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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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30th September 2013

Christmas is a magical time to be skiing but if you want to make sure you the get the dates and resort of your choice then you need to be organised now. Here is a great deal for a two centre holiday to Austria - a night in Innsbruck to enjoy the atmosphere of the Christmas markets and then 7 nights in Obergurgl. Just perfect to get you in the mood for the festive season, and even stock up on Christmas pressies at the same time.


27th September 2013

Neilson have announced their Ski Extra Sale. There are some great money off ski holidays from £25 to £75 and other deals. You need to be quick though and book your holiday with them before the 2nd October 2013 - great way to spend this weekend !


26th September 2013

Erna Low are the specialists in self drive ski holidays and the following offers are available for booking until 31st October 2013. See our tips for driving to the Alps if you haven't tried it before, you just might like it!


26th September 2013

If you are booking your flights and accommodation separately then an apartment is always worth looking at. Great if you are on a budget as well or travelling in a group.
All offers are for accommodation only and do not include any travel.


26th September 2013

It may only be September but Christmas will be on us soon. If you are considering a pre-Christmas jaunt or a fabulous family Christmas in the snow then check out these deals from Ski Total and Esprit.


25th September 2013

With the ski season only a few months away there are some good early deals available. Here is a great selection from Ski Solutions, including Canada with savings of up to £205pp and a family friendly deal to Val d'Isere. Flights are from either London or Manchester.  If you have something else in mind just call their knowledgeable and friendly team on 020 7471 7749 or go to their website for more information on these deals and other resorts they cover. Some of these deals do have time limitations on them.


23rd September 2013

The stunning ski resort of Livigno are tempting skiers to their resort with offers of free lift passes. We all love a freebee and for this one all you need to do is stay at least 4 nights in a hotel, or 7 nights in an apartment. The timing is restricted to the beginning or the end of the season, so to qualify you need to book from 1st -20th December 2013 and from 5th April - 1st May 2014.


20th September 2013

Skiing at Christmas is especially magical and here is a great deal from Ski Meribel. Prices start from £325 per person which is based on 4 people sharing a self catering apartment in Meribel, week commencing 21st December 2013. Your sleeper coach travel is included and you can take all the presents you like - there's no charge!

For more information visit SkiMeribel or call the team on 020 8668 8223

 

 


18th September 2013

Now is the time to bag yourself an early booking discount and here is a great selection of deals from Ski Solutions. There are some good savings on trips across Europe as well as Canada - increasing in popularity amongst British skiers. Here's to a great season folks!

 


17th September 2013

We think this is a brilliant idea - special holidays aimed at singles who want to learn to ski. Friendship Travel are launching this product for this coming season and it is sure to be a hit. This holiday is based in Les Deux Alpes and everthing is included from transfers to lift passes. Check them out and if you know anybody who wants to learn but is wary of joining a large group being the only non skier this could be right up their street.

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