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Posted by Arnie Wilson 16th April 2015

Fancy skiing in Iceland – but not sure the slopes justify an entire week? Well how about a weekend? And here’s a really clever way of doing it: go there en route to the Rockies. 

Yes - use this awe inspiring island – not much bigger than Portugal or Hungary - as a stepping stone between Europe and North America, flying with Icelandair. You can spend anything from a couple of days to a whole week, with no extra charge for flights – before pressing on to Canada or the USA!

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Posted by Arnie Wilson 18th March 2015

Not counting our guide (and the pilot of course) there are four of us in the Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil helicopter as it lands high in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.

We are the only heli-skiers in Africa. Less than half an hour ago we were still at our delightfully atmospheric hotel, the Kasbah Agounsane, bathed in mid-March sunshine, surrounded by olive groves, with some hotel guests already soaking up the sun around the generous swimming pool.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 27th November 2014

Chalets, schmalets – conventional buildings are all very well, but for something a little more interesting, here are our top seven most unusual places to stay on a skiing holiday.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 21st February 2013

Ever wondered what it would be like if someone made a glass snowboard? No, nor did we. But now we are! And luckily someone has. It's the guys from Signal Snowboards, who put out a monthly vlog on snowboard construction, called Every Third Thursday.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 23rd January 2013

It's cold outside. New year's resolutions are probably wearing thin. This is no time for dieting - it's time for comfort, eating, and comfort eating. And wine. This dish has it all.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 18th July 2012

The passionate skiers at Ski Solutions had one thing in mind when they saw a gondola erected on home turf - skiing. Despite the obvious lack of July snow, they rallied a bunch of ski buddies, dragged the ski kit back out of the back of the wardrobe and headed off for an outing.

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Posted by Liz Woods 12th February 2011

Well the girls did it - they won...  How wonderful. They won in the Best Visitors Trail category and we are all very very proud of them - especially as they had to endure all those bars, sunshine and skiing!  Hannah will be putting up a post detailing their run when her hangover clears and she can see singularly again... So well done again girls and just love the costumes - and no, I won't be sporting this little number at the Ski Show in October!!
 

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Posted by Liz Woods 12th January 2010

How cool is this - Camera goggles! Shoot video of your runs on the ski slopes with these camera goggles. They have about 2 hours of recording time so should be enough to get your best moves in. 

 


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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