Chamonix Snowsports News Latest news and offers from Chamonix Snowsports Chamonix Snowsports CGFeedMaker 1.0.14 on CMS Made Simple (Chris Johnson) Save 20 - 25% on lift passes this winter EarlyBird lift passes are now available for Winter 2018/19.   They offer discounts up to 25% on the Chamonix Unlimited lify pass however they must be booked and paid for by Friday 30 November 2018   You can find full details and purchase your passes on our accommodation partner website:   Pass information HERE Purchase passes HERE Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:50:33 +0200 Save 25% on EarlyBird Lift Passes Posted By Glenn Last call for EarlyBird passes. They must be booked and paid for by Thursday 30 November 2017   You can find full details and purchase your passes on our accommodation partner website:   Pass information HERE Purchase passes HERE Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:42:00 +0100 Winter's Not Over Yet We still have heaps of snow in Chamonix and as I type it is snowing outside! The lifts will shut in Chamonix on Sunday 12th May so you still have plenty of time to get out here and get some quality turns in. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:26:28 +0100 Plenty Of Snow And More Forecast We have plenty of snow here in the Chamonix valley and more forecast for this week. Lifts are already open at Les Grands Montets and Les Houches with the rest of the ski areas and the Aiguille du Midi téléphérique scheduled to open on Saturday 27th December.   Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:07:25 +0100 Ski World Cup 2013 is underway The ski world cup is now underway with the 1st winner Tina Maze, taking the opening womans GS in Solden, Austria. The mens 1st event (GS) is on tomorrow, also at Solden.   FIS have done a great little video on the opening event that you can view here. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 17:32:25 +0200 Circus Maximus in Rome to Host Ski World Cup? Rome's Circus Maximus is planning to host a ski world cup on the City Tour, a relatively new event on the ski world cup circuit. It is a duel slalom event with top 16 men & women competing for points and prize money.   The idea is to take the skiing to the people and promote skiing in cities around Europe - this winter 1 in Moscow & 1 in Munich.   Currently the Circus Maximus is a grassy hill in central Rome but snow would be trucked in to make it a skiable slope.   We will keep you posted. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 13:13:58 +0200 Noel Baxter Retires The British ski racer Noel Baxter has announced his retirement claiming costs, support and injury problems. He is the younger brother of Alain Baxter, who retired a few years ago and he has been a fixture on the British team for some time.   During his World Cup career he manged to score points in slalom, one of only three British men to have done so since the World Cup began in 1967.   You can read his announcement on his blog here Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:07:54 +0200 Sir Steve Redgrave New President of BASI 5 time Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave has accepted the roll of President of BASI (British Assocation of Snowsports Instructors) the UK governing body for snowsports instruction.   Sir Steve commented: “I have always enjoyed my skiing since my first trip as a 11 year old. In theory I wasn’t allowed to ski whilst I was a competitive rower, but sneaked away on an annual basis. Since my retirement at the 2000 Olympics I have been able to ski a lot more. I also have taken my BASI 1 instructors so extremely honoured to be asked to become President of the British Association of Snowsport Instructors. I am looking forward to the role".   IN reposnce BASI Chairman, Gareth Roberts commented, "It is a great honour to have Sir Steve associated with BASI as our Honorary President. As one of the greatest British Olympic athletes, we look forward to his involvement in the Association along with the support and encouragement he can provide to our members. This is a truly proud moment in BASI's 50th anniversary year".   Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:36:27 +0200 Bode Miller to Marry The legendary US World Cup skier and "bad boy" of the US team, Bode Miller, is to marry his sporting sweetheart Morgan Beck, a professional volleyball player. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:03:08 +0200 Revolutionary Ski for Beginners A British skier has developed a revolutionary new ski to assist beginner and intermediate skiers in their quest to conquer the slopes. Incredibly the design was inspired by a shark swimming through the water, whilst visiting an aquarium designer Rony Shirion was immediately struck with an idea - If a fish uses its tail to swim though water then why does a ski not do the same thing? As we turn on skis we want to feel that smooth transaction from turn to turn and that’s just what Rony wanted to achieve with his new ski. It has taken several years of design and testing but the ski is being tested and is near to production. We are hoping to test some this winter in Chamonix, if we do then we will let you know what we think. You can get details from the website Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:36:14 +0200 Them Scots are Crazy Skiers A Scottish woman has just broken a long standing record by skiing in 35 consecutive months in Cairngorm Mountain ski resort near Aviemore in Scotland. Helen Rennie a 58 year old local has been doing some long hikes to get to the snow during the summer months but is looking forward to a bit of fresh snow in the hope of continuing her record breaking ski run. Source: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:30:21 +0200 Winter lift opening dates The opening dates for Chamonix ski lifts have been confirmed for this coming winter:   Grands Montets - Every weekend in November 2012 (snow permitting) then continuously from Saturday 8th Dec 2012 Brevent/Flegere - From Saturday 22nd Dec 2012 Balme/Tour - From Saturday 22nd Dec 2012 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:24:23 +0200 Early-bird pass price deals The Chamonix lift company, CMB, have announced new Early Bird Lift Passes. If you book and pay for your passes for this upcoming winter before 30th November 2012 you can get up to 20% off pass prices.   An example is a 6 day Unlimited pass goes from 266 Euros down to 212.80 Euros saving you 53.20 Euros!   These can only be purchased through authorised agents - which we are!   There are some conditions so for full details please contact us. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:19:21 +0200 It's Snowing in Chamonix It has been dumping snow in Chamonix for a few days, there is now about 1.5 metres at mid-station and still more forecast for the next few days. If you haven’t already then it is time to get your planks waxed and ready to roll. There is so much snow that all the lifts have been shut for the day but as soon as they are open we will be back up there testing it for you.  Photos to come... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:30:17 +0100 Chamonix - Free ride world tour Freeride World Tour "The Best Rider on the Best Mountains in the Ultimate Freeride Competition."  The Freeride World Tour is coming to Chamonix this January bringing the best male and female skiers and snowboarders from all over the globe together to allow them to crown a world champion.   The competition travels to France, Russia, Switzerland, America and Austria and the stop in France takes place in Chamonix. The riders have just one run down the Hotel Face in Brevent to prove their worth. Event date: 21- 27 January 2012  Click here to visit the official freeride world tour website Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:09:41 +0100