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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.

18th February 2013

The ski show is coming back to Manchester. After several years of absence it is being brought back by VOS Media with the launch new event: Ski and Snowboard Show North. The first new show will be held from 25th – 27th October 2013, at EventCity, Manchester.

14th February 2013

Skiing is never going to be the cheapest holiday on earth but it needn’t cost a fortune either. The choice and variety of holidays on offer in the Austrian Tirol means there is something to suit all budgets. This season Austria represents fantastic value for money, from affordable mountain restaurants to competitive lift pass prices. And with amazing snow conditions at the moment, that’s something money can’t buy!

13th February 2013

If you are still looking for a good ski deal then check out these offers from Ski Solutions. There is a short break to Champoluc which is seeing a rise in popularity this year - quiet slopes and great food, what's not to love? - as well as Hotel accommodation in St Anton and Zermatt. Happy skiing everyone.

12th February 2013

Here's a round-up of some great music festivals, film festivals, outdoor art exhibitions, sporting events…there is always something to see or do in Savoie Mont Blanc’s ski resorts.

7-10 March

Black weekend – Chamonix
Black weekend is a cultural event combining visual arts and music with skiing.

8th February 2013

Here is an amazing offer for a half price trip to BC, Canada for the trip for a lifetime. Read on...

Due to a last minute cancellation we have 2 seats available for a 7-day heliski trip with TLH Heliskiing in British Columbia.

7th February 2013

Flexiski have alerted us to this great deal for the Easter holidays. So if it is a bit of luxury ski in/ski out you are looking for then you have come to the right place. This is one of our favourite hotels and we can't recommend it enough - for the luxury of course.

6th February 2013

Please see below some of the latest special offers from Erna Low - the ski drive specialists. There aren't any flights but all ski holidays include Eurotunnel crossings with upgrade. Driving to resort can seem a bit daunting but there are many advantages - take as many pairs of shoes as your boot can handle is pretty high on our list! Check out the MadDogSki driving tips.


5th February 2013

Looking for a great ski deal in March ? Those lovely guys at Ski Solutions have sent us these offers, from a mountain lodge in Banff to a weekend skiing in Courmayeur at Easter there should be something to suit. There are savings of up to £500 pp on some of these ski holidays, go on - you know you want to...


4th February 2013

If you fancy a bit more than just skiing why not go to a resort with special events on ?  Here are details of a comedy tour hitting Verbier and carnival time in Livigno.

4th February 2013

Crystal Ski have a great last minute deal, a week in Tignes, practically half price - you'll have to get your skates on though, it deaprts on 9th February 2013...


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