Ski blog

We need more of the white stuff

It has been a slow start to the snow in Europe this season. Despite a reasonable fall of snow in many Alpine areas during November the warm weather has meant that lots of pistes are looking at little too green for this time of year. Some resorts which were due to open this weekend have been forced to cancel due to poor snow cover.

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Ski Holidays 2014-15 - which resort will you choose ?

With the ski holiday booking season starting to ramp up we thought it might be useful to take a look at some of the popular ski resorts across the Alps. France, Austria and Switzerland remain as popular as every this season. So far this year in terms of individual resorts the most enquiries have been for the resorts of Meribel, Chamonix and Val d’Isere in France, Verbier and Zermatt in Switzerland and St Anton in Austria.

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Some ski season photos from our friends at Chamkoria Chalets Borovets

Thanks to Yvonne and the team at Chamkoria Chalets in Borovets for sending us a selection of photos from the very sunny and snowy Borovets ski resort in Bulgaria.

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More ski resorts open across Europe and North America

This weekend saw several more ski resorts open and with plenty of early season snow, there was lots of good skiing to be had across the Alps, Pyrenees and Rockies.

Quite a few of the American resorts have opened for Thanksgiving weekend with fresh powder in Aspen and also across the Canadian ski resorts.

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2013-2014 Ski Season - early opening dates

So you had to wait all summer long but finally winter is here and ski resorts across Europe and North America are opening again. Checkout the schedule for some of the early season ski resorts in Europe.

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More snow across the Alps

The last few days has seen lots more snow arrive in the Alps. With 20-30cm of fresh powder falling since the weekend. France , Switzerland and Austria all received a nice top up as the storm moved from west to east across the alpine regions.

Several of the high altitude resorts are open for skiing with some of the best early season conditions in several years.

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Winter is back in the Alps

Ok so it is not quite winter yet but there have been big falls of snow across the Alps this week which means lots of people are spending the weeked skiing and snowboarding. 60-70 cm has fallen in places with some of the best conditions in Tignes, France. With 20cm of fresh powder falling on Friday the resort has some good early season skiing conditions.

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Morzine Chalets and the Morzine Ski Resort - the perfect family ski holiday

If you love skiing and have never been to Morzine, you are missing out on the experience of a lifetime. I had listed Morzine skiing on my to-do list for the longest time and finally managed to make that long awaited trip with my family. Travelling to Europe for a family ski holiday was a big treat for us and with the express involved we wanted to be sure that we picked the right ski resort.

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Top 10 ski resorts for a great family ski holiday

It seems the ski resorts have realized that attracting families is the master key to their successful survival in the skiing industry. This is the reason why most of them have put in a lot of effort to create an enticing family-friendly environment. Irrespective of what you need such as ideal childcare, ski school, ski kindergarten, or piste-side accommodation; you will need to look for family ski resorts that cater to kids of all ages. So, here are our top 10 family ski resorts to help you chose while planning for your next ski holiday.

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Top 10 Restaurants in Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen is one of the most popular skiing destinations in Austria. After a long day on the slopes you are sure to want to relax and enjoy some good food. Well Mayrhofen won’t disappoint it that respect as it has a fine selection of restaurants and bars. The delicious food, farm fresh products, the soothing atmosphere, warm hospitality, authentic Austrian ambience and spectacular view, makes dining at the restaurants here an experience to remember.

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