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22 May 2009

New flights to Innsbruck

BA has announced plans to run a new service to Innsbruck next winter.The flights will operate five times a week from Gatwick, starting on 5 December 2009. This is welcome news for the airport, and for…

22 May 2009

Costs rise and fall in France

Every little helpsEating in French mountain restaurants made the headlines last winter, for the one obvious reason: cost - big time.  But a dramatic reduction in VAT on restaurant bills announced…

13 May 2009

Now it’s Finlay Mickel’s turn

Finlay Mickel, one of Britain’s most successful Downhill skiers has announced his retirement from international ski racing.Mickel, 31, has been racing with the British Alpine Ski Team since 1996.…

11 May 2009

Swiss smoking ban in place by next season

Next winter you’ll be able to breath a little more easily in Switzerland, when new smoking laws take effect - good news for skiers and boarders wanting to enjoy smoke-free mountain restaurants, bars…

14 Apr 2009

Free helmets to early bookers

To promote responsible skiing and personal safety on the slopes, tour operator Ski Dream (including Made to Measure holidays) is offering free helmets next season.The company is including a free helmet…

6 Apr 2009

Bmibaby announce new Grenoble flights

Low cost airline bmibaby is to operate flights to Grenoble from Manchester next winter.The new weekly flights will start in October and are expected to be popular - the French airport has seen a steady…

3 Apr 2009

Alain Baxter retires

Alain Baxter has announced his retirement from International ski racing. Baxter, Britain’s most successful ski racer made his final descent in a slalom competition at the British National Land Championships…

29 Mar 2009

Easter fun for the whole family

April is a great time to enjoy some late season skiing and bag a few discounts - it’s low season, but the snow is superb this year. If you’re planning to take the kids away for the Easter holidays,…

29 Mar 2009

Powder aplenty in the Portes du Soleil

There is just no end to this phenomenal winter in the Alps. A quick editorial trip to the Portes du Soleil last week coincided with yet another substantial snowfall.We were staying in Avoriaz 1800, which…

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