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Posted by Vanessa Fisher 18th December 2014

This winter ski season may be having a bit of slow start snow-wise out in the Alps, but here in the UK, the slopes were chokka and the snow was fluffy when the Expedient Marketing and PR team went for a ski and a Christmas lunch this week at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead!

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Posted by Rob Freeman 17th December 2014

From the moment you turn up in the Swiss resort of St Moritz you feel you're playing a part in some kind of theatrical production. It's no bad thing and adds to the fun of a visit to one of the most singular of ski resorts.

Even as the train rolls into the station, liveried chauffeurs from one of the many impressive hotels scan the carriages for their clients. Suitcases and rucksacks are prised from your hand to save you the indignity of having to carry your own luggage to the darkened privacy of your waiting limousine.

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Posted by Alf Alderson 8th December 2014

Christmas is coming! To help you get in the mood, here are a few of this year’s highlights from the festive celebrations in the ski resorts of France’s Tarentaise region.

Val D'isere

59th Critérium de la Première Neige – Ladies World Cup Downhill - 20th December

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Posted by Alf Alderson 8th December 2014

With so much great ski gear around it’s not always easy to decide what is the best Christmas gift for the skier in your life. Here are a few choice options to suit all budgets.

Anon M2 Magna Tech ski goggles £190

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Posted by Rob Freeman 4th December 2014

I've seen a few extraordinary things at Ischgl's big opening and closing rock concerts - but the star of the show risking all in a body surfing escapade is a first.

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Posted by John Barr 1st December 2014

It's early December, summer has well and truly gone, most of the local bars and restaurants are closed while their staff enjoy a few warm days in Italy before the winter snow and guests  arrive, and my thoughts have turned to the new ski season.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 27th November 2014

Chalets, schmalets – conventional buildings are all very well, but for something a little more interesting, here are our top seven most unusual places to stay on a skiing holiday.

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Posted by Anonymous 27th November 2014

With the ski season just poking its nose round the corner and Christmas on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for your ski trip this winter.  Already?  Yes, there’s no better way to make sure that you get the most out of your trip than preparing well in advance. 

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Posted by Vanessa Fisher 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.


17th December 2014

Celebrate 2015 with a family ski trip


17th December 2014

Ski Val Thorens with a 10% discount in January


17th December 2014

Escape the January blues and head to the Alps for a snow-sure ski holiday. Powder White is offering great value deals on early January ski holidays with chalets in some of Europe’s top high-altitude resorts now available from just £349 per person per week.

 

3rd January: Chalet Hermine, Courchevel 1850

Now just £1299pp (was £3999pp) – saving £2700pp


17th December 2014

20% off skiing in Norway with Ski Safari

Trysil was recently voted "Best Ski Resort in Norway" for a second year running at the annual World Ski Awards and over the last few days has received a promising 20cm of snowfall. Located two hours north of Oslo, the majority of the accommodation options present ski-in ski-out convenience, the ski school is right on the doorstep and the mountains offer effortless blues and flattering reds on wide open slopes.


10th December 2014

Snow is in the air and powder on the brain! The recent snow storm that hit California laid the foundations for excellent skiing conditions in the Golden State! The top of Mammoth Mountain is now open and has a base up to 22 inches andtop to bottom skiing and riding. Fresh from the recent flurry, Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe has a total of 24 inches, whilst Mount Rose has been hammered with snow during the last week and has had over 3 feet of snow.


10th December 2014

Savings of up to £3500 per chalet...


3rd December 2014

Peak Retreats advise UK skiers to take advantage of Easter week, 28 March 2015, because…


27th November 2014

As December looms large thoughts are surely turning to grabbing a great ski holiday deal. Here are some to tempt you - from an adventure to Antartica and fine dining experience in Val d'Isere with VIP ski there is a lot on offer. Make sure you are signed up to our Newsletter so you get our Ski Deals Newsletters throughout the season.


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

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