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Finishing school on the slopes – my ski etiquette tips

Chemmy Alcott shares her ski etiquette tips on the Monarch Airlines blog

Not many people know that I was sent to finishing school. Yes, shock horror, jaw dropping secret and very much not expected of someone whose job is to throw themselves down a mountain with guts, ‘ballsy’, rugged skiing. However, those who do know me are well aware that I am often partial to exaggeration! I have to admit, I’ve […]

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Jan 22 2013 / Chemmy Alcott

Chemmy’s Top 5 Ski Resorts

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Having just arrived at Cortina, one of my most favourite places on earth, I felt compelled to tell you about my fab 5 – these are my favourite spots in Europe!

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Jan 3 2013 / Chemmy Alcott // Infographics

Our World Ski Calendar – Seasonal Ski Resorts around the World

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To celebrate our new ski flights we produced a world ski calendar so you can ski all year round across the world. How does Sweden in June and Canada in March sound?

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Dec 19 2012 / Chemmy Alcott

Why skiing can be an emotional roller coaster

Chemmy Alcott competing at Lake Louise December 2012 - Monarch Airlines' ski ambassador

When asked for my advice for future wannabe ski racers I always say perseverance – skiing is a roller-coaster of emotions – be prepared to take the highs with the lows. This is my mantra at the moment. I have never been more attached to the bottom of an emotional yo-yo string as the last few months. There have […]

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What’s your ski personality?

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According to professional skier, Chemmy Alcott, you can see them from a mile off. The man who got overly excited about the “bend ze knees” lesson, or the woman who thinks that extra wiggle to her turns best shows off her behind in her too tight trousers. But which one of these skiing clichés best describes you? You’ll spot […]

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Dec 10 2012 / Chemmy Alcott

How I prepare for the slopes

Monarch ski brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott at Lake Louise 2012

So it’s finally December and it’s snowing in Europe, which means you ski fantatics will be counting down the days until you will be ripping turns on the white stuff. If you haven’t realised by now, sorry to burst your blissful ‘eat all you can eat, it’s Christmas’ bubble but you need to get in some sort of shape. […]

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Skiers and snowboarders – why can’t we just get along?

A snowboarder & skier catching air above the snow

I’ve been thinking lately – why is it that skiers and snowboarders have such a strong rivalry, and sometimes even a mild antipathy towards each other, considering we have so much in common? I have to start by saying, once again, this blog is likely to be highly biased since for 28 years I have been in favour of […]

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Oct 18 2012 / Chemmy Alcott

Are you are posey, pretty, racy or straight out of the 80s?

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The ski slopes are a people watching dream. Look to your right and you may see lycra-clad racers, to your left snow bunny kitted out wannabes with permanent, teeth-as-white-as-the-sparkling-snow, gleaming smiles and in front of you 3 years old kids with no fear (and probably not much technique) charging down the mountain to join their adversary heaped at the […]

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Where to find Europe’s best après ski

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Many of us are mourning the end of summer and the long, warm days and cool evenings that go with it. Luckily for us skiers though, this seemingly gloomy time of year has a welcome silver lining as it heralds the beginning of the ski season. It’s time to get ready for the slopes! As I prepare for a […]

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Oct 10 2012 / Chemmy Alcott // Competitions

Do YOU know the slopes? Share ski tips to win flights!

Monarch ski ambassador & no 1 British skier Chemmy Alcott

Do you know the slopes? Well we need you! We want to create a ski guide for our new ski routes based entirely on your tips. Submit your tips on our Facebook page now for the chance to appear in the final guide. We will choose the best tips to appear in the final guide, from which Monarch Ski […]

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