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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.


15th October 2014

For most families, bound by school holidays, skiing during the Easter holidays represents the best value for money, in comparison to Christmas and half-term school holidays. With most schools breaking up on Friday 27th March and Good Friday falling earlier on 3rd April, the choice of where to ski is broader with many resorts at that time still looking forward to another few weeks of the season.


15th October 2014

Here's a variety of ski deals and offers for the coming season, from free lift passes to 15% off French ski holidays from Pierre & Vacances. October is the month of Ski Shows in London and Birmingham so the season is fast approaching. If you have more specific requirements for your ski holiday why not check out our Resort Wizard to narrow down your search.


15th October 2014

If your thoughts are turning to your next powder fix then here are a few deals to whet your appetite. There's a family trip in France in December and a wonderful spot of spring skiing in Val d'Isere next March. Leading up to and throughout the coming season we will keep posting up some great deals and offers. To make sure you don't miss any of our top deals and competitions sign up for our newsletter.


8th October 2014

Here are some ski holiday deals for early glacier skiing in December and great half term savings for one adult skiing with one child.


8th October 2014

Well our weather has finally turned autumnal and the leaves and falling fast... Winter is just around the corner. Here are a couple of ski deals to France for the coming 2014/15 ski season.


1st October 2014

Okay, so it's not a ski holiday but it is in the snow.. take the kids to see Santa and enjoy a snowmobile safari and make their dreams come true!


1st October 2014

If your thoughts are already turning to the coming ski season then here are a few great deals for some January 2015 skiing in France. There is a great couples deal to Flaine where you can enjoy the wonderful Grand Massif ski area or if you have little ones Esprit Ski have a great offer in the family friendly ski resort of La Rosiere.


23rd September 2014

Coast Blackcomb Suites offer in Whistler, Canada

With twinkling lights, horse drawn sleighs and roaring fireplaces aplenty, Whistler is a truly magical place to be at this time of year. The unique lodge-style setting of the Coast Blackcomb suites and its ski in/ski out location alongside Merlin’s ski run make it the perfect choice for a Christmas escape.


23rd September 2014

Get your skis on or you'll miss it!

- Book between 20th – 26th September for limited edition savings -

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