Oct
21

It is snowing in the Alps

The expected storm has arrived with a staggering 1m forecast in the parts of the north-eastern Alps. It is too early to make much difference to the coming winter, but it will look good.

Head Teacher takes term-time holiday next winter

Jenny Winder from Elstow School in Bedfordshire is reported to be taking a holiday in the Carribean next January. She is entitled to but some parents are angry.

The buzz continues

Last weekend there were 100s of people trying snowsports for the first time. They were at special events taking place at the artificial slopes and snow centres here in England.

Svindal out for the season

The double World Cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal has torn his Achilles tendon while playing football. The Norwegian was due to compete in the first race of the season this weekend.

PlanetSKI tests new avalanche airbag

The Black Diamond JetForce is the first avalanche airbag to inflate without the use of canisters. There is currently only one model in the UK and we have been taking a first look.


Skiing secrets

It is back; the occasional blog that may or may not have something to do with snowsports. See a glacier plunge caught on camera, while Jenny Jones gets her own radio show.

First resort opens in USA

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado has opened. It was only one run but 2,000 people turned out to start the season. In Europe we have reports from the glacier resorts where the temperatures have warmed up after recent snow.

Becoming a ski instructor in the UK

There has been a sharp growth in the number of people taking their first ski instructor qualifications; not in the Alps, but indoors in the UK. 18-year old, Tashie Cove, reports.

Fancy saving money on ski childcare?

Crystal Ski Holidays is offering half-price creche services at some of its resorts during parts of the winter. It could save you £137.50 per child.


An alternative Swiss ski area
Partner News

Every skier and snowboarder has heard of Zermatt and Verbier. Many are familiar with Davos, Klosters and St Moritz. But what about the linked resorts of Flims and Laax? If you want an alternative Swiss resort then read on...

Easter Family skiing in the Tirol
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Next half term will be busy and much has already sold out. But with an early Easter next year the clever families are looking at an Easter getaway. But is it better to book now or hang on?

Esprit Ski launches 3 new initiatives
Partner News

The family ski specialist is to introduce baby and toddler weeks, extra offerings in certain chalet and holidays to Whistler. Winter is coming!

Fancy a ski holiday near Morzine
Partner News

AliKats Mountain Holidays is offering two new properties in Montriond near Morzine. They offer quick access to the slopes in a quieter setting.

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