Welcome to the Powder White Blog, a one stop shop for everything thats going on in skiing, snowboarding to whats going on in popular Alpine ski resorts in France, Austria & Switzerland. Get the latest news and event info direct from the resorts, view our favourite collection of ski videos and images, find out the latest weather for your destination including our infamous snow report or simply join us as we explore the world of skiing and snowboarding as well as finding the best ski deals & offers on the web.

What Ski Accommodation Is Right For You?

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Over the years, a common questions that kept arising to our sales team was: “What ski accommodation should I go for… what is included?” So here, to get you started, I have created this blog to help you understand what ski accommodation will best suit your needs…or if you are feeling a bit lazy, get in touch with one of our holiday experts and they can do all the hard work for you! Just don’t tell them I said that. Catered Ski Chalets What is it? A catered ski … Continue reading

Reasons To Ski Over New Year

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Thinking of skiing this New Year? I know it might seem an eternity away but it won’t be long until the New Year arrives, so escape the standard home celebrations and enjoy the resort New Year entertainment. Book as early as possible as New Year is very popular and all the best resorts and chalets sell out quickly. Here are the reasons why you will want to enjoy a white New Year on the slopes! New Year’s Eve Celebrations  In each resort, there is always a variety … Continue reading

15% off Christmas & New Year Chalets

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Dreaming of a white Christmas or celebrating the New Year in the Alps? Don’t dream it, live it! We are offering 15% off per person on ANY of the catered chalets in Val d’Isere, Verbier, St Anton, Meribel and Courchevel 1650 and 1850. This special offer ends on the 4th September at 16:00, so SET A REMINDER so you don’t forget… I have to set reminders when booking a restaurant, let alone a ski holiday! You can view all our chalets online and book with one of … Continue reading

5 Reasons To Ski Over Christmas

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I know it might seem an eternity away but it won’t be long until you are rushing around the shops buying presents, thinking about how many to cook for, what size turkey to buy and so on… we have all been there. This is why we are providing you the top 5 reasons to escape all of that and enjoy a white Christmas. Reasons to ski over Christmas… 1. Christmas Offers With plenty of great offers in resorts including a whopping 15% off all catered chalets, … Continue reading

New to Val d’Isère 2016/17

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Val d’Isere is a fantastic resort for piste skiing, back country, nightlife and of course apres ski. So here are some more reason why to go this year! Gondola Upgrade “New gondola for 16-17 is the biggest news in a decade for Val d’Isère” The Solaise gondola is the last phase of the two-year €16 million redevelopment, reaching 2500m at the top. The new gondola will include: 10-person gondola with 91 cabins 7-minute journey making it one of the fastest in the world 40% more capacity Heated seats … Continue reading

Powder Whites Top Ten Interview Tips

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Interview Tips So this time last year I was in your exact position. Looking for a ski season job, looking for a resort, trying to prepare my CV and working out who to work for… and it can be quite daunting. But worry no more! I have the ‘Top Ten Interview Tips’ from my ski season experience and the Powder White Recruitment team to assist you. 1. Research the company The first one from our top interview tips may sound obvious but it is vital that you … Continue reading

Freeski Sessions Vol 2 – Pressure Control

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Continuing with our Ski Skills Series with Warren Smith, the second video instalment explores pressure control which is important when skiing off piste or on fresh powder. Video Highlights Snow is not solid so is sensitive to pressure. On powder, the outside of the skis are loaded with more pressure and can lead to sinking. Moderate the pressure evenly to maintain even height on the surface. Keeping the skis aligned keeps them afloat on the snow. On high speed turns, be aware of pressure control … Continue reading

8 Reasons Why every school leaver should do a Ski Season?

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At Powder White we are just at the peak time for interviewing for Chalet Hosts, Drivers, Maintenance people and Resort Management for the impending 2016/17 ski season. Now embarking on our 14th season, we have employed over a thousand staff, and on reflection, I feel that we have given them more than just a job – but a life enhancing experience that has improved each of these individuals. We often say that we send away girls and boys and women and men return! So I believe … Continue reading

8 Top Chalets for the 2015/16 Ski Season

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The 2015/16 ski season is fast approaching and before we know it The Alps will be knee deep in snow once again. Each week across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages we’ve been showcasing some of our favourite Chalets, all of which are new for the upcoming ski season. The beauty of Powder White ski chalets is that they come fully catered with your very own chalet hosts. This means food and drink is included in the price of your chalet (not to mention delicious). … Continue reading

Freeski Sessions – Introduction

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To kick off our ski skills sessions, Warren Smith introduces you to the 4 chapters in the Freeski technique series. When you feel the urge to go off piste after a dusting of fresh snow, it is important to learn these 4 lessons as changing weather conditions and a lack of skills not only hinders your experience, it can be dangerous too. In this video, Warren Smith introduces us to his 4 lessons including Pressure Control, Posture & Core, Pole Plant and Lateral Control and … Continue reading