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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.

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.

4th December 2012

With Christmas fast approaching you may be looking to escape the mayhem, or just to get a bit more in the Christmas spirit with a bit of winter wonderland. Here are a few varied trips for pre-Christmas skiing and beyond. From a cheeky weekend in Morzine to a luxury trip watching the Men's Giant Slalom in Val d'Isere. If you have more specific requirements why not fill in our online form, JustAskOnce and we will do the hard work for you.


28th November 2012

Please see below for some of the best Ski Apartments offers for departures in January 2013. These offers are for just accommodation only. If you are looking to fly to your ski destination why not try out our SkiFlightWizard tool to check where you can fly to and from.

28th November 2012

As the season is getting underway in Val d'Isere and Meribel, the snow cannons are working well and the seasonnaires are starting to arrive in resort for training. Those wonderful people at Fish & Pips have put together a few offers for First Tracks and early season skiing.


27th November 2012

With a range of savings from £180 for a ski holiday to Lake Louise in Canada to a free ski pass for Val d'Isere, there are plenty of offers here. If you need more help choosing the resort for your next ski holiday why not try our SkiResortWizard, just put in your requirements and let us do the leg work for you. When you have your selection you can read about each resort and compile a comparison list to whittle it down further.

22nd November 2012

If you are happy to sort out your own travel arrangements then here are some accommodation offers from As you can guess from the name they specialise in apartments for skiers! If you need any help with travel then try out our Flight Wizard to give you some help with locating a flight from your chosen airport.

21st November 2012

Ski Solutions have sent us a selection of their offers and discounts for the coming months. There is money off holidays, free child places, upgrades and lots more so read on and you may just bag yourself a bargain - or at least get your juices flowing.


15th November 2012

Make News Year’s eve 2012 one to remember in La Plagne with all the family and take advantage of FREE child ski pass!  Join the wonderfully icy festive merriment that is Red Pompom Night.

14th November 2012

The ski resort of Whistler in Canada will be opening early, on 17th November. There is a packed day planned with a some great events including the Wonder-Full Gondolas event - gifts for the first 1500 guests! The cool temperatures together with the natural snow and impressive snowmaking facilities means the Whistler resort can open 5 days early. With five lifts running, guests will have the option to upload from either the Whistler Village Gondola or the Creekside Gondola. Blackcomb Mountain will open, as scheduled, on American Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.

14th November 2012

Those lovely people at Ski Solutions are running a fabulous prize draw for the ultimate ski holiday to Canada.

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