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Candide Thovex Makes it Look Easy

 

Let’s begin with a short intro. Mr. Candide Thovex is a 32 year old French skier, born in Annecy and raised in the Alpine town of la Clusaz. His old man put him on skis when he was a nipper and, as you might expect from a French kid in the French Alps, he took to the sport pretty swiftly. He began entering mogul competitions when he was 8 years old and took the title of French Moguls Champion when he was 14 – the same year he turned pro.

Top 5 Easy to Reach Ski Resorts in France

 
The only possible negative we can come up with about a ski holiday in the Alps is the thought of long, stressful transfers (particularly if you’ve got impatient kids in tow). So why not reduce those stress levels and book a last minute ski holiday at a resort that is easy-peasy to get to? With fresh snow finally starting to fall across the French resorts, we take a look at the top five easy-to-reach ski resorts in France to ensure your ski holiday starts as you mean it to go on.
 

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S'no Problem

Look. I know it can be a bit nerve racking to look at the snow reports and see no sign of the white stuff. We’ve all been guilty of some aprehenisve checking of the weather forecast when the snow’s not good, but really, all this panicking about there not being enough snow is faintly absurd. 
 
The fact is, in early December snow is by no means guaranteed. In fact, historically, very few resorts have even bothered to open before the third week of the festive month.

6 Ski Resorts for Guaranteed Snow

 
Despite news reports suggesting otherwise, it’s perfectly normal for most ski resorts to see very little snow at the beginning and end of the winter season. (Stands to reason really, doesn’t it?) There are some ski resorts however, where you can pretty much guarantee the white fluffy stuff no matter when in the season you decide to head out to the mountains.

5 Ways to Find a Cheap Ski Holiday

 
The words “cheap” and “ski holiday” are rarely – if ever – seen together in the same sentence, and that’s because ski holidays aren’t exactly renowned for their budget-friendly qualities.

Skiing with Heroes

“After the guns have fallen silent, and the din of battle quietened, the real fight begins”.
HRH Prince Henry of Wales

Top Apres in the Alps

Aside from all the snow, sunshine and skiing, no one can deny that one of the biggest draws for powder hunters every season is the heady heights and electric atmosphere of après-ski.
 
Kicking off around 3pm every day, after an invigorating and exhilarating schussing of the slopes, après-ski will find skiers and boarders alike congregating en masse to down Jäger and dance on the tables.

Autumn Snow Dumps Open Lifts Across the Alps

 

Last-minute skiing is what we do best here at Last Minute Ski Deals – the clue’s in the name, really. We get our kicks from watching the market, reacting to demand and offering out last-minute ski seekers the best holiday deals in the resorts they’re interested in.

Among the many advantages of last-minute ski booking is the ability to watch the weather and head to where the fallen snow is freshest, and at the moment there’s a surprising amount of it about!

What to Look at First When Buying a Snowboard Jacket (Hint: It’s Not Brand)

 
If you’re anything like the snowboarders in the Last Minute Ski Deals office, as a beginner (or as an intermediate attempting your first tricks and jumps) you’ll likely spend more time face down in the snow than actually standing up on your board. This means the right waterproof outerwear is essential.