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Spring Skiing: Focus on Val Thorens

 

As February comes to a close and we look forward to the spring months of March and April in the Alps, attentions turn to those high-altitude resorts where the snow falls harder and melts slower, and pistes remain nicely groomed all the way to the end of April and beyond.

Half-Term Pistes Likened to the M25 in Rush Hour

 

Beleaguered parents across the land packed their bags last weekend, before hauling themselves and their kids out of bed at 4am, driving to the airport and begrudgingly flying to the Alps to ‘make the most’ of the superb skiing conditions out there.

Crazy Last Minute Ski Deal in Meribel: Save £600

 
Here at Last Minute Ski Deals, we like nothing more than a really good... well, last minute ski deal. We keep a beady eye on all the latest deals and this one in Meribel has just caught our eye.
 
If you’re up for a cheap ski trip to the famous French ski resort on Saturday 21st Feb, this might just be your lucky day.

Chalet Isabelle in Tignes Available for This Weekend at Below Half Price

 

If you’re keen to make the most of the amazing conditions we’re currently seeing in resorts across the Alps and looking for a last minute dash to the slopes then read on, because there’s a fully en suite 8-bed chalet sitting just 30 metres from the piste in the high altitude French ski resort of Tignes with your name on it!

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.