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Posted by John Barr 9th November 2012

I hadn’t planned to start skiing until large areas were open this year, but there was a decent snow covering in the Resterhöhe area above Pass Thurn at the far end of the Kitzbühel ski area, and the sun was shining - so it seemed rude not to give it a go. Although only one run was advertised as being open, there were actually two in operation.  One blue and one red, both served by the same lift.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 9th November 2012

A report this week compared lift pass prices in French ski resorts and the results pointed to bigger resorts offering better value for money. RelaxNews used the price of a 6-day pass and the skiable area of each resort, and then worked out the price per kilometre of piste. The results varied from €3.42/km in Super Besse to just 34c/km in Les Portes du Soleil. In the eyes of somebody who wants to ski an entire mountain, Les Portes du Soleil is the winning resort.

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Posted by Amie Postings 7th November 2012

Morzine and the surrounding area has never been short of a good restaurant or bar to keep us entertained, fed and watered during the winter season. But there are some quite exciting new developments on the way for this coming winter season…

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Posted by Liz Woods 22nd October 2012

In an effort to improve my skiing I headed off to the Chill Factore in Manchester. My friend Kathryn had found a deal on Groupon and at £9.50 it was a bargain. After rooting around for half an hour I found all my gear and boots, albeit with mismatched socks, and we headed out.

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Posted by Amie Postings 5th October 2012

October is the month to buy your discounted lift passes for this coming winter season.

Despite masses of investment in the ski lift infrastructure across the Portes du Soleil in recent years, the full area lift pass is still one of the most reasonably priced in Europe. The value for money really is quite amazing… 650km of piste for just €225 per adult for 6 full days.

However, there are loads of new and discounted lift pass options available this season in Morzine – Les Gets and across the entire Portes du Soleil network.

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Posted by Liz Woods 3rd October 2012

This great shot is from the photo of the day from YSE for yesterday, and for anybody who is planning a trip to Val d'Isere this season, this is good news!

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Posted by Dave Burrows 2nd October 2012

Probably the most common question that I get asked during the winter season, be it in my capacity as a ski instructor or sometime transfer driver to the airport is, ‘So, what do you do in summer?’ This is normally the second or third question after the two other guaranteed questions, being ‘What’s the snow like?’ (cold, white, attached to the mountain) and ‘How long will it take to get to Chatel?’ (as long as it takes, depends on whether you want me to drive like I am supposed to or if I can drive like I’ve got a 74 number plate, which you rea

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Posted by Amie Postings 26th September 2012

When construction began on the new high speed, high capacity lift before the end of last season, there was much excitement. However the recent announcement that the new lift will not be ready until February has raised a few eyebrows.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 5th September 2012

Skiing on a budget? There are all sorts of great deals on ski passes, which will help take the sting out of your ski holiday this year. Here's a round-up of the best we've come across.

If you already know which ski resort you are going to, we've got their ski lift pass information right here, which we'll update as the new prices for the ski season 2013 start being published.


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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.

2nd December 2013

For those of you who like to be ultra organised you will be pleased to know that Crystal Ski Holidays have launched their winter programme for 2014/15. They will have holidays to over 130 ski resorts in 13 countries and departures from 23 UK airports, St Pancras and Ashford rails stations as well as numerous ferry points.

2nd December 2013

It's December at last and the snow is falling across the Alps - all hopes are resting on the snowfall continuing for another great season ahead. Peak Retreats and Ski Collection have sent us these great ski holiday deals through with some luxury chalets for Christmas and some self drive holidays there should be something to whet your appetite.

2nd December 2013

December is upon us and now the advent calendars have been cracked Christmas is getting closer. Here are some great ski holiday deals for the holiday period in La Plagne, France. They really push the boat out in La Plagne to celebrate so you are sure to have a Christmas to remember!

27th November 2013

With snow already falling across the Alps there is a lot of excitement for a cracking season in 2013/14. Here are a couple of good deals for a bit of January skiing, with some fabulous savings and some great locations you are sure to kick of 2014 in style.

26th November 2013

Here are some great deals from the ski drive specialists, Erna Low. All these ski holidays include Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexiplus upgrade. There are some booking time restrictions on these though so if you want to make sure you get some of the great snow already falling across the alps, hurry hurry...

26th November 2013

Here are a range of deals from a number of the most popular tour operators. Departures from all major UK regional airports available.

26th November 2013

Ski Collection have a great selection of special ski holiday deals on offer, all with Eurotunnel crossing. The snow is already starting to fall across the Alps and laying a good base layer for what is hoping to be a brilliant 2013/14 season. One of our bloggers sent this report from Val Thorens - a spot of early season skiing, enjoy.

26th November 2013

Peak Retreats are specialists in ski holidays across the Alps. Here are a collection of some of their best deals for next year, some have cut off dates for booking so be quick if one of them takes your fancy. And if you need any encouragement we have reports of fabulous snow falls across the region over the last few days.

19th November 2013

Here's an offer I know a few people who will find hard to resist - a wine tasting and gastronomic dining together with skiing in the Grand Massif ski region. Heaven on earth we reckon! Read on for more details and other interesting events in and around Samoens, and how to book this fabulous deal from the award winning Peak Retreats.

19th November 2013

Fancy treating the family on a great ski holiday for Christmas? Here is a fabulous deal from Chamonix All Year who are offering this package for £1785. Just pack up the pressies and make the getaway for a great Christmas in the snow. 

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