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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.


25th February 2015

There’s only two months left of the ski season but there’s still some great skiing to be had. Head to the Alps for the best deals, here guests can save up to £550 per person in Europe’s top resorts, including Val d’Isere, Meribel, St Anton and Courchevel, with Powder White’s late deals for March.

14th March: Chalet Hermine, Courchevel 1850

Now just £749pp (was £1299) – saving £550pp


24th February 2015

Self-drive in Flaine – save 35%

Erna Low is currently offering 7 nights staying at Les Terrasses de Veret, Flaine on a self-catered basis, including return Eurotunnel with free Flexiplus upgrade for £137 (pp/based on five sharing). The residence boasts easy access to the slopes, an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Starting 28th March 2015 for one week. Book before 5th March 2015! (subject to availability).


24th February 2015

The Easter holidays are a great time to get a final snow fix while basking in the spring sunshine. Pierre & Vacances are currently offering 20% savings on the 4 star Premium residence Les Crets in Meribel. This residence, nestled at the heart of Meribel showcases the Savoie region's architectural traditions. The interior design, with its warm welcoming colours reflects its authentic mountain spirit. At 1750m the views of the mountains and the lake are beautiful and at this height there is still plenty of snow around so guests can ski in and out from the doorstep. 


24th February 2015

The food lover’s ultimate ski holiday – now with 35% off selected weeks in March.

No need to choose between a gastronomic break and a ski holiday when booking with Powder N Shine. Each chalet’s chef has recent experience in the kitchens of a Michelin starred restaurant, including the renowned Petrus in London’s Belgravia – so imaginative cuisine and excellent wines are guaranteed.


24th February 2015

Whether you need day care whilst you hit the slopes, or just an extra hand getting the kids from pyjamas to piste, reliable childcare is an absolute must in resort. Not only does VIP Ski offer fantastic childcare, but when families book their ski holidays this year they are offering free childcare in several resorts on certain dates.


11th February 2015

Ski Total is offering the Chalet Ibex in the popular resort of Flaine for just £519 (was £789) for a week departing 15 March. Flaine is known as the gateway to the Grand Massif ski area with its 265km of pistes and the Chalet Ibex is a modern contemporary chalet ideal for groups of friends. The price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, transfers, free Wi-Fi and seven nights catered accommodation including buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and a 4 course evening meal with complimentary wine.


11th February 2015

20% off accommodation in Japan


11th February 2015

Esprit Ski is offering a stay in the idyllic village of Gressoney, Italy, right in the heart of the Monterosa ski area, for just £374pp. The Chalet Hotel Valverde provides an excellent location adjacent to the main ski lift and only 4 minutes' walk to the village centre.


11th February 2015

La Cimes des Arcs – Save 20% on accommodation- departs 21 March


4th February 2015

It is a proven scientific fact that you get a ‘happiness boost’ from planning and anticipating a holiday. Happiness also leads to greater productivity in the work place, thus benefiting employers as well as employees – everyone’s a winner!

Once more, past studies into happiness levels suggest that people may well get more out of several small trips a year, rather than one big break. 

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