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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 31 2013 / Ski // Travel Tips & Advice

Après ski fun: a family affair

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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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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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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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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

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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Why is skiing like seafood?

Monarch Chemmy on skis with aircraft

A little investigation on Facebook recently (that font of all information!)  has given me the feeling that change is coming. People back home in the UK are starting to shift their summer clothes back up to the loft and dust off their winter boots. Along with that goes a whole lot of deep sighing and pessimism about the beginning […]

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