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Posted by Alf Alderson 8th December 2014

With so much great ski gear around it’s not always easy to decide what is the best Christmas gift for the skier in your life. Here are a few choice options to suit all budgets.

Anon M2 Magna Tech ski goggles £190

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Posted by Beth Alexander 10th December 2013

December 25th is looming large, and we all know that the ‘Christmas present situation’ must be tackled soon. With that in mind, we’ve put together our best list of ski related stocking fillers. We’ve taken the words ‘reasonably priced’ and ‘useful’ as our mantra this year. Very practical, we know, but the thinking is that you’ll have more cash left over for that all-important ski holiday.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 14th November 2013

Well, we all know that we can’t rely on the British weather to deliver us a white Christmas, so the best way to be sure of snow is to book a pre-Christmas ski holiday. It’s a great time of year to visit the mountains, not only is there snow, but there are also Christmas markets, spiced vin chaud and all that warm and fuzzy festive spirit to revel in. Here are our top five places where you can make skiing your early Christmas present to yourself.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 16th November 2011

What could be better than skiing for Christmas? No sticky sofa lethargy, no inlaw-based dilemmas; get a catered chalet and you don't even have to think about the washing up! And what could feel more festive than a twinkly white world outside, just waiting for you to tear it up with abandon?

Read on for three clever Christmas ideas (plus three pre-Christmas ideas too, in case you really can't wait!)...

 


25th February 2015

There’s only two months left of the ski season but there’s still some great skiing to be had. Head to the Alps for the best deals, here guests can save up to £550 per person in Europe’s top resorts, including Val d’Isere, Meribel, St Anton and Courchevel, with Powder White’s late deals for March.

14th March: Chalet Hermine, Courchevel 1850

Now just £749pp (was £1299) – saving £550pp


24th February 2015

Self-drive in Flaine – save 35%

Erna Low is currently offering 7 nights staying at Les Terrasses de Veret, Flaine on a self-catered basis, including return Eurotunnel with free Flexiplus upgrade for £137 (pp/based on five sharing). The residence boasts easy access to the slopes, an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Starting 28th March 2015 for one week. Book before 5th March 2015! (subject to availability).


24th February 2015

The Easter holidays are a great time to get a final snow fix while basking in the spring sunshine. Pierre & Vacances are currently offering 20% savings on the 4 star Premium residence Les Crets in Meribel. This residence, nestled at the heart of Meribel showcases the Savoie region's architectural traditions. The interior design, with its warm welcoming colours reflects its authentic mountain spirit. At 1750m the views of the mountains and the lake are beautiful and at this height there is still plenty of snow around so guests can ski in and out from the doorstep. 


24th February 2015

The food lover’s ultimate ski holiday – now with 35% off selected weeks in March.

No need to choose between a gastronomic break and a ski holiday when booking with Powder N Shine. Each chalet’s chef has recent experience in the kitchens of a Michelin starred restaurant, including the renowned Petrus in London’s Belgravia – so imaginative cuisine and excellent wines are guaranteed.


24th February 2015

Whether you need day care whilst you hit the slopes, or just an extra hand getting the kids from pyjamas to piste, reliable childcare is an absolute must in resort. Not only does VIP Ski offer fantastic childcare, but when families book their ski holidays this year they are offering free childcare in several resorts on certain dates.


11th February 2015

Ski Total is offering the Chalet Ibex in the popular resort of Flaine for just £519 (was £789) for a week departing 15 March. Flaine is known as the gateway to the Grand Massif ski area with its 265km of pistes and the Chalet Ibex is a modern contemporary chalet ideal for groups of friends. The price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, transfers, free Wi-Fi and seven nights catered accommodation including buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and a 4 course evening meal with complimentary wine.


11th February 2015

20% off accommodation in Japan


11th February 2015

Esprit Ski is offering a stay in the idyllic village of Gressoney, Italy, right in the heart of the Monterosa ski area, for just £374pp. The Chalet Hotel Valverde provides an excellent location adjacent to the main ski lift and only 4 minutes' walk to the village centre.


11th February 2015

La Cimes des Arcs – Save 20% on accommodation- departs 21 March


4th February 2015

It is a proven scientific fact that you get a ‘happiness boost’ from planning and anticipating a holiday. Happiness also leads to greater productivity in the work place, thus benefiting employers as well as employees – everyone’s a winner!

Once more, past studies into happiness levels suggest that people may well get more out of several small trips a year, rather than one big break. 

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