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Posted by Wendy Hollands 28th April 2014

The ski season here in La Clusaz ended last weekend, and work has already begun for next year’s ski season. Last October, a sign was attached to the lift ticket office at Bossonnet.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 17th March 2014

Snow parks use machinery to sculpt kickers, spines and pipes, but there’s another type of snow sculpture made with shovels and hands only.

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Posted by Vanessa Fisher 17th February 2014

La Clusaz split my skiing life. Heading west from the centre of La Clusaz, up Cret du Merle, down through fresh snow on black Lapiaz, and over to ‘Balme’, I was back to how I skied BC (before children). Skiing off piste as much as possible, and as fast as possible. I headed down the linking pistes to get to the 2477m viewing point at the top of the Col de Balme chair, the spot that a local told us on a chair lift en route has one of the best views of Mont Blanc.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 3rd February 2014

Spending a lot of time in a ski resort leads to getting to know the local shop owners and staff. This can result in free ski and snowboard waxing, complimentary food and drink, and preferential treatment. I managed to blag my way into the snowboard test for professionals, right here in La Clusaz, and then the ski test in Méribel a week later. It was a semi-legitimate blag: I work for the shop every now and again.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 15th January 2014

This ski season has been an odd one. After steady snow in November and early openings all over the European Alps, the weather warmed up. Some more snow has fallen, but not as much as usual. My European friends are used to skiing on fluffy powder with a decent snow depth and on hard-packed, solid snow in busy areas.

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Posted by Liz Woods 12th March 2013

Radio Meuh is a renowned web radio in France and other countries and they are holding their first festival in a marquee in La Clusaz.

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Posted by Liz Woods 25th April 2012

For over 20 years, La Clusaz has been celebrating the end of the season with a two day festival, the ‘Defi Foly’, at Lake Confins in Lake Annecy Ski Resorts region. This weekend, 28th and 29th April, over 150 crazy competitors will try and cross the 180m lake on all manner of sliding objects, from skis, to snowboards to monoskis,  all trying to beat the 155m record set in 2010.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 2nd April 2012

April is here. That means the last month of snow in most European ski resorts. Seasonaires everywhere are panicking as they try to cram in more mountain time, BBQs and partying before it all ends. The warm April weather arrived weeks early, causing rivers of melted snow on the lower slopes. With the memory of the 2011 season ending prematurely still fresh in all our minds, the talk here in March was “what if there’s no more snow?” Thankfully, 2012 has been nothing like 2011.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 7th February 2012

Back in 2002, I was drawn to being a ski bum after working long days in London. An apartment in Brides-les-Bains near Méribel was offered to me so I flew to Geneva, then took four poorly-connected slow trains, requiring stair climbs at each interchange. The taxi ride from the station involved the driver asking “Où travaillez-vous?” (“Where do you work?”), which I thought had something to do with travel. I smiled and shrugged and said “No parlez” based on one of my mum’s Paul Young album titles.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 11th March 2011

Taking a drag lift up a gentle blue run over in the Merdassier area of La Clusaz, the last thing I expected to see was a series of tipis, including this one, pictured, alongside the drag lift. It’s a toilet — a tipipi. This is a French play on words, as French kids say they need to do a ‘pipi’ when they need to pee.


11th November 2013

Here are a couple of good deals for discounted ski holiday apartments in France. With discounts of 25% and 10% off the price of accommodation you can bag yourself a bargain holiday, you just need to find your flights/travel out there. If you want information about flights from UK airports check out our SkiFlightWizard and if you are thinking of driving to the Alps we have our Top Ten Tips to help you.


7th November 2013

The winter is definitely on it's way across most of the main ski areas, so let's hope the 2013/14 season is as good as the last one. Here is the latest J2Ski Snow Report for the eeek ending November 9th, 2013


7th November 2013

Ski Indpendence are offering some fabulous deals and offers for skiing in Whistler for this coming season.  Whistler Blackcomb is a wonderful place to ski and many who have tried go back time and time again. It may be a bit more of a trek for us Brits than a quick hop across to the Alps but you are sure to be extremely well compensated. These offers need to be booked by 15th November 2013 so get your skates on and bag yourself a bargain.


7th November 2013

It is argued by many that driving to the Alps is a much 'greener' alternative so if you fancy giving it a go check out these great deals from Erna Low. All these deals include Eurotunnel crossing with a free Flexiplus upgrade.


7th November 2013

Les3Chalets are a new company for 2013/14 season, launched by brothers Steve and Phil who founded Snowskool. They are offering some great deals here for their chalets, all in and around the beautiful Meribel village.


7th November 2013

The ski slope has been dismantled and the resorts are all packed up and gone home... the London Ski and Snowboard show is all over for another year. As always, the 2013 event was a great long weekend packed full of snow-related fun.


5th November 2013

Here are some great ski holiday deals on offer for early season in the Alps and including flights with BA from Heathrow. Featured here are a ski in ski out in Avoriaz and fabulous skiing in family friendly Les Gets. For other deals and special offers visit their websites as highlighted below.


5th November 2013

Christmas is less than 2 months away... the shopping days are counting down so we think it isn't too early for this mention. This is not the cheapest 2 nights away you may have but your little ones will love you forever if you take them to meet Santa in his home in Lapland!


5th November 2013

If you are planning to book all the elements of your ski holiday yourself then Ski Apartments might be able to help you with accommodation. Here are a few deals for skiing in February and March 2014 in France. if you are planning on driving to the Alps then read our Top Ten Tips first for some helpful information. Please note these deals must be booked by 15th December 2013.


5th November 2013

Skiing with the family can be a real treat, just make sure that you are well prepared and have your childcare arranged before you go. Read our handy tips on skiing with children to ensure you all have a good holiday. There is a great ski holiday deal here from Esprit Ski to the wonderful family friendly resort of La Rosiere. Also there is a great pre-Christmas ski holiday deal to the fabulously chic resort of Courchevel in France.

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