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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.


16th December 2013

The Winter Olympics will take place in Sochi, Russia from 7th to 23rd February 2014. After the magnificent success of our own London Olympics the legacy of Olympic events has come under scrutiny. Here are a range of ski holidays from Ski Safaris to a selection of ex-Winter Olympic venues around the globe. Why not try one out for yourself and then Russia 2015?


16th December 2013

Erna Low are specialists in self drive ski holidays, here are a selection of their special offers in France for this week. The holidays all include Eurotunnel crossing, not flights, and have various start dates. See our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps if you are tempted to try it for the first time.


16th December 2013

Here is the latest snow report courtesy of J2Ski, for the weekn ending 15th December 2013. With the season kicking off across the ski resorts fingers are crossed for another great one.


12th December 2013

That smooth old crooner Robbie Williams is to close the season in Ischgl in April 2014 in a spectacular end of season spectacular. Read on for all the details..


12th December 2013

If you fancy swapping this miserable wet weather for a spot of lovely snow conditions why not treat yourself to a last minute pre-Christmas break? Here is a great deal from Flexiski, staying at our favourite Hotel Saint Louis in the lovely ski resort of Courchevel. The Three Valleys opened last weekend and the Flexiski overseas team are reporting good conditions for the start of the season. Please note these deals do not include any travel.


12th December 2013

Below are a selection of the lastest special offers from Erna Low - the self drive ski holiday company. Check out our Top Ten tips for driving to the Alps. All these deals include Eurotunnel Crossing with free upgrade and don't include any flights or transfers.


12th December 2013

Here are a couple of great deals from Ski Total and Esprit Ski. There is great ski in/ski out in Avoriaz and a fabulous family ski holiday in Saas Fee to choose from. Visit Saas Fee and Avoriaz on our site for more information about these resorts and make sure you are up to speed before you set off.


12th December 2013

The weather here may be miserable and rainy but across many of the ski resorts of the world the snow is starting to fall and hopes are high for another great season. Here are some deals from leading tour operators, all are for 4 star accommodation and flights can be arranged from all leading UK airports.


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.

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