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Now you can ski from the age of one

If you are looking for a way to get your children into skiing even earlier, then look no further than the babysnow. Designed by an ESF instructor in Les 2 Alpes, it is essentially a pram for on the piste. 

The History of Alpe d’Huez

Up until 1950 Alpe d’Huez was a coal mining town. The extreme deforestation that resulted from the mining caused the town to be buried under a succession of avalanches in the late 1940s. It was an avalanche in 1950, which hit a dorm and killed 12 people that finally ended the mining. It was due to the mining activity that Huez got its first cable car in 1905.

Top Independent Ski Schools In The Alps

We asked our followers on Facebook and on Twitter for their recommendations for their favourite small and independent ski schools in the Alps. We he have narrowed them down to a top 4 that represent a selection of what is out there. Some of the ski schools are part of a larger company that operate in several resorts and some only operated in one resort. Let us know if you have a favourite ski school in the comments below.

What happened this weekend in the Alps

Forget the Relentless Freeze Festival and the Birmingham Ski and Snowboard Show this is what actually happened in the Alps this weekend.  On Friday many of the resorts were green and warm. During Saturday and Sunday all that changed and now they are beautifully white and cold.  We posted this first picture of how the snow had changed Val d'Isere on our Facebook page. People liked the image so much we wanted to show you the difference  that the recent snow has made in more resorts.

Great Resorts To Spend New Year's Eve

The staff at Interactive Resort have been in the mountains to welcome in the New Year on many occasions.  Seeing in the New Year in a ski resort is always fun especially if you like to party and there is no better way to get rid of that New Years Day headache than a blast down the mountain. We asked our team to tell us their NYE stories.

Snow Train Tickets Now On Sale

If you are planning to travel to the Alps this winter by train then the time has come to book your ticket. The Eurostar direct service from London operates on Saturdaysfrom the 21st December until the 13th of April.  Ticket went on sale from the 11th September and will cost from £149 return.

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Best snow parks in Europe

The first official, purpose-built snow park was created in Vail in 1990. This sparked a large change in resorts’ attitudes towards snowboarders, and ski resorts soon realised that there was a lot of money to be made by attracting boarders, rather than outlawing them. Thanks to the prevalence of ski and board movies, international events such as the X Games and of course the introduction of freestyle events to the Winter Olympics programme, freestyle skiing and boarding is becoming increasingly popular. The last 22 years or so have seen snow parks grow in number and size.

Stay in an igloo and go skiing

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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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