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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.


23rd January 2014

Here are some fantastic late availability for the Half Term week (15th February 2014) from Erna Low. All of these offers include Eurotunnel crossing with free Flexiplus upgrade and not flights - so you can take the car and not have to worry about the bun fight at the airport to collect your baggage/skis. No ridiculous surcharges for taking your skis or boots with you... why not give it a go if you haven't before ? Read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps.


23rd January 2014

There are a number of advantages to going by train for your ski holiday, helping to save the planet is one of them but there are quite a few more - Avoid the airport hassle; ski for eight days; ski/board carriage included. As well as no weight restriction for your baggage - if you can carry it then you can take it on the train!


23rd January 2014

Here are a couple of great deals for family ski holidays to either Obergurgl or Avoriaz in the French Alps. Both depart on the 9th February and offer great savings of up to £2000. Snow conditions seem to be improving across Europe and hopes are high for an improved picture everywhere.


23rd January 2014

Skiset, track your child deviceWorld-wide ski rental network, Skiset, has recently teamed up with Ma’Peite Balise to create a new mobile tracker for kids. From February (just in time for half-term) parents who want to keep tabs on their nippers, either on the mountain or in the resort, will be able to rent a Ma P’tite Balise GPS beacon from participating Skiset hire shops.


23rd January 2014

February half term is the most popular time for family ski holidays so here are some fantastic late Feb half-term savers from Ski Collection. All are self drive with free flexiplus upgrade on Eurotunnel.


14th January 2014

Here is a great selection of ski holidays, all prices include flights, transfers and accommodation* for a week’s stay. Please contact the holiday provider for more information and to book. With some great savings of up to £495pp you can bag yourself a great bargain.


14th January 2014

Here are a couple of great savings on ski holidays in early February. Firstly there is a saving of over £2000 for a family going to St Anton, Austria with lots of added extras and then a brilliant ski in ski out property in Les Arcs 2000, France from just £499 pp. For more information check out the deals below and contact the relevant operators and grab yourself a bargain.


14th January 2014

If you like to book your holiday yourself then here are some great accommodation only ski holiday deals from Erna Low. You just need to arrange your own travel, whether that is by car, coach or plane. All these great deals have February departure dates and are in self catering apartments in various French resorts.


13th January 2014

Here are a bunch of ski holiday deals all for 7 days with various start dates in February 2014. All these deals are for self catering holidays with return Eurotunnel travel. Read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps to help you plan your self-drive holiday.


13th January 2014

Here are a range of ski holiday deals with great savings, both in Europe and the US. For more information and to beook please contact the company offering the deal. There are luxury breaks, budget breaks, weekend deals and free lift passes on offer - a real mixed bag.

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