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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.

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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.

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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.

18th February 2014

Here are some great deals from them for a number of popular ski resorts in France from Erna Low. There are options for accommodation only, holidays with Eurotunnel travel or flights. Just pick your resort and what type of holiday you want. There are savings of up to 40% on accommodation.

18th February 2014

March is a lovely time for skiing, if you pick a high snow sure resort you can enjoy the snow and the sunshine. What's not to love about a long lazy lunch on the mountain basking in the spring sunshine? Here are a couple of great deals with savings of up to £400pp.

18th February 2014

Here are some great deals for next month - with savings of up to £330 pp on a week in France they might be hard to resist. The first two deals include flights, transfers and accommodation for a week’s stay, the last is just accommodation only.

18th February 2014

Sking with the family is a great adventure and can be fun for all if you plan ahead, see our tips on how to make sure the kids have a good time. Here are a couple of deals that should help with the cost of a family ski holiday.

18th February 2014

With the Olympics well under way bookings at UK indoor and outdoor slopes is on the increase. Why not have a look through these deals and see if you can get further afield. Go on... the snow is great out there! Wth up to £400 savings pp on a week chalet holiday now may be the time to grab a bargain.

17th February 2014

Here is the latest snow report for the week ending 15th February 2014 - courtesy of J2Ski. The conditions are looking good and Scotland is boasting 'best ever' with snow falling daily since Christmas.

11th February 2014

There have been reports of good snow falls in the French Alps so Easter is lining up to be a great time for a ski break.  Here are a few deals to inspire you and tempt you to grab a bargain and dust off your ski gear.

11th February 2014

If watching the fun and excitement of the Olympics has inspired you to hit the slopes yourself then here are a few deals for France. There are some great savings with a half price deal to the lovely Courchevel 1850 - what's not to love?

11th February 2014

The snow is falling well across the ski resorts of Europe and here are some great deals for March, early and late. There are some savings of of up to £240 pp in for luxury accommodation in Tignes, France. Read on for more information and contact the individual tour operators for more information and to book.

11th February 2014

Here are a great selection of ski holiday deals/weekends/free child places and more from some of the top ski resorts. The season is well under way now and snow fall is improving so read on - you might just bag yourself a bargain.

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