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Posted by Nora Mulcahy 24th March 2014

After a few early March powder dumps, it appears that spring has finally sprung. And seeing as March equates to St Paddy’s day it is nice to find myself (as usual) very far from home and (as usual) the only Irish person in town. A cheesy Paddy’s day picture for my mam is now de-rigour seeing as she has made the outstanding effort to post me Paddy’s Day paraphernalia from Dublin to <<insert country of interest>> for over 10 years now. Thanks Mam.

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Posted by Nora Mulcahy 24th February 2014

I’m coming to learn that the snow here is as reliable as rain in Ireland. But after having my fair share of inconsistent ski seasons in terms of snow quality/volume, it is only natural that I develop a moderate amount of anxiety when the snow forecast for Niseko reads “0cm” for a string of days in a row. And yet, it always comes. Like a few days ago when all of a sudden the wind changed and the sun morphed back into the blotted out ball that we are so used to seeing down here.

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Posted by Nora Mulcahy 10th February 2014

I am becoming a little bit of a powder snob these days after spending  just over 5 weeks skiing in one of the powdery-ist places on earth. After my recent visit to Moiwa, a small resort near Hirafu I am struggling to settle for days that don’t guarentee fresh - or almost fresh - powder turns. Fortunately in Niseko there is pretty much unlimited backcountry, slackcountry or side country with relatively little hiking compared to Europe.

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Posted by Nora Mulcahy 19th January 2014

I am going through an identity crisis.

For years I have been shunned by skiers in the swiss Alps for being a snowboarder. “Make too much noise”, “Causing avalanches” (yes, really) and most offensively, “wearing baggy trousers” were all comments I heard daily whilst living in Verbier. So, I decided to learn skiing when a couple of friends of mine were one man down to compete in the Patrouilles Des Glaciers 2012 ski touring competition.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 26th February 2010

Getting to Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, is always going to be a faff. Of course, if you have time, a faff is exactly what you want. It's while faffing that you meet people and see all the weird signs, bits of tat, delicious and suspicious food - essentially stumble around in the detail - of another country. Why do people travel if not to make life harder for themselves? More difficult, more rewarding, more surprising.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 12th February 2010

There’s no denying it’s a very long way away, and it’s taken two days, plus some vigorous jetlag, to get to this point, but the first faceful of their famous champagne powder blows that all away

17th December 2014

Celebrate 2015 with a family ski trip

17th December 2014

Ski Val Thorens with a 10% discount in January

17th December 2014

Escape the January blues and head to the Alps for a snow-sure ski holiday. Powder White is offering great value deals on early January ski holidays with chalets in some of Europe’s top high-altitude resorts now available from just £349 per person per week.


3rd January: Chalet Hermine, Courchevel 1850

Now just £1299pp (was £3999pp) – saving £2700pp

17th December 2014

20% off skiing in Norway with Ski Safari

Trysil was recently voted "Best Ski Resort in Norway" for a second year running at the annual World Ski Awards and over the last few days has received a promising 20cm of snowfall. Located two hours north of Oslo, the majority of the accommodation options present ski-in ski-out convenience, the ski school is right on the doorstep and the mountains offer effortless blues and flattering reds on wide open slopes.

10th December 2014

Snow is in the air and powder on the brain! The recent snow storm that hit California laid the foundations for excellent skiing conditions in the Golden State! The top of Mammoth Mountain is now open and has a base up to 22 inches andtop to bottom skiing and riding. Fresh from the recent flurry, Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe has a total of 24 inches, whilst Mount Rose has been hammered with snow during the last week and has had over 3 feet of snow.

10th December 2014

Savings of up to £3500 per chalet...

3rd December 2014

Peak Retreats advise UK skiers to take advantage of Easter week, 28 March 2015, because…

27th November 2014

As December looms large thoughts are surely turning to grabbing a great ski holiday deal. Here are some to tempt you - from an adventure to Antartica and fine dining experience in Val d'Isere with VIP ski there is a lot on offer. Make sure you are signed up to our Newsletter so you get our Ski Deals Newsletters throughout the season.

20th November 2014

We’ve just heard about this very tempting long weekend in the Italian Dolomites, launching this December 12th – 15th. Combine full days of guided skiing with evenings of gourmet cuisine and wine tasting.

Ski in the Dolomites

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