Latest News from the Alps

Latest News from the Alps

THE KILLERS WILL PERFORM AT ISCHGL
American rock outfit, the Killers are due to play the famous closing party in Ischgl. The 'Top of the Mountain' gig will happen on Saturday 30th April. Fronted by Las Vegas born Brandon Flowers, their hits include' Mr Brightside' and 'Somebody Told Me'. Formed in 2001, they will join a long list of music giants who've graced the slopes of Ischgl. Previous acts include Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Rhianna, The Gossip and last year Alicia Keys took to the stage at thge clo...   Full Article
MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AT ST ANTON
ST ANTON’S NEW RENDL-BAHN OPENS Major developments are currently underway in St Anton on the new Rendlbahn, with the opening still on track for December 2009. The key improvement is that the base station has been moved to a new location close to the Galzigbahn. The new 8-seater gondola, with heated seats, will be able to carry up to 2000 people an hour in only seven and a half minutes, making it over a third faster than the original 1974 Rendlbahn. Linkin...   Full Article
Be Visible - By Law!
when travelling within Austria. All motorists must wear the waistcoat in case of vehicle break down, when stopping in the middle of country lanes, whenever a warning triangle is used and in case of poor visibility. On motorways and dual carriageways it must be worn whenever leaving the car, however not when stopping on allocated parking places. Failure to comply with these rules will incur a hefty fine, however for a maximum of three months from introduction; the...   Full Article
Did You Know?
Did you know that Switzerland has 48 mountains higher than 4,000 meters? Or that the WorldWideWeb was created in Switzerland? Or that Switzerland is home to the biggest paddle steamers' fleet? Which are the highest mountains in Switzerland - do you know? Although Switzerland is renowned as a country full of mountains, the highest mountain of the Alps and Western Europe actually belongs to France - it's the Mont Blanc that towers above all at a height of 4809 met...   Full Article
Schladming Invests 8m Euro in Golden Jet
Even the line guiding of this new cable way corresponds with the service motto of the company. Daunting descents and rides through tunnels in a chair lift - which caused discomfort for some guests - are now definitely a thing of the past. The Golden Jet majestically crosses the Talbach Gorge at a comfortable height. All suggestions which the company received in regular guest surveys were taken into full consideration. Time saved: It used to take 18 minutes using two ...   Full Article
Independent Tour Operators Offer Value For Money
The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)cover ten countries worldwide and over 200 ski resorts so it has launched a ski website with a competition to win a holiday worth £2000. Within Europe, AITO members cover Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy and anyone booking a holiday through the organisation automatically gets a 100 per cent financial protection. Speaking on behalf of AITO ski operators, Jane Hartley of Erna Low says. "AITO ski operators...   Full Article
Swiss Flights
Together with its partner Swiss International Air Lines, Switzerland Travel Centre is now able to offer seats on the following flight to Zurich: Date and timetables: Outbound: 12.02.06 - 09.00 / 11.30 Inbound: 19.02.06 - 17.00 /17.30 Route: London Stansted - Zurich Zurich - London Stansted The times are ideal to connect with all major Swiss ski resorts and the rate of only £ 255 per person is inclusive of all taxes. To take advantage and spend...   Full Article
Ski Club For The Under 20s
The Ski Freshtracks Under 20s holiday programme gives 14-19 year-old skiers and boarders the chance to escape their parents and spend an action-packed week on the pistes with a similar age group, accompanied by Ski Club leaders. We recruit these leaders from our pool of dedicated and experienced Ski Club of Great Britain reps; they will be on hand to ensure all aspects of the trip run smoothly, both on and off the slopes. With the emphasis on getting the most out o...   Full Article
Tirol Offers The Facts!
TIROL - THE FACTS, DO YOU KNOW? ...the steepest and most visited ski racing course in the world is in the Tirol? Every year the "Streif" attracts thousands of skiing addicts to the famous Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbühel. (www.kitzbuehel.com) ...the parallel turn was invented in the Tirol? Toni Seelos of Seefeld, one of the most successful racing skiers in the Thirties, revolutionized skiing with this new technique. (www.schi-seefeld.at) ...around 60 per cent of...   Full Article
Innsbruck - Direct
There is an intense ski-charter flight programme from the UK to Innsbruck with more than 30 weekly charter flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham. There are over a dozen regional airports throughout the UK with flight links used by Astraeus, Austrian, British Airways, First Choice Airways, Fly Be, GB Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines which fly on behalf of many British tour operators. Austrian Airlines are operating three flights a week from London (Gatwick) ...   Full Article
 
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