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Monarch launch two new ski routes from Birmingham airport

Monarch announces two new routes from Birmingham Airport - to Salzburg and Turin - as part of its winter ski programme for 2014/15. Flights will commence on the 13th December 2014 and are on sale from 10th June 2014.

Relive the Sochi spirit in La Plagne

You’ve admired the Alpine skiing, found yourself glued to the giant slalom, been scared stiff by the skeleton and marvelled at the moguls, but now the closing ceremony’s been and gone, and the Winter Olympics are over for another four years.

Olympic inspiration leads to a boost in beginner skiing and snowboarding enquiries

As the country goes ski and snowboard crazy following the exploits of British athletes in Sochi, the Ski Club of Great Britain say the phones have been buzzing with enquiries from people wanting to try skiing for the first time.

Luxury in La Plagne - new residence opens in Belle Plagne

Freshly refurbished, the Carlina Hotel and Spa can now also boast an exclusive, adjacent and brand-new sister residence, offering all the services of a four-star hotel, yet the often-welcome privacy of an apartment.

March Madness in Alta Badia: Gastronomic safaris in March

March Madness in Alta Badia: Gastronomic safaris in March

Those looking to visit the slopes before the end of the ski season should head to Alta Badia, Italy, where two sumptuous gourmet events are taking place with a focus on wine and food.

Ski Armadillo introduces the ultimate ski App

Functions include guiding guests back to their chalets’ amongst other unique features - Useful post Apres-ski!

Families could save £3,000 on a ski break by heading to Bulgaria

Research from M&S Bank reveals that Bulgaria is the best value ski destination this February half term, with a week’s holiday for a family of four costing £6,225. This is £3,000 cheaper than the most expensive destination, Switzerland, at a cost of £9,499.

Are high profile ski accidents giving the sport an unfair press?

High profile ski accidents, knocks, breaks, falls and worse have repeatedly hit the headlines in recent weeks, giving the sport more bad press than it deserves, according to Neal Collins, one of the founders of Ireland’s highly successful low-cost ski company, Directski.com, which accounts for 25% of the Irish ski market.

How to gain more hours on the slopes this winter

How to gain more hours on the slopes this winter

Ski Weeks is well known for their range of great value holidays to the Alps by coach but how about testing it out? The reliability of this form of transport is what makes this the way to travel to the Alps.

Skiing with an Olympian in Whistler Blackcomb

Skiing with an Olympian in Whistler Blackcomb

Legendary Whistler Blackcomb is widely regarded as one of the top ski resorts in North America.

Valentine’s Day with VIP SKI

Valentine’s Day with VIP SKI

VIP SKI provides chalets ready to tend to all romantic needs in ski resorts which are also embracing cupid’s spirit this year. Spend Valentine’s Day on a luxury pampered trip to the Alps where skiing, relaxing and enjoying the mountain air will surely make the heart grow fonder.

Italian resort Livigno’s Freeride Project and Heliski Service

In Livigno the locals take having fun very seriously. Located high in the beautiful Italian province of Lombardy, this Alpine mecca for skiiers and boarders is one of the most popular and snow sure resorts in Europe. Now it is also one of the safest . . . and that’s because the locals take safety seriously.

Half term ski holidays that do not break the bank

Half term ski holidays that do not break the bank

February Half Term is the best time for families to ski with snow conditions at their optimum but often prices demand a premium.

Holidays reach new heights

Holidays reach new heights

It is often said that skiing is a dance and the mountain always leads. That wonderful sensation of being led by the landscape perhaps explains why almost half of the respondents in a recent Ski Weekends survey said an enduring love of the mountains was the primary reason for choosing a ski holiday.

Discover new luxury apartments in Andorra

Discover new luxury apartments in Andorra

Pierre & Vacances is to open a magnificent new holiday complex in Andorra on 20th December. Located conveniently next to Grandvalira’s main lift, Pierre & Vacances Andorra El Tarter will boast 50 holiday apartments, all with the added luxury of hotel services.