Light and warm – perfect for spring
Great for skiing or just a walk in the park!
The temperature is warming up, the sun is coming out and spring skiing is just beginning this week.
As people shed their thick winter jackets and enjoy the warm weather skiing, the jacket of choice at the moment seems to be the body warmer. And so I ordered myself a one to try from Zalando – purely in the spirit of research for the blog of course!
For me the ideal ski body warmer would be thick and warm enough to still keep me toasty on the slopes, whilst light enough to sit in the sun with a beer at lunchtime without sweltering. It needs to be visible on the slopes – and because I intend to use it every day, it needs to be well made enough to withstand a bit of a battering!
After much indecision I think that my favorite is the Iris Bayer zip-up in a bright green colour. I’ve been pleased with it so far because it is warm without being too hot, isn’t too bulky and I can wear it out as well as on the slopes.
Zalando Body Warmers: http://www.zalando.co.uk/outdoor-clothing/
With fresh snowfalls, warmer temperatures and sunny days Spring Skiing has finally arrived in Paradiski!
Spring snow 18th March
The last couple of days have had huge dumps of snow, followed by clear spells meaning some of the best on piste and off piste conditions which we have seen all season.
Empty lifts and Fresh Spring Snow!
Good snow conditions are often a worry for people booking towards the end of the season. Whilst you can’t guarentee the snow this season has seen a large base develop which is usually a classic sign of good end-of-season snow. With two glaciers, more than 70% of the domain about 2000m and an excellent snow making capacity the Paradiski area is a great snow-sure choice for your spring holiday.
The benefits of spring skiing are warmer temperatures, quieter pistes, longer lift-openings and sunny days as well as a nice, relaxed vibe in resort. Spring skiing is also a great choice for children who sometimes struggle with the colder temperatures earlier in the season.
Ice and Fire still have availability for 7th – 14th April in Chalet Campanules or 14th – 21st April in Genepi and Bon Vie. Check out our website for more information.
Ice and Fire are pleased to announce the release of our 2013-14 winter season prices and availability.
Chalet Bon Vie (sleeps 10-12) and Chalet Campanules (sleeps 24) are available to book now, and we hope to add Chalet Genepi prices and availability soon.
Earlybird booking is recommended for large groups, school holidays and people who want to reserve a specific date or chalet.
Check prices and availability now.
Mix Mountain La Plagne: second year of the Music Festival.
The Plagne Montalbert tourist office and the hotel club “Lauzière” are organising the second Mix Mountain La Plagne music festival. It will hit the pistes of La Plagne from 28 January to 1 February 2013. There are loads of daily activities including:
- mixing competitions.
- après-ski with mix and grill.
- BBQ on the piste with a DJ.
- partying in the bars.
- demos of new video mixing technology.
Friday night sees the closing of the Mix Mountain Music Festival with DJ “star”, dancers, performers, show cocktails and more.
Mix Mountain La Plagne line up so far includes:
French house DJ Gregory Klosman, who has worked on remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga’s, Erick Morillo and Mathieu Bouthier producer of ‘Need U’, which hit No.1 spot on Pete Tong’s buzz chart in the UK. Tristan Garner has been putting himself on the world map as one of the most talented DJ/producers of the NEW French generation following in the footsteps of Cerrone, Daft Punk and Cassius and Greg Seronne, electro house music DJ and resident DJ at Queen Club in Paris, Ministry of Sound in London and Bar Rouge in Shanghi.
With some truly impressive snowfalls across the early part of the season, and more predicted in the weeks to come, January is shaping up for some excellent skiing this year. So, if you’re fed up of the grey days and cold weather in the UK, why not head out to the alps for a bit of January skiing?
January often gets a bad press among British skiers because it falls completely outside of the school holidays. But among seasonaires, January is a firm favourite and guests who try it often come back year after year.
My number one favourite thing about January is that it is typically quieter on the pistes than the rest of the season so you get to spend longer on your skis and less time in lift queues. If you’re into the park skiing it’s a must as well with many of the pros using the quieter snow parks to get some practise in.
January’s Good Snow Record
For anyone who is a fan of fluffy powder snow a January ski holiday is hard to beat – there’s been masses of snow across the alps over the last few weeks and snow and sunshine forecast for the next few weeks.
January is a great time to get some extra tuition in too as being outside all of the school holidays there is often plenty of space in the ski schools. Less demand for lessons means more one-to-one time in group lessons, and your pick of instructors for private tuition.
Bargain hunters love January too with prices traditionally being lower than the rest of the season. As an example, here at Ice and Fire we’re offering Sunday 13th – 20th January for £399 per person fully catered with no single supplement.
So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today!