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Posted by Matt Lumb 26th March 2015

I’m a fan of a well-deserved day off during a week of skiing. There’s a lie-in to be had, raclette and tartiflette to eat and bière and vin chaud to gulp down (soft drinks are available too). But if you did want to do something more constructive than that, what have you got? 

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Posted by Tim Wilson 19th April 2012

As the ski season draws to a close we expect sunny days and slushy snow. This year that came and went and now it's back to winter conditions. Tuesday was the only day this week where the weather was supposed to clear. Alarms were set and at 9am, a peek outside was met with dense fog. I was all but ready to go back to sleep when a friend called with promises of blue skies in the forecast for later on.

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Posted by Ski holiday stories 12th March 2012

Becky went off to La Plagne with lots of her old ski season buddies and here is her blog of the trip - they obviously had a great time and maybe a few little drinkies on the way...

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Posted by Liz Woods 19th January 2012

Brand new pool and SPA complex just opened in Montchavin-les Coches, La Plagne

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 27th April 2011

Tim Wilson mugshotIf you've got a late season ski trip planned you might find yourself in for an early season summer holiday instead. But, as blogger Tim Wilson points out, that could be rather nice!


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Posted by Tim Wilson 30th March 2011

Shortly after local prodigy Kevin Rolland won the halfpipe world cup in la Plagne, the resort made the unsentimental decision to destroy the pipe to make use of the snow elsewhere. The photo shows the bit where they've added some to maintain the route to the medical centre in Bellecote!


It's the end of March and despite a bit of fresh snow at altitude, the warm temperatures quickly see off any prospects of much more than spring skiing. I shouldn't complain though... at least la Plagne has a glacier and a good amount of high altitude terrain.

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Posted by Kate Whittaker 15th November 2010

It's offers like this one from Paradiski that make us think seriously about dropping the usual extended family affair and heading for the hills!

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Posted by Ski holiday stories 22nd March 2010

There are Igloos in La Plagne!

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Posted by Ski holiday stories 1st March 2010

The weather forecast was for 8cm! It started snowing late Thursday night and continued all day Friday. On Saturday morning we found 45cm of snow on our balcony after being woken by very loud avalanche control explosions making the windows rattle but the sky was blue and the sun was shining.

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Posted by Ski holiday stories 17th February 2010

After a ‘scratchy’ start to the season the snow finally arrived, about 30 cm had fallen over a couple of days in early January so when we woke to a lovely sunny, very cold, alpine sparkly day we took the opportunity to go out early and find some first tracks. We headed for the Le Z drag and on to the Verdons Nord lift for the Bozelet Ridge, as we arrived at the top we popped out of the shadow and into the sunshine immediately warming us and were welcomed by the stunning views over towards the Vanoise National Park and Courchevel!

7th January 2014

The snow is great once again this season and there are a few great ski holiday deals to be had. Here are a range of discounts and money off deals from Canada and Europe... enjoy.

6th January 2014

If it a spot of luxury you are looking for then you need look no further than the lovely people at Le Chardon. Their chalets and service are second to none. For those of you keen to bag a deal there are a few on offer for the coming season in some of their best chalets.

2nd January 2014

With Christmas behind us we all need cheering up - especially with this awful weather. Those lovely people at Erna Low have sent through these great deals with 45% and 40% discount off accommodation price. All the deals include ski drive Eurotunnel crossing and are self-catering holidays. Read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps to pick up some hints to help the trip run smoothly.

2nd January 2014

Here is the first ski snow report for 2014, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 4th January 2014. The snow is continuing to fall and conditions look good for a promising season ahead.

2nd January 2014

If the effects of all those mince pies and Christmas cake have got too much then a late ski holiday deal might just be what the doctor ordered. Flexiski have a selection of deals for January 2014 to tempt you...

22nd December 2013

Here is the latest snow report, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 21st December 21st 2013. The snow hasn't been very abundant but those who are in resorts that are high enough have enjoyed some great blue sky days for skiing. See the blog from John Barr based in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

18th December 2013

At last, a girlie ski weekend to rival any lads ski trip. Flexiski are offering packages to St Anton during their 'Ladies First! Feel-good weeks'  from £550 pp. All guests will receive a free book of vouchers from the Tourist Office. Read on for more information...

17th December 2013

If all the Christmas festivities are getting too much you may want to be looking ahead to January. Here are a couple of great ski holiday deals whic are a fraction of their original price and are guaranteed to blow away the festive cobwebs.

16th December 2013

Here are a selection of ski deals and other offers such as free lift passes from some of our top tour operators here in the UK. There are varying departure dates and resorts/countries to choose from.

16th December 2013

The Winter Olympics will take place in Sochi, Russia from 7th to 23rd February 2014. After the magnificent success of our own London Olympics the legacy of Olympic events has come under scrutiny. Here are a range of ski holidays from Ski Safaris to a selection of ex-Winter Olympic venues around the globe. Why not try one out for yourself and then Russia 2015?

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