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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.

Amie Postings's picture
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.


17th December 2014

Celebrate 2015 with a family ski trip


17th December 2014

Ski Val Thorens with a 10% discount in January


17th December 2014

Escape the January blues and head to the Alps for a snow-sure ski holiday. Powder White is offering great value deals on early January ski holidays with chalets in some of Europe’s top high-altitude resorts now available from just £349 per person per week.

 

3rd January: Chalet Hermine, Courchevel 1850

Now just £1299pp (was £3999pp) – saving £2700pp


17th December 2014

20% off skiing in Norway with Ski Safari

Trysil was recently voted "Best Ski Resort in Norway" for a second year running at the annual World Ski Awards and over the last few days has received a promising 20cm of snowfall. Located two hours north of Oslo, the majority of the accommodation options present ski-in ski-out convenience, the ski school is right on the doorstep and the mountains offer effortless blues and flattering reds on wide open slopes.


10th December 2014

Snow is in the air and powder on the brain! The recent snow storm that hit California laid the foundations for excellent skiing conditions in the Golden State! The top of Mammoth Mountain is now open and has a base up to 22 inches andtop to bottom skiing and riding. Fresh from the recent flurry, Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe has a total of 24 inches, whilst Mount Rose has been hammered with snow during the last week and has had over 3 feet of snow.


10th December 2014

Savings of up to £3500 per chalet...


3rd December 2014

Peak Retreats advise UK skiers to take advantage of Easter week, 28 March 2015, because…


27th November 2014

As December looms large thoughts are surely turning to grabbing a great ski holiday deal. Here are some to tempt you - from an adventure to Antartica and fine dining experience in Val d'Isere with VIP ski there is a lot on offer. Make sure you are signed up to our Newsletter so you get our Ski Deals Newsletters throughout the season.


20th November 2014

We’ve just heard about this very tempting long weekend in the Italian Dolomites, launching this December 12th – 15th. Combine full days of guided skiing with evenings of gourmet cuisine and wine tasting.

Ski in the Dolomites

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