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The Chalet Ski Stats 2015 report was released by luxury ski specialists Consensio earlier this month in conjunction with almost 50 UK ski companies. It reveals some interesting facts about our skiing habits, including the most popular ski resorts across the Alps and who’s booking what when it comes to our winter holidays.
If the idea of being waited on hand and foot at Christmas appeals to you, then you’ll be happy to hear that it doesn’t have to cost the earth! The last minute ski holiday market is all about resort flexibility and striking while the iron’s hot – and La Rosiere’s chalet Bizet is a prime example.
A number of American and Canadian ski resorts have opened ahead of schedule following huge early season snowfalls last week and the promise of more dustings in the days to come.
More British skiers and snowboarders head to France every season than anywhere else, and it’s not hard to see why, with the French Alps offering such a variety of resorts compared to other snow-blessed countries. When it comes to the best places for snowboarders however, not every French resort is created equal. With that in mind, here are our top 5 resorts for snowboarders across the French Alps.
Being a glacial resort, the easier slopes at Les Deux Alpes are a lot higher up than most ski resorts, which has the advantage of offering beginners better views and better snow conditions, particularly at the start and end of the season.
October and November are exciting times in the ski calendar, with the first dustings of winter snow falling in high-altitude resorts across Europe. At time of going to press, thirteen glacier ski areas are open for business throughout the European Alps! With the official start of the 2015/16 ski season looming ever closer, it’s time for a run-down of the resorts enjoying the heaviest snowfall so far.
If you’re looking for a cheeky early-season dash to the mountains, give a little thought to the stylish chalet Rousell in Val d'Isère. If you leave on 5th December you can get eight nights in this superb ski property for just £619 per person!
Who can wait for February, right? Here are our top 5 resort picks for those looking to hit the slopes – and beat the crowds – in November and December.
While others may not be quite ready to think about Christmas yet, those fortunate enough to bag a deal on a Christmas 2015 ski holiday will surely be singing about it from the rooftops. Because, as those who have ever spent the festive period in a ski resort will testify, there are few things more exciting that leaving the UK behind for a fun-filled Christmas in the snow.