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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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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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January blues – how to choose a holiday remedy that really works

sunbathing in January to beat the winter blues with Monarch

You book, pack your swimwear or skis, and life is suddenly on the up-and-up even before your plane takes off. But the real art to booking a mood-lifting January break lies in choosing a holiday that will keep the feel-good factor going after you return, too. For some, nothing but sunshine will bring on those lasting benefits. But others […]

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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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Why you should fight your fear of skiing

Monarch Airlines ski ambassador Chemmy Alcott skiing

Skiing is a sport that can be thrilling, exciting and scary. With so many benefits, don’t let fear stand in the way of experiencing this exhilarating sport. Age Lots of people think they have missed the boat to try this fabulous sport of skiing – they may think they are too old, not fit enough or might get hurt. And […]

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