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Posted by Tim Wilson 19th March 2012

Since their launch in 1995 the Winter X Games have come to be known as one of the biggest freestyle skiing and snowboarding events on the calendar. Until recently they had never been hosted in Europe, but Tignes is holding them for the 3rd time this year from the 14th to the 16th March.

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Posted by Kate Whittaker 19th March 2012

...a combination of buses, trains and a lift in a friend’s car and I arrived relatively painlessly in La Tania on Christmas eve. You could sense the excitement as everyone was looking forward to skiing on a sunny Christmas day after two weeks of almost continuous snow.

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Posted by Dave Burrows 19th March 2012

It’s been a while since I last blogged, mainly due to how busy it’s been at the ski school during the school holidays.  I’m looking at the list of days worked here in front of me and tomorrow will be my first day off snow for ages and I’ve had 5 days off from teaching since the start of February.

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Posted by Kate Whittaker 19th March 2012

That was what the Tirol tourist office promised us and they were right – three days of amazing snow and sun gave me a much needed mid-season snow fix.

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Posted by Kate Whittaker 19th March 2012

What do you get when you mix jagertee with gluhwein? The answer is WildeKuh - a ‘blow your ski socks off’ warming drink served by Kuhtai mountain restaurant Zum Kaiser Maximilian.

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Posted by Jo Clinch 19th March 2012

So today was my first jumper day of the season, with beautiful blue sky and gorgeous sun making for a lovely day on the pistes, improved only by the sneaky beer at the end of the day! I personally love boarding in a jumper rather than a jacket – you feel so much freer, and I’m sure my snowboarding improves when I shed layers!  There were some holiday makers that took the “shedding layers” one step further however, with one man skiing in shorts, and the other bare-chested (unfortunately I couldn’t get my camera out in time to catch them!) I think I’ll leave it at the jacket!

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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...


30th September 2013

Christmas is a magical time to be skiing but if you want to make sure you the get the dates and resort of your choice then you need to be organised now. Here is a great deal for a two centre holiday to Austria - a night in Innsbruck to enjoy the atmosphere of the Christmas markets and then 7 nights in Obergurgl. Just perfect to get you in the mood for the festive season, and even stock up on Christmas pressies at the same time.


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.

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