Christmas in the snow
Not only have we got a free holiday competition starting this month but we are also launching our lift pass offers for the 2015/16 season.
Christmas and Easter are great times to get away with the family and so to help you along we are offering a free child lift pass for every two adult ones bought.
Book now for Christmas (20th-27th December) or Easter (3rd-10th or 10th-17th April) and for every two adult Paradiski passes that you book, you’ll receive one child Paradiski pass free of charge.
Please see here for more details.
If you would like a few tips or pointers on organising a Christmas ski holiday have a look at our previous blog Christmas Holiday Tips
They say nothing in life is free but sometimes if you get lucky you really can get something for free.
Once again this year we are giving away a holiday for two lucky people in one of our beautiful catered chalets and all you have to do to be in with a chance is join our newsletter. We will be drawing the lucky winner randomly from our list of subscribers on 1st October. The Holiday will include all the usual excellent fully catered services that our guests have come to expect.
For more information and to enter please see here
With the stunning weather at the moment, not freezing on the lifts and not flying around to keep the blood moving, having the lovely tempreture a blue skys that give you the freedom of taking your time leisurely enjoying the day I have been experimenting with some new things.
I am snowboarder first (keep quite snowboard haters we are not all bad), you will also catch me trying to tame the black mogul fields on a set of skis.
So what to try? In previous blogs I have posted about ice climbing, just before this post I regailed my day on a snowscoot, what else is there? Telemarking
Telemarking is a form of Nordic Skiing using boots that are flexible at the ball of your foot and bindings which keep your toes flat to the ski but which leaves the heel free to lift. You can still turn the ski as you would Alpine skis, all be it without the ablility to kick your heals round very sharply as some people do.
It’s not the similarities to alpine skiing I was looking for when I hired a pair of telemark skis, it was the differences. From the free raising heel you gain the ability to turn the ski by stepping forward with one ski, leaving the second ski behind, which brings you into a lunge. The technique is pretty hard but once you get there it feels and looks very graceful.
All in all it was great to try something new, its an amazing leg workout and I could swear my alpine skiing technique has improved from my attempts at this varation of skiing.
Please click the link below to see a short clip from my day on telemarks
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What is a snowscoot? You may have seen a contraption flying down the piste somewhat resembling a bike, somewhat resembling a snowboard, mounted by a terrifed looking person with the appearence of not being quite in full control trying not to kill himself and everything around them… well one of them people was myself last week around Les Coches.
The first paragraph sums up my exeperience of snow scooting for maybe the first run but as I disembarked the second lift of the day and strange feeling of familiarity with this odd looking pile of metal and fun lead to one of the funnest days all season. Although they can look scary with some practice you have surprisingly good control of the heavy looking thing.
I would not go as far as saying it was an easy day, there was alot of hard work that went into controling the snowscoot and learning how to deal with the varying terrains found within resort. After prevailing and sticking it out despite a few big crashes by the end of day I fealt a real sense of accomplishment.
Please click below to see a short video from the day.
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If you haven’t got anything planned yet for your Easter holidays, then why not make the most of the break with a ski trip to La Plagne with Ice and Fire?
Easter is a great time to travel with children, especially those still learning, as the warmer weather makes everything easier. Compared with the other school holiday weeks it is also significantly quieter making it a great choice for families.
This year La Plagne are also running some great family friendly events around the resort to celebrate the Easter holidays – check out the Sublicimes blog here
Sunday 29th March – 5th April, Chalet Bluebell, £399 per adult and £299 per child fully catered
Sunday 5th – 12th April, Chalet Genepi, £399 per adult and £299 per child fully catered
Sunday 12th – 19th April, Chalet Bon Vie, £299 per person fully catered
In addition to these great savings, there is a “kids ski free” lift pass offer this week meaning that when you reserve two adult Paradiski passes you get one child Paradiski pass free of charge. Read more here
Tempted? Why not get in touch today for more information click here