Showing posts with label ski facilities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ski facilities. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

'Many' skiers engulfed as avalanche hits ski resort in French Alps

An avalanche has hit a ski slope in the popular French Alps resort of Tignes, engulfing "many" skiers, according to police.

Monday, February 13, 2017

At least four skiers killed as avalanche hits French Alps

At least four people were killed Monday by an avalanche in the French Alps near the border with Italy, a local rescue team told EFE.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Italy hotel avalanche death toll rises to 24, 5 still missing

At least 24 people died in an avalanche that crushed a ski resort in Italy's central Abruzzo region last week, Italian authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

North America's record November warmth

As if to prove the point that 2016 is heading to replace last year as the hottest on record, it is still too warm to ski in Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Warm winter temperatures break record in Moscow

Unusually warm temperatures have changed winter life in Russia's capital: the abnormal spell of warm weather due to Atlantic cyclones blocks the start of the ski season and postpones flooding of the city rinks with water.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Record-breaking cold temperature expected to hit Australia

Australians are bracing for a sudden snap of freezing weather which is expected to result in record-breaking cold temperatures for most parts of the country.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bulgaria's Bansko - Europe's Cheapest Ski Resort

Bulgaria's ski holiday resort Bansko has been named Europe's best value ski resort by TripAdvisor for the second year in a row.

The resort was found to offer the best value when compared with 40 other ski destinations, based on typical one-day-visit ski costs plus food and drink.

The costs amounted to just GBP 104 at Bansko. A similar day on the slopes at Courchevel in France - the most-expensive destination - was as much as GBP 432.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bansko Residents Rally again for Resort Expansion

Residents of the Bulgarian mountain resort town of Bansko are staging Monday a new protest rally with demands to have permits to build a new ski lift and to expand the ski tracks.
The initiative committee vows to "be on the barricades in order to remind those in power they are expecting a quick solution to the problem with the ski area" in the mountain near their town.
The demonstrators stress the winter holidays are over, but the problems persist, adding the lines for the ski lifts were unprecedented once again during the last weekend. They insist for the very first time their resort is the leader in the sad statistics of having the longest lines of people trying to use the ski lifts and threaten to move the protests to the capital Sofia.
The initiative committee is accusing Bulgarian eco activists of lies and provocations.
The protest Monday is closing once again the road between the town of Razlog and Bansko.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bulgaria Top Cop Blocks Road to Main Winter Resort Bansko

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov participated Sunday in a protest that blocked the entrance to Bulgaria's top winter resort, Bansko.
Tsvetanov expressed support for Bansko residents, who for a thrid day in a row have come out to request an expansion of ski facilities in the resort.
The action of Bulgaria's top cop and Vice-PM is a culmination of a string of high-ranking visits to the protests, which saw Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva and vice minister for tourism Ivo Marinov also showing up.
"I am convinced that in a very short time, protesters' demands will be satisfied. Their requests will be heard at the very first cabinet sitting in 2013," stated Tsvetanov.
8,000 Bansko residents, organized by mayor Georgi Ikonomov, have submitted to Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev a petition requesting for expansion of facilities in the resort.

EL News