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Posted by Amie Postings 26th January 2011

Some things I didn't know...
 We had some journalists staying in the chalet that I run last week. They were quite high profile and the Morzine Avoriaz Office de Tourisme kindly provided me with some lovely media packs for them. Because I'm nosey I read through them first. What a revelation! Heres a couple of things that I didn't know about Morzine Avoriaz this winter season...
 

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Posted by John Barr 25th January 2011

In my “Do they know it’s Christmas” blog I skied from Kitzbühel to Ellmau via five other resorts, covering 84km. Since then I have studied the Kitzbühel and SkiWelt piste maps and worked out that you can visit ten resorts (without crossing the 3S cable car into the Pass Thurn area). I tried this route on my own a few weeks ago, but took a wrong turn on the way down to Itter so ended up with nine resorts and 91km travelled.


21st January 2011

Chalets Direct have some great discounted holidays available for January and February from a wide selection of resorts. Some discounted by upto 60% so check them out if you fancy a cheap cheeky trip to cheer you up and get your mountain fix. See more deals

 

 

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Posted by John Barr 20th January 2011

Until last week nothing significant had fallen out of the sky since the middle of December when we had over a meter of snow at village level. Last week would have been more of the same, but for temperatures that ranged between 5 and 10 degrees. It rained heavily for almost 48 hours, as we are watching some of the St Johann pistes turn from white to grey to brown and green.

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Posted by Dave Burrows 19th January 2011

My friend Spencer sent me a text the other day that read ‘Old adage:  Fresh fish and house guests go off after three days.’ 


19th January 2011

The Big Snow Festival in Andorra, 13th - 20th March, have announced some new acts and deals, read on to see the recent press release...

•    New line up additions announced – Wretch 32 and Camo & Krooked
•    Sets announced by Kissy Sell Out and Dany Byrd
•    7 night festival packages available from Gatwick, starting @ £399
 

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Posted by Kitrina H 19th January 2011

Finally some shedding is getting done! Went up the mountain on last Monday, can`t believe my luck, I got a blue bird pow day. Well, er, what is passing for powder in Grandvalira at the moment.  There was about ten cm`s of fresh snow and a lot of rock dodging. However; with a keen eye for good lines and a little exploring, looking around, a couple good turns were found here and there. Despite the lack of any kind of base it was a fun day, we actually found a couple of really fun chutes to ride. With more snowfall there is a lot of fun to be had here, however; the resort area can be a bit flat for a snowboarder sometimes. The steeper, gnarly chutes and bowels need to be hiked to from the top of the chairlift. You know the benefit of that though, alot of terrain that will not be tracked out a couple hours after a snowfall. Even little hikes inbounds stayed fresh well into the afternoon. Seems like everyone likes to stay on the piste here, that suites me just fine.

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Posted by Amie Postings 17th January 2011

In an ideal world it would snow heavily from 7pm on the dot each and every night, laying down 10 inches of brand new powder and stopping at about 7am. The sun would come out at precisely 8.30am each morning and the sky would be bright blue for the rest of the day before the snow clouds roll in again as your sipping Vin Chaud back in your chalet. Has anyone ever actually had a holiday like this?

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Posted by Liz Woods 17th January 2011

Serre Chevalier are hosting the Ultimate Tour Test and the Serre Chevalier Derby, 19-20 March 2011.

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Posted by Ski holiday deals 14th January 2011

Here's a great deal that just fell into our inbox! We've stayed at the Fitz Roy several years ago, and it is lovely - all four poster beds and jacuzzi baths! It's right by the piste and in the centre of town; you'll feel like royalty.


27th January 2015

AliKats has perfected the recipe for group chalet holidays in the mountains; ingredients include a spacious luxury chalet, delicious food, free-flowing wine, a hot tub and – last, but not least - a rack of over fifty retro ski suits.

Guests are free to borrow the one-piece wonders when they like and they’ve been known to increase group fun on the mountain by over 25%.


23rd January 2015

Early February ski holidays from just £449 per person per week

Last weekend, the Alps saw the heaviest snow dump yet allowing for perfect skiing conditions and the best time to book a last minute ski holiday. Take advantage of Powder White’s late ski deals on fully-catered chalet holidays in Europe’s top resorts now available from just £449 per person per week and with savings of up to £500 per person.


15th January 2015

Quick getaways with VIP SKI for just £149pp per night

VIP SKI is now offering short ski breaks (from Thursday-Sunday) so that no one misses out on some much-needed slope action. Every Thursday they will be showing a collection of rooms and chalets available for the following week. So skiers will have to be impulsive, as the offer is only available to book less than a week in advance.


13th January 2015

Powder White has just announced an exclusive partnership with one of Europe’s most renowned ski coaches, Warren Smith of the Warren Smith Ski Academy.

Smith is officially joining Powder White as ‘Skills Editor’ providing guests and website visitors with expert tips on how to enhance their performance on the slopes.


13th January 2015

Spend a week with your family in the stunning resort of La Rosière in the French Alps. Esprit Ski is offering the Chalet Valentine for just £220pp (was £624pp). This chalet is set 1 minute from the nearest ski lift and is for families seeking to enjoy total exclusivity.


13th January 2015

Save up to £562 on accommodation in Val d’Isere…


9th January 2015

Receive 2 Free nights and 2 free ski days in Aspen in spring 2015. Ski Independence is offering eight nights at the Limelight Hotel from **£1899 per person (B&B), including a Buy 5 get 7 day lift ticket.

The price is based on 2 sharing a Standard King room, including United Airlines flights from London Heathrow to Aspen and complimentary Aspen Airport transfers. Now is your chance to check out the slopes of this classic US resort.


9th January 2015

Fish & Pips are giving skiers and snowboarders a lift this January with savings of up to £250 on gourmet catered chalet holidays to Meribel and Val d'Isère. 

Those holidaying in Meribel Village can also take advantage of the newly upgraded Loze chairlift which has made it even quicker to access the vast 3 Vallees ski area from Fish & Pips’ prime chalet locations. 


8th January 2015

Skiing Whistler BC, Canada at least once in your life is a must. Come to think of it, with over 1190 acres of skiing across the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, you’ll probably need to go more than once. The Peak to Peak Gondola, that spans the 4.4km’s between Whistler and Blackcomb, is the longest and highest lift in the world giving guests 365 degree views of the mountains and the valley, there is even one lift with a glass floor!


6th January 2015

Free childcare with VIP Ski

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