Winter Skiing Season
Skiing during the “winter” months in Whistler Blackcomb is a large window of opportunity. The mountains open in November and the season doesn’t end until April of the next year. Average snowfall is 33 feet per year, while temperatures stay moderate at –5 degrees Celsius on average.
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains span an impressive 8,000 plus acres of terrain. The high-speed lifts, smooth corduroy cruisers, steep alpine bowls and a number of basic runs make the experience comfortable for beginners through to professionals.
Great Deals on Lift Tickets and Accommodation
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A look at school skiing trips to Austria and what you can do to make sure your students have the best holiday possible.
Austria has long been one of the most popular school ski destinations. The reasons are obvious; there are excellent slopes on which to ski with plenty of novice options, the resorts are used to catering for groups of enthusiastic school children and all are easily accessible from mainland Europe.
Where to go
All of the ski resorts in Austria provide the same standard of accommodation and slopes for their visitors but some are more expensive than others, …
Surprisingly it was a British army officer, Captain Peter Lindsay, who was the founding father of Meribel as a ski resort.
Captain Peter Lindsay
Back in the 1930s Captain Peter Lindsay spent his holidays skiing in Austria, but when Hitler took the country over in 1936, he decided to look elsewhere. High in the French Alps he found two tiny villages close together at the foot of gentle slopes.
Captain Peter Lindsay thought they were ideal for skiing and even managed to set up a primitive chair-lift, nicknamed the Red Dragon, using an elderly bus hauled up the hillside …