The National Ski and Snowboard Day has been created to celebrate snowsports and to encourage non-skiers and snowboarders to find out about these great sports through the various activities, promotions and competitions taking place across the country. Activities on the day include taster sessions at the UK's real-snow indoor slopes and artificial slopes, introductory offers on ski courses and many attractive offers from tour operators and outdoor retail shops.
Race star, Martin Bell, will be providing some high-intensity instruction with his second White Heat camp this season. The four-time UK Olympian, renowned trainer and TV personality will lead a three-and-a-half-day programme in the world class resort of Davos-Klosters in early March.
A night at the Igloo Village offers the possibility to immerse in the ancient tradition of the Inuit and to enjoy the magical winter wonderland of the alpine mountains. And what's more, having your bed right in the middle of a skiing resort gives you a head start on the ski-piste the next morning!
In each Igloo Village you can indulge in the comfort of either a sauna or a whirlpool. Enjoy some mulled wine at the Igloo Bar and for dinner a genuine Gruyère cheese-fondue.
Special offer for the remainder of the Winter 2006 season: Stay in any of Interhome's apartments or chalets in the beautiful ski resort of Villars this winter and your children (under 9) will receive a free ski pass. (To be collected in resort from the Tourist Office)
Central Switzerland Customs, Market
Carnival, Big Bang Monday, parades, monster concert Tuesday
Every year, towards the end of winter, Carnival breaks out in the streets, alley...
Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, classic music festival
Saturday , 25 February 2006 - Saturday , 04 March 2006
Desc: When elegant Gstaad turns from a winter ski resort into a stage resounding with music, no one needs to be begged to attend! In 2006, the Gstaad Musical Summits bring together the worlds best classical musicians for the sixth consecutive time.
Thursday , 02 March 2006 - Saturday , 04 March 2006
Desc: Berne's Lenten Carnival is a tradition since 1982. At 8 p.m. on the Thursday following Ash Wednesday, the celebrations begin at the Prison Tower, when the traditional Carnival Bear - a carnival symbol since the Middle Ages ? is set loose among the citizens of Berne to celebrate until the early hours of Sunday morning.
So you want LONG runs! here is a link to a PDF list
Long Swiss ski Runs
Engadine Ski Marathon, public cross-country race
Sunday , 12 March 2006
Desc: The Engadin Cross-country Ski Marathon was first staged in 1969. Imagine: one of the largest sports events ever, with around 13,000 participants. Crosscountry skiers put their stamina to the test over the classic 42-km distance from Maloja to S-chanf via St.Moritz.
Tignes in spring, it’s still winter!
Quality skiing, snow guaranteed and prices that melt in the sun !
Incredible gifts during the week 25th March to 1st April 06 !
Special offer for 4 persons !
Tignes Réservation offers you the appartment to the purchase of a 6-day ski pass, for a total of 165€ per person for the week
Offer applies in a studio sleeping 4, to the purchase of four 6-day adult Tignes ski passes
King of Jib Vid finals
On the 22 & 23 march, the best riders and cameramen of Europe compete in Tignes