Le Bachel Spa at Chamonix’s 5* hotel Albert 1er is state of the art with Mont Blanc views to boot. Book a body or face treatment and enjoy free use of the luxurious spa and swimming pool. We dare you not to leave refreshed and revitalised.
Check out the cost of your ski or snowboard carriage on your flight to the Alps with Skyscanner’s handy guide to each airline’s charges.
Ski Dubai is about the only cool place in the UAE in July. As you’d expect in a shopping mall, you can ski, snowboard, toboggan, roll in a giant ball and meet penguins. And don’t worry if you forgot to pack your ski clothes for the desert, you can hire them.
Africa, a land of deserts, lions and ski resorts. Well, one at least. Afriski in Lesotho has operated as a ski resort since 2014. Sitting at 3,000m altitude it is open from June to September and offers everything from accommodation to ski rental, ski schools and apres.
With lots of lovely fresh white stuff on the peaks, Crystal Ski’s February ski holiday sales couldn’t come at a better time. Take advantage of offers on ski holidays to Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Italy and the USA with discounts of up to 30% on flights, accommodation and transfers to snow-sure French resorts like Les Deux Alpes, Tignes, Val Thorens and Chamonix or more far-flung ski destinations like Whistler in Canada and Breckenridge in the USA. Book by 28th February 2014.
Not strictly a recommendation (and we can’t claim to have visited), but North Korea is due to open its first ski resort, Masik, this December. Boasted to have 110km of piste, 2 hotels and a heliport, getting a visa may be the only problem for a holiday there.
The Ski & Snowboard Show lands in Manchester from 25th to 27th October and then London from 30th October to 3rd November 2013. Buy your entry ticket online, and not only do you get a £1 off the on the door price, but you can also pick up a free one-day lift pass for various ski resorts, including Chamonix, St Anton and Verbier.
Think you’ll be lucky enough to ski Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora, Verbier, Arlberg and Les 3 Vallées in a season? Then the Epic lift pass is for you. With unlimited skiing in the American ski resorts and 5 free days for Europe, it’s a bargain $729 for an adult pass.
All would-be instructors, Snow Skool are offering a place on a BASI level 1 course this December in Meribel to one lucky winner. The prize includes half-board chalet accommodation, free lift pass, free instruction and exam entry fee. Enter before 30 September and go ski!
Three more chalets for Rude Chalet guests for the 2013/14 ski season. The two Superfly Chalets, at the bottom of the Grands Montets ski area in Argentiere have a private hot tub and a shared indoor pool while Chalet Elvissa is a snowball’s throw from the Brevent ski lift and the centre of Chamonix.
South America’s most famous ski spot, Ski Portillo in Chile, has become the latest member of the Hip Hotel family. Well-known to Warren Miller fans, the hotel has a dream position by Lake Inca, at 2,880 metres. Their season runs to the end of September so it’s not too late to visit this year, or get your winter plans ready for next summer… (you still with us?)