Ski Life

About avalanches

avalanches explained

Avalanches need no scientific explanation for us to understand their power, you only need to witness them to feel it. Every year there are avalanches in the high places of the world and these days, we can view them more than ever online. They’re incredible enough viewed through your phone screen but in real life…

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Check snow webcams in our resorts

Ski resort webcams

Get your window to the Alps with a webcam to your favourite ski resort. Check out the snow and the weather from the comfort of your home or office.

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Taking older kids on a ski holiday

snowboarder teenagers

Taking teenagers on a ski holiday can be hard work for parents. To help our readers avoid risk and trouble we’ve come up with a range of tactics and equipment to help parents with the task.

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Going off piste – How not to do it

off piste crashes

When you go off the piste today you’re in for a big surprise… We’re back with another episode in our ‘How not to do it’ series. This time we look at some of the funnier outcomes of an off piste accident. Before we get on with the hilarious action, let’s take half a moment to…

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Keeping young kids safe on a ski holiday

young kids skiing

Taking young children on a winter holiday can be a wonderful experience but there are risks to manage. In this article we’ve shared some advice, products and warnings for parents who’re planning a winter ski holiday.

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Ski lift fails – How not to do it

ski lift fail videos

Welcome to the first episode of ‘How not to do it’, articles that embody our ongoing efforts to help people by spreading awareness of how to get it wrong. This is about safety and public awareness of the risks out there on the mountain, if it happens to be very, very funny well that’s not…

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Book before 31st August

ski holiday offer

Prices for catered ski holidays are rising. If you aren’t aware of the recent changes to the law that affects chalet hosting and the impact it’s having on U.K ski holiday companies watch this space for more new. We are going to do all we can to continue to give our customers the best of…

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How honest are ski resorts?

La Rosiere gains the seal of approval

It’s been known to skiers for quite some time that particular ski resorts across the globe have overstated their piste lengths in order to attract many more ski enthusiasts. Resorts have been counting a wide run, double or triple the official length, showcasing unreliable and exaggerated figures which evidently do not make skiers too happy….

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Fresh Tracks hosting courses

Fresh tracks hosting school

When staying in a catered chalet, your chalet host will play a big part in ensuring you have a great time. Chalet hosting, when done properly is a challenging job requiring enthusiasm, effort and a range of skills that go beyond cooking. Ski holiday companies look favourably upon chalet host candidates with some training behind…

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Dog Friendly Ski Holidays

Your dog is a member of the family, so why shouldn’t they join you on a great ski holiday? It’s safe to say we love the snow and the majority of dogs do too. Have you ever wondered why they become so energetic when snow arrives? It’s because it’s something new for them to play…

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