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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.

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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.’ 

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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 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.

Kitrina H's picture
Posted by Kitrina H 14th January 2011

Beunos dias! Bonjour! Hello 2011! Andorra so far? Good cafe, good crepes, good low prices on huge bottles of alcohol, no good snow. It's been sunny and clear since Boxing Day, yesterday was pretty warm, and today looks the same. This is not shaping up to be a good season in Grandvalaria, the area that includes Pas De La Casa, not so sure about Vallnord, Andorra's other ski area but this is a small country I can't imagine it would be a 200cm base there while it's a 1 foot here.

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Posted by Liz Woods 10th January 2011

This years' challenge has been announced for 9th February 2011.  This always proves to be an fabulous and fun day out on the mountain, some incredible costumes and all for charity.

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Posted by John Barr 10th January 2011

My day didn’t start well. I had planned to explore the Wildschonau resort, but couldn’t find it! The route seemed so simple that I didn’t bother with a map (it’s a man thing), and I took a wrong turn in Hopfgarten. Having driven into the back of beyond, and seen the normal road turn into a single track road, then a track, then a snowdrift, I decided to turn back towards the SkiWelt. On retracing my steps for a few miles I saw a two man chairlift by a small – and empty – car park, so I decided that was where I would ski.


26th June 2014

Holidays are for chilling! Book your child a place on, quite literally, the coolest courses available this Summer.

The Snow Centre’s School Holiday courses and new Activity Days won’t blow the summer budget and will keep children cool, fit and active.

Weekdays

Children aged 4-16 can now be booked onto the Summer Holiday courses that will run from Monday 28th July until Thursday 28th August 2014.


22nd April 2014

Here is the latest ski report courtesy of J2Ski for week ending 19th April 2014. The season may be coming to an end but there are still some good snow dumps across the Alps.


14th April 2014

Skiplex, the UK’s continuous, indoor revolving ski slope specialists, are launching their Skiplex Academy Instructor Course this summer. Skiplex have three centres in the UK - Reading, Chiswick and Basingstoke - and this year they are offering enthusiastic skiers over the age of 18, the opportunity to complete their BASI Level 1 Instructor qualification free of charge!

This scheme forms part of their drive to recruit more instructors for their three UK ski centres after a very successful 2013-14 winter season.


8th April 2014

Here are some last minute ski deals for Easter and beyond.


8th April 2014

There are a variety of courses available in Canada so you can gain some qualifications in ski instruction. Once you have compeleted and passed there is even an opportunity of a new job. So, if you have always yearned to spend a winter on the mountain and get paid for it, here is your chance to change your life forever.  Read on for more details and how to book your place.


3rd April 2014

Easter is fast approaching and some schools are set to close tomorrow for the holidays. Val d'Isere have sent us a round up of their late ski deals from their top Tour Operators. Whether you want just a few days or a full blown family ski break there is still time to get yourself out on the slopes. Val d'Isere also offers plenty of other activities off the slopes such as ice-climbing, paragliding and a lot more - check our listings for more information.


2nd April 2014

It’s not too late for a snowy escape this Easter and Ski Club Freshtracks have some great offers. They also dismiss a few myths about late season skiing.


2nd April 2014

It isn't too late for that last ski fix of the season - feast your eyes on these deals. Spring skiing can be wonderful with lovely sunshine and a killer goggle tan to take home!


2nd April 2014

Why is now an ideal time to book your ski holiday? Because ski holiday companies are offering some great deals. There is always the big question, is it best to wait nearer the time or to book now? One thing is for sure, the earlier you book your holiday, the greater choice of accommodation and flights you have. Crystal Ski Holidays have sent this information through with some offers for early deals for 2014/15 ski season.


2nd April 2014

Here are some great end of season savings - great for a last budget ski holiday. Family skiing from under £300 pp to La Plagne or a indulgent ski holiday for two to Tignes... enjoy!

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