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Schools to change term dates to allow families to take cheaper holidays

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                                                  Families with school-age children could get cheaper holidays thanks to a high majority of headteachers planning to immediately use new powers to change term dates to allow off-peak travel. The development follows a long-running campaign by parents demanding the right to take their children out of school for term-time breaks.   Read on. .

How To Be A... Mountain Brewer

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Let’s be honest – you’re never going to live a happier existence than when you’re a seasonnaire. You get to live in the mountains with a guaranteed group of friends,  never-ending party scene and endless shredding. The only downside? The jobs.  From cleaning floors to peeling potatoes, generally the work is, well, pretty shit. However, there are some lucky souls who land themselves dream seasonal jobs.  Whitelines  tell us some of the raddest jobs the mountains have to offer….. Meet Chrigl Luthy – Brewer.. .Read on   Read more at  http://whitelines.com/features/interviews/how-to-be-a-mountain-brewer.html#XQRtCoRbdg52GhDX.99 Let’s be honest – you’re never going to live a happier existence than when you’re a seasonnaire. You get to live in the mountains with a guaranteed group of friends,  never-ending party scene and endless shredding. The only downside? The jobs.  From cleaning floors to peeling potatoes, generally the work is, well, pretty shit. However, there are some lucky so

What Type of Rider Are You?

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People say you are what you eat, but what do they know? As any self-respecting snowboarder will tell you, it’s all about what you ride, duuuude. Style is everything. But which style? What board should you buy? What brands should you wear to be cool? These are the really important questions you’ll need to answer. To help you,  Whitelines  has compiled this handy quiz that’ll tell you what kind of rider – nay, what kind of person – you are.  Read on  and all will be revealed...

What to pack for Skiing?

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The Tasty Ski Company  are a hardened bunch of alpine mongrels. They have lost count of how many ski seasons they have done out here in the French Alps. They have also lost count of the number of times some of their guests have forgotten to pack an essential item for their ski holiday. Here is their quick guide to packing everything you need for your week in the french Alps.   Read on...

Mountain Skills: Get the Most Out of the Uphill

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While  backcountry  skiing or riding, we tend to spend more time going up than down. And, simply put, skinning done poorly is not fun. There are three primary ingredients to a good day of touring: establishing a proper pace, setting an appropriate skintrack angle and avoiding kick turns whenever possible. The reality of earning your turns is that more than half of your time in the backcountry will be spent going uphill. If you race through the up, the day will end sooner and with fewer turns. Taking short cuts will just cut the day short. You’ve likely come into the backcountry to escape the rat race, so learn to enjoy the climb up and the whole experience will get a lot better.  Here’s how.