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Posted by Anonymous 14th November 2014

So the story goes, that towards the end of Summer 1864 Johannes Badrutt, the then owner of the Kulm Hotel, St Moritz, made a bet with an Englishman. Johaness claimed that if he visited again in December, he would have just as much fun in the winter months as he did in the summer, and that he would leave both refreshed and tanned!


150 years of skiing in Switzerland © Christoph Niemann

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Posted by Rob Freeman 13th November 2014

It could be seen as a bit of a faux pas. Big time. Packing the ski gear for the first time since last winter. Flying to Vancouver, driving up to Whistler, looking forward to some late autumn/early season skiing on the glacier. Only...there was no skiing.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 13th November 2014

There has been a veritable blizzard of new openings and developments in the mountains this season, with a flurry of ski-related news filling our inboxes. From storm-chasers in Canada to a snowy Club Med in France, here’s our pick of the top 10 winter openings and ski news for the 2014/15-winter season.

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Posted by Rob Freeman 27th October 2014

Only October and the snow was falling and moguls were forming nicely. There was even enough piling up to be snowploughed into a good-sized kicker for the freestylers.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 3rd July 2014

If you’re happy to leave skiing for the winter months, and want to enjoy the mountains in full summer bloom instead, have a look at our top five things to do in the mountains this summer (without skis).

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Posted by Rob Freeman 9th May 2014

Sneakily, mischievously, gleefully - the ski season had a surprise in store. And on the very last day, well into May, it was like unwrapping an unexpected gift and finding it was just what you wanted - a fabulous bluebird perfect snow day. In Ischgl it was as good a day as I've experienced all winter. If only the season could go on another week. Or two. Or perhaps that's being greedy.

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Posted by Rob Freeman 1st May 2014

Lancashire's seamers sink Northants and Aldi has barbecues on sale at tempting prices - surely that must mean winter, and the ski season, is over.

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Posted by Alf Alderson 29th April 2014

I’m just back from a weekend in Switzerland, where along with my mate Simon I took part in the Susten Derby above Meiringen. This is a ski touring event which involves an 1100-metre ascent of the 2833-metre Obertalstock from the rustic Steingletscher Hotel on the Sustenpass, followed by a pell-mell descent back to the start point.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 28th April 2014

The ski season here in La Clusaz ended last weekend, and work has already begun for next year’s ski season. Last October, a sign was attached to the lift ticket office at Bossonnet.

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Posted by Alf Alderson 22nd April 2014

With May just around the corner and Easter in full swing it may seem that the ski season is all but over, but here in Les Arcs it was snowing all day yesterday and the forecast is for more of the same all week. And even during the recent spell of warm and sunny weather it was still possible to get in some great skiing if you know the right people.

20th November 2014

We’ve just heard about this very tempting long weekend in the Italian Dolomites, launching this December 12th – 15th. Combine full days of guided skiing with evenings of gourmet cuisine and wine tasting.

Ski in the Dolomites

19th November 2014

Here are a selection of great deals from the lovely ladies at Fish&Pips. They run fabulous chalets in Meribel and Val d'Isere and you can be sure of fabulous cuisine and a personal service throughout your stay. These offers include added extras from some of their partners in resort, if you have any queries don't hesitate to get in touch with them.

19th November 2014

As the snow starts to fall across Europe there are some great deals to be had, here is a selection from Ski Total. With 7 nights starting from only £299 per person they have to be worth checking out....

19th November 2014

The snow is starting to fall across parts of the Alps, Whistler is opening for the season early following some great skiing weather over in Canada so now is the time to snap up a bargain. There are some discounts and free places on offer here, have a browse and see if you can grab yourself a bargain. This week will see the first of our 'Deals Newsletters', they will be coming out approximately every 2 weeks over the season - make sure you are signed up to receive them.

18th November 2014

Here is the latest round up of snow conditions from around the ski resorts of the world, courtesy of

13th November 2014

Les Arcs offers a great choice for a ski holiday- the slopes are snow sure, there are family friendly facilities and great selection of villages.  January is a fantastic time to visit the area due to the quiet slopes and great offers available. Please find below Erna Low’s special offers for the week commencing 17th January 2015.

13th November 2014

If you re looking to escape the madness of pre-Christmas shopping and parties then why not take an early ski trip? Here are a couple of great deals for 14th December 2014 departure dates. Either taking the family to the beautiful resort of Les Gets or party down in St Anton, Austria.

13th November 2014

Here are a selection of great deals and offers for the coming season, there are Christmas deals, free child places and short break offers and even a free night in Zermatt, read on for more information and how to book.

5th November 2014

Here are a variety of special offers and deals from across the ski world for the coming season. From a VIP weekend in Verbier to Christmas in Are, Sweden. 

5th November 2014

It's finally November and winter is starting to bite here in the UK but more importantly there is snow forecast for the Alps. Here are a couple of great deals from Esprit and Ski Total for some early ski holidays to France. 

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