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Our Top Five Ski Runs

Often top five lists of the greatest ski runs feature impossibly difficult runs that suit the hardened ski racer, rather than the casual tourist. That’s why when we decided to choose our favourite runs we considered what we thought made them enjoyable. After we all had our say we asked the run’s champion to describe why it was so special to them. Feel free to share your favourite run in the comments below.

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Verbier's Changing Après Ski - Farinet facelift and Casbah closure

When you think of Verbier you probably associate it with amazing off piste. You may also associate it with partying and if so then you probably love the Hotel Farinet and its selection of party venues. But things are about to change.

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Sports that should be in the Winter Olympics

The summer Olympics are over which means that we can start looking forward to the next games. These will be the Winter Olympics 2014 that are held in Sochi, Russia. Quite a few new events have been added to the 2014 games, these include slope style snowboarding and skiing, as well as the snowboard parallel slalom.

Free lift pass at the London Ski Show

The London Ski and Snowboard Show are giving away 10,000 free lift passes. But how good is the offer? If you pre-buy a ticket for the London Ski and Snowboard Show this year you can get a free day’s skiing in several resorts. Sounds good right? What you can’t tell initially, however, is that the majority of the free resorts are not the most popular with the British skiing public; featured resorts include unheard of resorts in Norway, a selection of resorts in the Aosta Valley, Tremblant and Mount Washington.

Lifts pass prices for the 2012/13 winter season

All of the lifts pass prices for the 2012/13 winter season.

We have compiled a list of lift pass prices, of our top selling ski resorts. This includes Courchevel , Val d’Isere and St Anton. The list will give you a chance to compare prices before you make a decision on which resort you want to go to. All the lift pass prices have increased since last year, with an average rise of 7.5%.

Should I Do A Ski Season?

Just got your A level results? Not sure what to do? How about going to do a ski season in the Alps? There are endless clichéd reasons for doing winter seasons but the biggest draw remains the chance to ski or snowboard in world famous resorts almost every day of the season. However, a question that hovers over the decision is: should I make that move and how will it affect my future? Most universities encourage a gap year and employers view it in a positive light as it shows that you have gone out and discovered hard work and independence. So, nothing to worry about there?

5 Snow Sport Movies You Must Watch

As you would expect the staff at Interactive Resorts are pretty into snow sports. All of us ski or snowboard and winter sports make up part of our individual identities. It would be fair to say that we spend a lot of time thinking about snow and being in the mountains. All this means that we watch quite a few ski and snowboard movies. These are our recommendations. Senior sales consultant, Nick recommends ski movie All.I.Can. The film was released in 2011 after two years filming around the globe.

A Christmas Ski Holiday Booking

The other day an enquiry came through to me. The group was made up of 13 people and they were looking to go on holiday to Serre Chevalier to enjoy some Christmas skiing. The chalet they were interested in was the Chalet Asters, which was priced at £685pp for the week. Unfortunately 5 rooms had already been booked for that week, which meant that there was not enough beds for all of them. I called the party leader and left a voicemail to explain the situation.

Our Visit to the Sochi Winter Olympic Park - In London

 Have you been to the Sochi Winter Olympic Village in Kensington Gardens yet? During this summer’s London 2012 Olympiad the Russians have brought a taste of what you can expect from their winter Olympics in two years time. We went along to hopefully find out more about this promising new ski area. As a ski company we like to keep in the know about developments in the ski world and we are always keen to find out about new resorts and ski areas.

Why our staff know so much about ski resorts.

We asked our staff a selection of questions to find our just how experienced in the ski industry they are. We then did some calculation and created this infographic.

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