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If you’re anything like us, then you’ll have been counting down the days to the beginning of the season since the end of the last one. Two hundred days of ski abstinence has us itching to get back on the slopes as soon as we hear the words ‘first snow fall’. So now summer has come to its end and we can well and truly begin the winter countdown; what better way to fast forward that ticking clock and get into the winter spirit than with news of the upcoming pre season film screenings set to hit the capital.
If you’re one of those skiers or boarders who itch to get up a mountain the moment the first flake of snow falls, you’ll probably already making full and improper use of your employer’s time by looking for early season ski deals. Before you get fired then, here at Last Minute Ski Deals we’ve pulled together all the tips, tricks and last minute deals so you can be among the first on the slopes this season. (You’re welcome.)
With summer turning to autumn and winter looming large in the distance, skiers across the land are switching their attentions to the slopes. Many big groups hoping for sole use of a chalet over peak dates like Christmas are already booked up into their first-choice property, their fingers now crossed for another bumper start to the season.
The managing director of Austrian resort, Lech has devised a unique way of preparing the ski slopes for the upcoming winter ski season.
Last year, Michael Manhart put 23 Highland cattle out to graze on the slopes of the Austrian ski resort. The idea was to get the cattle to churn the ground over with their hooves and remove the shrubbery to allow the new snow to stick on the slopes better.
A ski hire company has launched a hire package for women – skis in every colour to match your outfit.
Ski Republic, which has stores throughout France, Switzerland and Andorra, has teamed up with the ski brand Coreupt to launch the ‘Up & Down’ women’s ski which comes in 6 different colours. This ski is aimed at intermediate to expert skiers and is also suitable for ski touring. The ski comes in lengths of 163, 170, 177 and 182.
Britain’s most famous ski jumper, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, is to fly again after nearly two decades.
He has been invited to take part in a ski jump event in Bavaria on New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, the ex-Olympian isn’t actually competing, but will act as a ‘fore-jumper’ by setting the time and speed for the competitors. Edwards said “I'm excited because I'm fitter now than I was 20 years ago".
Meribel is giving away 100 free lift passes and 400 free breakfasts on Saturday the 7th of December to celebrate the opening day of the new ski season.
The first 100 people to show their faces at the reception of the tourist office will be given a Meribel Vallee pass, worth around £40, plus a free breakfast. The next 300 people will be given the free breakfast too, which starts at 08:30.