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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.

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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.

4th February 2014

Good snowfalls have been reported across most of Europe so now is a great time to get your ski holiday booked. Here are some great deals from some of our top Tour Operators for the coming months.

4th February 2014

Here are some fantastic March special offers from Erna Low - the specialists in ski drive holidays. Self catering accommodation is included as well as updates to FlexiPlus on the Eurotunnel crossing, no flights.

4th February 2014

As the ski season is now well under way and the snowfall reports are looking a bit more promising here a selection of ski holiday offers to tempt you. Contact the individual holiday providers for more information and to book.

4th February 2014

Driving to a ski resort can be a fun and exciting experience, Ski Collection have a range of ski holidays to France with savings and discounts available on ski passes. There are a number of advantages of car over plane, as much luggage as you can fit in, comfy seats, no hanging around in airports... Also see our Top Ten Tips for Driving to the Alps if you need any more persuading.

3rd February 2014

Here is the latest snow report from around the globe for the week ending 1st February 2014, courtesy of

3rd February 2014

YSE operate a wide range of wonderful chalets in Val d'Isere and they are offering this last minute one-week deal departing on Sunday 23rd February. Chalet des Pentes is in an ideal location for your ski holiday with a number of lifts just a short ski away from the door of this ski in ski out property.

29th January 2014

The lovely ladies at Fish & Pips have sent us some great last minute deals - for 1st and 8th February - so you will need to be quick to grab these bargains. You can be sure you will be treated like royalty and enjoy fine wines and dining as well as top notch accommodation. Enjoy!

29th January 2014

Here are some fantastic special offers on ski holidays available for dates throughout the season. Erna Low are the experts in self drive ski holidays so if you want to cut out all that airport hassle and hanging around why not try driving to your ski resort - think of all the extra baggage!  Read our top ten tips for driving to the Alps.

29th January 2014

Below ski holiday deals which include flights, transfers and accommodation for a week’s stay. With savings of up to £210 pp for February skiing in Norway they are well worth a look we reckon. Happy hunting...

29th January 2014

Here are a couple of great ski holiday deals from Esprit and Ski Total. Both the resorts of Saas Fee in Switzerland and Selva in the Italian Alps are beautiful resorts with some wonderful views and great skiing. Flights, transfers, free wifi, ski hosting are just some of the great things included in these packages.

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