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Archive for December, 2009

Get fit for the ski season with Sno Camp – Part 2

The Team December 30th, 2009

To help burn off those turkey sandwiches and Christmas pud, here is part 2 to our get fit for the ski season with Sno Camp, thanks to Virgin Active.

All of these exercises can be performed on or off the Powerplate®.  If using the Powerplate® try increasing to 35Hz, Low Intensity. In any case or environment, perform each exercise for 30-45 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

First turns of the season in Steamboat

Jenny O Farrell December 21st, 2009

Here is the first of our reports straight from Steamboat, Colorado. Jenny O’Farrell, Steamboat’s International Sales Manager, will be bringing you regular updates during the course of the season on what’s what on and off the slopes in Steamboat.

Saturday 19 Dec. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you covered?

The Team December 17th, 2009

Ski Club warns skiers and boarders to take out appropriate insurance cover for holidays.

Today the Ski Club of Great Britain launches a new ‘Get Covered’ campaign warning of the risks of skiing or snowboarding without the appropriate cover for wintersports. A recent survey states that 75% of British holidaymakers don’t check the terms and conditions when purchasing travel insurance and 56% fail to buy cover at all* Read the rest of this entry »

Off Piste in Scotland?

The Team December 7th, 2009

Not often do the words off piste & Scotland fall into the same sentence, however we are delighted to be partnering one of Edinburgh’s hottest venues, Hawke & Hunter, for Off Piste ’09 – an alternative Christmas celebration.

Off Piste ’09 is a recreation of an Alpine village inside an Edinburgh Georgian townhouse, complete with individual ski chalets (all named after our favourite resorts), snow-covered trees, and a star-lit sky. Off Piste ’09 is all things to all party-goers – it’s food as theatre, live music in performance, a party in the street, and mulled wine which will bring memories of the slopes flooding back!

The event launched last week, here are some photos from the launch party: Read the rest of this entry »

Delirium Dive is Open! Are you brave enough?

Nick December 4th, 2009

The world-famous Delirium Dive opened yesterday – the earliest opening in its ten year history! Read the rest of this entry »

Get fit for the ski season with Sno Camp

The Team December 2nd, 2009

Whether it’s your first time on to the slopes, or you can cruise down a black run with your eyes shut, there’s nothing like the right preparation for the ski season, and we’re not just talking about buying cool salopettes. Virgin Active, the UK’s most innovative and exciting health club brand, has introduced Sno Camp – a programme to prepare you for powering down the piste without panting for breath! Read the rest of this entry »