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Posted by Dave Burrows 13th February 2012

They’ve arrived. 

I walked out of the apartment this morning and scene of French chaos greets me.  Three cars with their bonnets open and their owners slipping about on the ice, juggling with jump leads.  Another car owner faffing about with bits of cardboard, trying to drive directly up a sheet ice slope without snow tyres.  Another guy taking relentless run ups trying to drive out of said iced up driveway, making it even more slippery in the process.  Torville and Dean could skate on our driveway at the moment.

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Posted by John Barr 13th February 2012

During my first two seasons in Austria my skiing improved beyond recognition. When the snow was perfect and the pitch of the slope just right, I almost felt as if I was in control and actually knew what I was doing. However, the next day I’d ski a steeper black run in icy conditions and all my poise and balance would be out of the window. It was back to survival mode. There is a vicious circle that affects many skiers. When conditions are more difficult we tend to lean back, which gives us less control, and it all goes to pot. I’m sure you’ve been there as well.

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Posted by Kitrina H 8th February 2012

I had a great plan for blogs this week. First I was going to write about rolling back into life as a full-time instructor for the first time in years. Then, best of all, transcribe my trip to Mt Baker to race in the Banked Slalom, one of the oldest still-running snowboard competitions. How does that saying go? The best laid plans of mice and men, often go astray?

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Posted by John Barr 7th February 2012

Having missed the mountains last weekend due to a business trip to New York, I was looking forward to skiing with friends in Fieberbrunn on Saturday. My car, however, had other ideas.


7th February 2012

There are some great deals coming our way, here are a selection from some of the big boys - Thomson Ski, Crystal and First Choice Ski. Please note all prices are per person for 7 nights and rooms based on two sharing (unless mentioned otherwise). For more information and other deals or to book please goto the company websites - and happy hunting, hope you get yourself a bargain!


7th February 2012

Some great Easter deals here from Ski Collection, all these offers include Eurotunnel crossing with Flexiplus upgrade - save yourself the hassle of check-in at the airport...  See more deals


7th February 2012

Driving to your ski destination seems to be getting more and more popular so those lovely people at Peak Retreats have put together some deals for March, including Eurotunnel crossings. There are some great advantages of taking your car - least of all you don't have to pay ridiculous baggage allowances as you do with so many of the budget airlines.  See more deals

 

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 7th February 2012

Back in 2002, I was drawn to being a ski bum after working long days in London. An apartment in Brides-les-Bains near Méribel was offered to me so I flew to Geneva, then took four poorly-connected slow trains, requiring stair climbs at each interchange. The taxi ride from the station involved the driver asking “Où travaillez-vous?” (“Where do you work?”), which I thought had something to do with travel. I smiled and shrugged and said “No parlez” based on one of my mum’s Paul Young album titles.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 6th February 2012

Several days before the skies over London opened and froze the badly-attired Saturday night partygoers to the bone in nightbus queues across the capital, MadDogSki's founder Kate spotted this little bit of friendly graffiti.

I wonder whether it's a potent snowmaking symbol, since a few days after its arrival you could have crosscountry skied down Chancery Lane, if you weren't too worried about the state of your bases afterwards. And Per is clearly a reference to the Swedish god of generous snowfall*. Spooky!

 

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Posted by Tim Wilson 6th February 2012

Having travelled widely throughout the world, it should come as no surprise when I see dreadful mistranslations of the English lanuage. But after living in France for a long time, I still find it striking that one of our nearest neighbours sees little need to verify their handiwork before making posters and even basing whole advertising campaigns on their "Franglais". It's not like there aren't any English people around to ask whether offering "Steak and Ships" is a good idea for you official printed menu. (Seen in the Kilimanjaro restaurant in Arc 2000)


13th November 2014

Les Arcs offers a great choice for a ski holiday- the slopes are snow sure, there are family friendly facilities and great selection of villages.  January is a fantastic time to visit the area due to the quiet slopes and great offers available. Please find below Erna Low’s special offers for the week commencing 17th January 2015.


13th November 2014

If you re looking to escape the madness of pre-Christmas shopping and parties then why not take an early ski trip? Here are a couple of great deals for 14th December 2014 departure dates. Either taking the family to the beautiful resort of Les Gets or party down in St Anton, Austria.


13th November 2014

Here are a selection of great deals and offers for the coming season, there are Christmas deals, free child places and short break offers and even a free night in Zermatt, read on for more information and how to book.


5th November 2014

Here are a variety of special offers and deals from across the ski world for the coming season. From a VIP weekend in Verbier to Christmas in Are, Sweden. 


5th November 2014

It's finally November and winter is starting to bite here in the UK but more importantly there is snow forecast for the Alps. Here are a couple of great deals from Esprit and Ski Total for some early ski holidays to France. 


4th November 2014

The 2014/15 season in Obergurgl is just 10 days away from it's grand opening. They have put together some great ski holiday deals for the opening few days. You can choose your length of stay from 2 - 7 nights, the grade of your accommodation as well as packages including lift passes and event passes.


4th November 2014

This lovely people running this chalet in Les Arcs have some great early bird offers for this coming season. The price is for accommodation for the week and includes cleaning service upon check out, towels and bedding and unlimited logs for the fire. The chalet is self-catering.


3rd November 2014

There is a long list of reasons as to why the Three Valleys would be an enchanting place to spend Christmas, including the fantastic snow record, variety of enchanting resorts and 600km of interconnected slopes on offer! Please find below Erna Low’s special offers for the Three Valleys during Christmas week… 


3rd November 2014

The snow is starting to fall and some resorts are already opening for weekends. Signs are promising for another great ski season.

Here's a full round up from around the globe, with thanks to J2Ski.com.


27th October 2014

If you are considering spending Christmas skiing then you could do well to check out these deals from Pierre & Vacances. The offers start in early December with savings for all the family. If you want to check out the individual resorts then look at our Ski Resort Wizard to compare.

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