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Posted by Kitrina H 28th February 2011

So, I head out to Arinsal, I turned out to be going to Arcilis. They are both Vallnord but apparently two unconnected separate hills. While heading out I hear it is a good place for beginners: it`s flat, that sort of thing.
 

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Posted by Dan Scott 24th February 2011

At last, a small taste of that oh so rare white stuff. We have been treated with a nice little flurry of about 15 cm of fresh snow up here in Zermatt. If you really go looking you may almost get knee deep in those sacred wind deposited spots. It’s been a long wait and it’s actually pretty good to not see the sun for a couple of days. 6 weeks of blue bird days has been a treat but we were desperate for snow and it’s arrived just in time for all you lucky lot on half term break with your littlens.

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Posted by Amie Postings 21st February 2011

It’s quite hard not to turn your attention towards the summer when spring flowers are popping up from under the snow and the goggle tan is developing nicely. To encourage further thoughts of long sunny days in the mountains the Portes du Soleil people this week launched the 8th annual ‘PassPortes du Soleil’ mountain bike trek. The ‘PassPortes’ (as it is known locally) is a 3 day mountain bike tour of 9 Portes du Soleil resorts including Morzine. 6000 mountain bikers pedal along an 80km route, climbing 1000 metres and descending 6000 metres along the way.

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Posted by Liz Woods 16th February 2011

Learning to ski at 40 is pretty daunting and, I have to admit, not something I thought I would ever do.  However I have been trying to master the art with varying success over the last few years. My technique is not too bad, I know how to turn, how to stop and get on and off chair lifts. Unfortunately I do not have great balance at the best of times so when I am strapped into boots with skis attached fear kicks in. I know it is unreasonable to think that I am going to die on a green run but there it is. So like the lion in The Wizard of Oz I needed to find some courage - but how?


14th February 2011

Flexiski are offering some great deals for a luxurious week or short break in the fabulous Courchevel 1850. Enjoy some VIP treatment in the Hotel Saint Louis, a ski in ski out right in the heart of 1850.

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Posted by John Barr 14th February 2011

I spent last weekend in snow-capped mountains, but without skis attached to my feet. I occasionally go walking with a group of guys that worked together way back when, and when I received the most recent invite I realized it was at the end of a week when I planned to work in the UK, so signed up without checking the details. The two details I should have paid attention to were “February”, and “Glencoe”.

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Posted by Ski holiday deals 14th February 2011

TG Ski have some places left on their ski camps on 26th March - 2nd April, and Snowboard camp from 9th April in Morzine.

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Posted by Dave Burrows 14th February 2011

10 reasons why being a Ski Instructor is the greatest job in the world (in no particular order);

1.    Free lift pass for the Portes du Soleil.  650kms of pistes to rip on your day off.

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Posted by Liz Woods 12th February 2011

Well the girls did it - they won...  How wonderful. They won in the Best Visitors Trail category and we are all very very proud of them - especially as they had to endure all those bars, sunshine and skiing!  Hannah will be putting up a post detailing their run when her hangover clears and she can see singularly again... So well done again girls and just love the costumes - and no, I won't be sporting this little number at the Ski Show in October!!
 

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Posted by Liz Woods 8th February 2011

Kate and Hannah are off on their travels again - they are out in Zermatt to take part in the Luttman-Johnson challenge which takes place Wednesday 9th February 2011.


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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