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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!

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Posted by Liz Woods 20th January 2010

La Plagne tourist board have sent a list and details of their top tips for eating in style in La Plagne this season.
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19th November 2013

Here are a few more late ski holidays for departure on 15th December. As the snow is already falling across the Alps and a bumper season is again anticipated you can be assured to get a good amount of skiing in before the festive season. So if you are looking for the ultimate present for the kids then how about a week ski holiday?


19th November 2013

If you are fed up with spending post Christmas picking over the turkey carcass and watching 'Escape to Victory' again on the telly, why not whisk the family off for a great ski break. The deals here are all from Ski Weekends and all start on Boxing Day. This year with Christmas falling on a Wednesday the weekend will start onThursday so a Boxing Day trip is ideal. What better way to round off the festive season, and what better way to work off all those festive party food and booze.


19th November 2013

The ski season is so near now you can almost smell it! The snow is already falling across many ski regions and the promise of another good ski season is tantalizing. The upshot of all this good news is that ski holidays are being snapped up so you many need to get a move on if you want to bag yourself a bargain. Here are a selection from some of the top UK Tour Operators, all ith December departure dates.


19th November 2013

If you are an intermediate or above level of skier and fancy improving your technical and speed aspects of your skiing then Ski Fest could be for you. It is a week-long event from 22-29 March 2014 and along with being a great time to socialise with like minded people, you get to improve your skiing and learning new skills, pushing yourself to your limits and mainly having fun conquering the mountain.


19th November 2013

Every year each ski resort around the globe put together great fun events, new services or offers to attract customers. Here are a few snippets of news from new transfer services to World Cup skiing information.


19th November 2013

As ski holiday deals go we reckon this one is a bit of a winner. Located in the heart of Meribel the Chalet Les Matines is a ski in ski out chalet and is available for just £595 pp for a pre-Christmas ski week. The price includes flights, transfers andfull board accommodation for the week 7 - 14th December 2013.


19th November 2013

The Christmas holidays are a great time for a ski holiday and fabulous for a family ski trip - guaranteed white Christmas and skiing as well... what's not to love?  With snow already falling across the Alps the hopes of another great season are high. Pierre & Vacances still have some holidays left for the Christmas holidays in some of the most popular ski resorts in France.


15th November 2013

If you fancy a free ski holiday to either Meribel or Val d'Isere just enter this competition from Element Ski Travel. Simples.....


15th November 2013

There has been plenty of snow falling in the last week and now the sun is out to show it off in all its' glory. Here is a round-up of the snowfall around the globe, courtesy of J2ski.com. There are a number of resorts opening early for the 2013/14 ski season.


14th November 2013

It’s that time of year again (and we’re not talking about Christmas this time), when all the ski gear and holiday companies start launching their winter season competitions. We’ve been seeing quite a few popping up around the web these past couple of weeks, so we thought we’d round them all up for you here. There are all manner of ski holidays to be won, as well as gear vouchers and season passes, so get your email on cut and paste, cross those fingers and throw some salt over your shoulder.

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