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Guest Blog: Take your skiing up a level!

The Team October 5th, 2016

Our latest blog post comes from Jenny Hyndman, Community Manager at Ongosa, who specialise in searching and booking qualified mountain guides and snowsports instructors. Here are Jenny’s thoughts on the best resorts in which to hone your skills this coming winter.

This is the season to take your skiing up a level!

It should be very difficult to progress in a sport when you only spend a couple of weeks (or days!) a year practising it. Therefore, any improvements that skiers make, year-to-year, are remarkable. Most skiers have been at the same level for years; everyone’s comfort zone will be slightly different, but most commonly, good weather, comfy boots and a fulfilling breakfast contribute to enjoyable skiing. However, this season we want to move up a gear and improve! Hopefully this list of tips and ideal European skiing locations will help beginners, confident skiers and off-piste skiers to take their skiing to the next level. We’ve included suggestions of where to go, and even what you can do at home.

Beginners, move off the blues and learn about your turns

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The 7 best Ski Apps for 2012

Vicky February 3rd, 2012

First there was the Rich List, now we have the Sunday Times App List!  With over 500,000 smart phone apps available for download, the Sunday Times have recently announced their favourite 500.  Much to my disappointment after reading the list and finding only 1 relating to skiing, I decided to do some research!  Hours later and having downloaded and deleted countless apps (some terrible, some ok and some brilliant), I decided that the following 7 were my favourites.

Ski Club Snow Reports

The Ski Club of Great Britain snow report app brings you the best and most respected snow reports from over 250 ski resorts around the world.  Updated daily with the latest snowfall information, snow depths, piste conditions, live weather reports and even live webcams!  There is so much information built into this app it’s the only snow report you will ever need…and it’s completely free! Read the rest of this entry »

Family Time in Les Arcs 1950

John April 14th, 2010

John Bennett, Chairman of Ski Independence, is currently out in Les Arcs staying at Le Village with his family. Here is a short report from his stay so far…

This trip was all about taking one of the grandchildren with us and so school holidays dictated dates.  Now ,I’m not a fan of late season skiing but this trip – so far – has changed my view.

Arcs 1950 was developed by Intrawest, the Canadian company that operates Whistler and a number of other resorts in North America.   They have created a great village atmosphere high up in the Tarantaise with quality accommodation. The snow covered main street means everything is ski-in and ski-out – brilliant with kids involved and lined with a sufficiency of shops, bars and restaurants. 

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