We’ve already previewed Europe’s new lifts that have been built over the summer, but what about the all-important ski runs?
Chris Madoc-Jones takes a look at the seasons latest piste developments, his full round up of new lifts can be found in Issue 2 of this season's Ski+board
Although huge gondolas, 8-seater chairlifts with heated seats and record-breaking cable cars grab the headlines in the run up to winter, sometimes it is the new runs that make the biggest impact. Whether these are gentle, rolling greens or steep bumpy blacks, everyone can appreciate the difference a new run makes to their favourite resort.
When Les 2 Alpes opened their new blue run back to the resort two winters ago, the fanfare was perhaps bigger than had a new lift been built – such was the improvement the run made to the previous end-of-the-day carnage on the home runs.