Press releases for 2012

The Scorpions rock 13,000 fans at Ischgl’s biggest ever season opening festival

The 2012-13 ski season has got off to a sensational start in the energetic ski resort of Ischgl in the Austrian Tirol, with 13,000 rock fans turning out at the weekend for an open air concert by the Scorpions, the biggest-ever German rock band. Ischgl’s Festival Opening Week, in conjunction with sponsors Volkswagen, was launched […]

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Snow is falling and so are European resort prices as ski season prepares to get into full swing

Italy tipped as value choice: prices in Livigno fall by 10 per cent in Post Office® Ski Resort Report          (www.postoffice.co.uk/skireport2012). Italy’s average resort price is cheapest of the ‘Big Four’ ski countries Prices are again lowest in Eastern Europe led by Bansko in Bulgaria Andorra’s Soldeu is over 18 per cent cheaper for families this […]

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Spoil yourself this Christmas – buy a ski holiday for 2013/14

What’s the likelihood of a white Christmas in the UK? The Met Office says that they can accurately forecast if snow is likely on any given Christmas Day up to five days beforehand. Statistically, they say, we know that a snowflake has fallen on Christmas day 38 times in the last 51 years; therefore we […]

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Quiet beaches, beaches to let the kids run wild and perfect wave beaches – we’ve got them all

The new Crystal Summer brochure, launched today, offers beach resorts with miles of sun-kissed coastline in the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, Balearic, Tyrrhenian Sea as well as the Sea of Crete and offers five new beach destinations in Greece, Portugal and Spain. Also new are seven new Discovery holiday experiences in Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland. […]

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Crystal Ski takes home the trophy as Best Mainstream Operator at the World Snow Awards 2012

Honouring the best in the world of skiing and snowboarding, the awards, announced on Friday 2 November during the annual Ski and Snowboard Show in Earls Court in London, rewarded resorts, companies and individuals in 25 categories with the winners chosen by a panel of leading ski and snowboard experts and public vote. Categories included […]

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Why the SkiWelt in Austria is one of the top choices for skiing in 2012-13

Choosing the right ski resort can involve some complex comparisons when looking at all the factors needed to make a successful ski holiday. From the variety and extent of slopes to resort transfer times and the après-ski scene all influence the all-important decision making process. As Austria’s largest interconnected skiing area, the SkiWelt Wilder-Kaiser Brixental […]

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Skiers on a budget get more for their money in Europe this season

PREVIEW BRIEFING: POST OFFICE SKI RESORT REPORT As skiers get ready to hit the slopes this winter there is good news for those planning a trip to Europe.  Post Office® Travel Money reports that sterling has strengthened against all European currencies this year1 which should make both on and off-piste prices cheaper for UK visitors. […]

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Crystal Ski opens the first of two booking desks inside Snow+Rock superstores

In August 2010, Crystal Ski opened its first information point at Chill Factore indoor snow centre in Manchester followed by shops in The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, Snow Factor in Glasgow and the two SNO!zone centres in Leeds and Milton Keynes. This October, Crystal Ski is going a step further by opening two brand […]

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What’s New in the Austrian Tirol for 2012-13

The wait is almost over as the new ski season approaches. The Austrian Tirol region has already seen some September snow and the glacier ski resorts on the Stubai and Pitztal will open at the end of September, with Kaunertal and Sölden opening in October. This coming winter 2012-13 the Austrian Tirol will see the […]

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Can you smell the gingerbread, roasted chestnuts and glühwein yet?

Forget crowded shopping centres for your Christmas shopping and soak up the atmosphere at a traditional Christmas market on the Continent. There’s something special about buying handcrafted Christmas gifts from candlelit wooden stalls in a snowy medieval square, especially when you’re relaxed and had a glass of Glühwein (mulled wine). An as the pound has […]

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