Revealed: The Most Popular Chalets – as voted by you

A chalet holiday with Skiworld offers a relaxed experience in a comfortable environment; the intention being to create a home away from home.

 

We asked our guests from this past ski season for their feedback on the chalets that they stayed in. We are always keen to hear what you have to say as we want to know what we are doing well and what we can improve on.

 

We have three categories of chalets; Classic, Superior and Signature and as a matter of fairness we have selected the most popular chalet from each category.

 

Classic Chalets are three to four star chalets and offer a good standard of accommodation with ensuite rooms and Wi-Fi. One of our proudest elements to these chalets is the food; we offer a fantastic three course dinner inspired by local ingredients to the resort, and this is always a winner with guests.

Superior Chalets add a touch of luxury to the Classic grade, these chalets are rated four plus and five star and you will experience an enhanced food menu, wine package, and added extras like vin chaud when you arrive. Also the chalet itself tends to have additional features such as hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms.

Signature Chalets are the crème-de-la-crème of our chalet range, they are graded five plus and are truly luxurious from appearance, to the features they have, and the food and wine that is served.

 

 

So without any further ado, our most popular chalets from this ski season are…

 

The Best Classic Chalet

 

Set in a tranquil location in La Plagne, Chalet La Foret was the most popular chalet with this year’s guests. This chalet boasts amazing views and is well located for the slopes as well as the resort centre. Little features like the open fire and heated boot rack make this chalet a real winner with those that stayed.

 

What our guests said:

“Stunning views from the large balcony” – Allison Ivory

 

“Rhiannon and Tony [the chalet hosts] looked after us superbly … being endlessly cheerful and welcoming to cooking us sublime food- my son says the chocolate orange cake was the best ever!” – Pandora Clifford

 

“Fantastic chalet in a superb location & I have already booked Chalet La Foret for my 2017 skiing holiday.” – Simon Bailey

 

Chalet Foret

Chalet Foret

 

The Best Superior Chalet

 

The best Superior Chalet from this season can be found in Tignes. Chalet Dominique has always been a customer favourite so it was no great surprise to see this great chalet as this year’s favourite. The Dominique is especially great for families as the ski school meeting point is just on the other side of the piste and the Tifs ski lift is also conveniently right next door. What clearly made this chalet stand out though, were the additional features of the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room which have continuously won over guests.

 

What our guests said:

“Our first experience in a chalet and we loved it. Our hosts could not have done more for us, food was excellent.” – Christopher Angwin


“It was our third stay at this chalet… already booked our next stay at the Dominique for Jan 2017. Guess that says it all”
– Claudia Rose

 

“Tom and Emma (the chalet hosts) were perfect, the food was great and nothing was too much trouble.” - Alan Betts

 

“Was great that the chalet was right next to the chair lifts and just next door to ski hire, it was super convenient.” – Emma Richardson

 

Chalet Dominique

Chalet Dominique

 

The Best Signature Chalet

 

Our most popular Signature Chalet is Chalet Rosablanche, situated in the heart of the stunning Swiss resort of Nendaz. Undoubtedly one of the best chalets to look at, it is fantastically luxurious and finished to the highest standards, right down to the smallest detail such as Bluetooth speakers in every room. Boasting a great location close to the town centre and piste, the Rosablanche also features a hot tub and open fire – giving the evenings that added touch of luxury.

 

What our guests said:

“Hosts (Charlie and Mario) were great, very experienced – best food I’ve had on a ski holiday.”
“Nendaz is a very pleasant town, not purpose built, with its own charm
.” – Steven Brade
“Luxuriously furnished with wonderful mountain views from the balcony and hot tub”

“The food that Charlie and Mario produced was divine and such a treat from our usual home cooked dinners!” – Jennifer White

 

Chalet Rosablanche

Chalet Rosablanche

 

We would like to thank all those who sent in your feedback. It is always appreciated and helps us improve the skiing experience for our guests year-on-year.

 

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Insider’s Guide: Top 5 Tips to Unlocking La Plagne

 

Skiworld is a company which is run for skiers by skiers. Almost everyone in our London office has done at least one season skiing. As a result we like to think that we know a little bit more about the resort than what can be found from a quick browse of the internet.

 

In this piece we’ll tell you what we know about La Plagne, looking at the hidden gems that other people miss out on.

 

But to start us off, let’s cover off the basics. As most people will know, La Plagne boasts a huge skiing area – Paradiski. It is an area that encompasses La Plagne and Les Arcs which amounts to over 400km of piste, 70% of this is above 2000m. This means that La Plagne has a really solid history of getting good, consistent snow.

It’s one of the most well-known resorts in France, however it is underrated – this coupled with the expansive ski area means that La Plagne is rarely over crowded.

 

Right, now on to the business end of things…

 

 

1/ “La Plagne” of action…

Do it like a local. Get an early breakfast in and catch the first lift of the day. This way you’ll get the fresh snow to carve – as purists will know there can be nothing more satisfying. La Plagne is well known for its fair weather and a bit of sunshine, along with perfect ski conditions, goes a long way.

All this morning skiing will make for thirsty work. La Bergerie is a great mountain bar and restaurant with a large veranda – ideal for a vin chaud (although I believe other drinks are available). It’s easy to while away the hours there.

For the evening there are loads of restaurants to choose from, or if you’re looking for something more upbeat head over to Scotty’s, they typically have a live band on the go.

 

La Bergerie

 

 

2/ What if there’s a white out?

Skiing over in Montchavin and Montalbert will often offer relief as the tree-lined runs of the lower slopes offer clearer visibility. Incidentally, thanks to the trees, these two areas offer some of the best runs in La Plagne. The scenery is simply breath taking and an absolute must in sunny conditions.
Alternatively, you can always wait for the weather to clear in the age-old manner – a mountain restaurant. We’ll come to our top pick restaurants later but keep your eyes peeled as there are a few with open log fires which are always a great shout during white outs.

 

Montchavin

 

 

3/ La Plagne, great for beginners and families

There are four predominant ski schools in La Plagne; ESF, El Pro, New Generation and Oxygene. Each offers a wide range of expertise to suit various needs and offer group lessons, private tuition and off piste guiding.

If you’d like to know more; speak to our Ski Gurus who live and breathe for skiing. They’ll be able to tell you who is the most suitable, who has the best rates etc. You can get hold of our Ski Gurus by phone on 0330 102 8004.

 

 

4/ What are the best ski runs in La Plagne?

We asked our staff what their favourite runs were…

 

Favourite Blues

The best blue run in La Plagne starts from the L’Arpette ski lift, in Plagne Bellecote. It runs through Belle Plagne and back to Plagne Bellecote. It has a gentle gradient throughout so is ideal for beginners and kids alike. This run is perfect in the morning as it is a sun trap at that time of day.

 

Favourite Reds

The red from the Becoin lift down to Plagne Centre. It’s wide and open, at the same time as being steep making it an exciting run and can challenge those looking to graduate from blue runs. For added incentive Scott’s Bar is at the bottom for a celebratory drink – if necessary.

 

Favourite Blacks

It is widely considered that the best black run in La Plagne is also from the Becoin. The black however goes down to La Roche. It’s the longest run in La Plagne and can be testing. Due to it being on a west facing slope the quality of snow tends to remain.

 

Off Piste (with a guide)

The Northface of the Bellecote Glacier undoubtedly presents the greatest challenge. Its 1900m total vertical, starting from 3400m, and the beginning isn’t for the faint hearted kicking off with a daunting 45 degree descent. The run finishes in Peisey Nancroix.

 

 

 

5/ Eating out in La Plagne

As previously teased earlier on in this piece, there are three restaurants with fires so let’s kick off with those.

 

Le Loup Blanc (Plagne 1800)

This restaurant is a dream or a nightmare for those who find it difficult to choose what they want to eat! Le Loup has a bit of everything…. pizzas, fondues, raclettes and specialty meat, not forgetting their famed pancakes which are ideal with a hot chocolate. Perfect for warming the cockles. It is the first of the three restaurants which has a fire.

 

Le Grizzli (Plagne Village)

You know its good when it’s popular with locals and quite frankly it’s easy to see why. This place has the Alpine trifecta for the ideal mountain restaurant – tasty traditional dishes, friendly atmosphere and an open log fire. Ideal.

 

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Plagne 1800)

Chaperon is a slightly more upmarket restaurant, definitely one for the foodies. This place prides itself in serving a great selection of local food and it’s widely considered that they serve the best steaks on the mountain. With an energetic ambiance and a log fire, this place is always a fan favourite for those who know of it.

 

L’Arlequin (Aime La Plagne)

This is one of the best restaurants in the resort. Completely unassuming, it’s just like a typical French auberge – no nonsense, quality food. The place feels like a family run establishment, owned by two welcoming locals; George and Monique. The food is traditional Savoyard cuisine and is a real crowd pleaser.

 

L’Avalanche (Plagne Centre)

Serving traditional Alpine food, you won’t be disappointed here. Located right on the slopes, you can practically ski in to your seat. You can expect some true French classics from here such as tartiflette and fondue.

 

Le Loup

 

 

If you have any other tips for skiing in La Plagne, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always looking for hidden gems that make a skiing holiday that much more special.

Just drop us a comment or message on Facebook or Twitter.

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Our Best Dishes of the Season – as voted by you…

 

We’re really proud of the menus that we assemble for our guests so it is brilliant when we get such great response in terms of what you think of the food. There are a number of staff who are dedicated to making sure our guests have the best food experience possible during their ski holiday.

 

When designing the menu, a lot of thought is put into making sure it’s in-keeping with the local culture and that it utilises the local produce.

 

Without any further ado our dish of the season…

 

 

Overall most popular dish

From your answers to the survey, we’re happy to announce that the confit of duck was the most popular dish with over 95% of people describing it as “very good” or “amazing”.

The duck is also a long standing staff favourite and as a result we’ve made sure its available in all of our chalets.

 

If you haven’t had the joy of sampling this dish, it is served with vin chaud jus and accompanied with carrot ribbons, pea puree and gratin dauphinoise.

Our dauphinoise is made with the local beaufort cheese which is produced in the Savoie (an area which encompasses Espace Killy and Paradiski). Interestingly dauphinoise was historically served with ortolans, a french bird akin to quail.

The confit of duck itself is a South West speciality and came about as a way of preserving the meat but most importantly, as anyone who has ever tried it will know, is tastes delicious.

 

 

Signature chalets most popular

The haunch of venison proved to be a huge success with those who stayed in a signature chalet. An incredible 67% of you said the dish was “amazing” and when adding those who described the dish as “very good”, venison almost got a 95% rating too.

 

This dished is served with a red wine jus and wild mushroom tartlet, accompanied with crème fraiche mash and savoy cabbage with juniper.

Venison steak is high in protein, low in fat and is ideal after an active day on the mountain… plus it tastes delicious!

Wild mushrooms are a firm part of mountain cuisine and locals harvest them as they grow abundantly in the forests towards the base of the mountains.

If you walk the Alps during summer you will see hundreds of juniper bushes lining the pathways. And as all gin fans will know juniper is the main flavour… to me however any mention of juniper bushes just makes me think of Life of Brian – who of cause is not the messiah but a very naughty boy.

 

 

 

Other favourite dishes

Every dish in the top five received over 90% feedback in “very good” and “amazing” catagories.

 

Pork Dijonnaise.

Back by popular demand, it proved to be a successful return for the pork with almost 92% of customers praising the dish. Only available when you stay in a classic chalet.

The pork is accompanied by sticky red cabbage, mange tout and crème fraiche mash. It is a dish brimming with local flavours, using wine and mustard from Dijon.

 

 

 

Beef Bourguignon

Served with sautéed root vegetables and wilted spinach (available in classic and superior chalets).

 

A dish that needs almost no introduction, however we cook the beef as a whole piece of meat rather than a stew, as many of the French do. As can be expected from bourguignon it’s a big, hearty dish which is massively satisfying after a hard day of skiing.

Interestingly sauté is from the French verb sauter, which means to jump – something the vegetables do as you fry them off.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who voted. It’s great to hear your feedback, especially when so positive, and it helps us see your favourite (and least favourite) dishes on our menu.

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All Inclusive Ski Holidays from just £703pp

 

 

Reserve your place for just £150 | Save up to £250pp

 

When you think of all-inclusive, you think value for money and that is exactly what we are looking to give to you in this year’s Ski All-In packages.

 

This year is our biggest all inclusive offer to date. Not only for the package itself, but also for the volume of chalets and dates that are included. We’ve incorporated over 6000 beds over five separate dates, including Christmas!

Check out the deals for each date here:

 

20th December 2016      |      4th February 2017      |      11th March 2017      |      18th March 2017      |      25th March 2017
from £778pp       |        from £793pp       |       from 710pp       |      from £751pp       |        from £703pp

 

We’ve also listened to your feedback from last year’s offer and included ski boot hire on top of everything else.

 

 

Saving you time and money

With our all-inclusive holidays, we want to create something that includes everything you’d expect to get:

  • Flights
  • Transfers (destination side)
  • Accommodation
  • Food and Drink (chalet board*)
  • Lift Pass
  • Ski/Board and Boot Hire (silver grade) – alternatively you can have ski carriage

 

 

Making life easy

Get great value with minimal effort. Not only have we included everything we can think of in the all inclusive ski deal, but we’re also making it as easy as possible for you to book. With just one call you can book your entire ski holiday with just £150 deposit per person, including your lift pass, ski and boot hire.

 

 

Breaking down the deal

 

 

 

To see all the deals available, you can go to our Ski All-In offers page

 

 

Tailor Made

If you want to really make the holiday your own, we offer upgrades pretty much across the board. We can arrange for you:

  • Scheduled flights to suit you
  • Private transfers
  • Upgrades in menu choices and wine selections
  • Ski and boot hire upgrades
  • Lift pass area

This offer is call to book only. You can get hold of our Ski Gurus by phone or by email…

 

 

* Chalet board: Breakfast, afternoon tea, three course evening meal (as standard**) and wine served until coffee.

** Superior and Signature chalets have a four course menu, as well as an enhanced menu and wine.

 

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New Developments in La Plagne

La Plagne has some really exciting developments happening this year with seven brand new chalets opening for the 2016/2017 ski season.

 

 

The chalets are based in Plagne Soleil 2050 and are within striking distance of the slopes with the piste passing right next to the chalets. Named after mountain flowers the chalets are called: Benoite, Campanula, Crocus Blanc, Hepatica, Hellebore, Iris Bleu and Silene.

Mountain Flower Chalets (centre) with the piste above and coming down the left

As these chalets are being built we will be looking to give you updates of their developments and also give you insights to all the chalets.

The first little taster of the chalets that we’d like to give you is that they’ll all have under floor heating in all the rooms. We know this is something that will be appreciated after a day on the slopes. It is little elements like this about the new chalets that’ll warm your heart and really make your ski holiday a special experience.

 

Skiworld believes in creating a home away from home when you stay with us and the creature comforts that come with these chalets will certainly make you feel more than just comfortable.

 

The chalets will be completed in the Savoyard style, with a modern twist. Savoyard is a traditional alpine style which utilises beautiful natural materials, especially wood, with the bathrooms being finished in travertine marble.

Just to make your stay extra special, the 5 star chalets all boast outdoor hot tubs perfect for taking in the views and allowing total relaxation… a glass or two of wine goes a long way too. If for some reason that doesn’t appeal then all of them, except for Chalet Campanula, also have a sauna.

 

All of the chalets will be of a superior grade and in this case they are a mix of 4+ and 5 stars. As superior chalets, guests will have superior holiday perks which includes our superior chalet menu, superior wine and other addition enhancements such as a fresh fruit bowl and mid-week towel change. Naturally all rooms are ensuite and the chalets come with free Wi-Fi.

 

Make sure you keep up to date with the chalet developments as we move closer to completion. We will be posting regularly on social media; you can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

 

La Plagne
La Plagne itself is a fantastic resort, as part of Paradiski area it has a huge area to ski. It is a great resort for families and group ski trips due to the resort being able to cater for all abilities, including decent off-piste – for those looking to challenge themselves.

 

Families do well here with a decent nursery slopes around, good ski schools and a large volume of blue and gentle red runs to graduate on to.

 

It is also usually reliable for snow throughout the season and is often around the top of the snow charts in relation to the other French resorts.

 

 

 

Ski Holiday Deals

 

For a limited time only all of these chalets are available on our Early Booking Offers, this means that on selected dates you can get up to £100 off per person or a BOGOF lift pass.

 

Also in Chalet Hepatica, Campanula and Silene, we have a Whole Chalet Discount. Which means if you book the entire chalet, each member of your group will get an additional £20 off their holiday.

 

And if that wasn’t enough, you can save even more through our Group Discounts. Depending on your travel date, your holiday could be discounted by up to 12% through our Silver Group Discount.

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Bucket List Ski Resorts for the 2017 Ski Season.


As this ski season is drawing to a close, we turn our attentions to next year and what we think are the top ski resorts for the forthcoming season.

We look at the top three resorts that most regularly appeared on our staff’s bucket lists with their reasons why.

 

St. Anton

If you’re a serious skier, St. Anton should undoubtedly be on your bucket list. St. Anton is a real skier’s resort and it has a reputation for being a tough place to ski – perfect for those that want to challenge themselves.

On top of that what St. Anton is maybe most famed for is its après ski. Well renowned in skiing-circles for having a wild nightlife, if you want a top night out after a day’s skiing – it is the destination in the Alps to go.

If the après scene doesn’t appeal to you then there’s plenty else to feast on. The Austrian cuisine really suits life in the mountains, like the Germans and a lot of Eastern Europe they are great at tasty, hearty food. Also if you feel like treating yourself, there is an abundance of sophisticated mountain restaurants to choose from.

The Arlberg area (of which St. Anton is a part of), is also having four new ski lifts built for the 16/17 season to link the areas including Lech and Zurs. It’s a major development which will greatly increase the ski area.

The town itself is extremely picturesque, maintaining its Tyrolean authenticity over the years and as for heritage, this resort was the birthplace of alpine skiing. Last but not least, St. Anton gets some of the best snow in Europe too. What’s not to love?

 

Zermatt

Zermatt is best for intermediates and advanced skiers but it is also a great destination for a family ski holiday. The nursery slopes are relatively high which ensures great snow and fantastic views. They are also filled with lots of fun obstacles for the kids, to make the skiing experience as fun as possible. Best of all, kids under ten get their ski passes for free.

Zermatt has a great tradition of having fantastic conditions, which typically lasts well into April. The height certainly helps with the vast majority of the resort situated over 2,000m. The north-facing slopes also retain the quality of snow that falls in December and January.

On top of that Zermatt boasts the largest glacier ski area, which is open all year round, and if that wasn’t enough they have a snow making system which can produce snow in positive temperatures – something the standard snow machines can’t do.

Looking beyond the snow, Zermatt (like St. Anton) is equally a great place for food lovers with lots of quality mountain restaurants.

The capital of Swiss skiing is an extremely pleasant place to ski with a picturesque village and surroundings, all of which has the Matterhorn as a backdrop. The resort is also car-free which makes it all the more idyllic.

If you’re going for a wild nightlife then you may be disappointed as the après scene isn’t the biggest. However Hennu Stall is great for après with live music and metre-long ski shots. Equally if you’re looking for something a little more reserved then there are several bars that offer a great location for a few civilised drinks.

 

Breckenridge
Breckenridge caters for all skiing abilities and offers varied skiing. The skiing experience in America is really different to Europe delivering an alternative atmosphere and culture to the Alpine equivalent. Plus the majority of the runs are tree-lined!

Thanks, in part, to its height, Breckenridge has a great record of fantastic snow with an average of well over 750cm/annum. Adding to that, they have brilliant snow making abilities, something that they typically use at the beginning of the season to put down a good base.

Breck has a bit of a Wild West feel to it which has probably stemmed from its gold-mine-boom-town past. As you would imagine from an American ski resort, the people are great and really friendly. There are plenty of restaurants (there are over 100!) to eat at with a diverse selection of cuisine to choose from. You can also find a decent après scene with a wide array of options, from live music to sports bars.

Going skiing in the US will certainly be different and due to the travel time most people go for longer than a week which makes a skiing holiday that much more special.

 

If there’s somewhere on your bucket list that we’ve not talked about – we’d love to hear from you and why you’d like to go there… drop us an email to marketing@skiworld.co.uk

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The secrets to organising a great group ski holiday


… and staying sane!

 

Whether you are booking a group trip for 6 people or 60, the same complications always arise if you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately we’ve seen it all so have some top tips for you.

 

One of the main recommendations for a group organiser is to be organised! Ideally you want to keep admin to a minimum. No one wants to be constantly chasing their friends and family during their free time, let’s be honest we’ve all got better things to be doing. So don’t be afraid to set deadlines.
We asked our group leaders and ski advisers to tell us what they think. And here are their tips. All responded by the deadline we set.

 

1. Pick a group leader

So where do you start if you’re looking to book a group ski holiday? Well we’ve touched on one of the first tips – have a group organiser/leader. Pick just one person. If you get a group of people together, everyone isn’t going to have exactly the same opinion – the phrase “too many cooks spoil the broth” is particularly relevant for organising groups.

 

2. What’s important to your group

Have one clear idea that you can all agree with as a group. Are you price driven? Do you have a particular want from the ski resort? Is it the accommodation facilities? Find that one thing that you all desire. From there our travel advisers can help you find what you are looking for.

 

3. Be organised

One of our top advisers recommends having a spreadsheet. This way the group leader can break down what everyone wants and how much they have to pay.

For instance it is likely for cost to vary between individuals due to:

  • Room (types)
  • Ski hire or ski carriage
  • Ski lessons
  • Flights (esp. from varying airports)
  • Specific requests / additional activities

If you have a shared/live document (such as Google Docs), people can add their requirements without the group leader having to do any of the leg work – and adding it to a spreadsheet is the same difference as emailing the group lead.

 

4. Use a separate bank account

With a number of different people paying in over a number of months, you don’t want to have to scan through 100s of lines of transactions. It’s far easier if it is just ski holiday payments and everyone has referenced their names.

 

5. Collect deposits first

We all love our friends and family, but if you’ve ever organised for any group they’ll always be a drop out (if not more). Something comes up, plans change – whatever it may be. Long story short, you don’t want to be forking the bill on a holiday deposit.

 

6. It’s all about the detail

As they say the devil is in the detail and you don’t want to be dealing with this while you’re on holiday.

So think about ski packs (having your lift pass and ski hire) booked before you go. With early booking offers you can often find special offers on lift passes – our buy one get one free ski pass offer will be a real winner with your group.

Cost in those little extras to the overall price, it is a lot harder to ask for people to stump up the cash whilst on holiday.

Make sure you know of any dietary requirements within the group and let your travel adviser know as early as possible. Complicated diets and alpine resorts aren’t a good mix unless they are planned in advance.

 

 

 

Having organised group ski holidays for 30 years, there’s no party size or request that we can’t handle. Give our expert ski gurus a call on 0330 102 8004 and they will take care of everything for you.

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European Snow Report:

Ski Resort Val d'Isere
This past week has seen some great snow fall across the Alps, the great news for all skiers however is that the best is yet to come!

 

Looking back…

La Plagne has seen the most amount of snow in the past 7 days with 86cm. Whilst Val Thorens and Meribel both received over 70cms. Verbier, Tignes, and Val d’Isere all saw over half a metre of snow. Out of all of those resorts La Plagne (30/230cm – lower and upper piste snow measurements) and Verbier (27/200cm) will be happiest due to their lower piste measurements being the lowest

 

Looking firmly forward…

Zermatt
This fan favourite for Swiss ski resorts is leading the way for the amount of snow forecast. They are expecting a massive 262cm in the next nine days. Zermatt currently has 30/200cm so this almost excessive amount of snow will help out the lower piste and off piste conditions immeasurably.

 

Val d’Isere
One of the French resorts you can always depend on, Val d’Isere looks like a great place to go if you’re looking to pick up a last minute deal. They have 147cm predicted in the snow forecast to add to their already impressive figures, 134/235cm

 

Tignes

It almost appears like greed when your figures are 134/235cm but Tignes is set for more snow, to the count of 133cm, on top of the already reported 65cm this week.

 

Verbier

Like the rest of the Swiss resorts, Verbier has a healthy upper piste but a lower piste that could do with more snow (27/200cm). They have seen 65cm this week but will still be pleased with the 9-day forecast predicting 128cm for the ski resort.

 

Val Thorens
Another resort which is sitting pretty marking up 150/250cm. On top of that they are set to see another metre of snow in the next nine days. The majority of which is due to fall pretty evenly over the next six days.

 

Other resorts of note, with particularly good conditions, are Courchevel (129/180cm – 71cm on route), Alpe d’Huez (140/250cm – 104cm forecast) and Les Arcs (125/230cm – 113cm due).

 

 

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Ski-All-In Deals

All Inclusive Ski Deals

 

The term “all inclusive” has always been synonymous with saving you time and money – something everyone is looking for when booking a holiday. And why should skiers be any different? Everyone wants great value for money whilst removing unnecessary hassles.

 

Ski-All-In Deals are Skiworld’s answer to the all-inclusive holiday for the ski industry. The deal includes everything you would naturally expect, from an all-in ski holiday, rolled into one convenient package.

 

Chalet holidays with Skiworld always include flights, transfers, accommodation and chalet board (comprising of breakfast, afternoon tea and a three course evening meal, which comes with complimentary wine) as part of the holiday price.

 

With a Ski-All-In Deal, you can pick up a week-long ski pass and your ski hire from just £6 per person (pp). For example, the price to go to Chalet Hans in St. Anton on the 27th March 2016 is £985pp. On top of that you would typically have to buy a lift pass and ski hire, a full area lift pass is £196pp for St. Anton and silver ski hire is £110pp. The total price in the deal is only £991.

 

Full Price: £985.00

Lift Pass: £196.00

Ski Hire: £110.00

Ski-All-In Deal Price: £991.00

Lift Pass and Ski Hire Cost in Deal: £6.00

Total Savings: £300.00

 

 

 

You can choose from a number of deals that have this exact offering as well as many more that have equally great savings. If you’re looking for a ski deal in Val d’Isere, Chalet Premiere Neige offers great value to make the most of the popular resort. Prices are based on 19th March 2016.

Full Price:
 £895.00

Lift Pass: £210.00

Ski Hire: £51.00

Ski-All-In Deal Price: £906.00

Lift Pass and Ski Hire Cost in Deal: £11.00

Total Savings: £250.00

 

 

 

Also included in these deals are selected chalets from the Superior and Signature ranges. The signature Chalet Jacques is a great example of skiing in luxurious Courchevel, whilst snagging a great bargain at the same time.

 

Full Price: £925.00

Lift Pass: £179.00

Ski Hire: £51.00

Ski-All-In Deal Price: £955.00

Lift Pass and Ski Hire Cost in Deal: £30.00

Total Savings: £200.00

 

 

Courchevel Skiing

 

 If you want to book a Ski-All-In Deal, you can see all the deals available on the all inclusive web page or you can call 0330 102 8004 and speak to one of our travel advisors. 

 

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European Snow Report:

Snow Forecast 31/12/2015

Widespread excitement is coursing through the skiing world as reports of heavy snowfall are forecast for the large parts of the Alps, including some of the most popular resorts.
Most resorts are being reported to see snow from Saturday 2nd January onwards with snowfall increasing in volume throughout the 9 day snow forecast.


Zermatt

Looks set to see over 3 metres worth of snow in the 9 day forecast; they already have 125cm on the upper piste so they’ll have some great powder after this eruption of snow. Their lower piste is starving after a decent snowfall and 300cms of the white stuff should probably do the trick! The peak period for them, in terms of snowfall, is said to be Sun, Mon, Tues where a massive 65cm is set to fall.

 

Val d’Isere
This resort is pretty well set already, certainly in comparison to other resorts, with a reported 60cm on the upper piste and 29cm on the lower piste. However no resort is going to object to more snow and with over 2.5m of snow forecast, they’ll be one of the most blessed resorts in the Alps.

 

Les Arcs
A healthy amount of snow on the upper piste (89cm) but looking pretty sparse at resort level, Les Arcs will be welcoming the 247cm that they are predicted. Like most resorts they are seeing a steady fall on snow each day starting on Saturday, expecting the highest downfall as we go through the week (Sun, Mon, Tues to see 49cm and Weds, Thurs Fri to see 53cm)

 

Val Thorens
Having the greatest volume of snow spread across both high and low parts of the resort; Val Thorens looks to be the best of the French resorts at the moment. They will still be pretty stoked about the 244cm that they are forecast, 49cm forecast on the last three days of the 9 day forecast.

 

Tignes
Forecast 243cm, Tignes is one of the few that bucks the trend seeing the highest amount of snow fall on the Saturday (22cm). As it stands they have 60cm on the upper piste and 29cm on the lower.

 

Across the board the weather is due to get considerably colder from Friday to Tuesday dropping around 10 degrees! This will help the snow settle and give a much needed helping hand to the resort’s slopes. With the publicity of the lack of snow in the Alps to date, this mega downfall of snow will give a huge boost the numbers travelling out to the Alps with many skiers looking to grab a last minute deal.

With regards to other resorts of note, Alpe d’Huez and Verbier are both expecting over 2 metres worth of snow according to the forecast. Courchevel, La Plagne and Meribel are all due over 1.5 metres of snow.

 

Snow measurements have been taken from skiclub.co.uk on 31/12/15 @ 13.30 and the forecast snow is based on a 9 day forecast.

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