World Snow Awards 2014

WSAThe World Snow Awards recognises companies, brands and organisations across the industry who deserved to be rewarded for their excellence in providing service to the snowsports public.

For the third year running, we have been shortlisted for a World Snow Award in the ‘Best UK Specialist Tour Operator’ category (we received a Highly Commended’ award last year) Public voting for these awards is open  until 5pm on Thursday 16th October and we would very much appreciate you taking the time to give us your support!

Pre-Meribel Training Camp in the Italian resort of Champoluc

Last minute opportunity to train before the British Championships in Meribel!

Youngsters aged 8 to 12 years old are invited to train in Champoluc from Monday 31st March to 4th April 2014 (5 days’ training) with our top Italian ski race coaches.

Training only – £180 per person, but full packages (including a 5 day ski pass, hotel or apartment accommodation and airport transfers) are  also available on request by calling us on 01962 713330.

Take part in the British Championships in Meribel with Ski 2 Racing, the new Alpine Race Academy (affiliated to Snowsport England)

Best snow in Champoluc in years!

Despite the adverse effect on the British climate, the Jet Stream has had a positive effect on the skiing conditions in the Monterosa ski area where snow levels are at their highest for many years. The current position of the Jet Stream has given a slightly milder winter with lots of precipitation and weather fronts moving up from the South of Italy – perfect conditions for snowfalls on the Southern side of the Alps.

Take a look through some of our photo’s from Champoluc over the February half-term.

Christmas Day/Boxing Day Snow in Champoluc

As predicted, there was a bit of snow in Champoluc over Christmas Day and Boxing Day. At least 60 centimeters fell on Boxing Day at 1,600 metres with a massive 2 metres of snow reported at 3,300 metres above the Alagna Valley!

Snow forecast for Champoluc

With the start of the ski season in the Monterosa area less than 2 weeks away, we have been anxiously watching the snow forecast for Champoluc and the surrounding area. After the fantastic conditions we had last year, we are hoping for more of the same!

There has been some light snowfall over the last week, but this week is really where it’s at, with heavy snowfall predicted today.  Temperatures over the week will drop to a minimum of -8 on Thursday, with the heaviest snowfall of 38cm’s expected.

Within the next 9 days, we are hoping for at least 64cm’s and we should be able to enjoy excellent skiing conditions for the first weekend of the season. Watch it as it happens on our webcam, this is the view along the main street in the village and onwards to the mountains of the Monterosa range beyond.

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