Showing posts from April, 2014

Is Slush better than Powder?

Why Slush is Better than Powder!!   A CONTROVERSIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE MERITS OF A POW DAY... Really?  Yes really.... click here

Morzine! One of Europe's Best Apres Ski destinations

This might sound like an impossible task after a punishing day on the mountain, but the saving grace of après is that it usually releases you from its clinches at around 9pm – plenty of time to shake off the crimes from the night before and still hit first lifts. Whether you’re looking for a few sophisticated Vin Chaudes in a French local or you want to stomp on the rule book and keep the party going ’til 4am, here’s our pick of the best European resorts for après Read more at For many, Après has long been a legendary part of a snowboard trip. It normally lures you in around 4pm with a casual jug of beer and before you know it you’re knocking back the Jägers, dancing more enthusiastically than you thought yourself capable of to euro-pop and laughing in the faces of skiers as they attempt to clamber on tables in their silly boots. This might sound like an impossible task after a p

Why late season skiing is best for families

 The Easter holidays are traditionally the last great hurrah of the ski season, and 2014’s Easter is very late: most UK schools break up today (April 4) and don’t return until Tuesday, April 22.` For ski tour operators, this is a double-edged sword: on the one side, many families consider the ski season finished by mid-March, so a late Easter getaway to the slopes is usually replaced with a summer break. But the brave families who do decide to head out to Europe will be let in on the mountain's best kept secrets: late season is the absolute best time to take the family skiing. And here's why… Where to ski right now Sun worshipping Contrary to popular belief, the snow does not melt after half term. Most ski resorts are open well into April - even the Pyrenean resorts such as Baqueira Beret, often thought of as Europe’s least snow sure areas - are open well into the third week of April, and many Alpine resorts carry on through t