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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 30th November 2011

Want monthly suggestions on where to ski or snowboard, and what the best new kit to take is? You can find it on this very website of course, but now you can also read all about it in Sport magazine - the free paper that's handed out to commuters in London every Friday.


30th November 2011

If you are travelling from London City to Berne then you may have come across Skywork Airlines. They added this route to their schedule in September.

 

As an added attraction they have introduced themed meals on their flights - so you get a cheese, ham and pickle sandwich en route to London, schnitzel on the way to Vienna and paella style dishes on their Spanish routes. A novel idea, wonder if it will catch on ?

 

Check out their routes and airline details.


29th November 2011

A couple of years ago we met Chris Davenport after he'd skied all of the 14ers (mountains over 14,000ft) in Colorado.


29th November 2011

Flybe have today announced savings of upto 40% on selected ski flights as well as free carriage for your skis and boards. So, if you are planning a trip it must be worth checking them out.

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Posted by Liz Woods 23rd November 2011

The Paradiski area in the French Alps will be opening a new Nature Spa this season.  It will be in Arc 1950 in the Residence Les Sources de Marie and is to be 1000m2 deep, with views over to Mont Blanc.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 16th November 2011

What could be better than skiing for Christmas? No sticky sofa lethargy, no inlaw-based dilemmas; get a catered chalet and you don't even have to think about the washing up! And what could feel more festive than a twinkly white world outside, just waiting for you to tear it up with abandon?

Read on for three clever Christmas ideas (plus three pre-Christmas ideas too, in case you really can't wait!)...

 


15th November 2011

Whistler Blackcomb ski resort have announced that due to the return of La Nina weather front, coupled with their improved snowmaking infrastructure, means that the resort will open on 18th November 2011. This takes 6 days off the start date and as you can imagine, the skiers and boarders over the pond are getting very excited.


14th November 2011

Can't think what to get your ski loving friend ? Well look no further, the London based artist William Thomas who is renowned for his scenes of London and the River Thames, is branching out into mountain vistas and landscapes.

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Posted by Kitrina H 14th November 2011

First the leaves change colour, then the temperature drops, you start to hear more Australian accents, see more people walking around the village in awe with a CV in hand. Then there is the first snowfall in the village and the day is almost here! It's the day we've all been waiting for folks. The rumour mill has been pushing out some fresh-pressed hearsay but the truth is Whistler/Blackcomb will open next Friday! November 18th. In one week the wait will be over!

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Posted by Dave Burrows 14th November 2011

It’s mid-November here in Chatel and there is still no sign of the long awaited snow.  A lot of people here are getting quite edgy about this but as I keep pointing out to them, I arrived about this time last year and it didn’t snow meaningfully until the start of December.


16th September 2014

Action Demo Day – Saturday 20th September

The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead is playing host to a gear demo day on Saturday 20th September to test out next year's snow sports kit. You’ll get to try out skis and snowboards, which are not yet available on the high street.

Headlining brands include, Salomon, Raven, Pathron, DOUK Snowboards, Smokin, Dupraz, Stepchild, Ride, Volkl, Endeavour, APO, Nordica, Blizzard, Atomic, Faction and Armada.


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.

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