Ski Holidays

May 5, 2012 by

Now is the time to book ski holidays for the next ski season. There are some tempting deals around, and those who get in early can expect to benefit in a number of ways. Low deposits are available, as are generous discounts. Special offers for groups and families, even some free lift passes for specific weeks, are being made available for a limited period.

A really great ski deal can be found by shopping around. Family parties may be interested in packages that include ski schools, children’s clubs and childcare. Groups can enjoy being with family and friends for a social holiday, perhaps staying in a cosy and warm mountain chalet or in one of the welcoming hotels near the piste, guaranteeing easy access to the slopes.

One alternative option for ski holidays is cross-country skiing. As a change from the crowded pistes, some resorts offer access to peaceful and sparsely inhabited rural areas, where cross-country skiing provides a wonderful way to enjoy a different kind of skiing experience. This is a chance to discover new landscapes and enjoy backcountry skiing in a veritable wilderness.

Cross-country enthusiasts can escape the crowded pistes and ski at their own pace through entrancing scenery. There are a variety of trails from which to choose, depending on ability, with different lengths and levels of difficulty. Challenging runs available include black and red runs for more experienced skiers. Always check out the details of what is offered by specific resorts before booking.

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Après Ski

Feb 10, 2012 by

Après Ski is a French term that simply means ‘after skiing.’ While skiing is the name of the game on the mountain, at most skiing villages and resorts the fun does not stop when the mountain closes. This has become a very important factor that people consider when planning their ski holidays.

There are enough options to suit everybody. With some resorts offering early starts to the revelry, you can begin partying as early as four in the afternoon, then head out for some dinner and continue until four in the morning. Other mountains only begin to liven up well passed nine at night, allowing you plenty of time to regroup before starting the party. Some slopes will even have a bar positioned half way down, so that you can begin the party before you even finish the day’s skiing. Note though, you won’t be allowed back on the snow if you have had too much to drink, so you will need to pace yourself.

The surrounding villages are usually teeming with restaurants, bars, nightclubs and even casinos, so your options are limitless. Just remember that the later you get to bed, the harder it will be to get an early start on the mountain the next day.

Of course, if your prefer peace and quiet at night there are lots of ski resorts available with limited or no night life at all. Whatever you are looking for, it is important to do your research and know what your ski holiday is offering before you book.

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