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On a recent short break to visit a friend and her husband who have been working for one of our most respected ski tour operators, my companion and I decided to quit skiing one whiteout day early in the trip and go to Aquamotion as everyone gets one free entry with their lift pass even if they are only skiing for a short length of time, which was a huge bonus as the entry is normally €25 for the main pool area. I was blown away by the sleek architecture, it reminded me of the Sydney opera house...
Adam and Mal from the Skiline team where out in Ischgl last week with a few other travel agents checking out the skiing and the hotels in readiness for 2020 ski holiday bookings. As on all these inspection visits, skiing is the real reason our team put their names forward to attend! The chance of an all-expenses-paid ski trip is one of the perks of being a ski specialist a travel agent and of course, there is no doubt seeing the hotels and chalets first-hand helps us when we discuss options...
Employers warned-sharp increase in staff sick days are down to Panda White Eye. Panda white eye (PWE) is a serious condition, that normally requires at least a week off work! Like a Whiplash injury, it’s impossible to scientifically prove if a patient has the condition in the early stages, the only true indication appears normally after 7 days when the infection looks like the patient has returned from a springtime skiing holiday! The Symptoms of Panda White Eye look similar to skiers’...
After 43 years of trading, sadly, Ski-Val the Val d’Isere and St Anton ski chalet specialist went into Liquidation yesterday 13th March. Ski Val was one of the first chalet companies to set up in the Alps and operated 24 ski chalets in the two best-loved ski resorts. We acted as their agents for nearly 25 years, they were the second tour operator to appoint us to act as agents for in our early days as a Teletext agent. Ski Val’s website had reported their phones and internet were down for...
Snow condition, depth and the odd sunny day are important factors in determining the success of any skiing break. Not enough snow, too much snowfall or even cloud can spoil a skiing holiday. That’s why we recommend March as a great time to get a deal. Not only are skiing conditions just perfect right now but the last-minute ski deals are always lower when supply is greater than demand. This often happens to holiday prices in years when Easter falls late in the season as it has this year....
The less time spend travelling between the airport and the ski resort means more time skiing. Or perhaps you are travelling with young children and don’t relish having to apologise to the other passengers about your screaming kids. Here are our top 10 ski resorts, if you want to get skiing fast Levi, Finland Nearest airport: Kittilä Transfer time: 15 mins Levi is 170 miles north of the arctic circle, in winter the sun doesn’t rise and you stand a very good chance of spotting the...
Fantastic Spring snow conditions are now prevalent across the Alps, but many ski areas are expecting significant additional snowfall in the next 6 days. It is snowing right now in many alpine resorts. Day time temperatures and remaining low, with temperatures as low as -16c degrees, which should keep the snow and skiing conditions in tip-top condition. Here where you should consider booking, to enjoy the best conditions: St Anton is looking good, with an additional 1.66m of fresh...
Chances are, it was after listening to a friend bragging about their skiing conquests in the mountains, that got you thinking about trying skiing for the first time… The fatal mistake many first-time skiers or snowboarders make is being talked into joining an established group of their skiing friends. I’m not saying don’t go with your friends, skiing is a fantastically social holiday and going with friends is the best introduction to the sometimes, crazy activities available in ski resorts...
It’s been a few weeks since we saw any significant snowfall in the Alps, however, that is all about to change.   Families who pay through the teeth to ski over the popular February half term week are back home, most will have enjoyed one of the best weeks in recent years with both fine weather and excellent spring snow conditions.  The mountain restaurants probably did good business too in the last few weeks, especially the ones with large sunny terraces.  They won’t be so...
Ski Line recently caught up with our friends and footwear drying specialists, Drysure, to get some top tips for helping you take great care of your feet – ensuring you make the most of your Ski Line holiday… Fitted footwear When it comes to equipment, having your own boots is much more important than having your own skis or snowboard. We all have different shaped feet, with rental equipment rarely providing the fit needed for comfort and performance. If skiing is more than a one-off...