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Phil Griffin and friends talk about their experiences on the slopes.

Skiing in Obergurgl, Austria, in early December by Phil Griffin

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EARLY season skiing and Austrian resorts do not normally go together too well due lack of snow reliability. BUT there is at least one exception – and it’s a real "star" – Obergurgl. For the past three seasons, a ski buddy called...

Les Menuires and The Trois Vallees by Phil Griffin

Posted over 5 years ago by Web Editor with 0 comments

WHEN you get to the top of the highest peaks and take a look across the vast white landscape that is the World’s largest ski area – The Trois Vallees – it is hard to believe that’s it’s been created in little more than a...

Don't forget insurance for your skiing holiday - Conrad Sutcliffe

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TAKE a tip from me. Don’t try to save a few pounds on your ski holiday this winter by going away uninsured – it really isn’t worth it. The temptation is to say to yourself ‘it won’t happen to me’. It can and does, as...

Roger Stokes goes NorthMake sure you take a Devon flag!

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Why everyone has to go south and east I do not know. I have been going north for the last 44 years. Phil was, therefore, only six years old when I started, and others may not even have been born! This shows that I am quite a bit older than him and not...

Phil Griffin tackles the Vallee Blanche

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God, was I really nearly 50 – seems only yesterday that I was a young bloke without a care in the world, racing around on motorbikes. I decided I had to do something special to mark this major (somewhat depressing) landmark in my life. Ask anyone...

Lee Glanville discovers MorzineAvoriaz – with virtually limitless skiing

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Whether addicted to an annual fix, a dedicated boarder or a just after an all-action family holiday, Morzine Avoriaz in the Portes Du Soleil seems perfect. And the icing on the cake is that it is just a short hop from Geneva Airport and, if you sort your...

Lee Glanville meets the Chef Des Pistes – it’s a tough job but someone has to do it!

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I have met lots of people with stressful jobs, but for responsibility I have yet to meet anyone whose job beats that of Pascal Charles, the Chef Des Pistes for Morzine. He has a passion for his job – that goes without saying as, during the season...

Tignes takes to the air once more! January 4-9, 2009 By Phil Griffin

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WITH some of the World’s best skiers gathered in the French Alps for Tignes Airwaves – and 150,000 Euros in prize money – it was always going to be an attractive event. For the fifth successive year, Tignes Airwaves drew thousands of...

The cut-price place to ski in the credit crunch by Conrad Sutcliffe

Posted over 6 years ago by Web Editor with 0 comments

Conrad Sutcliffe visits The Grand Massif. AN hour from Geneva Airport is one of the largest ski areas in the French Alps – and most British skiers never consider going there. The Grand Massif is what the French call a Moyen Montagne resort. It’s...

Tignes opens for business

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Tignes will be first to open this winter – September 27, 2008 The magnificient resort of Tignes will be the first to open its slopes this winter. The season officially gets under way on September 27 with the opening of the Grande Motte glacier....

Powder to spare in Vallandry - Lee Glanville visits

Posted over 6 years ago by Web Editor with 0 comments

Tailor make a skiing holiday and you can pack a whole load of action into a week. Our 16-strong group fell into a fantastic holiday in Vallandry last year thanks to an old friend, Jon Neal of Bar Mont Blanc and repeated the experience this year, albeit...

Tignes Airwaves 2008 - ski and snowboarding event

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Every skier and boarder likes to think they are the next world champion in the making, but in reality we spend a couple of weeks at the most on the snow each season – and most of that time is spent trying to get back to the level you enjoyed (?...

Conrad Sutcliffe visits Val D'Isere

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Christmas 2007 was one of the whitest in the French Alps for a generation thanks to more than a week of continuous snow. More than 160 centimetres of snow fell on the Espace Killy area, encompassing Tignes and Val d’Isere in the two week before...

Conrad Sutcliffe visits Val Thorens

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SKIING is an expensive business – think lift passes, getting kitted out and the high-altitude cost of a drink or a meal – and most of us try and cut corners here and there when we visit the slopes. But what if money was no object? Conrad Sutcliffe...

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