Now you can pick up a ski helmet with a Gucci handbag, dahling. Snow + Rock’s latest shop opens today on the lower ground of London’s iconic Selfridges department store. As well as a range of wintersports brands for clothing and equipment, there’s a boot lab for customised fittings.
Book onto a 1 day Warren Smith Ski Academy course at one of the UK’s indoor snow centres. Running throughout October, at the Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Chill Factore, Manchester and Xscape, Castleford, the day’s instruction costs £129. The ideal way to get ready to hit the real snow.
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?)
Deep dig! Snowmole spotted a few samples of Sweet Protection’s winter 2013/14 range on Gumtree. Grab them NOW!
Choo choo! Tickets for Eurostar’s winter ski train service go on sale today at 8.00am. With routes to the French and Swiss Alps, returns start from £149.