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Unusual Destinations for your next Ski Holiday

When thinking of skiing holidays, France, Italy and Austria are some of the countries that immediately hit our mind. And, of course, this trio has garnered unbeatable repute in the skiing hall of fame and become one of the most popular ski destinations across Europe, if not the world, thanks to its awe-inspiring landscapes, famous resorts, amiable locals, and a wide array of both on pistes and off pistes skiing.

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Where to Go for Apres Ski in Meribel

One of the top ski holiday destinations in the French Alps has got to be The Three Valleys. Known locally as Les Trois Vallees it is without doubt one of the biggest and most exclusive ski areas in the world. Simply calling it a ski resort would not be right because it is in fact a combination of 8 ski resorts all linked with fast ski lifts to create a super ski domain.

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7 Reasons Why Alpe d’Huez Should Be Your Next Ski Destination

If you haven’t been to Alpe d’Huez (ADH) before then there is an awful lot to read and digest in order to fully appreciate why ADH is a MUST-GO ski resort. Winner of the ‘Best Ski Resort in Europe 2017’ Award but it could easily win it most years and there are plenty of reasons to back this up.

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Top resorts for an off piste skiing holiday

Are you looking for the best off-piste skiing in the world? Want to sample the real back country or enjoy the ultimate vertical drop? We have picked some of our favourite off piste ski resorts from Europe and North America. If you are planning your next ski holiday and want to try some extreme free riding we recommend you try the resorts below.

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Best Apres Ski Bars and Nightclubs in St Anton am Arlberg

Skiing holidays aren’t all about the best pistes and the most luxurious ski chalets. Even if you like to tear it up on the slopes all day there is always time after the lifts close to head out and explore the local bars and nightclubs. So, if you are in St. Anton, you should not miss an opportunity to enjoy live DJ music, exotic cocktails, party clubs and lots lots more.

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Ski Holidays in Europe - you should try Val d'Isere ski resort

It’s not often that I get to cross the Atlantic to indulge in my love of skiing so when my wife and I finally arranged the time (and the funds) for an European ski holiday I had my heart set on picking one of the best resorts in the Alps. Nestled in the magnificent French Alps, Val d'Isere is truly one of the most incredible skiing destinations on the planet. I regularly ski the big American and Canadian resorts so believe me when I tell you that Val d’Isere can easily match the best of North American powder and pistes.

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Skiing in France – where should you holiday next?

Ok so we all know it has been a slow start to the 2015 ski season in Europe. The warm and dry conditions made slopes look a little too green in some Alpine resorts over Christmas and New Year. But winter always arrives and early January has seen some big dumps across the main French resorts. So if you haven’t yet booked your next ski holiday don't worry as there is still 3 months of skiing in most resorts.

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Heavy snow fall across the Alps

It looks like winter has finally arrived in the Alps. Up to 70cm of snow has fallen in 24 hours and while the snow is more than welcome it has caused travel problems across the region.

The worst of the travel chaos is in France and Switzerland where it snowed very heavily on Saturday. The snow storm is now moving eastwards across Austria although it is gradually loosing strength.

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Crazy off piste run - you have to watch this

With the season just barely kicking off we already have one of the most amazing ski videos of the year. Watch Cody Townsend straight line the couloir know as The Crack in Tordillo Mountains in Alaska.

The chute is so narrow it is hard to believe that someone can actually fit through the gap, not to mind doing it while skiing at over 70 km/h. This is one ride you definitely don't want to mess up.

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Solden to get the 007 treatment

With the launch this week of Spectre, the latest James Bond film, is seems like the charming secret service agent is getting back on skis. Earlier this week director Sam Mendes revealed that the latest film will be produced in Pinewood Studios and shot on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco. Mr Bond will tackle the snow once again, this time in Solden and also in Obertilliach and Lake Altausse in Austria.

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