusiasts, will eventually offer more than 35 ski tracks and black tracks for downhill experts.
Snowboarding is for all the thrill seekers out there. It gives you a rush that can’t be duplicated but some Ski resorts in the US and Europe have banned snowboarding all together so they can target more families. But there are still some amazing resorts that are specifically for snowboarding and have embraced the sport. For the perfect snowboarding experience you need a fast slope that offers you the best bumps and jumps.
Given the rather depressing economic realities that many in Europe are forced to live with at present, they could be forgiven for thinking the luxury of skiing holiday is out of their reach. But a little look beyond the Alpine pistes, towards Eastern Europe, shows us that a skiing holiday doesn’t have to break the bank.