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Beth Alexander's picture
Posted by Beth Alexander 14th January 2013

 

Val Thorens Skier It’s a little way off yet, October 25th to the 27th to be precise, but the InTheSnow Live ski show is still worth getting excited about. Brought to you by the dedicated team of ski enthusiasts behind InTheSnow Magazine, the new show is set to be a great addition to the UK’s snow sports show season.

 

Dave Burrows's picture
Posted by Dave Burrows 11th January 2013

It’s been over a month since I blogged, what with friends and family coming to visit, teaching at Christmas and New Year and some training, I’ve not had a moment to sit down and write. This is my first day off skis since the 22 December.

Amie Postings's picture
Posted by Amie Postings 7th January 2013

The mountain they call ‘Nyon’, with its pyramid shape, is iconically Morzine. While the other hills all roll into one giant Alp, Nyon stands tall and proud. This might be my forth winter in Morzine but I’ve only skied on Nyon a couple of times, using its links into Les Gets to conveniently avoid the queues on the Pleney. But it’s only in the last couple of weeks that I’ve made a few very nice discoveries.

Emily Mayne's picture
Posted by Emily Mayne 7th January 2013

Review of the Folie Douce? Well sure Maddog, it would be my honour. Having done my first season at a fresh age in Val d’Isere, La Folie Douce holds a special place in my heart. The original is ridiculous, hysterical and completely addictive. So having rolled one out to Val Thorens, and this year has seen the opening of our own in Meribel, does the Folie really work as a franchise outside Espace Killy?

Emma Whittaker's picture
Posted by Emma Whittaker 7th January 2013

The resort opened quietly on the 15th December with a huge amount of snow having fallen. The village already has 1.5m of snow, while at the top of the resort, the Fort lift has just over 2.5m. The La Thuile side is faring well on the snow front too, with around 2m of snow having fallen almost universally across the Italian side. And it keeps on falling! The international connection didn’t open until the 19th, due to heavy snow fall, however, it was worth the wait to be in the first handful of people to cross the border this season.

John Barr's picture
Posted by John Barr 4th January 2013

We enjoyed fantastic skiing at the end of last year with great snow and empty slopes – then the holidaymakers arrived. I had forgotten how busy the slopes become at peak times. While it is great to see so many people enjoying the skiing in Austria – it did come as a bit of a shock to have to share my pistes with other people. So I slowed down and spent more time chilling out in mountain huts than normal – all in the cause of doing research for Mad Dog Ski.

John Barr's picture
Posted by John Barr 27th December 2012

The Christmas holidaymakers are starting to arrive, you can hear more and more high German, English and Dutch spoken in local bars and shops.

Amie Postings's picture
Posted by Amie Postings 27th December 2012

It seems strange being so close to Christmas, yet the resort hasn’t officially opened yet. There is partial opening of the Pleney and the links into Les Gets this week but conditions are generally better in Avoriaz at the moment.

There’s been a massive influx of seasonaires this week, which makes the resort a lot more lively indeed! The local bars have responded with a load of new après events, live music sessions and happy hour drinks discounts, more news on those to follow!

John Barr's picture
Posted by John Barr 17th December 2012

I was supposed to be playing in a bridge tournament in Schladming this weekend, but unfortunately my partner had to call off at the last moment. My wife and I decided to spend Saturday night in Schladming anyway as it’s one of our favourite place in the Austrian Alps.

Hannah Engelkamp's picture
Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 12th December 2012

There is something really extra-specially fantastic about skiing in early December. It's a celebration of winter just when your instincts are to hide under a duvet, drink red wine on a school day (or all of them), eat mostly pies and wear mostly woollens. Going skiing before the shortest day says, "Come on then, winter! Bring it on!"


7th January 2014

The snow is great once again this season and there are a few great ski holiday deals to be had. Here are a range of discounts and money off deals from Canada and Europe... enjoy.


6th January 2014

If it a spot of luxury you are looking for then you need look no further than the lovely people at Le Chardon. Their chalets and service are second to none. For those of you keen to bag a deal there are a few on offer for the coming season in some of their best chalets.


2nd January 2014

With Christmas behind us we all need cheering up - especially with this awful weather. Those lovely people at Erna Low have sent through these great deals with 45% and 40% discount off accommodation price. All the deals include ski drive Eurotunnel crossing and are self-catering holidays. Read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps to pick up some hints to help the trip run smoothly.


2nd January 2014

Here is the first ski snow report for 2014, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 4th January 2014. The snow is continuing to fall and conditions look good for a promising season ahead.


2nd January 2014

If the effects of all those mince pies and Christmas cake have got too much then a late ski holiday deal might just be what the doctor ordered. Flexiski have a selection of deals for January 2014 to tempt you...


22nd December 2013

Here is the latest snow report, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 21st December 21st 2013. The snow hasn't been very abundant but those who are in resorts that are high enough have enjoyed some great blue sky days for skiing. See the blog from John Barr based in Kitzbuhel, Austria.


18th December 2013

At last, a girlie ski weekend to rival any lads ski trip. Flexiski are offering packages to St Anton during their 'Ladies First! Feel-good weeks'  from £550 pp. All guests will receive a free book of vouchers from the Tourist Office. Read on for more information...


17th December 2013

If all the Christmas festivities are getting too much you may want to be looking ahead to January. Here are a couple of great ski holiday deals whic are a fraction of their original price and are guaranteed to blow away the festive cobwebs.


16th December 2013

Here are a selection of ski deals and other offers such as free lift passes from some of our top tour operators here in the UK. There are varying departure dates and resorts/countries to choose from.


16th December 2013

The Winter Olympics will take place in Sochi, Russia from 7th to 23rd February 2014. After the magnificent success of our own London Olympics the legacy of Olympic events has come under scrutiny. Here are a range of ski holidays from Ski Safaris to a selection of ex-Winter Olympic venues around the globe. Why not try one out for yourself and then Russia 2015?

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