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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

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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 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 11 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

Cheese, Sir, I want some more

Cheese fondue for apres ski

If there’s one thing snowangel.co.uk loves as much as a snowboarding/ski holiday and après ski, it has to be cheese… and wine of course. Deep fried, melted, grated, sliced, boxed, crumbled, red, white, rosé – we don’t care. So with cheese and wine in mind we set out on a mission to find you the best fondue, raclette and […]

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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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Oct 18 2012 / Chemmy Alcott

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

Monarch skier posing

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

Apres ski party

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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