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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.

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.

27th November 2013

With snow already falling across the Alps there is a lot of excitement for a cracking season in 2013/14. Here are a couple of good deals for a bit of January skiing, with some fabulous savings and some great locations you are sure to kick of 2014 in style.

26th November 2013

Here are some great deals from the ski drive specialists, Erna Low. All these ski holidays include Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexiplus upgrade. There are some booking time restrictions on these though so if you want to make sure you get some of the great snow already falling across the alps, hurry hurry...

26th November 2013

Here are a range of deals from a number of the most popular tour operators. Departures from all major UK regional airports available.

26th November 2013

Ski Collection have a great selection of special ski holiday deals on offer, all with Eurotunnel crossing. The snow is already starting to fall across the Alps and laying a good base layer for what is hoping to be a brilliant 2013/14 season. One of our bloggers sent this report from Val Thorens - a spot of early season skiing, enjoy.

26th November 2013

Peak Retreats are specialists in ski holidays across the Alps. Here are a collection of some of their best deals for next year, some have cut off dates for booking so be quick if one of them takes your fancy. And if you need any encouragement we have reports of fabulous snow falls across the region over the last few days.

19th November 2013

Here's an offer I know a few people who will find hard to resist - a wine tasting and gastronomic dining together with skiing in the Grand Massif ski region. Heaven on earth we reckon! Read on for more details and other interesting events in and around Samoens, and how to book this fabulous deal from the award winning Peak Retreats.

19th November 2013

Fancy treating the family on a great ski holiday for Christmas? Here is a fabulous deal from Chamonix All Year who are offering this package for £1785. Just pack up the pressies and make the getaway for a great Christmas in the snow. 

19th November 2013

Here are a few more late ski holidays for departure on 15th December. As the snow is already falling across the Alps and a bumper season is again anticipated you can be assured to get a good amount of skiing in before the festive season. So if you are looking for the ultimate present for the kids then how about a week ski holiday?

19th November 2013

If you are fed up with spending post Christmas picking over the turkey carcass and watching 'Escape to Victory' again on the telly, why not whisk the family off for a great ski break. The deals here are all from Ski Weekends and all start on Boxing Day. This year with Christmas falling on a Wednesday the weekend will start onThursday so a Boxing Day trip is ideal. What better way to round off the festive season, and what better way to work off all those festive party food and booze.

19th November 2013

The ski season is so near now you can almost smell it! The snow is already falling across many ski regions and the promise of another good ski season is tantalizing. The upshot of all this good news is that ski holidays are being snapped up so you many need to get a move on if you want to bag yourself a bargain. Here are a selection from some of the top UK Tour Operators, all ith December departure dates.

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