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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.


7th January 2014

Here are some chalets from VIP Ski with some fantastic locations for every ski holiday. The departure dates are 19th January so you need to be pretty quick off the mark. Return flights are included as well as transfers and chalet board in the chalets.


7th January 2014

The snow is great once again this season and there are a few great ski holiday deals to be had. Here are a range of discounts and money off deals from Canada and Europe... enjoy.


6th January 2014

If it a spot of luxury you are looking for then you need look no further than the lovely people at Le Chardon. Their chalets and service are second to none. For those of you keen to bag a deal there are a few on offer for the coming season in some of their best chalets.


2nd January 2014

With Christmas behind us we all need cheering up - especially with this awful weather. Those lovely people at Erna Low have sent through these great deals with 45% and 40% discount off accommodation price. All the deals include ski drive Eurotunnel crossing and are self-catering holidays. Read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps to pick up some hints to help the trip run smoothly.


2nd January 2014

Here is the first ski snow report for 2014, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 4th January 2014. The snow is continuing to fall and conditions look good for a promising season ahead.


2nd January 2014

If the effects of all those mince pies and Christmas cake have got too much then a late ski holiday deal might just be what the doctor ordered. Flexiski have a selection of deals for January 2014 to tempt you...


22nd December 2013

Here is the latest snow report, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 21st December 21st 2013. The snow hasn't been very abundant but those who are in resorts that are high enough have enjoyed some great blue sky days for skiing. See the blog from John Barr based in Kitzbuhel, Austria.


18th December 2013

At last, a girlie ski weekend to rival any lads ski trip. Flexiski are offering packages to St Anton during their 'Ladies First! Feel-good weeks'  from £550 pp. All guests will receive a free book of vouchers from the Tourist Office. Read on for more information...


17th December 2013

If all the Christmas festivities are getting too much you may want to be looking ahead to January. Here are a couple of great ski holiday deals whic are a fraction of their original price and are guaranteed to blow away the festive cobwebs.


16th December 2013

Here are a selection of ski deals and other offers such as free lift passes from some of our top tour operators here in the UK. There are varying departure dates and resorts/countries to choose from.

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