European Snow Report:

The weekend saw a decent amount of snow fall which placed a lot of resorts in a great position for opening up their (ski) gates. The weather has also been suitably cold which has meant that the snow that has fallen has stayed and this cold has also facilitated snow making. Courchevel, Tignes and Val D’Isere all saw over 80cm snow fall over the weekend, although Val Thorens boasts the best snowfall in the lower piste out of all the resorts.


The North West Alps certainly saw the best of the snow over the weekend and, with the snow starting up again last night, the second snow storm looks to be hitting in the same area.


Smells like Tignes spirit

The French resorts aren’t the only ones seeing snow however with Engelberg in Switzerland seeing over 15cm of snow (and counting) since last night. The Austrian resorts of Lech and St Anton are also forecast to see snow today and over the next few days.


This latest snow storm is predicted to last until Thursday with an additional snowfall between 20cm – 40cm. Northern French Alps and Western Swiss and Austrian Alps are due to see the best of it.


A series of resorts are looking to open this weekend with Courchevel opening three slopes today. The larger resorts opening this weekend include Andermatt, Verbier, Alpe D’Huez, Val D’Isere and Val Thorens.


To stay up to date with the latest snowfalls, check out our snow forecasts page

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The Top 5 Resorts for Family Ski Holidays

Family Ski Holidays
Selecting the right ski resort to go to with your family can sometimes be more complicated than you anticipated. There are always additional considerations to think of than if you were to go on your own. When choosing a family ski holiday some of the main factors that impact selection would include the overall difficulty of the resort, the reputation of the local ski school and also other activities (not including skiing) for the kids.


Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg in Switzerland definitely ticks one of those boxes. This resort has loads of activities to do around the skiing. The Starterland and Sliding Park offers snowtubing – an activity which is essentially going down a snow chute in a rubber ring – which is great fun for all ages. Igloo Village is a great place to visit or stay. Very much the Ronseal of destinations – it is an igloo orientated with pods for sleeping and larger areas for the restaurant and bar areas. If you have slightly older kids (or, like me, are one yourself) then the snowXpark will offer a great alternative to skiing with the snowmobiles they have.

Snowtubing in Engelberg Ski Resort

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La Plagne, France

A beginner’s paradise, La Plagne is a great place for families skiing together for the first time – especially if there are first-time skiers. It’s an ideal destination courtesy of the nursery slopes and renowned ski instructors. As the family progress there is also a wide array of blue and green runs to graduate on to.
In Colorado Park, La Plagne also offers an epic sledging arena with over 1500m for the family to get their teeth into.
Sledging La Plagne


Courchevel, France

This resort may have a reputation of glitz and glamour but despite this Courchevel has multiple elements to it which make it a feasible destination for families. There is a vast choice of ski and snowboard schools to choose from and for smaller children there are also magnetised waistcoats which keeps them safely on the chairlift.


Aspen Snowmass, Colorado USA

This purpose-built resort is an ideal ski resort for families. Most of the accommodation is ski-in/ski-out which is a blessing to all dads familiar with carry three sets of skis in the morning. Many of the runs offer gentle slopes and they also have a highly regarded ski school which has few competitors. Keen to make skiing fun for all ages there is a kid’s race arena and beginner terrain park – great for children that are maybe more adventurous than their ability.


Avoriaz, France

This resort has always been a popular destination for families due to the great central location of their award winning ski school and nursery. The introduction of Aquariaz, a sub-tropical water park, a few years ago has done nothing but enhance the reputation of Avoriaz as a family ski holiday destination.


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A History of Whistler Blackcomb – 50 years of going beyond!

Ski Whistler, British Columbia

British Columbia has a vast array of great ski areas, but Whistler Blackcomb (North America’s largest ski resort), will be celebrating 50 years in 2016! As Whistler prepares for another season of glorious snow, amazing après events and many satisfied skiers, they are also looking back over the last five decades. The year 1965 saw the mountain’s name officially changed from ‘London’ to ‘Whistler’ Mountain! Then, on January 15, 1966, what originally started as a single Olympic dream, the resort was opened. Boy, how it has evolved… into the largest ski resort in North America!

In 1966, “They said IT WAS A DREAM that would never work”..check out this trailer of what happened over the next 50 years!



Be quick and take advantage of discounted lift passes, ski hire and ski school, a ‘Kids Ski Free offer’ for families, plus free nights, room upgrades and up to 50% off hotel stays…remember, these offers are only available before the early booking deadlines, so BOOK NOW to ensure you don’t miss out!
Skiworld’s North American ski specialists are available, ready to offer advice on your Whistler experience and can customise your ski trip to this incredible region.


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Check out our Whistler Special Offers page where you can find all the very best deals…


Glorious view of Whistler mountain, Whistler, B.C., Canada.

Skiers enjoying Whistler Mountain, Whistler, B.C., Canada.


…just the beginning


While ’50 Years of Going Beyond’ solidifies the resort’s legacy in the past, there’s no denying that the last 50 years is just the beginning. In the 2015 Ski Magazine awards, Whistler deservedly won the award of #1 Overall Ski Resort.
Here are just a few reasons why:

- The largest ski resort in North America with 8,171 acres of skiing
- An average annual snowfall of 11.74 metres (Val d’Isere receives roughly 5.5 metres)
- Over 200 marked trails, 1600 metres of vertical descent, 37 lifts as well as the record-breaking Peak2Peak Gondola
- 17 mountain restaurants with enough variety to suit all tastes, ages and budgets
- 5 snow parks, 1 superpipe and a snow-cross track
- An array of lodging in three base areas; Whistler Village, Blackcomb and Creekside including budget condos, B&B hotels, hotel suites and luxury accommodations including the ONLY 5 diamond rated property in Western Canada; the Four Seasons Resort and Spa
- An abundance of Non-skiing activities: ziplining, tubing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, ice skating, ice climbing, Olympic park tours, Helicopter tours and more…


View of Whistler ski resort, British Columbia, Canda

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Top Five Luxury Chalets In Our ‘Flash Sale’ – Prices From £599pp

The Epic Autumn Flash Sale offers huge savings to fully catered chalets in snow-sure ski resorts in Europe and North America.
Week 2 of our ‘Flash Sale’ is all about getting more for less, with fantastic discounts on our high quality ‘Superior’ and ‘Signature’ chalets – be quick though, this flash sale ends 18th October!

Our Best Chalet Picks From Flash Sale Week 2 – Get More For Less!


Chalet Klosters, La Plagne – From only £599PP – This week only!
This quintessentially ‘alpine’ chalet is only a couple of minutes’ walk to La Plagne 1800 resort centre. Imagine the welcoming crackle of the log burner as you come home after a long day on the slopes. Then sipping a hot chocolate, whilst you survey your snowy kingdom from the wrap-around balcony. Alternatively, enjoy a soothing sauna or a soak in the Jacuzzi for some relaxation. Bedrooms are surprisingly spacious, each with an en-suite shower room and twin beds offering flexible sleeping options for a variety of groups.

Chalet-Klosters-living-room-La-Plagne, France ski chalet holiday

Chalet Klosters, La Plagne, France


Chalet Moosewirt, St. Anton – Save up to £300PP – This week only!
This superb penthouse chalet apartment has picture windows and terrace leading on from the living room, offering glorious mountain views. The chalet also has its own sanarium (a sauna/steam room hybrid), shower and relaxation area in a fantastic wellness suite to help you soothe aching muscles after a long day on the slopes.

Chalet Moosewirt, St. Anton

Chalet Moosewirt, St. Anton, Austria


Chalet Tolima, Val d’Isère – From only £766PP – This week only!
Ideally located on the main street into Val d’Isère, this luxurious ‘Signature’ chalet provides spacious and traditionally decorated accommodation over three floors. With wood panelling, beams and attractive Savoyard furnishings, it also boasts under-floor heating throughout and a sauna. The striking open fireplace is the focal point of the comfortable and welcoming large living/dining room, which also offers access to two large sunny balconies with mountain views. Such a stylish chalet in an unbeatable location is highly sought after.

Chalet Tolima, Val d'Isere, France

Chalet Tolima, Val d’Isère, France


Chalet Sarenne, Alpe d’huez – Save up to £300PP – This week only!
A ‘Signature’ chalet that boasts some seriously sleek interior design and a superb open plan lounge and dining area. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer some great views. Step outside and you’re treated to a wrap-around terrace deck complete with private hot tub. A wood burning stove adds a touch of traditional beside the ultra-modern dining area. The bedrooms offer simple design, clean crisp lines and a modern flair. Make sure you take some time to relax in the wellness area which includes a traditional wood sauna and a steam room. There are few chalets in the Alps quite like the Sarenne.

Chalet Sarenne, Alpe d'Huez, France

Chalet Sarenne, Alpe d’Huez, France


Chalet Alfredo, Tignes – From only £613PP – This week only!
Situated at the foot of the slopes and a mere 50 metres from the pistes, ski convenience really can’t get any better than this! A modern chalet apartment – furnished to a high specification and in a prime spot for ski accessibility, these spacious chalet apartments magnificently combine the functionality of modern living with tradition. Built in the Savoyard style with a contemporary twist, all living areas (as well as many bedrooms) have light, airy balconies and for ultimate convenience all bedrooms are en suite. You can entirely relax in peace and comfort as each chalet boasts its own sauna, perfect at the end of a long day on the slopes.

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Chalet Alfredo, Tignes, France


Our luxurious ‘Signature’ chalets Altair and Rosablanche (both in Nendaz, Switzerland) are currently on offer from £599pp. For more details on these and many more fantastic deals for your 2015/16 ski holiday visit our flash ski holiday sale
Have you already booked a ski holiday for this winter, if so, which resort have you chosen and why?
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Flash Sale! Save Up To £640pp To Top Ski Resorts With…

Epic Autumn Ski Chalet Holiday Flash Sale Skiworld

The Epic Autumn Flash Sale offers huge savings to fully catered chalets in snow-sure ski resorts in Europe and North America – be quick though, this flash sale ends 11th October!

Top Five Ski Resorts With Great Savings!


Ski Les Arcs from only £365PP
Les Arcs is part of the combined ‘Paradiski’ area, one of the biggest and best ski areas in Europe. There’s guaranteed snow afforded by the glaciers du Varet, Bellecote and de la Chiaupe. Everyone from beginners to free-riders sing the praises of Les Arcs skiing and the quality of the pistes, snow and lift system are hard to beat.

Skiing and boarding in fantastic Les Arcs

Skiing and boarding in fantastic Les Arcs


Save up to an incredible £640PP on your holiday to Vail!
Vail offers glitzy glamour and pristine powder! The jewel in the crown of America’s ski resorts and rightly recognised as one of the finest international skiing destinations, Vail has the largest single ski mountain in the USA. Add to this a fantastic range of tree-lined runs and the extensive back bowls and you have an unparalleled choice of superb skiing for all skier levels.

Vail-powder-skiers-credit-Vail Resorts_Jack_Affleck, Vail ski resort, USA ski holidays

Vail; skiers enjoying powder in Sun Down bowl. (Image credit: Vail Resorts-Jack Affleck)


Terrific Tignes – Save up to £300PP on your holiday
Tignes skiing is high, convenient, snow-sure and hard-core. With the resort altitude height of 2100m, the snow’s guaranteed throughout the season. Everyone will find something to please, there are nursery slopes in all 5 villages, but the resort really comes into its own for intermediates to experts. Part of the superb Espace Killy ski area, there are plenty of open powder fields between the runs and numerous well-tracked off-piste itineraries to sample.

Magnificent view of Tignes ski resort. France ski holidays

Magnificent view of Tignes. (Image credit: ©andyparant).


Superb St. Anton – Save up to £300PP on your holiday
St. Anton is rightly regarded by many as the après-ski capital of Europe and with an incredible ski area to challenge all skiers and boarders – this tremendous resort is really quite hard to beat! Like all of the best resorts, St Anton skiing offers gentle wide nursery slopes at the bottom of the hill, especially in the Nasserein and Gampen areas. Unlike other resorts, St Anton’s skiable peaks ascend to dizzying degrees of verticality pretty quickly, with the toughest skiing at the top of Schindler and Valluga being close to vertical.

St. Anton; the après-ski capital of Europe

St. Anton; Quite possibly the après-ski capital of Europe


Brilliant Breckenridge – Save up to £507PP on your holiday
Breckenridge sits at 2926 metres, significantly higher than most European resorts. Beginners will quickly see that the ski school’s top reputation is well earned. They will enjoy the runs on Peak 9 and the base of Peak 8. Intermediates will appreciate the tree-lined runs and bowls through beautiful scenery on Peak 7 and head for the steeper, groomed runs on Peaks 8 and 10. Experts can head for Peak 8 with its Horseshoe Bowl to seek out the mogul fields and 400 acres of glorious powder.

Ski holidays Breckenridge, USA

A view of Breckenridge and pistes. (Image credit: Jeff Scroggins)


For more details on these and many more fantastic deals for your 2015/16 ski holiday CLICK HERE
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Beginner Ski Weeks

Skiing is a wonderful hobby and everyone who enjoys it needs to start with their first ski trip! We realise that booking your first ski holiday can be daunting, but at Skiworld, we know exactly what it takes to get you off to a flying start (and not a giant tumble!) We can advise you on the right resort, accommodation and all the extras to suit you – so you can make the most of your holiday and skiing like a pro before you know it.

How to ski – Top Tips From Beginner to Pro:


1. Pick the right resort

La Rosiere ski resort in France is an excellent choice both for families and beginners. It is made up of two villages, the original La Rosiere Centre and Les Eucherts and linked by a lovely level walking path through the trees, the free bus service or the pistes. South facing, the resort enjoys sunny weather even in winter and is a firm favourite with beginner skiers due to the high quantity of green and blue runs and excellent interlinking lift systems. We have specifically chosen five fantastic chalets in La Rosiere with beginners in mind for our Beginner Ski Weeks. Not only close to the slopes, to save you from carrying your skis, they are also very close to the ski school meeting point (approx. 150 metres) and great value for money. We have a selection of room types, all with en suite facilities including a Jacuzzi bath. Most importantly there is plenty of space to take your friends and family, even if they are not new to skiing or boarding; La Rosiere suits all abilities of skier or boarder!


2. Get Ski Lessons

At Skiworld we work with only the best ski schools, tried and tested for their service, convenience and most of all their patience. With our Beginner Ski Weeks the ski lessons are with Ecole du Ski Français in La Rosiere. Today ESF is the largest ski school in the world, with 2,000,000 pupils taking 800,000 tests every year. You can be sure ESF will satisfy your expectations; with their level of experience you will be learning the essential techniques in no time!


3. a good deal

We want everyone to love skiing as much as we do, that’s why we have created our Beginner Ski Weeks to provide great value for first time skiers and save you feeling overwhelmed with organising the finer details of a ski holiday. Designed with beginners in mind, from resort choice to the perfect accommodation, these fantastic value ski packages include everything you need for your holiday – all under one price! It’s that simple. This ski season, we are pleased to offer two Beginner Ski Weeks 2016 in the ideal beginner resort of La Rosiere. The weeks (7 night stays/6 days skiing) will take place from Saturday 2nd January 2015 or Saturday 27th February 2016. We have specifically chosen weeks when the slopes are less crowded and there are less lift queues, making it a better time to learn to ski or snowboard.
Adult price: Was £1115 | NOW £819 | SAVE £296
Child price: Was £965 | NOW £685 | SAVE £280
• Return flights – London Gatwick to Grenoble*
• Return transfers – Shared return coach transfers
• Chalet Board – Breakfast, afternoon tea and 3 course evening meal (6 of 7 nights)
• Beginner Ski Pack – 6 day ski or board group lessons and ski or board and boot hire plus helmet hire
• Lift Pass – 6 day full area lift pass to explore the vast beginner runs
• English speaking and beginner friendly ski or board instructors
Specialist Beginner Ski Resort Representative – Trained to look after all your needs, offer advice, accompany you to the ski hire shop and to meet your instructors and give you lots of tips to enable you to have a fantastic ski holiday!
You don’t all have to be beginners to enjoy this fabulous week. If you are travelling with a mixed ability group you can still all take the chalet.
Interested? Give us a call on 08444 930 430 to enquire or book!
* Regional Flights – Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol flights can be added to your booking. These will be subject to flight supplements and availability at time of booking.



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Ski Holiday Tips For North America? The Best is in Banff!

Ski Banff-Lake Louise Canada


Looking for your best ski holiday yet?
Then look no further than the ski resorts of Banff and Lake Louise!

Here are a few reasons why…

  • Three ski areas on one lift pass; Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise – all with free ski shuttle transportation

  • The unique experience of skiing in an incredible National Park – part of the world famous Rockies!

  • Choice of two towns as a base, offering over 150 bars, restaurants and pubs to enjoy!

  • The longest season in North America – Guaranteed snow for Easter!

  • Short transfer only 90 minutes from Calgary airport


    - for this seriously impressive Tri-area!

  • Terrain – 7,748 acres (over 3,100 hectares)

  • Runs – 274

  • Snowfall – Over 30 feet average (over 9 metres)

  • Lift Capacity – 46,000 people per hour

  • Lifts – 26

  • Terrain parks – Yes

  • Snowmaking – Yes

  • Night Skiing – Yes

  • Elk – 267*

  • Grizzly Bears – 70*

  • Black Bears – 40*

  • Wolves – 45*
    *Approximate numbers only…there may be even MORE bears out there!!!
    (Statistics courtesy of






    Mt. Norquay
    The magnificent Mt. Norquay celebrates 90 years in 2016, yet it is still somehow a hidden gem for many Brits. Since opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay Ski Resort has gained a superb reputation with Canadian skiers. More recently it has become the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes. With plenty of excellent beginner and intermediate terrain as well, everyone will love this small, family-friendly resort.
    Mt. Norquay turns 90 in 2016, ski Banff Canada 2015/16
    Sunshine Village
    Situated in the heart of Banff National Park, Sunshine Village is a mere 15 minutes from Banff. Sunshine Village offers the longest non-glacial ski season in Canada. Sunshine can receive up to nine metres (30 feet) of snow in a season and the Village’s altitude of 7,200 feet ensures the snow stays light and dry.
    This world-renowned resort features more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from gentle beginner runs all the way up to extreme big mountain runs. Sunshine’s very own ‘Delirium Dive’ has been named one of the 10 top off-piste destinations in the world.
    Sunshine Village-Banff, Canada, ski-snowboard-off-piste-cliff-jump

    Lake Louise
    Lake Louise is one of the largest ski resorts in North America, with over 4,200 acres of terrain spread across four mountain faces.
    The ski area is only a few minutes from the village of Lake Louise, offering families and groups of all abilities to ski together with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair. Along with gentle slopes and long cruising runs, you can find chutes and some of the Canadian Rockies most exciting and wide-open bowls. On the mountain you can find some truly spectacular views of glaciers, lakes and forests.


    ©Paul Zizka Photography



    Almost ready for the start of the new season is Canada’s first heated chairlift. The new Tee Pee Town high-speed quad chairlift features heated seats, footrests and protective orange bubble covers. It offers access to blue trails with expansive views of Mountain Assiniboine off of the Continental Divide while also opening up challenging black and double black diamond terrain, like the ‘Shoulder’ and the popular ‘Tee Pee Chutes’.
    New chairlift-Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada ski holiday

    Brendan Croft, North American & Worldwide Product Executive.

    Snowboarding at the Great Divide Express in Banff, Canada. Ski holidays Banff, Canada.

    Brendan enjoying some snowboarding at the Great Divide Express in Banff.

    Banff is such a fun town. The main street offers some great shopping and loads of really good restaurants and bars to explore too! I’d recommend dinner one night at ‘Grizzly’s’ for a unique fondue experience. If you are looking for a fun bar to head out to for some nightlife, I’d recommend ‘Magpie & Stump’ and make sure you try at least one of their ‘bulldog’ cocktails (they’re basically lime margaritas with an upside down Corona!!)
    In terms of skiing, Banff has a unique set up. It is comprised of 3 ski areas, Norquay which is the closest area to downtown Banff, Sunshine and Lake Louise. Norquay is a bit of a hidden gem. It has some great fun runs and I recommend trying the tubing hill when you are there. Sunshine is probably the best area for getting really good, natural snow. My favourite area to ski there is lapping the ‘Great divide’ express. I just love the wide open space and you can get some good speed up too! Lake Louise is a great area for some tree skiing and I love the ‘Larch express’ chair where we found some great little stashes of soft snow to play in….I love it!”
    Ski Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada

    A view down to Sunshine Village


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    Top 5 ski resorts in British Columbia, Canada

    Ski beautiful British Columbia


    Find the best places to ski in beautiful British Columbia with our top 5 resorts!

    Whistler is consistently named North America’s #1 resort, and it’s not hard to understand why. With the summits of two legendary mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb – connected by the spectacular PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, skiers and boarders can explore more terrain here than anywhere else on the continent!
    It is also THE place to discover the thrill of Heli-skiing or boarding!
    Ski Whistler, British Columbia, Heli-skiing
    Fernie is one of British Columbia’s hidden secrets. With an incredible average snowfall of 29ft and challenging terrain, Fernie really lives up to its ‘steep and deep’ billing. Uncrowded, powder filled slopes are what be found at Fernie all season long. Hidden away in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Fernie has something to offer all levels with flat, cruising runs towards the bottom, and steep alpine chutes at the top which will challenge even the most advanced skier.
    View of Fernie, British Columbia

    Big White is another superb ski area to consider. Featuring over 2,750 acres of skiable terrain, it offers everything from easy cruisers right up to some of Canada’s most demanding sidecountry terrain. Sunny weather, mild temperatures, fine, dry snow and quiet slopes make these two resorts a joy to ski. In Big White you can find a slope suitable to all levels from the top of every lift making it ideal for the family.
    Big White stunning ski area
    Sun Peaks is a ski area which offers challenges for all levels of skier or boarder. It is also an ideal resort for families; with a friendly, convenient Tyrolean-style village, boutique shops, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance. A family oriented ski area where all runs lead back to the main village. Sun Peaks has countless dining options in the pedestrianized village, with a restaurant or café to suit all tastes and budgets.
    Stunning Sun Peaks ski area
    Panorama is a charming, purpose built resort above the lakeside town of Invermere in Eastern British Columbia. The combination of attractive lodges and gentle tree trails makes Panorama ideal for anyone wanting the Canadian ski experience in a relaxing and agreeable environment. Comprising of a Lower and Upper village, Panorama holds something for everyone, possessing excellent après-ski opportunities and wonderfully diverse skiing terrain.
    Panorama ski resort, British Columbia

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    Snow Sure Ski Resorts for Christmas 2015

    December 2014. The month that sends cold shivers down the spines of us ski lovers. Dubbed ‘one of the worst starts to a season in living memory’ by the Guardian, it was a month that bought great misery to snow seekers across Europe.
    The Alps sat expectantly, longingly awaiting glorious flakes of whiteness to fall from the skies above. Nothing came. Even the most hardened seasonnaires, who claimed to have seen it all, had not seen anything like it. It was that bad.

    As the 2015 Christmas ski season fast approaches we couldn’t think of anything worse than putting you lot in that dreaded position. Although we can’t control the weather (we’re good, but not that good), we can guarantee you a holiday where the snow is as certain as the Jägerbombs. We have collated together a few snow sure resorts for Christmas 2015. So if the curse of ’14 strikes again, at least you will be prepared.

    Val d’Isere

    Val d’Isere thinks it is so clever! Not only is it home to some of the best runs, bars, clubs and restaurants in the Alps, it can also guarantee you snow.
    Being home to two glaciers, The Pissaillas and Grande Motte, you can ensure snow right throughout the season. Additionally, the resort benefits from snow from Italy, as well as the north and north-west. So smug.
    With the misfortunes of last Christmas still lingering strong, Val d’isere is destined to be more popular than ever, so be sure to book as early as possible. We recommend Chalet Maison Rose – an attractive chalet nestled in an ideal ski-in/ski-out location just 375m from the town centre.


    Val Thorens

    Val Thorens sits proudly at the summit of the awesome ‘Le Trois Vallees’ (The Three Valleys), often peering down, perhaps gloating, at the below resorts, marvelling in its copious amounts of fresh snow.
    Val Thorens sits at 2,300m, so snow is never really an issue. Not only this, but as a member of the famous Three Valleys, and the fact that it has great links to neighbouring resorts, it also benefits from everlasting amounts of skiing.
    With live DJ’s, a choice of over 40 bars, restaurants and clubs and a newly renovated leisure centre, Val Thorens is a resort that has it all.
    We recommend Chalet Poire – a little gem only 50m from the skiing and 5 minutes walk from the town centre.



    Known by some as Val d’Isere’s little sister, but don’t let that fool you for one second!
    Lifts open here as early as October so you can see why we are confident enough to put it on our list for Christmas 2015. Benefiting from the same glaciers as Val d’Isere (The Pissaillas and Grande Motte) you will not be left disappointed.
    This action resort is all about Go, Go, Go! If it’s hard core skiing with extra activities such as ice skating, cross-country skiing, husky dog sledding and ice diving that interests you then Tignes is the one. With a decent selection of bars, you are never too far from the party either.
    With all this action you are going to need a place to sink into pure comfort and the spot we recommend for that is Chalet Annapurna II. A fantastic ski-in Chalet with a lovely spacious interior. Be sure you snap this one up before someone else does!

    Have we tempted you yet? Watch our video and see what you can expect from a Skiworld holiday at Christmas and you won’t need anymore convincing!



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    We love winter – 10 reasons to go skiing and snow boarding

    Find out why we love the winter so much…

    ‘I love crisp cold mornings with clear almost translucent blue skies and that makes me think about my favourite sound: my ski boots clicking into their bindings.’ Diane – Sales and Marketing

    1. It embraces all the best things about winter

    We love our warm ski sweaters and colourful beanie hats, incredibly creamy ‘chocolat chaud’ and spiced mulled wine and, not to forget, putting our feet up by a cosy open fire… The list is endless!

    2. Exercise

    Exercise releases endorphins in your brain, which help lift your mood so what better way to exercise in the cold weather.

    ‘Why do I love winter? Because I can ski!’ Mick – Finance

    3. It gets you outside

    It’s easy to hibernate in the winter but skiing and snow boarding get you outside in that fresh mountain air. Whether you’re on your own or socialising with friends and family it automatically boosts your mood. The more we stay inside the more we wallow in our winter blues!

    4. Vitamin D

    We don’t spend nearly as much time outside, soaking up the vitamin D, in the winter. Negative effects of vitamin D deficiency include sluggishness, suppressed melatonin production (sleep hormone), difficulty concentrating and feelings of depression and apathy. In the mountains, there is nothing quite like throwing open those windows to soak up the morning sunlight or feeling the sun on your face as you slide gracefully down the slopes. Embrace those goggle tans! Most importantly though, don’t forget your sunscreen.

    5. The Après-Ski

    Out of this world music, dancing and entertainment. Plus your beer stays cold. Need we say more?

    ‘Feeling refreshed with cool, crisp mountain air (even after a big night… especially after a big night!)’ David – Marketing

    6. Snow

    Things don’t halt to standstill every time there is a snow storm; snow can be enjoyed in its entirety in the mountains. Waking up to the magical sight of snow topped chalets and white trees every morning is worlds apart from it snowing at home. Rather than the sense of dread at the thought of getting to work, it’s only feelings of excitement and impatience to get out and ride that fresh powder. Building a snowman is enormous fun too, and for all ages. Let the competitions commence!

    ‘I love winter most of all because of the snow and the mountains, my favourite place to be in the whole world.’ Jennifer – Sales

    7. Food, glorious… (Mountain) Food

    Great news for those fondue lovers! Cheese is a good source of protein and B vitamins making it one of the recommend food types to help lift those lethargic moods during winter. You burn serious calories on the mountains, so you really can eat as much as you want and you will always be hungry, which makes the delicious mountain food even tastier.

    ‘When it’s cold outside, it’s a great excuse to go to a restaurant and eat tonnes of Tartiflette, Gratin Dauphinois and other cheese based dishes!’ Rebecca – Marketing

    8. Christmas

    What better way to spend Christmas then in a winter wonderland, enjoying a superb day on the slopes followed by an evening of great food, company and an open fire? Get your lift pass for an astounding £1 lift this Christmas. (Offer now expired)

    ‘…wood burning fires, roast dinner and a white Christmas (with a £1 lift pass!)’ Amanda – Marketing

    9. Beat the January Blues

    It’s normal to feel a bit down after the festivities of Christmas and New Year so pick yourself up with a winter ski trip. The mood is cheerful and the ski resorts are in full swing. Take a break from work or make the most of those big holiday dates such as half-term and Easter.

    10. Early Booking Deals

    Plan your winter ski holiday with our spectacular early booking deals, helping you save more money this season! Find out more.

    So there you have it. An indefinite list (there must more) of reasons why you should go on a ski holiday this winter season. Time to get planning!


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