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Naeem Alvi's picture
Posted by Naeem Alvi 29th March 2010

Spring has completely arrived now. We haven’t seen any real snowfall for a good couple of weeks. Most mornings are usually bright and clear with temperatures gradually increasing as the day progresses. A lot of the snow has started to melt and the occasional spell of rain is only helping to make conditions more Spring like. The park is also open nearly everyday now with a typically chilled vibe that is typical of the area as the season draws towards its final month.


24th March 2010

The Chillfactore in Manchester has some great 2 for 1 offers on Ski/Snowboard taster lessons, Lift passes, Tubing, Luge and ice play.

Call 0161 749 2255 to book, quoting D2D241.

 

 

Dan Scott's picture
Posted by Dan Scott 23rd March 2010

Hello to everyone out there, mountain and lowland dwellers alike.

Duncan Smith's picture
Posted by Duncan Smith 22nd March 2010

The end of the world is nigh in St Anton...... or is it?

The last week has been a 'four seasons' in one week. We started out with thick whiteouts, low temperatures, storms and heavy snow, which led to waist deep off piste in sheltered areas. By Wednesday we had bluebird powder conditions and the sun shone all day so it was crisp in the morning and mild by the afternoon. Friday was hot hot hot; temperature in resort was in the high teens, people are walking around in shorts and the snow has been getting slushy and heavy - spring conditions. We had rain and clouds by Sunday. Top tip this week is to stay as high as possible as the freezing level is hovering around the 2000 - 2500m mark. I've attached some pics from this week as examples.

Jon White's picture
Posted by Jon White 22nd March 2010

The quite time is drawing to an end, ahead lays a busy Easter. Spring snow has set in early this year and today’s rain really isn’t helping. Warm temperatures are forecast until mid week when the freeze level starts to go down again. As with most resorts in the Alps right now we need snow – along with cold temps so it’s not raining on half the mountain. On the plus side it’s spring snow already :) sugary turns and fresh tracks every day without snowfall. With the longer days it looks like the night sledging should be good, you just need to take some wax with you.

Will Roberts's picture
Posted by Will Roberts 22nd March 2010

Spring is here and it’s a favourite time of mine for backcountry skiing. A few days ago we finished teaching an introductory course to backcountry skiing and ski touring which 4 participants, over 4 days, learnt the foundations of skills that will take them outside of the ski resorts and up into the peaks around them. The course took us to the top of the ‘Croisse Baulet’ in Combloux, and timed to perfection the descent was on lovely thawed soft spring snow before it had begun to melt.

Naeem Alvi's picture
Posted by Naeem Alvi 22nd March 2010

After having spent most of the season, exploring the infamous tree’s of Serre Chevalier, I decided it was time to step a little further out of bounds. Fortunately, a work colleague of mine, and Serre Che resident, was more than happy to show me some of the better open face off-piste that the area has to offer.

Anne Smellie's picture
Posted by Anne Smellie 22nd March 2010

With no real snow for the last two weeks, you would expect a proper ice rink around Val d’Isère. Although melting in resort is prolific, despair not, as the pistes are still in fantastic shape.

Ski holiday stories's picture
Posted by Ski holiday stories 22nd March 2010

There are Igloos in La Plagne!

Will Roberts's picture
Posted by Will Roberts 12th March 2010

After last week throwing all four seasons at us the weather has returned to sunshine and the Terrain park on Mt Joux has been looking perfectly shaped for some fun in the air.


9th December 2013

Here is the latest weather report courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 7th December. The snow is falling and the sun is shining so what better incentive could you have to book your ski holiday?


4th December 2013

Here is a selection of discounted ski holidays for 2013/14 season. There are ski weekends and discounts for the next four weeks on bookings with Pierre & Vacances. With the snow already falling across the Alps this is a season you don't want to miss.


4th December 2013

Here are a couple of good ski holiday deals, one for fabulous Christmas in Tignes, France and the other a family ski holiday to the child friendly Italy. There are some great savings of up to £269 pp - what's not to love?


4th December 2013

Chamonix All Year are based in Chamonix all year round and their knowledge of the resort is second to none. Here they are offering a fabulous deal due to a cancellation - but be quick if you want to snap up the holiday.


4th December 2013

This coming ski seaon is promising to be a great one and here are some great offers for ski holidays in January 2014. There's a variety of resorts to choose from and savings of up to £200 pp.


4th December 2013

Erna Low are the specialists in self drive ski holidays and here are some great discounted deals to France for the coming season. If you haven't driven to the Alps before check out our Top Ten Tips - with up to 40% off a ski holiday it could persuade you to try something new.


2nd December 2013

For those of you who like to be ultra organised you will be pleased to know that Crystal Ski Holidays have launched their winter programme for 2014/15. They will have holidays to over 130 ski resorts in 13 countries and departures from 23 UK airports, St Pancras and Ashford rails stations as well as numerous ferry points.


2nd December 2013

It's December at last and the snow is falling across the Alps - all hopes are resting on the snowfall continuing for another great season ahead. Peak Retreats and Ski Collection have sent us these great ski holiday deals through with some luxury chalets for Christmas and some self drive holidays there should be something to whet your appetite.


2nd December 2013

December is upon us and now the advent calendars have been cracked Christmas is getting closer. Here are some great ski holiday deals for the holiday period in La Plagne, France. They really push the boat out in La Plagne to celebrate so you are sure to have a Christmas to remember!


27th November 2013

With snow already falling across the Alps there is a lot of excitement for a cracking season in 2013/14. Here are a couple of good deals for a bit of January skiing, with some fabulous savings and some great locations you are sure to kick of 2014 in style.

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