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New Ski Pioneer

New Ski Pioneer

Ever since English aristocrats invented winter sports holidays in the Swiss Alps in the 1990s Brits have punched a lot more than their weight in expanding and modernising the now-worldwide industry. The English discovered Meribel and then invented chalet holidays ...

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Action Plagne

Action Plagne

The mega resort of La Plagne has a lot more than high-rise as James Callery found on his all-action weekend. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”12274″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]I arrived during the February big snows to meet eccentric entrepreneur Jean-Yves Blondeau (aka ...

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How to get Ski Fit

How to get Ski Fit

If there’s one vital thing you need to go skiing it a degree of fitness, and here we give readers Fit to Ski tips and exercises from yourphysioplan.com [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Yourphysioplan founder and expert Denise Keeson points out that no matter ...

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Ski Fit

Ski Fit

If you are concerned over your ski fitness, or have a niggling injury then a new physio scheme has just launched. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]YourPhysioPlan is a new care contract from a national network of private physiotherapy clinics, which encourages a proactive ...

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Big snows are here at last – with all the Alps covered

Big snows are here at last – with all the Alps covered

From John Hill, Amazon Creek, Chamonix [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The French Alps was hit by an amazing week of big snows – so great they blocked main roads, kept skiers off the higher slopes and sparked avalanche warnings everywhere. I had gone ...

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The Big Snow is here at last!

The Big Snow is here at last!

Wow, what a poor start to a ski season we had. [vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]December, usually a peak month for our touring reporters, was a wipe out because of lack of snow – impossible to believe if you were in the snow-blanketed ...

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