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Posted by Arnie Wilson 17th April 2015

Talk about a chip off the old block! Reece Bell, the 13-year-old daughter of Britain’s former World Cup and Olympic skier Martin and his American wife Laura, came sixth in the girls’ slalom at the La Scara Children’s International Race in Les Arcs on April 10 – considered one of the world’s top children’s races.

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Posted by Vanessa Fisher 18th March 2015

After a short hike uphill and along a 500m traverse to the left, we stepped over the small snowy pass and looked towards an open plateau. We were greeted with views over to the Bec du Bosson hut - a breath-taking panoramic with the Zinalrothorn, Weisshorn, Dent Blanche and even (in the far distance) Mont Blanc peaks all in view. 

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Posted by Alf Alderson 18th March 2015

Do you like skiing groomers (pisted runs)? And do you want your pistes to be of the highest quality? If so, there’s one place you have to visit – Beaver Creek in Colorado.

The grooming here is smoother than Des O’Connor, the sun shines all day (if it isn’t snowing) and they even spray the pistes with a light top-up from the snow cannon after the snowcat has done its job, just to make it that bit more special.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 1st March 2015

Do you remember the first time you skied? Was it daunting? Exciting? Fun? What about the people you went skiing with? Did you feel like you were holding them up? Worried you’d lose them in the crowd? If you’re due to go skiing with a first-timer, there are lots of ways you can help them transition from being an absolute beginner to a confident learner. Here are some ideas.

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Posted by Rob Freeman 1st March 2015

It was a still, crisp, bluebird day of cloudless skies. The snow on the steep, intimidating off-piste route down to Zurs from the top of the Valluga above St Anton am Arlberg looked benign, even inviting.

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Posted by Matt Lumb 16th February 2015

Last season I put together a list of useful apps for the slopes and so this season, to avoid any accusations of trying something new, I thought I’d do the same.

Liftopia 

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Posted by Arnie Wilson 30th January 2015

Skiing is believing! Somehow I’d never had a chance to try the ski areas in the High Tatras. Or the Low Tatras for that matter (both are part of the Carpathian Mountains) which offer all kinds of skiing permutations in Slovakia and Poland.  Strangely, perhaps, the best resort I visited – Jasna-Chopok – is in the Low Tatras. Don't be put off by the 'Low '! It was unquestionably the best and biggest of the three resorts I skied in the region, even though the other two are in the so called High Tatras.

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Posted by Alf Alderson 27th January 2015

Pretty much everywhere you look around these parts a ski lift of some sort will catch your eye. I guess it would be nice if it were possible to pursue our skiing obsession without this rather intrusive form of uphill transport, but for downhill skiers ski lifts are, like Simon Cowell, a regrettably unavoidable constituent of modern life, so my view is let’s learn to appreciate them (ski lifts, that is, not Simon Cowell).

Purists will argue, of course, that we could all skin up the mountains and earn our turns, but the reality is that this is just never going to happen.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 16th January 2015

Winter means colder weather. No matter how many layers you wear, sometimes, it’s hard to stay warm, especially during the first few cold months of the ski season. Rather than hide indoors from the cold, here are five tips to keep the cold at bay so you can enjoy your time skiing.

1. Swing your arms

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Posted by Beth Alexander 16th January 2015

So, the MadDogSki survey results are in! We’ve been through the lot, counted them meticulously, and drawn up (well… downloaded) the graphs. Here they are, along with a few of our favourite answers.

 

Skiers vs. snowboarders


15th April 2015

Skiweeekends.com has departures until the 20th April. Click here


8th April 2015

Just £850 for six full days with mountain guides and instructors covering as much of the 10,000 hectares of off piste. An excellent opportunity for late season skiing!


8th April 2015

'EOS' (End of Season) £312 for the week commencing 12 April to Val d'Isere.

Esprit Ski is offering the enviably located Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie set in the legendary Espace Killy ski area for just £312pp (was £649pp.)


8th April 2015

Now in its sixteenth year the Verbier High Five by Carlsberg gives winter sports enthusiasts the opportunity to compete against professional athletes across several disciplines. 


1st April 2015

There has been 50cm of new snow reported this week in Val Thorens and 30cm in Val D'Isere which is great news for skiers heading away for Easter and the last weeks of the season.


1st April 2015

The Family Ski Company, the market leader in skiing for families, are offering a discount for the last week of their season. For the week commencing 11 April, properties in Ardent (Portes du Soleil), Reberty Village (Three Valleys) and Les Coches (Paradiski) willl be £299 per adult and £199 per child. The catered chalets, designed and operated with the family in mind, are reduced from £619 adult, and £519 per child. 


1st April 2015

The ski season is far from over and some ski resorts are open until mid-May...but the conditions are great now! Skiweekends.com has some great April ski deals on offer starting at just £239 per person.

Browse all the latest offers and deals here…

Last minute by coach, Saturday 4 Apri|, 6 days skiing in Brides les Bains (Meribel) £249 


31st March 2015

The Skiplex slopes based in Chiswick, Reading and Basingstoke will be running childrens Easter activity camps from the 7-17 April. Kids aged 6-12 are welcomed. The day lasts from 9-3pm and is crammed full of skiing, snowboarding, sledging, art and crafts, games and races. Prices start from £40 for the day with late pick up options and discounts for multiple days. For more information click here.


31st March 2015

Val d’Isère reported 30cm of snow yesterday and more is still to come this week so an end of season ski trip should be high on the agenda of any winter sports fan – and Ski Total have just the deal.....

 


31st March 2015

To see off the 2015 season in style, the Jungfrau is inviting all freestyle lovers to join them in the White Elements snowpark, Grindelwald to make the most of the end of season sunshine.

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