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Posted by Charlotte Maddrell 29th February 2012

There's something about a royal visit from the parents for focussing the mind on the finer things in resort. Maybe it's because you secretly want their approval or perhaps, as in my case, you just want them to have a lovely holiday...after all it's a long way from the Isle Of Man! Either way it has you dredging the dusty reaches of your mind for the friendliest bars (many), best value restaurants (few), gentlest green runs (fleetingly schussed across), and most interesting non ski related activities (errrrm).

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Posted by John Barr 28th February 2012

I recently skied with a friend from England who visited for a long weekend. We skied five resorts in four days, and had radically different weather each day.

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Posted by Tim Wilson 27th February 2012

When the snow is falling, most of us seasonaires are looking forward to laying down some fresh tracks with our skis or boards. But there is one mysterious fellow in Les Arcs who is just itching to get his snow shoes on and get artistic.

27th February 2012

Every Tuesday from mid February to the end of March 2012 you can take the first lift at 8am and enjoy a VIP breakfast at the top of the Tougnete chairlift.

24th February 2012

Heathrow Express workers have announced 24-hour strikes on 26th February and 11th March 2012, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) are offering a 10% discount on airport parking for passengers travelling to Heathrow Airport on these dates.


You must book before 9th March 2012 via their website.

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Posted by Emma Whittaker 22nd February 2012

We are now part way through the busy ‘half term’ period for the UK, France and the majority of Europe and don’t we know it in La Rosiere. The mood has definitely changed and the streets have a lively atmosphere during the day. While the resort has become noticeably busier it’s not in a ‘I can’t move’ kind of way, so don’t be too put off. The bars and restaurants are relatively packed at lunchtimes but the most obvious places to be affected by the high influx of people are the chair lifts.

22nd February 2012

We all know that are excellent almost everywhere now with most of the world’s major ski regions either enjoying sunny periods after huge snowfalls, brings you a breakdown of all the snowfall accross the world.  Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the Pyrenees, Scandinavia and Western North America have all been reporting big accumulations of up to 1.2m (four feet) in the past seven days and the first season-extension announcements are starting to come in.

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Posted by Amie Postings 21st February 2012

I’ve been a bit rubbish on the old blog front, mainly because I haven’t been skiing. The week before last was ridiculously cold; I’d never felt temperatures like it. There were big signs at the bottom of chair lifts warning that the temperature at the top was a death defying minus 25 degrees. When presented with such information, what do you do? Turn around and go home? Or wonder what minus 25 degrees feels like? So on the lift we went and regretted it after about 0.7 seconds.

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Posted by John Barr 20th February 2012

I was away on business again last week, scheduled to return to Munich airport at 4pm, early enough to miss the worst of the rush hour. But my plane was delayed, and the minibus transfer was caught first in the Munich rush hour, then in the heavy traffic heading towards Austrian ski resorts for the weekend. There’s a lesson there. If you plan to spend a long weekend skiing in Austria and flying into Munich, arriving on Thursday makes for a much more relaxed transfer.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 20th February 2012

Half term may be over, but there are still months of the ski season left, and record-breaking snow depths right across the wintery world. If ever a season warranted a sneaky off-peak weekend trip, it’s this one. Although most tour operators still adhere to Saturday-to-Saturday trips, there are companies around who cater for the long weekend. Obviously, if you’re going all that way you might as well stay as long as you can but, if a weekend is all you can muster, here are few ideas.


3rd February 2014

Here is the latest snow report from around the globe for the week ending 1st February 2014, courtesy of

3rd February 2014

YSE operate a wide range of wonderful chalets in Val d'Isere and they are offering this last minute one-week deal departing on Sunday 23rd February. Chalet des Pentes is in an ideal location for your ski holiday with a number of lifts just a short ski away from the door of this ski in ski out property.

29th January 2014

The lovely ladies at Fish & Pips have sent us some great last minute deals - for 1st and 8th February - so you will need to be quick to grab these bargains. You can be sure you will be treated like royalty and enjoy fine wines and dining as well as top notch accommodation. Enjoy!

29th January 2014

Here are some fantastic special offers on ski holidays available for dates throughout the season. Erna Low are the experts in self drive ski holidays so if you want to cut out all that airport hassle and hanging around why not try driving to your ski resort - think of all the extra baggage!  Read our top ten tips for driving to the Alps.

29th January 2014

Below ski holiday deals which include flights, transfers and accommodation for a week’s stay. With savings of up to £210 pp for February skiing in Norway they are well worth a look we reckon. Happy hunting...

29th January 2014

Here are a couple of great ski holiday deals from Esprit and Ski Total. Both the resorts of Saas Fee in Switzerland and Selva in the Italian Alps are beautiful resorts with some wonderful views and great skiing. Flights, transfers, free wifi, ski hosting are just some of the great things included in these packages.

27th January 2014

Please find below a range of deals and ski news for this week from various tour operators across the globe. There are some half term savings, luxury ski breaks and weekend offers to name but a few...

23rd January 2014

Here are some fantastic late availability for the Half Term week (15th February 2014) from Erna Low. All of these offers include Eurotunnel crossing with free Flexiplus upgrade and not flights - so you can take the car and not have to worry about the bun fight at the airport to collect your baggage/skis. No ridiculous surcharges for taking your skis or boots with you... why not give it a go if you haven't before ? Read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps.

23rd January 2014

There are a number of advantages to going by train for your ski holiday, helping to save the planet is one of them but there are quite a few more - Avoid the airport hassle; ski for eight days; ski/board carriage included. As well as no weight restriction for your baggage - if you can carry it then you can take it on the train!

23rd January 2014

Here are a couple of great deals for family ski holidays to either Obergurgl or Avoriaz in the French Alps. Both depart on the 9th February and offer great savings of up to £2000. Snow conditions seem to be improving across Europe and hopes are high for an improved picture everywhere.

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