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Posted by Liz Woods 25th April 2012

For over 20 years, La Clusaz has been celebrating the end of the season with a two day festival, the ‘Defi Foly’, at Lake Confins in Lake Annecy Ski Resorts region. This weekend, 28th and 29th April, over 150 crazy competitors will try and cross the 180m lake on all manner of sliding objects, from skis, to snowboards to monoskis,  all trying to beat the 155m record set in 2010.

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Posted by Kitrina H 23rd April 2012

Most people think living in Whistler is a 24/7 party. The truth is there can be spells where nothing is going on. Weeks of boredom. Being one of the most expensive places to live it's usually because everyone is broke. For instance there is only one festival in Whistler during the winter however; when it rains it pours.

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Posted by Emma Whittaker 20th April 2012

We are now in our last week of skiing in La Rosiere and it has just not stopped snowing! For the last six days we’ve had fresh powder on the slopes every morning and, surprisingly for this time of year, it’s staying there all day. A few weeks ago and it was another story: The snow was melting, grass was emerging, pistes were closing and people were sunbathing. However, now it’s back to wearing January weather clothing, thermals and all!

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Posted by Tim Wilson 19th April 2012

As the ski season draws to a close we expect sunny days and slushy snow. This year that came and went and now it's back to winter conditions. Tuesday was the only day this week where the weather was supposed to clear. Alarms were set and at 9am, a peek outside was met with dense fog. I was all but ready to go back to sleep when a friend called with promises of blue skies in the forecast for later on.

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Posted by Amie Postings 17th April 2012

Morzine got the shock of its life last week when the Basscamp Music Festival kicked off. Over 500 lovers of electronic music filled the après terraces, underground bars and clubs of Morzine over 5 nights.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 17th April 2012

Ski insurance - totally critical but not the most interesting of subjects. Ski travel insurance company, Hiscox, have made a nice little infographic to liven up the topic, and impart some good geeky ski facts as well as some hints and tips on staying safe on the slopes.

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Posted by Skiinfo.com 16th April 2012

There’s been fresh snow in the Alps over the weekend according to reports on skiinfo.co.uk.

Powder alarms for more than 20cm (eight inches) of new snow in 24 hours were generates by still-open ski areas from north-to-south and east-to-west of Europe’s main ski mountain range – good news for anyone still planning to hit the slopes at one of the several hundred ski areas still open.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 11th April 2012

Here are five of our favourite films from this season, and one of a snowboarding opossum. What even is an opossum? Read on to find out

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Posted by Tim Wilson 11th April 2012

In Les Arcs there is always something to do. When the skiing conditions start to get spring-like and the afternoon slush makes it hard work on the legs there is an answer... The Water Slide!

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Posted by John Barr 10th April 2012

I thought my season’s skiing was over a few weeks ago. As the mild weather continued I spent a weekend playing (badly) in a bridge tournament in Kitzbühel before heading off to London for meetings. Without fresh snow and colder temperatures the Easter visitors were going to have a disappointing time. But Easter Sunday brought a cold snap. Overnight the thermometer dropped to minus 8 and a foot of fresh snow fell on the higher slopes. So on Easter Monday I headed for the highest spot in the local mountains – the Zweitausander lift above Pass Thurn tops out at 2004 m.


19th November 2013

The ski season is so near now you can almost smell it! The snow is already falling across many ski regions and the promise of another good ski season is tantalizing. The upshot of all this good news is that ski holidays are being snapped up so you many need to get a move on if you want to bag yourself a bargain. Here are a selection from some of the top UK Tour Operators, all ith December departure dates.


19th November 2013

If you are an intermediate or above level of skier and fancy improving your technical and speed aspects of your skiing then Ski Fest could be for you. It is a week-long event from 22-29 March 2014 and along with being a great time to socialise with like minded people, you get to improve your skiing and learning new skills, pushing yourself to your limits and mainly having fun conquering the mountain.


19th November 2013

Every year each ski resort around the globe put together great fun events, new services or offers to attract customers. Here are a few snippets of news from new transfer services to World Cup skiing information.


19th November 2013

As ski holiday deals go we reckon this one is a bit of a winner. Located in the heart of Meribel the Chalet Les Matines is a ski in ski out chalet and is available for just £595 pp for a pre-Christmas ski week. The price includes flights, transfers andfull board accommodation for the week 7 - 14th December 2013.


19th November 2013

The Christmas holidays are a great time for a ski holiday and fabulous for a family ski trip - guaranteed white Christmas and skiing as well... what's not to love?  With snow already falling across the Alps the hopes of another great season are high. Pierre & Vacances still have some holidays left for the Christmas holidays in some of the most popular ski resorts in France.


15th November 2013

If you fancy a free ski holiday to either Meribel or Val d'Isere just enter this competition from Element Ski Travel. Simples.....


15th November 2013

There has been plenty of snow falling in the last week and now the sun is out to show it off in all its' glory. Here is a round-up of the snowfall around the globe, courtesy of J2ski.com. There are a number of resorts opening early for the 2013/14 ski season.


14th November 2013

It’s that time of year again (and we’re not talking about Christmas this time), when all the ski gear and holiday companies start launching their winter season competitions. We’ve been seeing quite a few popping up around the web these past couple of weeks, so we thought we’d round them all up for you here. There are all manner of ski holidays to be won, as well as gear vouchers and season passes, so get your email on cut and paste, cross those fingers and throw some salt over your shoulder.


12th November 2013

There are just a few apartments left for New Year from Ski Collection. They are all luxury accommodation and include Eurotunnel crossing for one car and passengers. Read our Top 10 tips for Driving to the Alps if you are considering taking you car across.


12th November 2013

Here are a couple of deals for ski holidays over the Christmas period in the Alps. So if you fancy a guaranteed white Christmas then check them out.

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