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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...


18th February 2013

The ski show is coming back to Manchester. After several years of absence it is being brought back by VOS Media with the launch new event: Ski and Snowboard Show North. The first new show will be held from 25th – 27th October 2013, at EventCity, Manchester.


14th February 2013

Skiing is never going to be the cheapest holiday on earth but it needn’t cost a fortune either. The choice and variety of holidays on offer in the Austrian Tirol means there is something to suit all budgets. This season Austria represents fantastic value for money, from affordable mountain restaurants to competitive lift pass prices. And with amazing snow conditions at the moment, that’s something money can’t buy!


13th February 2013

If you are still looking for a good ski deal then check out these offers from Ski Solutions. There is a short break to Champoluc which is seeing a rise in popularity this year - quiet slopes and great food, what's not to love? - as well as Hotel accommodation in St Anton and Zermatt. Happy skiing everyone.


12th February 2013

Here's a round-up of some great music festivals, film festivals, outdoor art exhibitions, sporting events…there is always something to see or do in Savoie Mont Blanc’s ski resorts.

7-10 March

Black weekend – Chamonix
Black weekend is a cultural event combining visual arts and music with skiing.


8th February 2013

Here is an amazing offer for a half price trip to BC, Canada for the trip for a lifetime. Read on...

Due to a last minute cancellation we have 2 seats available for a 7-day heliski trip with TLH Heliskiing in British Columbia.


7th February 2013

Flexiski have alerted us to this great deal for the Easter holidays. So if it is a bit of luxury ski in/ski out you are looking for then you have come to the right place. This is one of our favourite hotels and we can't recommend it enough - for the luxury of course.


6th February 2013

Please see below some of the latest special offers from Erna Low - the ski drive specialists. There aren't any flights but all ski holidays include Eurotunnel crossings with upgrade. Driving to resort can seem a bit daunting but there are many advantages - take as many pairs of shoes as your boot can handle is pretty high on our list! Check out the MadDogSki driving tips.

 


5th February 2013

Looking for a great ski deal in March ? Those lovely guys at Ski Solutions have sent us these offers, from a mountain lodge in Banff to a weekend skiing in Courmayeur at Easter there should be something to suit. There are savings of up to £500 pp on some of these ski holidays, go on - you know you want to...

 


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...

 

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