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New Snow in European Resorts – February 2017

Vicky February 6th, 2017

Many ski resorts in Europe enjoyed huge amounts of new snow over the past weekend, which is fantastic timing for the February holidays which are coming soon! We’ve collated some images and a few short videos below to highlight the best of the new snowfall.

First up, a Val d’Isère chairlift ride: “This photo taken from the La Daille chairlift reveals the intensity of the snowfall we had today in Val d’Isère. As of 2250 tonight it is still snowing and expected to continue into the early morning. These intrepid skiers got this snowy in the 6 minutes it takes to get up the chair”, said Henry’s Avalanche Talk.

New Snow

Image: Val d’Isère, by Paul Mongan/Ski Club of Great Britain

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Insider’s Guide Méribel & Mottaret

Nicole August 11th, 2015

Having worked a season in Méribel, Nicole shares her insider’s tips on how to make the most out of your trip to one of the most popular ski resorts in France.

Méribel

Méribel

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Snow Update 14 January 2014

Vicky January 14th, 2014

With reports of vast amounts of snow in Canada, the USA and Europe, we wanted to share the good news with you! Here’s a short snow update for some of our featured ski resorts in the USA, Canada, France and Switzerland. Read the rest of this entry »

The 3 Valleys are now Epic

Vicky September 10th, 2013

Les Trois Vallées (or the 3 Valleys) – the largest ski area in the world – is now covered by the Epic Season Pass! Not only can 2013-2014 Epic Season Pass holders ski in 9 resorts in the USA, Verbier in Switzerland, and the Arlberg in Austria (including St Anton and Lech), you now also receive 5 days skiing in the 3 Valleys, including the Ski Independence featured resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens. Read the rest of this entry »

Laugh, Ski and Dance

Vicky February 22nd, 2012

Snowy mountains, fresh air, blue skies, an A-list line up of comedians and an exhilarating week long party with some of the world’s best known bands and DJ’s…it looks like Mayrhofen is the place to be this spring.  Kick starting the party and being dubbed the ‘funniest week in the Alps ever’ is the Altitude Comedy Festival, followed 10 days later by the well known music festival Snowbombing.

Set in the beautiful Zillertal Valley, Mayrhofen has the reputation as one of the best ski resorts in Austria.  Located just over an hour from Innsbruck, the resort offers a vast 638km of ski runs.  Renowned for its lively après ski scene every March and April the boundaries are pushed, resulting in 2 of the best mountain parties on the European ski calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Did someone say it’s snowing!?

The Team December 6th, 2011

Following one of the warmest and driest Novembers on record, in both the UK and Europe, it now seems as if winter is truly upon us.  As temperatures dropped over the weekend all eyes became focused on the snow reports, hoping and praying that it could only mean one thing…snow is on the way!

After weeks of waiting and speculation on when the snow was going to arrive, Saturday evening witnessed the first substantial fall of the winter across the Alps.  As curtains twitched on Sunday morning it came to the delights of many that winter had arrived, and as reports started circulating the UK media and social networking sites on Sunday I’m sure I wasn’t the only person to breathe a sigh of relief!

Not only did it snow on Saturday night, it continued into Sunday, Monday and it’s still snowing today in many European resorts.  In Val d’Isere up to 80cm of fresh snow has fallen over the Fornet Glacier, 50cm over Solaise and 30cm over Bellevarde.   Meribel, Courchevel, Les Deux Alpes and Val Thorens have also been blanketed by snow, however the clear winner with close to a metre of snow is Serre Chevalier which now has an upper base of 190cm, the best in Europe! Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Snowing!

The Team October 12th, 2011

As resorts across the southern hemisphere close their doors to skiers and boarders it’s now the turn of Europe, the USA and Canada to get in on the action.  After a week of newsletters bombarding my inbox with “It’s Snowing” in the subject line I’m in no doubt we’ve now seen the first significant snowfall of the 2011/12 season on both sides of the Atlantic.

In Europe, the Swiss Alps were the winners with up to 80cm of fresh snow falling.  In France, Les Menuires in the Three Valleys also fared well with up to 40cm and Chamonix, Courchevel and Meribel awoke to a moderate covering of snow on Sunday morning.  After a month of no resorts being open in France, Tignes re-opened the Grande Motte Glacier which will now remain open all the way through until May 2012.

Monday morning in Chamonix under the Autannes chairlift. Photo: Compagnie du Mont-Blanc

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Highlights from the 2010/11 Season

The Team April 20th, 2011

As the majority of ski resorts start to close for the season and our minds turn to the 2011/12 season, we thought it would be nice to share a few of the Ski Independence team’s highlights from the past season; on and off the slopes, from the world of social media to memorable runs. Read the rest of this entry »

Mud free Meribel

The Team March 31st, 2011

Last time I was in Meribel was ten years ago when I left with four seasons under my belt and mud-covered snowboard boots from a very rainy season.  I subsequently headed off in search of the sun-soaked powder-filled slopes of Colorado I’d heard so much about…

Two seasons later and it was time to settle down back in the UK but with a vow that one day I would go back to relive the good times I had in the Three Valleys.  With the muddy memories a distant memory, I planned my trip.  Surely I couldn’t have chosen a better season…

We arrived to the rumours of it being the best weeks of the season ahead with the arrival of a foot of snow followed by a forecast of a week of blue skies.  After a couple of weeks of web-cam watching and hearing all the news about the poor snow conditions, I was less than enthused, however we arrived to find that what everyone had been saying all along this season, the snow was much better than we expected.

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New BA route: London City – Chambery

The Team August 17th, 2010

British Airways have announced today the launch of a new London City – Chambery route. This is a great addition to the British Airways ski flights.

The service will operate four times a week from 18th December until the end of March 2011.

The schedule is ideally set up to give skiers and boarders the opportunity to spend a long weekend, a full week, or even longer in resort. Only a few short hours after taking off from London’s Docklands, you can be in Meribel, Courchevel, Les Arcs or La Plagne enjoying your first turns or a vin chaud during après ski.

The schedule for the route is as follows:

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