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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 Liz Woods 13th March 2012

The Tirol ski region have experienced some of the best snow conditions for years, with the higher resorts such as Obergurgl, St Anton and Ischgl not closing until the end of April. There are still some bargain trips on offer if you can squeeze in a cheeky last week skiing. The snow may be a little challenging but the sun will be sure to be shining and that has to be a treat for anyone.

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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...


27th September 2013

Neilson have announced their Ski Extra Sale. There are some great money off ski holidays from £25 to £75 and other deals. You need to be quick though and book your holiday with them before the 2nd October 2013 - great way to spend this weekend !


26th September 2013

Erna Low are the specialists in self drive ski holidays and the following offers are available for booking until 31st October 2013. See our tips for driving to the Alps if you haven't tried it before, you just might like it!


26th September 2013

If you are booking your flights and accommodation separately then an apartment is always worth looking at. Great if you are on a budget as well or travelling in a group.
All offers are for accommodation only and do not include any travel.


26th September 2013

It may only be September but Christmas will be on us soon. If you are considering a pre-Christmas jaunt or a fabulous family Christmas in the snow then check out these deals from Ski Total and Esprit.


25th September 2013

With the ski season only a few months away there are some good early deals available. Here is a great selection from Ski Solutions, including Canada with savings of up to £205pp and a family friendly deal to Val d'Isere. Flights are from either London or Manchester.  If you have something else in mind just call their knowledgeable and friendly team on 020 7471 7749 or go to their website for more information on these deals and other resorts they cover. Some of these deals do have time limitations on them.


23rd September 2013

The stunning ski resort of Livigno are tempting skiers to their resort with offers of free lift passes. We all love a freebee and for this one all you need to do is stay at least 4 nights in a hotel, or 7 nights in an apartment. The timing is restricted to the beginning or the end of the season, so to qualify you need to book from 1st -20th December 2013 and from 5th April - 1st May 2014.


20th September 2013

Skiing at Christmas is especially magical and here is a great deal from Ski Meribel. Prices start from £325 per person which is based on 4 people sharing a self catering apartment in Meribel, week commencing 21st December 2013. Your sleeper coach travel is included and you can take all the presents you like - there's no charge!

For more information visit SkiMeribel or call the team on 020 8668 8223

 

 


18th September 2013

Now is the time to bag yourself an early booking discount and here is a great selection of deals from Ski Solutions. There are some good savings on trips across Europe as well as Canada - increasing in popularity amongst British skiers. Here's to a great season folks!

 


17th September 2013

We think this is a brilliant idea - special holidays aimed at singles who want to learn to ski. Friendship Travel are launching this product for this coming season and it is sure to be a hit. This holiday is based in Les Deux Alpes and everthing is included from transfers to lift passes. Check them out and if you know anybody who wants to learn but is wary of joining a large group being the only non skier this could be right up their street.


17th September 2013

It's that time of year again.. the tour operators are desparate for you to book your ski holiday and are dangling many a carrot. Here are a few to whet your whistle, with some good discounts for early booking and January skiing in France, Switzerland, Austria and Canada.

 

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