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Posted by Anonymous 11th February 2015

Choosing a suitable resort as a beginner skier can be a difficult decision. We asked ski holiday experts Alpine Elements which French ski resorts they would recommend for beginners. Here’s their take on some of the best resorts in the French Alps with facilities suitable for first-time skiers and snowboarders.

Alpe d'Huez

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Posted by Beth Alexander 9th September 2013

The Go Ski Go Board campaign from Snowsport England (supported by the Tirol Tourist Board) is kicking off this month, and last week I had the chance to go to the launch event at Hemel Snow Centre, both to find out what it’s all about and to have a go at snowboarding. It was Thursday September 5th – most likely the last hot day of the year, if you remember?

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Posted by Beth Alexander 25th March 2013

After much anticipation we arrived in Austria and were greeted by snowy Alps and a stand-up shot of the potent local schnapps at our Mayrhofen chalet. Everything was as it should be. Now to sort out our ski rental.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 15th March 2013

Having spent all my holidays thus far in sunny climes, my packing list has usually been pretty straightforward - but I have no idea what to pack for my first ever ski trip.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 26th February 2013

With my first ever ski holiday approaching fast, the time had come to start researching some cheap flights to Europe. I’ve always been under the impression that if you want a good flight deal, then you go straight to the easyJet, Monarch and Ryanair websites, and do a labour intensive search through all of London’s airports, on all three websites.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 20th February 2013

After years of seeing my friends heading off on ski trips to Europe (I’ve always preferred the idea of a beach to learning to ski on a freezing cold mountain top), I’ve finally decided to give it a go and join the MadDogSki team on a late season ski holiday.

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Posted by Gareth Edmundson 3rd January 2012

Learning to ski as an adult can be very daunting, so get a head start with these ten ski tips for beginners, straight from a brand new ski convert. Before I start though, what’s written below is not meant to replace someone teaching you. Think of these tips to supplement your fabulous friend or instructor.

15th April 2015 has departures until the 20th April. Click here

8th April 2015

Just £850 for six full days with mountain guides and instructors covering as much of the 10,000 hectares of off piste. An excellent opportunity for late season skiing!

8th April 2015

'EOS' (End of Season) £312 for the week commencing 12 April to Val d'Isere.

Esprit Ski is offering the enviably located Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie set in the legendary Espace Killy ski area for just £312pp (was £649pp.)

8th April 2015

Now in its sixteenth year the Verbier High Five by Carlsberg gives winter sports enthusiasts the opportunity to compete against professional athletes across several disciplines. 

1st April 2015

There has been 50cm of new snow reported this week in Val Thorens and 30cm in Val D'Isere which is great news for skiers heading away for Easter and the last weeks of the season.

1st April 2015

The Family Ski Company, the market leader in skiing for families, are offering a discount for the last week of their season. For the week commencing 11 April, properties in Ardent (Portes du Soleil), Reberty Village (Three Valleys) and Les Coches (Paradiski) willl be £299 per adult and £199 per child. The catered chalets, designed and operated with the family in mind, are reduced from £619 adult, and £519 per child. 

1st April 2015

The ski season is far from over and some ski resorts are open until mid-May...but the conditions are great now! has some great April ski deals on offer starting at just £239 per person.

Browse all the latest offers and deals here…

Last minute by coach, Saturday 4 Apri|, 6 days skiing in Brides les Bains (Meribel) £249 

31st March 2015

The Skiplex slopes based in Chiswick, Reading and Basingstoke will be running childrens Easter activity camps from the 7-17 April. Kids aged 6-12 are welcomed. The day lasts from 9-3pm and is crammed full of skiing, snowboarding, sledging, art and crafts, games and races. Prices start from £40 for the day with late pick up options and discounts for multiple days. For more information click here.

31st March 2015

Val d’Isère reported 30cm of snow yesterday and more is still to come this week so an end of season ski trip should be high on the agenda of any winter sports fan – and Ski Total have just the deal.....


31st March 2015

To see off the 2015 season in style, the Jungfrau is inviting all freestyle lovers to join them in the White Elements snowpark, Grindelwald to make the most of the end of season sunshine.

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