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Posted by John Barr 27th December 2012

The Christmas holidaymakers are starting to arrive, you can hear more and more high German, English and Dutch spoken in local bars and shops.

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Posted by Amie Postings 27th December 2012

It seems strange being so close to Christmas, yet the resort hasn’t officially opened yet. There is partial opening of the Pleney and the links into Les Gets this week but conditions are generally better in Avoriaz at the moment.

There’s been a massive influx of seasonaires this week, which makes the resort a lot more lively indeed! The local bars have responded with a load of new après events, live music sessions and happy hour drinks discounts, more news on those to follow!

19th December 2012

If you have you want to travel independently from a tour operator and just need a great deal on accommodation then Ski Apartments have some here. It does exactly what it says on the tin - just apartments - self-catered accommodation, no flights or transfers. If you need any help with your travel arrangements why not have a look at our handy FlightWizard to see where you can fly from and to.

18th December 2012

As another year beckons, thoughts turn to the familiar ritual of half-heartedly drawing up New Year’s resolutions. Make 2013 the year to travel and make resolutions you actually want to keep by shaping your travel plans to inspire you to succeed. Kick-start your most adventurous year yet with a skiing holiday to Switzerland and follow Ski Safari’s top five tips to help keep your New Year Resolutions on track.

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Posted by John Barr 17th December 2012

I was supposed to be playing in a bridge tournament in Schladming this weekend, but unfortunately my partner had to call off at the last moment. My wife and I decided to spend Saturday night in Schladming anyway as it’s one of our favourite place in the Austrian Alps.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 12th December 2012

There is something really extra-specially fantastic about skiing in early December. It's a celebration of winter just when your instincts are to hide under a duvet, drink red wine on a school day (or all of them), eat mostly pies and wear mostly woollens. Going skiing before the shortest day says, "Come on then, winter! Bring it on!"

12th December 2012

Enjoy a great ski trip to kick off the New Year with a great deal on a ski holiday. If you can't find something to tempt you here or have more specific requirements why not fill our JustAskOnce online form in and let us take the hard work out of searching for you.

12th December 2012

As the new ski season gets underway properly, Ski Solutions are proud to announce the opening of their own exclusive properties in St Anton, Méribel and Tignes. They have also extended their short breaks programme, taking in 14 resorts across France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria making it the most extensive on offer in the UK market. If you need more information on these or want to see some other offers just contact Ski Solutions directly and they will endeavour to find what you are looking for.

12th December 2012

We are pleased to share these Erna Low special offers, the specialist in ski drive holidays. Flights are not on the menu but if you are tired of the airport lounges and delays then this could the your answer. Driving to resort can have plenty of benefits, from taking as much stuff as you like to freedom to visit other resorts.

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Posted by John Barr 10th December 2012

After a slow start in November when a handful of runs opened, the Austrian ski season took off in a big way last weekend. Most of the resorts around here are now at least partially open – that includes  St Johann in Tirol, Fieberbrunn, Kitzbühel and the SkiWelt – with Waidring being the only local exception. A limited number of runs are open – but there is more than enough to keep us busy until the Christmas holidays arrive. The resort openings were accompanied by major dumps of fresh snow - there is now almost one metre of powder at the top of local mountains, with half that in the valleys.

13th November 2012

VIP SKI chalets are renowned for offering luxury and comfort, having been built to meet all the desires of the most discerning guests . . . and the very latest addition in the picturesque resort of Verbier is no exception. Welcome to the all-new Bois de Bay!

8th November 2012

if you are a keen off-piste skier and like to take on challenging slopes then this could be for you - an electronic finder that can locate skis buried up to 1 metre in the snow from 30 metres. The device was launched by Resqski at the London Ski and Snowboard show in London, October 2012. So you need never have the worry and danger of losing your skis under the powder, just turn to your transceiver to tell you where they are. Seems like a great idea to us so read on for more information from Resqski about their product.

24th October 2012

If the new film Skyfall has caught your imagination then SkiWeekends want to offer you a wild weekend of snowsports and 007 fun.

24th October 2012

Some good discounts for the coming season on offer here from Erna Low, all ski packages include Eurotunnel crossing with FlexiPlus upgrade. Driving can be a great way to get to the slopes if you want to avoid the hassle of the airport check-in, you also have a car in resort if you want to travel to other resorts.

23rd October 2012

Here are some savings on ski holidays of up to £190 per person based on 4 sharing, with other added extras such as 2for1 on lift passes or free wine. So if you fancy a romantic Christmas ski package in Austria or celebrate the first week of 2013 with a ski deal to magical Lapland read on....

23rd October 2012

The newest attraction for the Pitztal ski area is the stunning new Wildspitze cable car, which opened last week and replaces Austria’s highest ski lift, the Pitz Panorama gondola. The 8-person cable car, has heated seats, and will take you up more than 2km in under 6 minutes to an altitude of  3340m to the Hinterer Brunnenkogel.

22nd October 2012

If the green credentials of your ski holiday are becoming very important to you then the Paradiski area can let you indulge without the guilt. They have been working very hard to give their resorts renewable energy and here is the latest news from

Now 100% of its energy is renewable it's even easier to keep carbon costs when visiting Paradiski by taking the train and staying in an eco-lodge.  Here’s how.


17th October 2012

Worried about transfers to resort if you are travelling by train? here is the answer to your prayers. Those lovely people at Three Valleys Transfer are starting a new shared transfer service that will take you from the station at Moutiers for a set price. So no more haggling with taxis or worrying about being stranded, just book before you go and travel  in the confidence that your driver will be waiting for your train.  Read on for full details from Three Valleys.

12th October 2012

Want to go to the ski shows for free? You are in luck - today we kick off our grand Facebook competition. We have 15 pairs to give away to either the London, Glasgow or Birmingham NEC shows which are all running in the next three weeks. That means that all things snowy - new kit, holiday offers, ski advice, talks, wine tasting, ski demos, loud apres-show music, etc - are soon to assemble under three vast roofs.


10th October 2012

If you want to avoid the airport queues and grab a ski holiday deal why not take your car with you ? Erna Lowe specialise in ski-drive holidays and all prices include Eurotunnel crossings.

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