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Archive for January, 2013

Pond Skimming at Canyons, Utah

Vicky January 24th, 2013

Time for a short blast of fun to cheer up the January blues! Skiing doesn’t always have to be serious…

Ski resorts certainly know how to put on a party and we’ve just received news that Canyons in Utah is holding the 6th Annual Spring Grüv at the end of March this year. Not only does the festival involve 10 days of free concerts, including an appearance by legendary band Toots & The Maytals, but they also hold the renowned Pond Skimming Contest – this video sums up the atmosphere: Read the rest of this entry »

Ptarmigan Chalet, Vail – Home from Home

The Team January 23rd, 2013

Sam and Shell, chalet hosts at our fantastic Ptarmigan Catered Chalet in Vail, Colorado, have put together a great video which gives a taste of what it’s like to stay at Ptarmigan Chalet, and to experience the Vail valley.  Read the rest of this entry »

Postcard from Steamboat – Part 5 – Steamboat is 50!

Jenny O Farrell January 21st, 2013

Jenny O’Farrell’s latest Postcard from Steamboat: Being the optimist I am, let’s give thanks for these sunny days and cold temperatures that are keeping the snow dry and fresh and loose during these first few weeks of 2013.  Read the rest of this entry »

Brand New Swiss Alps Ski Train

The Team January 16th, 2013

No longer are the French resorts the only place in the Alps easily accessible by train.

If in the past you’ve been put off travelling to the Swiss Alps by train due to the horrible prospect of lugging your skis across Paris to change trains, then things are about to change. A new Swiss train service has been introduced, The Swiss Alps Ski Train, which leaves London St Pancras (with a stop in Ashford) every Saturday during the winter season. After a short and easy change in Lille you are on your way to some of the best ski resorts in the world.

Arrive in Switzerland in style and comfort

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