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Your Free Ski Fitness Plan…

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So you have you ski holiday planned and now you play the waiting game… Looking on Instagram and Facebook at all the uploaded snow photos and keeping up to date on Twitter with the recent snow fall…but have you thought about your ski fitness? Ski Fitness  Now, you might mentally feel ready but is your body ready for multiple days of shredding the slopes? Do you really want to be the person everyone waits for day after day, or do you want to be the Duracell Bunny of … Continue reading

Meribel… What Is All The Fuss About?

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Why Méribel is viewed as one of the best ski resorts in the Alps? You’ve definitely heard of Méribel. It is a renowned resort in the ski industry and French Alps in particular. Brits flock to this resort each year – but why? What’s all the fuss about in Méribel? Let me tell you… 600 kilometres of Skiing! The 3 Valleys is the ski area consisting of Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens. These three major resorts – both in size and in popularity – combine to create … Continue reading

Courchevel – The Hidden Truth

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Courchevel is known for its lavish and upper-class lifestyle, sipping champagne and knocking back oysters on the slopes. I mean yes, this still happens but there is more to Courchevel than meets the eye and here I will explain the hidden truths. BUT FIRST! Have you seen the recent snow in Courchevel?! On Friday 11th November, skiers and snowboarders were out on the slopes of Courchevel, enjoying the fresh powder from last week. Our Overseas Manager was in Courchevel last week and explained: “it was more like … Continue reading

40cm Snow Storm Hits The Alps!

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The photo above was taken over the weekend from one of our team members overlooking the Hotel Portetta and the Belvedere piste. Heavy snow has hit the Alps and more is expected from today until next week! Up to 30cm of snow coated the Alps, especially in Avoriaz and Val Thorens. However, the winning resorts goes to St Anton, who got up to 40cm at the top! As you can see from a collection of Webcam shots below, the snow is covering nearly all resorts across the Alps. Freezing point was as … Continue reading

Need A (Ski) Lift?

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Ten’s of millions of Euros have been spent on improving ski lifts across Europe for the 2016/17 ski season. In this blog, I will present to you the new lifts in Austrian, French and Swiss Resorts. Let’s start with the biggest development which will change skiing in St Anton forever! St Anton, Austria Four new lifts in the Arlberg – built at a cost of €45 million  – will create the biggest lift-linked ski area in Austria and one of the biggest in the Alps. You … Continue reading

Warren Smith – Ski Biomechanics

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We have been in partnership with Warren Smith for many years now, where we combine our Verbier Catered Chalets with their incredible Academy Course.  Last night (24th October 2016) I was invited to attend the Warren Smith Ski Technique Lab Workshop at the Ellis Brigham Store in Covent Garden (It is MASSIVE in there if you haven’t been before!) Warren Smith. In the workshop, it was broken down into three key areas to help improve your ski technique and prevent injury. These areas are: Correct Ski Leg Flex Pattern Skier … Continue reading

Keen For Tignes

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If you are looking for a snow sure resort, with lots of entertainment and it caters for all levels of skier and snowboarder, then Tignes is the one for you! Why Be Keen For Tignes? Tignes’ altitude means its snow is almost always in good condition too: especially up on the Grande Motte glacier, where the cover will stay soft and wintry in all but the steamiest spring thaw. As a result, it’s one of the best resorts in the Alps for an Easter skiing … Continue reading

We All Have That One Friend

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We have all seen a handful of these people on the slopes, so where do your friends fit in? Here are 21 classic people you will see on the mountains. friend   1. The friend who ‘THINKS’ goggle marks are cool 2. The snowboarder who scrapes all the snow away 3. The skier who only has snowboarder friends 4. The friend who only gets hand-me-downs 5.The friend who prats around in lessons 6. That friend who can’t use T bar lifts 7. The friend who only cares about powder 8. The friend who … Continue reading

British Airways Partners With Powder White

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We are delighted to announce that British Airways has chosen Powder White as their exclusive ski holiday partner.   This season, Powder White are proud to announce their exclusive ski partnership with British Airways Holidays. This partnership will offer a range of more than 500 three to five star hotels, apartments and chalets across 75 well-known ski resorts. To celebrate the launch, Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson and James Dunmore swapped Sloane Square for a snow globe in a ski inspired photo shoot at London Heathrow. Kitted … Continue reading

The Mountains Are Calling, But First…

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Who else is getting this call? If so, you want to be ready to answer it the best way possible. So here are some events to help you get ready to answer the mountains. mountains Chel*Ski, UK Yes, it is exactly what is says on the tin. Skiing in Chelsea. Chel-ski is just off the King’s Road, offers two remote-controlled treadmill-like slopes that rotate uphill and claims it can teach beginners skiing basics far more quickly than on snow. I was lucky enough to get a exclusive invitation to go … Continue reading