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  • Win a trixski

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    WIN A trixski SKI CARRIER

    – ONE FOR YOU AND ONE FOR A FRIEND

    We’ve got 10 of the revolutionary new ski carriers to give away

    Take the hassle out of carrying your skis and poles with a trixski ski carrier read more

  • WIN A PAIR OF GOGGLES FOR YOU AND A FRIEND

    Readers of the Skier & Snowboarder are being offered a chance to win a pair of Panda Optic Goggles for themselves and a friend.

    We have two pairs to giveaway and all you have to do to enter is recommend a friend who would benefit from receiving a free subscription to the Skier & Snowboarder magazine. read more

  • Skiing with Eddie

    I’ve been busy during the summer and luckily for me I spent quite a bit of it on skis at indoor centres such as Chill Factore in Manchester and the Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead.

    At Hemel I joined TV presenter and former ski racer Graham Bell and snowboarder Aimee Fuller helping to get kids onto skis and snowboards during the National Schools Snowsport Week. read more

  • Pippa Middleton kicks off 5,560 mile challenge

    THERE are loads of prizes on offer for skiers and snowboarders who take part in a #Ski2Paralymics challenge launched by Pippa Middleton, patron of Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), to help raise funds for the charity. read more

  • LATEST CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OFFERS

    ZENITH HOLIDAYS/VARIOUS: For families or couples looking to spend Christmas or New Year on the slopes, Zenith Holidays has a choice of getaways in France.
    For families, a week from 23 December at Chalet Clautre at Montgenevre in the Southern Alps is now priced at £2,500, saving £500.  This price is for two adults and two children (aged under 12 years) and includes return flights from Stansted or Gatwick, transfers and chalet board accommodation (breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner with wine) in two adjacent en suite rooms.
    For couples, a week from 30 December at Chalet Refuge in the old town of Villeneuve in Serre Chevalier – one of the biggest ski areas in France covering  410 acres of pistes at altitudes of between 1200 and 2800 metres – now costs from £645 per person ( saving £120).  This twin share price includes return flights from Gatwick, transfers and chalet board accommodation (breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner with wine). read more

  • Is there a future for ski and snowboard shows?

    I had some good fun at the Chill Factore in Manchester when they invited me to take part in the snow centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations in November.

    10 out of 10 at Chill Factore

    I joined up with all the instructors and we formed ourselves into a ‘10’ formation to ski down the slope. I don’t know if they were trying to tell me something, but I was part of the ‘zero’! read more

  • Chalet companies join forces in Saint Martin de Belleville

    Saint Martin de Belleville is described as ‘the gateway to The Three Vallées’ in France. Despite this somewhat grandiose title it remains a charmingly sleepy town, steeped in tradition and oozing authenticity. As a consequence, Saint Martin has become a popular destination for those wanting to experience The Three Vallées in a more tranquil manner, away from the hubbub of neighbouring Val Thorens. read more

  • Ski Independence unveils new ‘private’ collection of chalets

    Ski Independence has unveiled five new chalets which will form part of their new ‘Private Collection’ this winter.

    The chalets can be found in some of the most coveted resorts in France including Val d’Isère, Courchevel, Méribel and La Clusaz. If it takes more than an exclusive setting to seal the deal then perhaps you may be tempted by the outdoor hot tubs, home cinemas and massage rooms available in most of the chalets. In addition to this, a delightful range of bespoke add-ons is also available. These include a private chef, butler service, chauffeur, yoga instruction, grocery delivery and the list goes on! read more

  • Head chef at Lech hotel receives Austria’s most prestigious gourmet award

    Five-star hotel Severin’s Alpine Retreat in Lech Am Arlberg Austria will be top of the list for ‘foodies’ this winter after the head Chef, Stephan Kriegelstein was awarded the Gault&Millau award in October this year. read more

  • Largest ski room in Courchevel – claims Les Neiges hotel

    After a successful first year last season, Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges is vying to become one of Courchevel’s most sought after locations by building on its tradition of surpassing all expectations as a luxury retreat. The hotel boasts a unique collection of bars restaurants and spa facilities. All encased in a delightfully traditional yet modern chalet style building, which boasts views over the valley below. read more

  • 6 reasons to head to Aspen this winter.

    Aspen, Colorado. A mountainous playground for skiers and one of the USA’s most prestigious ski resorts. So what better way to experience it than in one of the towns Luxury hotels? One such hotel, The Little Nell, is unveiling some impressive new assets for the coming 2017/18 winter and here is why you should visit… read more

  • Luxury redefined in Val d’Isere – and don’t forget the race car track!

    If you are searching for the ultimate chalet experience this winter then look no further than Chalet Marco Polo in Val d’Isere. Chalet Marco Polo is the embodiment of pure luxury and it is doubtful that you have ever seen anything quite like it! read more

  • Looking to escape the crowds ? How about a helicopter ride to lunch on a glacier?

    Based in the beautiful Swiss chocolate box town of Verbier, Ski Verbier Exclusive has an impressive portfolio of up to 17 luxury Chalets. In many of these chalets, guests can enjoy a team of dedicated staff including a professional chef, swimming pools, spa facilities and a 24 hour driver service. read more

  • Get fit before you fly!

    Tips for skiers and snowboarders from the Winter Sports Company

    Whether you’re a one-week-a-year skier or spend the entire season enjoying fresh white powder, it will benefit your technique to get fit before you hit the slopes. read more

  • Patagonia

    Patagonia has updated its PowSlayer Jacket (£600) this season with a more minimalist design and GORE-TEX PRO fabric featuring a fully recycled nylon face. This has made it more lightweight and packable. The fully featured shell delivers a high level of durable waterproof/breathable and windproof protection. read more

  • Protest

    The Protest Remain comes in red checker lumberjack style. The jacket comes in a relaxed ergonomic preshaped fit and a longer length. The Remain is a member of the Geotech 10K series and withstands 10K mm of water pressure, safeguarding a waterproof finish. The removable hood boasts a thermoknit collar. The Remain features critically taped seams, and a regular waist gaiter, all ensuring your preparation for the slopes. The lift pass holder and headphone access increase ease. read more

  • Chalky’s charitable Himalayan challenge

    Veteran British ski instructor Chalky White has been invited to the Himalayas to help underprivileged children share the thrill of skiing – and he needs the help of others who’d like to mix their passion for snowsports with a spot of heartfelt philanthropy. You can find out how to donate by reading the story below or go to: read more

  • What’s new in Austria 2017/18

    ZELL AN SEE-KAPRUN: The refurbishment of Zell am See’s Areitbahn ropeway, which now includes free wifi, will help bring skiers and snowboarders to the Schmittenhöhe even faster thanks to a 50% increase in passenger capacity. read more

  • Everything big in America… especially in Park City and Deer Valley

    There were some amazing ski properties on show when NEIL ENGLISH visited the Utah resorts of Deer Valley and Park City, which now claims to be the biggest ski area in America. But one well-heeled owner of a slopeside mansion is now having to eat a slice of humble pie… read more