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Posted by Tim Wilson 14th March 2012

I managed to get a rare photo of the artist at work this Sunday on the lake above Arc 2000. You can see his snow shoes but you might not get a good impression of how quickly he is moving which is about at jogging pace.

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Posted by John Barr 13th March 2012

The last two weekends have offered alternating periods of blue skies, fresh snow, sun and steady drizzle . I’ve skied into mist before now, but never what look like angry, churning cumulous clouds. In Kitzbühel on Friday the sun was shining above 1,200 metres, but dense cloud made skiing down to valley level uninviting in the morning.

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Posted by Emma Whittaker 12th March 2012

One of the more unusual things about La Rosiere is the link it has with the Italian town of La Thuile. There is history to be told between the two, the Franco-Italian border has changed many times over the years, with the Fort on the edge of La Rosiere a reminder of the turmoil the region has obviously faced. This is also shown by the fact that La Thuile is a French name but the locals all speak Italian.

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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 Ski holiday deals 9th March 2012

If you are heading to Chamonix next week and could do with great tips or sessions to improve your technique then look no further than Evolution 2. They have adapted sessions to meet demand and have some great offers for sessions next week for varying levels and times:

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Posted by Tim Wilson 6th March 2012

This last week has been unusually mild in the French Alps. The sudden warming has created some dangerous conditions on sunny slopes and as a result there have been several significant avalanches (including one which destroyed a chair lift in St. Francois Longchamps). Have a look at Henrys Avalanche Talk - HAT for links to the videos of said avalanche and lots of useful safety information.

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Posted by Amie Postings 5th March 2012

Locally the Morzine Avoriaz Penguins ice hockey team are a big deal. People flock from miles around to watch their biggest games at the Palais du Sport in the centre of Morzine (AKA The Skoda Arena). This year the Penguins have made it to the ‘play-offs’ – the top 5 teams in the French national league go through to a championship competition and at the moment they are doing very well indeed!

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Posted by John Barr 5th March 2012

The changeable weather of last week has given way to spring; we’ve had blue skies for several days. As long as it was cold overnight the snow stayed in good condition until late in the day. However, it was 10 degree in the mountains by mid-morning on Saturday, and the firm, perfectly prepared pistes above Söll in the Ski Welt were becoming lumpy.

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Posted by Kitrina H 2nd March 2012

Being laid -up with an injury, I thought I'd share my knowledge on how to recover from one, quickly and well.

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Posted by Skiinfo.com 1st March 2012

Here is the latest snowfall information for worldwide snowfall, from Skiinfo.com. Looks like great dumps for Norther America and lovely sunny weather in the Alps. Good news for everybody getting a ski holiday in before the Easter rush. Take care though, wherever you go Avalanches are a risk at the moment...


4th February 2013

If you fancy a bit more than just skiing why not go to a resort with special events on ?  Here are details of a comedy tour hitting Verbier and carnival time in Livigno.


4th February 2013

Crystal Ski have a great last minute deal, a week in Tignes, practically half price - you'll have to get your skates on though, it deaprts on 9th February 2013...

 


29th January 2013

Please see below for some brand new Ski Apartments special offers in the ever popular resort of Val Thorens.
All offers are for accommodation only and do not include any travel. If you want to book flights check out our SkiFlightWizard


15th January 2013

Erna Low specialise in ski drive holidays - all packages include a Eurotunnel crossing for your car and passengers and accommodation. So, if you want to avoid the airport queues and take as much luggage as your car and carry then go ahead, grab a bargain and fire up the Quatro (sorry if you didn't watch Life on Mars!).


11th January 2013

This week’s headlines for a round up of snow conditions in ski resorts around the world:

    Alaskan resort reports 1.45m (4.5 feet) of new snow in past 7 days.
    4 of 5 Scottish ski areas closed by warm weather.
    Up to 60cm of new snow in Austria.
    Californian resort snow depths near 5m.


9th January 2013

Please see below for some of our latest Ski Apartments offers for the Easter week commencing 30th March 2013. All offers are for accommodation only and do not include any travel. For flights why not check out our SkiFlightWizard to check who flies where and when.

 


8th January 2013

The Italian resort of Livigno has been voted the Best European Resort 2012 by the recent World Snow Awards. There was a panel of 22 judges from the ski and snowboard world including Olympians Martin and Graham Bell, Ski Sunday presenter Ed Leigh among them.


3rd January 2013

Working a season in a ski resort is getting more popular with people of all ages and ski ability so here is a great opportunity to learn to teach. Head down to New Zealand during our summer and spend their winter on the slopes and learn to be a ski instructor.


19th December 2012

If you have you want to travel independently from a tour operator and just need a great deal on accommodation then Ski Apartments have some here. It does exactly what it says on the tin - just apartments - self-catered accommodation, no flights or transfers. If you need any help with your travel arrangements why not have a look at our handy FlightWizard to see where you can fly from and to.


18th December 2012

As another year beckons, thoughts turn to the familiar ritual of half-heartedly drawing up New Year’s resolutions. Make 2013 the year to travel and make resolutions you actually want to keep by shaping your travel plans to inspire you to succeed. Kick-start your most adventurous year yet with a skiing holiday to Switzerland and follow Ski Safari’s top five tips to help keep your New Year Resolutions on track.

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