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Disability Snowsport UK Receives $68000 Crystal Ski Holidays

A ‘thank you’ from DSUK to Crystal Ski Holidays Thank you to all Crystal Ski Holidays customers and employees for making our charity Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) partnership such an incredible success. You’ve raised a truly staggering £68,000 during the last year and in the last seven years since our partnership began, you’ve raised well over £320,000. As a small national charity with a huge remit, funding like this is

Ski and Snowboard Show London returns to its traditional half-term slot

The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show is back in Battersea Park in London for it’s second year, after it’s successful move away from Earl Court in 2015. This year it takes place during the October school holidays and has a strong theme that should attract ski families in particular. The event runs from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 October at Battersea Evolution. Ticket prices are down on last year, and

The Ski Club of Great Britain Consumer Ski Report 2016

The Ski Club of Great Britain, the UK’s largest snowsports membership organisation, has released findings from their annual consumer research report. The report, which is now in its fourth year, offers insight into the habits, intentions and attitudes of people who participate in snowsports, both here in the UK and abroad. It also offers some understanding of the state of the market and the likelihood for growth or decline in

Rivington Alpine Opened a New Store on 15 October 2016

Rivington Alpine, the specialist ski boot and winter sports retailer based in the North West of England, is opening a brand new store this month. Previously housed in an industrial unit, the new larger store is located in a historic building, formally a Methodist Church, in the village of Adlington near Chorley – accessed within minutes off junction 6 of the M61 Motorway. The new store will continue to provide

Elevation Alps Launch a New Luxury Self Catering Chalet Company in Morzine, France

A new travel operation has been launched in Morzine that caters for the luxury end of the market with a selection of chalets in prime locations. Elevation Alps offers a selection of high-end properties that sleep between 6 and 12 people with spacious accommodation – all chalets have either 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms and are kitted out with the very best interiors and facilities, including hot tubs, saunas, Bose

Alpine French School's List of Essential Phrases For your Ski Holiday in France

The British love skiing and snowboarding in France – it’s the number one destination for British winter sports holidays, mainly due to the variety of slopes, choice of resorts and proximity to the UK. But, getting a grip on the language can prove tricky, so Helen Watts from Alpine French School, based in the ski resort of Morzine, has come up with their essential (and some perhaps not so essential)

Action Outdoors Launch 64 New Ski Courses for the 2016/17 Winter Season

Action Outdoors are launching 64 brand new ski courses into the program for the 2016-17 winter ski season, extending the total amount available to well over 400 – 422 to be exact. This number of different courses and holidays, ranging from instruction for complete beginners to off-piste guiding and ski touring for experts, is the most comprehensive ski and snowboard holiday program available in the UK. Not only is the

Snowresort relaunches

The European languages are members of the same family. Their separate existence is a myth. For science, music, sport, etc, Europe uses the same vocabulary. The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation and their most common words. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators. To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more

Ski Resorts in Norway still open

Despite how late in the season it is for dedicated skiers Norway is still getting regular snowfall with some having had 20cm in the last 24hrs.  So as a result the ski season is still going strong in this part of the world. In truth though apart for a handfull of resorts most finish in the next week to 10 days, while a few until the first week of May. 

Austrian Ski Resorts Open 9 April 2016

Heres a quick update of ski resorts still open for business on the 9th April 2016.  Currently there are 57 Austrian resorts open with most of many of them expecting to stay open for another week. Any of them have no snow left in the valleys, but most have at least 75% of their runs still open and it would seem offering a reasonable quality of snow, at least in