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This project has been in discussion for many years and was finally approved recently. It will allow to connect Flaine ski resort in Haute Savoie, France with the Arve valley from 2019. The project called Funiflaine is now a regional integrated state plan which will cost 84M € and allow many skiers to leave their car in the valley, saving their time,…



The Alps are set for the best powder conditions of the season, especially in France, Switzerland and Austria, as heavy snowfall and low temperatures keep resort snow depths improving.   Below is a brief snow condition report from resorts from around the world:   France Heavy snowfall is now moving over the French Alps and conditions are the best they…


Ski resorts in Switzerland are cutting prices by as much as 20 per cent to attract holidaymakers wary of the country’s currency crisis. Chalets, restaurants, sports shops and ski-pass booths have been forced to offer significant discounts after the cost of buying Swiss francs soared.     Last week, the Swiss central bank abandoned the link between the franc and…






Higher resorts across the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps as well as in North America started opening to the public this weekend with early snow falls and man-made-snow. Local and regional skiers and snowboarders are the first one to try out this season but what about those of you who live far away from the mountains?   BornSkier will be…