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I’ve always found Game of Thrones’ House of Stark rallying cry a bit too dramatic, but this year is different. Winter is coming, and this is the winter we have all been waiting for.

I’m fortunate to have spent many years chasing snow – both as a winter Olympic athlete and now as a recreational skier looking for perfect arcs and deep powder – I learned that it pays to have a battle plan. This season in particular, procrastinators won’t have powder days, unlike brave ones who book early.

I like that different months of the year attract different types of people to the slopes. It starts at the beginning of December with the best assets, those who want so much to put on their skis that they flock to the snow in the high-altitude resorts. I will start in Hintertux, Austria, to organize adult performance camps on their glacier, before the festivities kick off. I have always skied at Christmas. I can’t remember a time when I couldn’t look out and see the snow while the presents were placed under the tree – it’s magic.

By the time January rolls in the snow are almost guaranteed, the resorts have a healthy base and off-piste powder days are more common. A popular time for long weekends, it’s also a quiet and great time to travel with my preschoolers. With the trails less traveled and the snow packed and grippy, my two sons, Locki and Cooper, had their happiest times on the snow in the first few weeks of the year.

February can be bloodshed. In fact, we expect the Winter Olympics (starting February 4, 2022) to inspire a lot of people to book a last minute winter vacation, so look for a hidden gem. You don’t have to stray too far from the beaten path, just be inventive. For example, instead of Val d’Isère, stop at lesser-known Sainte Foy, where there is a lot of fun terrain.

I love spring skiing. March can be epic, with massive powder overnight and many sunny days. Mixed conditions add spice to a ski trip – you might find yourself changing rental skis, trail carvers, big powder boards, hiking gear on a daily basis.

I also always recommend beginners and parents with young children to start late in the season – no one wants to be cold when they are learning. This Easter year is particularly late, which is excellent news for those who commit to travel during the school holidays.

As April approaches, long breakfasts are the order of the day as the days get longer and the seasonal starts to let go. One of my favorite rituals is to sunbathe on an altitude terrace, an Aperol Spritz in hand, after a morning hitting the slopes. It won’t be long now, well done for the best ski season ever.

By Chemmy Alcott


Why ski every month

December

A ski vacation in December is full of festive glee and bragging about the first to hit the slopes – aim high for a safe start to the snow season.

January

Quiet slopes, plentiful powder days and low season prices – there’s no better way to start the New Year than on the slopes.

February

Avoid the mid-course carnage by getting off the beaten track during the busiest month of the season, when the slopes are groomed and the resorts are buzzing.

March

As the days grow longer, vacationers can revel in warmer temperatures and blue bird skies, perfect for learning the ropes or spending long lunches on a sunny patio.

April

The end of the season is cause for celebration, with the Easter holidays, lively festivals and frenzied après-ski making April one of the most exciting times to hit the slopes.


The best inexpensive ski vacations

Les Arcs, France

When should we go: December

Road trips save a fortune on plane tickets and the High Altitude Arcs is a great bet for an affordable week before Christmas. Erna Low (020 7584 2841; ernalow.co.uk) offers self-catering accommodation in Le Roc Belle Face from £ 405, based on four people sharing a one bedroom apartment, including crossing Eurotunnel. Departure December 18, 2021.

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All the equipment, no idea
For the novice skier or snowboarder, it can seem expensive to find the right clothes before you arrive, and there aren’t many places that rent clothes in the resort, so borrow what you can, check out the online sales and discounts. At a minimum, make sure that you have a helmet, goggles, gloves and technical ski socks in addition to your pants and jacket. Plus, a lightweight backpack is always handy for carrying water, sunscreen, and an extra layer.

Get on the bus
Plan your route from your accommodation to the beginner slopes and use the resort’s well-serviced public transport system to get around until you’re used to carrying skis and poles like the pros.

Beginner slopes
Les Arcs has a lot of soft terrain, with each area having a number of easy slopes, with areas designated for beginner skiers and snowboarders. The two villages closest to La Plagne, Peisey and Vallandry, each have an excellent beginner’s area located over 2000m. This makes them popular with learners while being right in the middle of Paradiski.
Located next to the Mille 8 complex in the heart of Arc 1800, it is one of the most fun areas to learn about the profession of snow. The “beginners” slope specially created for the Villards winds through the forest in front of a giant xylophone (play it with your ski poles), an outdoor barbecue, various wooden cabins and even a video wall! At the top, the short Cube track offers an area with a very gentle slope for learning the basics. This compact space is complemented by a “traveler” conveyor belt which, for skiers and snowboarders alike, is the easiest type of lift to use.

The play areas
Firmly favored by snowboarders, Les Arcs has the Apocalypse Snow Park, which might test your beginner skills too far, but still worth a visit to watch the others try their hand. The Mille 8 area (mentioned above) is accessible by the Villards gondola, which you must board while carrying your equipment. With this particular lift, it is also open late and the piste is illuminated by spotlights for evening skiing fun. Overall, this is a great area for people returning to skiing after an absence; they can spend a morning “making their mark” in the mildness of the Cube domain, going on to practice small descents on the Villards slope before finally setting off on the real blue slopes of the Arc 1800 domain. plus, if you get a little cold or tired, the Mille 8 spa is right next door.

To explore
It’s easy to stick to proven trails, but since every village on the mountain has easy access to dedicated beginner areas, allowing you to focus on improving your skills (while enjoying the scenery), it would be a shame to stay in the same place all week. With slow lifts and a helpful staff responsive to the needs of the novice skier and snowboarder, you can really get around easily and make the most of your time in the mountains.

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SNOW is falling in the Alps and ski resorts across Europe are preparing to welcome us again.

After Covid forced shutdown last season, winter sports companies are rebounding with specials, more flights, new cabins and even an express ski train to the slopes.

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Snow is falling in the Alps and ski resorts across Europe are preparing to welcome us againCredit: Getty

If you don’t feel like going abroad, head to the Scottish Super Highlands or one of the UK’s amazing indoor snow centers. TRISHA HARBORD selects a range of offers.

1. TRAIN HIM ON THE TRACKS

LET the train take the pressure on the new all-inclusive ski vacation.

Travelski Express sells packages to six popular French resorts, which also include exclusive transfers and seven-day ski passes.

The train, operated by Eurostar with a dedicated check-in at London St Pancras, departs once a week, normally on Friday evenings, except Christmas and New Years, and runs overnight to Moutiers and Bourg. You are then driven to your accommodation in Tignes, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Méribel, Les Menuires or Val d’Isère.

Travelski Express sells packages to six popular French resorts, which also include exclusive transfers and seven-day ski passes

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Travelski Express sells packages to six popular French resorts, which also include exclusive transfers and seven-day ski passesCredit: Eurostar

TO LEAVE: Departures from December 26 to April 9. Seven nights’ rental at the 3H Belambra Le Hameau des Airelles residence in Les Menuires, including travel from London St Pancras on January 14th, from £ 569 per person. See fr.travelski.com/travelski-express.

TRACKS FOR SINGLES

LEARN to ski or snowboard and make friends at a house party in the French Alps.

Singles vacation specialist Friendship Travel has three new chalets in Les Deux Alpes and Vaujany, a hamlet near Alpe D’Huez.

The seven-night trips run from December 19 to March 20, and a member of the Friendship Travel team is hosting each house party.

The 3H Chalet Ruby aux Deux Alpes is a renovated stone farmhouse with nine bedrooms, a fireplace and a hot tub on the terrace.

TO LEAVE: Seven-night half-board at the chalet including dinner and wine on five evenings, afternoon tea and six half-day lessons, with flights from Gatwick on December 19, costs from £ 1,085 sharing a room. Exclusive use £ 1,285. See friendtravel.com.

GO CROSS-COUNTRY

As the Winter Olympics kicks off in Beijing in February, you could try a sport that has been around since 1924: cross-country skiing.

The medieval town of Kitzbuhel, located in the Austrian Alps, has around 40 miles of prepared trails with the areas around the Hahnenkamm, Kitzbuheler Horn and Wilder Kaiser easily accessible.

The slopes are free but beginners are recommended to book a guide for private cross-country skiing sessions from £ 85 per person.

TO LEAVE: Seven-night half-board at the 3H Edelweiss Hotel in Kitzbühel, with flights from Manchester on January 8th including transfers, starts at £ 949 per person, based on two shares. See inghams.co.uk and kitzbuehel.com.

OFFERS IN THE DOLOMITES

FREE ski guide and coaching and a half-price ski pass are offered in the Italian Dolomites. With over 745 miles of slopes, the Superski area is the largest in the world.

The Chalet Hotel Dolomites Inn, which gives free lessons to skiers and snowboarders with a qualified instructor, is close to the picturesque village of Canazei, a lively resort with lively bars and restaurants.

A new cable car, a short walk from the hotel, takes guests to the 42 km Sella Ronda circuit with its pristine slopes. Take one of two routes – avoiding ski lifts or difficult terrain.

TO LEAVE: Seven nights at 3H Chalet Hotel Dolomites Inn, including breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner, departing from Stansted on March 20 and transfers included, start at £ 915 per person, based on two people sharing a room. For more details, see igluski.com.

FAMILY FUN

Norefjell in Norway has 30 slopes, three of which are for children

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Norefjell in Norway has 30 slopes, three of which are for childrenCredit: Getty

FOR excellent family skiing, head to Norefjell in Norway.

There are 30 trails including three for small children, who can practice basic skills such as making turns and slowing down.

They will also meet Nore Rein, a “reindeer” mascot who knows how to ski.

The ski-in, ski-out Norefjell Ski & Spa has two restaurants, a gym, a spa, an outdoor jacuzzi with mountain views and a 52-foot climbing wall .

TO LEAVE: Seven nights in B&B at 4H Norefjell Ski & Spa, departing from Heathrow on select dates January 7-21, costs from £ 499 per person. Book before November 11. Details are at britishairways.com/ski.

NEGOTIATE BULGARIA

BULGARIA has the two cheapest ski resorts, Borovets and Bansko, out of 32 European centers, according to a recent Post Office Travel Money report.

Borovets in the Rila Mountains has 36 miles of slopes for skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping and winter hiking, and is a party hotspot.

The Radina’s Way hotel, with a wellness center, is a mile from the slopes and the resort center, but there is a regular free shuttle.

TO LEAVE: Seven-night half-board at the 4H Radina’s Way hotel, which includes flights from Gatwick on January 15 and transfers, costs from £ 418 per person, based on two shares. Other UK airports available. See crystalski.co.uk.

TIME CONTINUES

SKI Beat introduced weeks of meat, nut and gluten-free skiing in catered chalets, with five-night vacations available for travel between January 3 and 8, in all of its chalets in seven of the best resorts in the French Alps in from £ 519.

The company has also added hundreds of flights from Heathrow.
Plagne 1800 village is a family resort in the Tarentaise valley with Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, as a backdrop.

TO LEAVE: Five nights at the 3H Chalet Arpette in Plagne, with flights from Heathrow or Gatwick on January 3rd, starting at £ 569 per person. See skibeat.co.uk.

GREAT SCOTTISH

SCOTLAND has five ski resorts, with terrain suitable for beginners and seasoned professionals, and equipment can be hired at several locations across the country.

Glenshee Ski Center is the largest resort and Glencoe Mountain Resort has the longest and steepest slope, with great views of Buachaille Etive Mor.

Lecht Ski Center is a quieter option for beginners and families, while Cairngorms Mountain Resort offers the more difficult slopes, and Nevis Range Mountain Resort has everything in one place, from the restaurant to the beginner’s area to through the rental of equipment and courses.

TO LEAVE: Two nights in B&B and dinner at the 3H Highlander Hotel in the Cairngorms, including lift passes and equipment hire, costs £ 237 per adult, £ 211 per child, under 12 £ 170. See skinorwest.com.

TRY A SNOW

WANT to hit the slopes but can’t afford to go? Try one of the great snow sports centers in the UK.

Snozone has centers in Yorkshire, Hampshire and Milton Keynes at Bucks, which has a main slope of 575 feet. There is also a slide, a gym, a cinema, a bowling alley and a restaurant.

Chill Factore at Trafford Quays in Manchester has a snow park with inflatable tubes for hitting the tracks, while Snowdome in Tamworth, Staffs also has children’s tracks, an ice rink and climbing walls.

Hemel Hempstead’s Snow Center, Herts, has a new Ringo Slide to hit the slopes at full speed.

TO LEAVE: The 1 hour package at Snozone Milton Keynes costs £ 24.99, junior £ 19.99. See snozoneuk.com. 1 hour Chill Factore pass from £ 24.30, junior £ 20.25. See chillfactore.com. And at Snowdome, from £ 28 and £ 24. See snowdome.co.uk. Ringo Slide, £ 10 for 30 minutes. See thesnowcentre.com.

FANTASY FLIGHTS

Take a flight to Austria and ski in the Salzburg region

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Take a flight to Austria and ski in the Salzburg regionCredit: Getty

YOU can now fly from ten UK airports including Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham to eight resorts in Italy, Switzerland, Austria and France with one-way fares starting at £ 23.

There is a service from eight airports in Geneva where you can get transfers by bus or train to nearby runways.

The Alpine village of Verbier is located in the Four Valleys: 250 miles of slopes, a snow park, a children’s area and more.

The 4H Hôtel de Verbier has been recently renovated and has a spa, a gym and a hammam. It is close to the ski lifts, restaurants, bars and shops.

TO LEAVE: Jet2.com offers one-way flights from Birmingham to Geneva in December from £ 23. Double room at the Hôtel de Verbier from £ 240 per night, breakfast included. See hoteldeverbier.com and verbier.ch.

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AAs the winter sports travel industry sheds its Covid chains, rail routes to the mountains are experiencing a surprise renaissance, with more than 60 resorts in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy now easily accessible from London. And up to 90% reduction in the carbon footprint of a trip.

But despite the enthusiasm of winter sports enthusiasts for flightless trips to ski resorts (and the extra day of trail that can be turned into a vacation compared to a standard seven-day package), the range of lines Rail availability, especially on sleeper services, was disappointing. It is therefore encouraging to note that, as the ski industry prepares for its first “real” season in two years, more trains than ever are running to more than 60 European resorts. Reservations opened this week.

Much fanfare accompanied the September announcement of the Eurostar overnight snow train’s return to the French Alps – sort of. Renamed Travelski Express, the service leaving London St Pancras on Friday evening and returning the following Saturday is in fact a partnership with the tour operator Travelski, and exclusively for those of its travel / accommodation / ski packages, which start at around £ 450. This season, it serves six resorts, including Val d’Isère, Les Arcs and Les Menuires, with its first departure on Boxing Day.

A Nightjet train to the Austrian Alps from Amsterdam. Photograph: Remko de Waal / EPA

There are also options for those who book independently or through specialists such as Ffestiniog Travel, Trainseurope and Rail Travel. Nightjet is the name of a growing international network of sleeper routes run by the Austrian national carrier, ÖBB, which can be accessed via Eurostar. Traveling through Amsterdam or Brussels, as well as a German InterCity Express (ICE) to Cologne, they deliver skiers to Salzburg, Zurich and Innsbruck for easy jumps to many resorts. The train journey from London to Wörgl, a short taxi ride from several good resorts in Austrian Tyrol, for example, takes around 18 hours, including a night in one of the many sleeper classes.

While the French crown of rail to the Alps slipped with the reduction of sleeper routes in 2016, the efficient SNCF service to Briançon (for Serre Chevalier and Montgenèvre) remains. And December 10 will see the relaunch after three years of an overnight itinerary from Paris to Lourdes for the Pyrenees, whose stations, although lower and smaller than their Alpine counterparts, are appreciated by many British downhill riders for their authenticity, their affordable price and their uncrowded tracks. . The service lasts around 10 hours, with berths starting at € 29 and private first class compartments available.

The choice of TGV lines from Paris and Lille facilitates day trips to the Alps. Paris to Chamonix, for example, can be done in five hours, with a change of scenery in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains; Morzine is only 2.5 hours from the French capital (the Eurostar journey requires a change of station in Paris).

And the inexpensive Belgian Thalys Neige trains run every Saturday from Christmas Day to April 16 from Brussels to hubs in the French Alps, including Albertville, Moûtiers, Aime-La-Plagne and Bourg-Saint-Maurice.

Six suggested routes

(Best prices at time of posting and most convenient routes from London St Pancras – Eurostar stations in Kent will only reopen after ski season. Prices vary based on date and availability ).

Les Gets ski resort France
Photography: D. Boutet

Watch out for the slopes from 9 a.m., from £ 179 return
Take advantage of the 600 km of pistes in the Portes du Soleil via the most refined of its 12 resorts, with access to quieter pistes on the local summit of Mont Chéry. The 9:31 a.m. Eurostar arrives at Paris Gare du Nord at 12:47 p.m., leaving enough time for the transfer to Gare de Lyon for the 2:18 p.m. TGV to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, arriving at 5:00 p.m. The next service to Cluses leaves at 5.15pm and arrives at 6.52pm, leaving you 25 minutes by taxi or bus from your destination.

Watch out for the slopes from 9 a.m., from £ 161.93 return
Two new ski lifts connecting Val Thorens to the outskirts of Orelle are the great story of this season in the 3 Valleys, and Méribel places its guests in the heart of 600 km of varied terrain. Take the Eurostar 07.52 to Paris Gare du Nord, arrival 11.17. Taxi transfer to Gare de Lyon for TGV 13.29 to Moûtiers-Salins, arrival at 17.51 ​​(operates from January 1). Road transfers to Méribel take around 30 minutes. A six-night travel / accommodation / ski pass from Travelski costs from £ 544 per person, traveling at 7.45pm direct to Moûtiers on the Travelski Express, arriving at 5.32am.

Watch out for the slopes from 15 hours 31 minutes, from £ 109.62 return
The traditional Pyrenean village of Barèges and the neighbor linked by ski lift La Mongie form Le Grand Tourmalet, the largest ski area in the Pyrenees, with more than 100 km of slopes. Take the Eurostar 16.22 to Paris Gare du Nord, arrival 19.47. Transfer to Paris Austerlitz for the 21.14 Intercités de Nuit sleeper train to Lourdes, arrival 07.43. From there, a shuttle to the resort takes 70 minutes.

Watch out for the slopes from 9 hours 37 minutes, of £ 195.96 return
This chic resort located above the Rhone Valley offers panoramic views, pretty wooded runs, excellent beginner runs and a few good mountain restaurants. Take the Eurostar 09.31 to Paris Gare du Nord, arrival 12.47. Transfer to Paris Gare de Lyon for the TGV 14.18 to Genève Cornavin, arrival 17.29. Transfer by 18.11 to Sierre, arrival 20.07. From there it takes 15 minutes by funicular to the resort.

St Anton Austria

Watch out for the slopes from 10 hours nine minutes, from £160 return
Fittingly, this Tyrolean resort’s rise from farming village status to world-class ski town status began with a new rail connection in 1884. Today, the state-of-the-art ski lift system that serves the 305 km from the slopes of the Arlberg ski area is a short walk from the station. Take the Eurostar 07.55 to Paris Gare du Nord, arrival 11.17. Transfer to Gare de Lyon and take TGV 12.22 to Zurich HB. The Railjet Xpress from Zurich to St Anton am Arlberg departs at 4:40 p.m. and arrives at 7:01 p.m.

Watch out for the slopes from 6 p.m., from £ 244 return
Part of the 280 km SkiWelt area and located a short bus ride from Kitzbühel, Westendorf is a traditional, quiet village with great beginner slopes and night skiing. Take the Eurostar 15.04 to Bruxelles-Midi, arrival 18.05, then the 18.25 ICE to Cologne, arrival 20.15. The Nightjet night train to Wörgl leaves at 22:16 and arrives at 08:37. Bus or taxi transfers to Westendorf take approximately 20 minutes.

How to book

The main ticket resellers are Trainline, Rail Europe and OUI.sncf. Rail booking agencies such as Rail Travel, Trainseurope and International Rail also sell tickets online.

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Did you see any footage of the snow capped Alps last winter and are you whimpering? All this beautiful snow so close and yet so far.

This season, however, Europe’s best ski resorts will reopen their ski lifts and welcome returning skiers who have been eagerly waiting to return to these slopes. The resorts haven’t been idle either, with new hotels, chalets and cable cars ready to meet all this pent-up demand.

And the old Train des Neiges has been taken over by Travelski, which exclusively offers direct trains from St Pancras to Moûtiers and Bourg St-Maurice as part of packages to Tignes, Val d’Isère, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Méribel and Les Menuires.

Book now before everything gets trapped.

Valley of Isere

Val d’Isere, France

Best for: High altitude style

You will notice : Tiger Woods, Jamie Oliver

Prices match the altitude, but Val d’Isère – combined with its linked neighbor, Tignes – gives you everything you want in a ski resort, including snow-covered slopes for all skill levels and plenty of off-piste. breathtaking. Its latest five-star hotel, Le K2 Chogori, opened its doors last December, bringing K2 Collection’s signature blend of Tibetan and Savoyard style. He joins the resort’s other new five-star, the Airelles Val d’Isère, which had the unfortunate moment to open when the pandemic struck.

Delivered: Ski Solutions offers a one-week B&B in the relatively new Refuge de Solaise, which is 2,551m away, from £ 1,510 per person including flights.

Zermatt

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Zermatt, Switzerland

You will notice : Thierry Henry, Nicole Kidman

It is difficult to take your eyes off the Matterhorn as it overlooks Zermatt and forms one of the most beautiful images of Switzerland. At its foot on Trockener Steg is the new Matterhorn Testcenter, a stylish place to test out the latest equipment. At Cervo Mountain Resort, super chic but with a sustainable spirit, a seventh lodge has opened with the new Mountain Ashram Spa and a third restaurant. Delivered: Matterhorn Chalets offers seven nights of self-catering accommodation in the two-bedroom Casa d’Amore from CHF 3,250 (£ 2,557).

Bows

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Les Arcs, France

Best for: Families, powder dogs … just about everyone

What lacks glamor in Les Arcs it more than makes up for in incredibly varied terrain with a bit of everything – fun inclines, steep blacks, thinned peaks, and sheltered wooded trails. Arc 1950 is the most beautiful of villages and this winter is enriched by the new Bear Resort by VIP Ski at the foot of the ski lifts, with 30 hotel rooms, 12 apartments and a spa. Extend your ski pass at La Plagne and take advantage of the new high-speed chairlift to Champagny-en-Vanoise.

Delivered: VIP Ski offers four nights at Bear Lodge from £ 754 per person including breakfast, dinner and transfers.

David André

Courchevel, France

Best for: Glitzy celebrities

You will notice : Prince William, the Beckhams

Don’t let the bling of Courchevel blind you to the superlative skiing offered in this starred corner of the Three Valleys. This winter, expert skiers will be able to tackle a new black slope, Eclipse, which plunges into Le Praz with a vertical drop of 970 m and a slope of 30%. Not for the faint of heart. For something quieter, discover the new luxury resort Ultima Courchevel Belvédère and its 13 ski-in ski-out chalets.

Delivered: Ski Collection offers seven nights of self-catering accommodation in a two-bedroom apartment in Coeur Courchevel 1850 from £ 4,412, including the Eurotunnel crossing.

Cortina

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Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Best for: Old fashioned glamor

You will notice : Naomi Campbell, George Clooney

The chic queen of the Dolomites rivals anything in the Alps for its breathtaking granite mountains. And now those rose-tinted peaks will be easier to reach with the new cable car connecting Tofane to the fabulous Super 8 circuit of Cinque Torri – and, ultimately, the Sella Ronda circuit. Another new feature this winter is the Hôtel de LËN and its rooftop spa in the city center.

Delivered: Inghams is offering seven nights in a B&B at the Montana Hotel from £ 679 per person including flights.

Verbier

Verbier, Switzerland

Best for: Off-piste paradise

You will notice : Ed Sheeran, James Blunt

A perennial favorite of British skiers, Verbier offers an exhilarating taste of the high life of its challenging slopes – and its off-piste is among the best in the world. The new high-speed Médran gondola between Verbier and Les Ruinettes will make your life much easier. This winter’s new zip line on Mont 4, the highest in Europe, starts at 3,300m and spins you at 100 km / h until you turn your head. In the city center is the completely renovated Hotel de Verbier, whose new Swedish owners have put a chic Scandinavian touch on this venerable hotel. Delivered: Scott Dunn offers seven nights half board at Cordée des Alpes from £ 1,500 per person, flights included.

Markus Mitterer

Kitzbühel, Austria

Best for: Medieval beauty and World Cup races

You will notice : Prince Albert of Monaco, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Every January, crowds descend on Kitzbühel to witness the World Cup’s most exciting downhill race on the Hahnenkamm course. But there is so much more to the resort, including an enchanting medieval center and 233km of varied pistes that don’t require World Cup skills. Skiers keen on mileage can test the new ski circuit between SkiWelt and KitzSki, the longest in the world. Delivered: Crystal Ski Holidays is offering five nights half board at the Bruggerhof Hotel from £ 489 per person including flights.

Morzine

Morzine Avoriaz, France

Best for: Village atmosphere

You will notice : Tim Henman, Dermot O’Leary

These neighbors of the Portes du Soleil make a perfect couple. You have the pretty village of Morzine with its traditional Savoyard chalets, and climb in the cable car to futuristic Avoriaz and its altitude slopes. In Morzine, they have redesigned the Aigle red slope, offering skiers 2 km of joy going down from Nyon, and the Eagle Park snowpark has been completely revamped. If you are dizzy, discover Le Pas de l’Aigle, a glass-bottom observation platform that offers you an extraordinary view from Lake Geneva to Mont Blanc – and a vertical drop of 350 m below you. Delivered: Pierre & Vacances offers apartments in the new Premium Residence L’Amara from € 1,447 for seven nights.

Saint-Antoine

St Anton, Austria

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St Anton’s après-ski scene lives up to its wild reputation, and its vast Tyrolean terrain is equally mind-blowing. If your skiing isn’t quite up to the task, you can easily access St Anton’s quieter neighbor, Lech – both form Austria’s largest linked ski area. Two new chalets show that St Anton can just as well be chic, with Chalet Marmot directly on the slopes of Nasserein and Chalet Silver Fox 350m from the ski lifts.

Delivered: Private Chalet’s St. Anton offers a one-week stay from € 9,380, breakfast and afternoon tea included; chalet-stanton.com.

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The first snowfall arrived in southwestern France last night (November 2) after an area of ​​low pressure brought cool temperatures and precipitation to Haute-Garonne.

Today (November 3) at altitudes above 1,500 meters, the rainy weather should turn into snowfall of 10 to 20 cm, dropping to 25 to 30 cm in Béarn and Bigorre.

This could be accompanied by more snowfall at elevations of 1,200 meters by Friday, although the weather forecaster Météo Pyrénées said the amounts would be low.

Snow is also expected in the Alps this week with depths of 40 to 50 cm at 1,800 meters.

The webcam of Auron Berchia ski resort, 2,219 meters above sea level, showed a white blanket covering the ground this morning.

Photo: Auron Berchia ski resort webcam / Screenshot

This was hailed as good news by winter sports enthusiasts after an unusually dry October with little snowfall in the mountains in France.

Light snowfall in recent weeks has not lasted and depths of 30 to 50 cm have only been recorded at altitudes of around 3,000 meters.

But the change in weather conditions this week is expected to stick with the snow forecast to reach depths of 1.5 meters at 3000 meters above sea level, and up to 1 meter at 2000-2500 meters above sea level. in the Alps by the end of the week.

Snowfall is expected to continue until November, which means good conditions for skiers as ski resorts reopen in the coming weeks.

After two years of closure of ski lifts to the general public due to the health crisis, the French ski season 2021-22 is eagerly awaited by winter sports enthusiasts.

Ski resort operators are still waiting to see whether or not skiers will need to present health cards to use the ski lifts this winter.

A government decision is expected in early November, Tourism Minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne told France Bleu.

Current rules specify that health cards must be presented to access certain areas in ski resorts, such as bars and restaurants.

In ski resorts that are already open or will open soon, current rules specify that skiers must move away from each other while waiting in queues, but do not have to wear a mask outside.

There is currently no limit linked to the health crisis for the number of skiers who can use the stations at the same time.

Which ski resorts will open in November and December?

Here are the opening dates of some popular ski resorts in France:

November 6

Bessans (Nordic walking), Montgenèvre

November 20

Val Thorens, Chamonix

November 27

Les Angles, Auron, Cauterets, Chabanon, Tignes, Les Deux-Alpes, Grand Tourmalet, Puy Saint Vincent, Val d’Isère

December 3

Font Romeu, Gourette

December 4

L’Alpe d’Huez, La Bresse, Chamrousse, Courchevel, Font Romeu, Isola 2000, Luz Ardiden, Les Menuires, Méribel, Montclar, Orelle, Peyragudes, Piau Engaly, Saint-Lary Soulan, Serre Chevalier, Vaujany

December 10

Avoriaz, Ax-les-Thermes

December 11

Aussois, Les Arcs, Brides-les-Bains, La Féclaz, Le Grand Bornand, Peisey-Vallandry, Orcières Merlette 1850, Les Orres, La Plagne, Risoul, Le Revard, La Rosière, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Saint-Martin- de-Belleville, Super Besse, La Tania, Val d’Allos, Valberg, Vars

December 18

Aillons-Margeriaz, Bessans (downhill skiing), Albiez-Montrond, Arêches-Beaufort, Bonneval-sur-Arc, Les Bottières, Champagny, Le Corbier, Crest-Voland Cohennoz, Le Désert d’Entremont, Flumet / Saint-Nicolas-la -Chapelle, La Giettaz, Le Granier, Hauteluce-Les Contamines, Les Karellis, Le Lioran, Megève, Montchavin, Montalbert, Montclar, La Norma, Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, Pralognan-la-Vanoise, Saint-Colomban-des -Villards, Saint-François-Longchamp, Saint-Jean-d’Arves, Saint-Sorlin-d’Arves, Les Saisies, La Toussuire, Val Cenis, Valfréjus, Valloire, Valmeinier, Valmorel

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How green is your ski valley? (Photo: Getty Images)

Those of us who love nothing more than hitting the slopes will be well aware of the importance of tackling climate change.

After all, if we are to continue enjoying the cold of the winter holidays, we will also have to cool the planet.

Luckily for those looking to boost their sustainability, the Eurostar ski train direct to the French Alps is back.

Canceled last year, it returned in a different format. Skiers will be able to use the service from St Pancras to Moûtiers and Bourg St Maurice by booking a vacation package with accommodation and ski pass via france.travelski.com (from around £ 499 per person).

THE EUROSTAR SKI TRAIN THROUGH THE SNOW OF KENT

The Eurostar ski train is back for the winter season (Photo: Eurostar)

You can go on Friday evening to three of the largest ski areas in France – Tignes-Val d’Isère, Les Arcs-La Plagne and Méribel-Les Menuires in the immense Trois Vallées, and come back on Saturday day a week later.

In the Three Valleys, Courchevel will make the nightlife vibrate by running the cable cars between the villages until 11 p.m., the ski lifts being more ecological than the taxis. While you’re at it, Bootlab helps you repair old skis or boots so you don’t have to buy new ones.

There are many other stations accessible by night train, which not only reduces your carbon footprint, but saves you an extra day on the slopes.

Other options include berths (the Eurostar is seat-only) from Paris to Briançon, for Montgenèvre and Serre Chevalier, and Latour-de-Carol for Andorra. You can also take the NightJet berth from Brussels (and, this winter, Paris) to Austria (for alternatives see snowcarbon.co.uk).

Skiers on the slope of the Austrian Alps

Austria’s SkiWelt has a clever way to make sure its slopes stay snow-covered (Photo: Shutterstock / Boris-B)

One of the largest Austrian ski areas served is SkiWelt, known for its resorts such as Söll and Ellmau, where you can enjoy the typical Austrian après-ski cocktail outdoors followed by a spa and excellent cuisine in affordable hotels.

Although the ski area is not high, its carbon footprint from snowmaking is quite low partly due to the terrain but also the use of hydropower, solar energy – including ski lifts with panels solar – and SnowSat.

The last of these is a GPS system for snow groomers, which means they can measure the depth of the snow beneath them so the station never needs to overdo it.

SkiWelt has teamed up with the neighboring resort of Kitzbühel, where the Hahnenkamm race takes place, to offer a combined package. The routes between the two allow you to make giant loops of the area without having to take the same lift twice (Super Ski Pass from € 187 / £ 158 for three days).

    Link between Grindelwald and the Eiger Glacier ski lift

A new gondola between Grindelwald and the Eiger Glacier is both fast and energy efficient

Ski lifts are not only energy efficient, but have also become much less intrusive to the environment in other ways.

In the Jungfrau ski area in Switzerland, the three-cable system used in the new gondola from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier, 6.5 km away, is so stable in strong winds that it can hover above the slopes. trees using just seven pylons, skimming a 47-minute ride to the top of the historic ski area.

This being Switzerland, trains are everywhere (and watch out for a potential new night service from Paris to Zurich). You can even hurtle down the trains as they run parallel to the tracks, themselves serving as ski lifts.

Sunset over Avoriaz from the Antares building with Morzine in the clouds

Conduct? Direction Morzine-Avoriaz (Photo: Getty Images / iStockphoto)

If you have to get to the Alps by car, try the charming villages of Morzine-Avoriaz, one of the closest alpine resorts. This season, the estate became the ninth to receive the French Flocon Vert award, for its work in reducing emissions and waste.

Many stations are competing to make their operations more environmentally friendly. The Swiss Zermatt, for example, estimates that the altitude of the solar panels covering its highest restaurants makes them up to 80% more efficient than in the rest of Switzerland.

We can therefore expect to see the first resorts become carbon neutral in the years to come, notably with the Swiss resort of Flims-Laax, which regularly hosts the British freestyle competition and the Silvretta Arena in Austria.

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Snowshoes in the Dolomites, Italy

Promising magical hikes along the snow-capped forest paths of Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park, around Lago di Braies and under the craggy peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, an Exodus group snowshoe trip in the Dolomites explores some of the most beautiful landscapes of the region. The charming Hotel Adler, which has an excellent restaurant and wellness center in the village of Villabassa, is the base of the week and from this winter the tour is offered with the option of traveling by train instead of taking the plane.
From £ 1399pp, including guide and full board activities, corn excluding flights or train tickets, exode.co.uk

Electric snowmobiles in La Plagne, France

Photography: Niels Saint-Viteux

Do you like snowmobiling but hate fumes and noise? There is an electric option. The first fleet of Moonbikes in the Alps, easier and lighter to ride, with a top speed of 26 mph, are available for hire from the Oxygène ski school in La Plagne for guided tours in the early evening, after the ski lifts close. It’s a leisurely but exciting way to explore the slopes.
Minimum age 16 years old, 90 € pp for one hour, oxygen ski. Stay at the luxurious new White Pearl Lodge & Spa with swimming pool from € 1,064 by week for an apartment for four people, cgh-residences.co.uk

No-Flight Snowy Escape to Budapest

Budapest
Photograph: Carmen Gabriela Filip / Alamy Stock Photo / Alamy

The journey is part of the fun on a short train break to the Hungarian capital. Departure from London St Pancras to Brussels, then change of train in Cologne (and dinner time in the old town) to jump in the bunk to Vienna and arrive in Budapest the next day for lunch (goulash, surely). Three days here are enough to pack your bags at the city’s thermal baths, Buda Castle, clubbing in the Jewish Quarter and Christmas markets. On the way back there is a stopover in Munich, near the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, so it is possible to extend the trip for some snow sports.
From £ 749 pp, hotel (B&B) and train travel included, on mesureail.com

Great Scandinavian tour by train

Treehotel
Photography: Graeme Richardson

The Polar Express is an epic new train journey through Scandinavia’s coolest cities and the most exhilarating arctic realms. By train from London to Cologne then to Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Oslo, the 21-night adventure passes through the scenic Dovre and Rauma railways and crosses the Arctic Circle on the Nordland Line. Cool days will be spent exploring the Norwegian mountains, running moose safaris, visiting fjords, forests and Lofoten Islands (by ferry), looking for the Northern Lights and warming up with fika (coffee and cake stops). Some of the area’s best architectural hotels – the Icehotel, Treehotel, and Arctic Bath in Swedish Lapland – are included.
£ 3,459 per person with accommodation, tours and all transport, Discover-the-world.com

Wine on skis, Alta Badia, Italy

The taste of skiing
Photography: Armin Terzer

Delicious South Tyrolean wines are one of the best things about vacationing in Italy’s Alta Badia region, where one of the most popular winter activities is the “sommelier on the slopes” event. Accompanied by a ski guide and an oenologist, the skiers spin (or waver) from refuge to refuge for tastings of fine wines. New this year are dates which include a four-course tasting menu lunch in a gourmet cabin. Try it on a Ski World driverless package to the reconstructed Villa Trieste residence in Corvara.
Details of the event on altabadia.org. Package from £ 816pp one week including return Eurotunnel tickets, skiworld.co.uk

Chic new hostel in Austria’s Zillertal

Zillertal
Photograph: Lupu Gabriela / Alamy

“Basic but wow” is how Das Gerlos’ rooms are described. In the peaceful mountain village of Gerlos, 1,246 meters away, it is an ideal base for cross-country skiing and winter hiking. Ski lifts a short walk away connect the wider Zillertal ski area, with 180 ski lifts and 542 km of slopes, and unusual activities such as moonlight skiing.
Double of € 116 one night B&B, dasgerlos.com. To travel by train, take the Eurostar to Amsterdam, then the Nightjet sleeper to Jenbach, then the local form

New ski train passes to the French Alps

Hotel Les Arcs in the French Alps
Photography: Andy Parant

The end of the paid Eurostar Ski Train service, which carried skiers from the UK to the Alps, was a big blow, but Compagnie des Alpes, which operates ski lifts at many ski resorts, has launched a new service chartered. Unlike the Eurostar, tickets must be purchased as part of a package with ski pass and accommodation via Travelski Express. The nonstop overnight journey departs from London St Pancras on Friday evening, arrives at Moûtiers and Bourg-Saint-Maurice the next morning, and returns the following Saturday. Transfers to Tignes, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Méribel, Les Menuires or Val d’Isère are included. Oh, and there are no bunks, only reclining seats.
Of £ 620pp one week for an apartment in Tignes, fr.travelski.com

Festive family skiing in France

Family skiing in Monts Jura
Photography: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Skiing at Christmas is a magical and sparkling Santa Claus cave experience, but prohibitively expensive for most families. For a good deal, take a look at the budget-oriented UCPA. Created 56 years ago by the French government to encourage young people to practice outdoor sports, today it is a non-profit organization. During his family weeks at French seaside resorts, accommodation is usually in a large hotel with a bar and nightclub, with buffet meals and evening entertainment – everything is included and the atmosphere is fun. .
A week in Flaine from December 19th costs £856 adult, from £ 531 child full board in a dormitory for four people, lift pass, equipment rental and four days of lessons included, but not travel, action-outdoors.co.uk

New French base for isolated winter walking

THE 4 STAR EDELWEISS HOTEL IN PRALOGNAN-LA-VANOISE, FRANCE
Photography: Kat Kukulska

A few miles from glitzy Courchevel in the French Alps, but a world apart, the village of Pralognan-la-Vanoise has landed on the map with the opening of the elegant four-star hotel, Edelweiss. This unusual village has been a mountaineering center for over 150 years and is an excellent location for cross-country skiing and winter hiking as well as for downhill runs. Close to the center of the village, 1,500 meters away, the hotel has 23 chic rooms dressed in pine trees and a spa.
Double from €980 one week guest rooms, hotel-edelweiss-pralognan.com

Cumbrian fondue at the foot of the slopes

The Yan in Broadrayne, Lake District

For a taste of alpine life closer to home, the Yan Boutique Hotel near Grasmere is a fun option for a winter weekend, influenced by the owners’ years of ski chalet management. A new winter menu features Cumbrian fondue and croziflette – baked pasta with cheese – and if the snow is plentiful, there is real skiing on Raise, a summit on the Helvellyn Range, where the Lake District Ski Club lifts come alive to access nine ungroomed slopes.
Double of £ 130 one night room only, Theyyan.co.uk. Ski £ 30 per day, ldscsnowski.co.uk

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  • Live winter sports and new entertainment show underpin Discovery’s plans for Beijing 2022
  • Radzi Chinyanganya announced as face of new weekly Winter Pass show
  • Andrew Georgiou: Beijing 2022 offers a unique opportunity to capitalize on the record momentum and engagement Discovery has enjoyed both with sports fans and a wider audience of the Olympics on our platforms

To mark the milestone of the 100 days remaining until Beijing 2022, Discovery unveiled its plans that feature new shows and formats to capture the excitement of the winter sports season and prepare for the Olympic Winter Games. Capitalizing on its position as the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Europe * and a wide range of live winter sports reporting, newly scheduled programming and content allow audiences to follow the world’s best winter sports athletes every week to Beijing.

Broadcasting the Games on discovery + ** and Eurosport in more than 50 markets across the continent, Discovery will aim to once again unleash the power of the Olympic Games by telling the most inspiring stories with the greatest storytellers. Looking ahead to Beijing 2022, Discovery will seek to tell more stories around the live action and provide a more immersive experience for the viewer through deeper analysis told by new voices to engage a wider audience.

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Discovery’s “Road To” lineup and content will be underpinned by a 360-degree offering that includes live action from around the world during the 2021-22 winter sports season. As the February Olympic Winter Games approach, Discovery will broadcast over 700 hours of live winter sports reporting – with a total of 3,000 hours – from around the world. From Vail to Val d’Isère, from Lake Louise to Les Arcs, Discovery will bring the best of the action to millions of enthusiasts across Europe.

Discovery is also set to launch a brand new program starting November 23 that will recap all the actions and the latest opinions from some of the game’s biggest names as they kick off their preparations for Beijing 2022.

The ten one-hour episodes Winter pass the show will be directed by Radzi Chingyangya, a passionate and energetic broadcaster who has carved out a successful career presenting to audiences of all ages and who proved immensely popular with viewers during Eurosport’s coverage of Tokyo 2020. Each week, the hour-long show will see Radzi visit some of the most scenic spots on the calendar to present an event that’s on the Olympic program – including St. Moritz downhill skiing, Four Hills ski jumping and speed skating de Heerenveen, giving fans a pass to all areas in the world of winter sports.

Each episode of Winter pass will feature a host of original formats, including Athletes to Watch ensuring that fans can get closer to some of the athletes in pursuit of Olympic glory, while celebrating some of the iconic Winter Olympians of yore, such as Hermann Maier, Matty Nykanen and Steven Bradbury in Essential Olympic Stories powered by Bridgestone.

“Athletes to Watch” (10 episodes) and “Essential Olympic Stories powered by Bridgestone” (four episodes) will be released on Eurosport digital platforms as Beijing 2022 approaches.

Olympic Premieres and Groundbreaking Technology Discovery’s coverage of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games will be defined by Olympic premieres, groundbreaking technology while paying homage to its award-winning coverage of Tokyo 2020.

  • From October 26 – to coincide with the 100 Days to Go stage – and until October 29, Eurosport 1 will broadcast two hours of its Hall of Fame format – reflecting on some of the incredible stories of the Turin Winter Olympics , Vancouver, Sochi and PyeongChang
  • For the first time, Discovery’s premium sports brand – Eurosport – will be the Home of the Olympic Games in France
  • As with Tokyo 2020, Discovery’s brilliant multi-location Extended Reality Cube studio will once again provide viewers with best-in-class analysis, but Beijing 2022 will see several innovations that will further enhance the viewing experience. These will be revealed closer to the Games
  • The popular anthem produced exclusively for Discovery by award-winning composer Steven Price in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra for Tokyo 2020 returns for Beijing 2022

– – –

Andrew Georgiou, President of Sports, Discovery, said: “With the Olympic Winter Games just six months after Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 offers a unique opportunity to capitalize on the record momentum and commitment that Discovery has enjoyed with both sports fans and the general public. wider Olympic Games on our platforms.

“A remarkable success of Tokyo 2020 has been the way discovery + and our digital platforms have transformed the way we tell stories. reach even more people, including forging a deeper connection with athletes, exploring the world they live in, and highlighting themes from wider society that they are passionate about.

When you combine this depth of storytelling with our unparalleled lineup of live winter sports reporting, we are the most comprehensive place to follow the journey to Beijing 2022. PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 showed how the success of heroes nationals generated record audiences. Since many of our major markets are winter sports fanatics, we are preparing to do even more this winter.

– – –

Scott Young, Senior Vice President, Content and Production at Discovery Sports, said: “We will spare no effort as we strive to tell the stories that matter to millions of fans across Europe as we approach – and during – Beijing 2022. In Radzi Chinyanganya, who now takes on a role on a pan-European basis for our new Winter pass program, we have an outstanding, perfectly placed presenter speaking to viewers with the young and innovative approach to storytelling that he demonstrated in Tokyo for Discovery Eurosport in the UK.

As it did for our coverage of Grand Slam tennis, the immersive Cube studio once again proved extremely popular with viewers and athletes alike during Tokyo 2020. We all look forward to unveiling this brilliant technology under its new improved form for Beijing 2022. Fans will enjoy a deeper analysis from our incredible team of winter sports experts from across Europe like never before. “

After acquiring the rights in 2015, Discovery hosted its first Winter Olympics in PyeongChang 2018, reaching a record linear and digital audience on Eurosport’s localized platforms. The Beijing 2022 Olympic Games will officially begin with the opening ceremony on Friday February 4 and will be broadcast on discovery +, Eurosport and the Eurosport app in more than 50 markets in Europe.

* Discovery will project Beijing 2022 across Europe, excluding Russia

** Beijing 2022 will be available to watch on discovery + in Denmark, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain and UK. In all other European markets except Russia, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be available on Eurosport.

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To mark the milestone of the 100 days remaining until Beijing 2022, Discovery unveiled its plans that feature new shows and formats to capture the excitement of the winter sports season and prepare for the Olympic Winter Games. Capitalizing on its position as the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Europe * and a wide range of live winter sports reporting, the newly scheduled programming and content allow audiences to follow the world’s best winter sports athletes every week to Beijing.

Broadcasting the Games on discovery + ** and Eurosport in more than 50 markets across the continent, Discovery will aim to once again unleash the power of the Olympic Games by telling the most inspiring stories with the greatest storytellers. Looking ahead to Beijing 2022, Discovery will seek to tell more stories around the live action and provide a more immersive experience for the viewer through deeper analysis told by new voices to engage a wider audience.

The journey to Beijing 2022 starts here

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Discovery’s “Road To” lineup and content will be underpinned by a 360-degree offering that includes live action from around the world during the 2021-22 winter sports season. As the February Olympic Winter Games approach, Discovery will broadcast over 700 hours of live winter sports reporting – with a total of 3,000 hours – from around the world. From Vail to Val d’Isère, from Lake Louise to Les Arcs, Discovery will bring the best of the action to millions of enthusiasts across Europe.

Discovery is also set to launch a brand new program starting November 23 that will recap all the actions and the latest opinions from some of the game’s biggest names as they kick off their preparations for Beijing 2022.

The ten one-hour episodes Winter pass The show will be directed by Radzi Chingyangya, a passionate and energetic broadcaster who has carved out a successful career presenting to audiences of all ages and who proved extremely popular with viewers during Eurosport’s coverage of Tokyo 2020. Each week, the hour-long show will see Radzi travel to some of the most scenic spots on the calendar to present an event that’s on the Olympic program – including the St. Moritz Alpine Skiing, the Four Ski Jumping. Hills and Heerenveen Speed ​​Skating, giving fans access to all-the-pass areas in the world of winter sports.

Each episode of Winter pass will feature a host of original formats, including Athletes to Watch ensuring fans can get closer to some of the athletes in pursuit of Olympic glory, while celebrating some of the iconic Winter Olympians of yesteryear such as Hermann Maier, Matty Nykanen and Steven Bradbury in Essential Olympic Stories powered by Bridgestone.

“Athletes to Watch” (10 episodes) and “Essential Olympic Stories powered by Bridgestone” (four episodes) will be released on Eurosport digital platforms as Beijing 2022 approaches.

Olympic Premieres and Groundbreaking Technology Discovery’s coverage of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games will be defined by Olympic premieres, groundbreaking technology while paying homage to its award-winning coverage of Tokyo 2020.

  • From October 26 – to coincide with the 100 Days to Go stage – and until October 29, Eurosport 1 will broadcast two hours of its Hall of Fame format – reflecting on some of the incredible stories of the Turin Winter Olympics , Vancouver, Sochi and PyeongChang
  • For the first time, Discovery’s premium sports brand – Eurosport – will be the Home of the Olympic Games in France
  • As with Tokyo 2020, Discovery’s brilliant multi-location Extended Reality Cube studio will once again provide viewers with best-in-class analysis, but Beijing 2022 will see several innovations that will further enhance the viewing experience. These will be revealed closer to the Games
  • The popular anthem produced exclusively for Discovery by award-winning composer Steven Price in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra for Tokyo 2020 returns for Beijing 2022

Andrew Georgiou, President of Sports, Discovery, said: “With the Olympic Winter Games just six months after Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 offers a unique opportunity to capitalize on the record momentum and commitment that Discovery has enjoyed with both sports fans and the general public. wider Olympic Games on our platforms.

“A remarkable success of Tokyo 2020 has been the way discovery + and our digital platforms have transformed the way we tell stories. reach even more people, including forging a deeper connection with athletes, exploring the world they live in, and highlighting themes from wider society that they are passionate about.

“When you combine this depth of storytelling with our unrivaled range of live winter sports reporting, we are the most comprehensive place to follow the journey to Beijing 2022. PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 have shown how the success of the national heroes generated record audiences. Since many of our major markets are winter sports fanatics, we are preparing to do even more this winter. “

Scott Young, Senior Vice President, Content and Production at Discovery Sports, said: “We will spare no effort as we strive to tell the stories that matter to millions of fans across Europe before and through Beijing 2022. In Radzi Chinyanganya, who now assumes a role on a pan-European basis for our new Winter pass program, we have an outstanding, perfectly placed presenter speaking to viewers with the young and innovative approach to storytelling that he demonstrated in Tokyo for Discovery Eurosport in the UK.

As it did for our coverage of Grand Slam tennis, the immersive Cube studio once again proved immensely popular with viewers and athletes alike during Tokyo 2020. We are all eager to unveil this brilliant technology under its new improved form for Beijing 2022. Fans will enjoy a deeper analysis from our incredible team of winter sports experts from across Europe like never before. “

After acquiring the rights in 2015, Discovery hosted its first Olympic Winter Games at PyeongChang 2018, achieving record audiences for both linear and digital audiences on localized Eurosport platforms. The Beijing 2022 Olympic Games will officially begin with the opening ceremony on Friday February 4 and will be broadcast on discovery +, Eurosport and the Eurosport app in more than 50 markets in Europe.

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