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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.

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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.

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.

12th January 2014

Here is the latest weather resport courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 11th January 2014. The snow has been a bit scarce in the early part of the month but it seems to be making a better show as the month progresses, with most resorts having enough on the slopes to allow skiing.

10th January 2014

Half term in February is an ideal time for family ski holidays, the weather is ideal but often the prices are very high. Here are some ski holiday deals from Pierre & Vacances that won't break the bank. Remember though that demand is usually high for places so be quick if you want to snap up a bargain. These deals on offer are for accommodation only.

10th January 2014

Snow has been falling aplenty in the Savoie Mont Blanc ski region and here is a great selection of ski holiday deals from British Tour Operators. With savings of up to £270 pp there should be something for all budgets.  Please contact the relevant company who is offering the deal for full details and to book.

7th January 2014

Erna Low have now launched a new website which offers a wide range of flights and transfers, as well as the Eurotunnel flexiplus and ferry options. 
Please see below for some fantastic deals for the Half Term week commencing 15th February 2014.

7th January 2014

Here are some fabulous ski holiday deals for this weekend from £339pp - Two for One Prices! These are brought to you by Ski Total  and all are departing on 12 January 2014.  Take this opportunity to experience one of their high quality chalets at greatly reduced prices: