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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.


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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