A Winter Holiday Home

The Ski Club is proud to be welcoming Tom Clark into the blog family for 2016/17. He will be taking us through the trials and tribulations of buying a holiday home in the Alps throughout the season. In part 1 he takes us through the initial process of choosing when, what and how:

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Verbier Freeride Week- FWQ 2* with Angelica Sykes

angelica sykes skiing in verbier

Words by Angelica Sykes – Competitive Freeride Athlete. So the ‘Verbier Freeride Week’ has come to an end and it’s been a mixed bag of freeride emotions. If you’re a snowsports enthusiast, you’ve no doubt heard about the very strange conditions we have been experiencing here in the Alps. Due to this, competitions are being proposed then rescheduled left, right […]

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Ski review: Whitedot Preacher

Whitedot Preacher

The annual SIGB Ski Test gives UK retailers and snowsports media the opportunity to test kit from a huge range of brands, however the boom in recent years of independent or ’boutique’ ski manufacturers means that it’s impossible to cover every make and model out there. With the improved availability of many smaller brands online, the discerning skier has a […]

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Katy’s Blog: A trip to Verbier

I’m extremely pleased that I drove out to Chamonix as by now a fair number of people living here for the season are complaining of “Valley Fever”. My little Peugeot 107 has enabled me to get out when I want and explore some of the nearby resorts. Verbier is just over an hour’s drive away and the Mount Blanc unlimited lift pass enables us to ski there a handful of times without paying any extra.

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Katy’s Blog: The Gliere Bowl

There’s a particular ski area in Chamonix which, until recently, I’d not skied at. Brevent is so close to town it’s not worth driving to and you have to pay to park – but also there’s a rather strenuous hill you have to walk up in your ski boots, carrying your skis which puts a few of us off. But one afternoon in Flegere whilst doing some off-piste from the Lachenal run, I spotted a very nice line coming through a Col from Brevent and enquired what it was…

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