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Mar 5 2014 / Competitions // Ski

Are you winning on the Monarch Mountain?

Monarch (Airlines) Mountain augmented reality

Are you one of our lucky winners from the Monarch Mountain Search the Slopes competition? We’ve been giving you the chance to win return flights for two AND Snow+Rock vouchers since November! Here are our lucky flight winners so far: J Ford C Wood R Riches Please check your email everyone! As well as that fabulous competition, the Monarch Mountain  offers […]

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Jan 14 2014 / Ski

Riding the Steep and Deep: Is Off-Piste the Future of Skiing and Snowboarding?

Chamonix

For huge numbers of keen skiers and snowboarders the world over, there’s simply no feeling to equal the adrenaline rush that off-piste and backcountry terrain offers. The moments leading up to a big off-piste run are to be savoured; the peppermint-fresh air, the calm silence, the open expanse of fresh, light, untouched powder before you… You drink it all […]

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Dec 16 2013 / Ski

Off-Piste for Beginners with Skia

Martin Skia

  It was midday on a Saturday in Les Houches, Chamonix, less than 5 minutes away from the nearest chairlift, and yet – in the middle of this crowded resort – it was completely silent. No other skiers were in sight, and ahead of us lay hundreds of metres of untracked powder. I’d signed up for a 3 day off-piste […]

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Nov 7 2013 / Ski

What does the future look like for skiing and snowboarding?

Sports-Direct

We interviewed some of the most innovative brands exhibiting at last week’s Ski and Snowboard show, talking about specially designed ski training equipment to high-tech sports cameras.

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Nov 7 2013 / Ski

The Best of the London Ski & Snowboard Show

Beginner-Lessons-1-800

On Thursday 31st October, we went along to the London Ski & Snowboard Show, sponsored by us, to discover what the future looked like for skiing and snowboarding. There were free ski and snowboard lessons from beginner to advanced standard, free ice skating, tubing and curling, après ski style bars, alpine food, wine tasting sessions, resorts from around the […]

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Oct 3 2013 / Competitions // Ski // Special Offers

Three great reasons to get ready for the slopes… now!

Skier with skis crossed

Are you getting ready to hit the slopes this winter? Maybe you’re not quite ready to polish up those skis or snowboard, but it’s definitely time to think about booking your flights. We fly to seven ski destinations that are all within easy reach of the some of the best slopes in Europe including Val d’Isère, Méribel, Klosters and […]

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Mar 22 2013 / Destinations // Ski

Six reasons why you should ski late season

relaxing in the sun at ski resort

As April approaches, most of us are probably hoping for some warmer weather. But if you haven’t managed to make it skiing yet this winter, there’s still time to book yourself a holiday. In fact, this part of the season is many people’s preferred time to ski, and here’s why: 1) The weather’s better   No white-outs. No frostbite. […]

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Skiing the great unknown – Les Contamines

Les Contamines Rob C 017

Guest post by written by Rob Crabtree of Ski Club of Great Britain So you’re planning a winter ski holiday and itching to make those first few turns. If you’ve decided on France, you’ve made a great decision. But with so many great resorts to choose from, the question is where to go? I’ve skied in many of the larger […]

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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 31 2013 / Ski // Travel Tips & Advice

Après ski fun: a family affair

La Folie Douce

Just one of the things www.snowangel.co.uk loves about après ski is that it’s for everyone – no matter what your age. In fact, on your next ski holiday, you’re just as likely to find yourself straight off the slopes and dancing next to some Russian oligarch as you are to a five-year-old enjoying their first outing on skis. That’s […]

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