Our top ten ski resorts to spend Christmas

With December looming, Christmas plans are no doubt starting to grudgingly emerge from the woodwork. The fiasco of the large family dinner, the spectacle that is decorating the house from head to toe with ten-year old tinsel and Christmas lights that stubbornly refuse to unravel themselves…Nevertheless, this all-too predictable festive period still never fails to delight us. But occasionally, despite […]

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Staff blog: That’s La Plagne

Hiking above La Plagne

George Robinson heads to La Plagne with Crystal Ski to discover that there’s more to this family destination than many people might think… “So the trek will only take maximum 20 minutes” says Fred, our ESF mountain guide. One hour later we’ve done it. Thanks Fred. We’re virtually on top of the Paradiski area – miles always from the crowds. […]

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Not every ‘A’ is good…

Ski+board Deputy Editor Rosie Barcroft takes an early-season trip to Les 2 Alpes to brush up on her technique with the European Ski and Snowboard School. It seemed I had an outrigger problem. Two in fact. The ‘flying’ feeling (as described in my previous blog) was just a figment of my imagination. A St Bernard could have easily crawled through […]

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Ski instructor training in Tignes: the oldest ‘gapper’ in town

Ski Club of Great Britain member Tessa Regan heads to Tignes – saying goodbye to city life and hello to sun, snow and seasonnaires… better late than never! Have you ever had an idle dream about becoming a ski instructor, but never actually done anything about it? Me too, but I have finally taken the plunge and booked myself onto a Gapski ski instructor training course in Tignes in the French Alps.

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