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This Season in the Alps
As the 2011-12 ski season draws to a close in Europe, we hope you all managed to get out to the mountains, in what was a bumper year for snow across the Alps.
Coming off the back of the 2010-11 season, which was (to put it mildly) not such a great year for most resorts, we were all waiting nervously for the snow to arrive. It left it late, with some resorts having to delay opening dates and the UK press merrily reporting no snow and a disastrous year looming for skiers and snowboarders.
And with perfect timing, on the day that many of these stories came out in the UK, the heavens opened in the Alpsand it started dumping down with snow.
And the snow just kept on coming through December and January, with some of the coldest temperatures recorded in decades.
Instead of the patchy slopes of the previous year, some resorts such as Tignes and Val D’Isere and some resorts inSwitzerland and Austria were actually cut off for short periods as the roads in and out of resort became inaccessible – great news for people stuck in resort who got an extra day or two out of their holidays!
March produced some beautiful blue skies, with barely a cloud being spotted for days on end and then just as things seemed to be winding down to the end of the season, it started snowing again – a lot!
This meant that everyone had fantastic conditions right to the closing of the lifts in April and May and there is no doubt that many resorts, such as Avoriaz, could easily have carried their season on for another few weeks at least if they had wanted.
A particular highlight for us in Morzine was the first ever Basscamp Festival, a week of Music and international dj’s, culminating in a spectacular street party. At Ski-Lifts we were glad to support this new event and look forward to doing so for many more years to come.
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who travelled with us this year and we hope to see you again with us in the near future.
We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of our staff – we think you all did a brilliant job and helped us provide a great service, especially with the weather throwing some pretty extreme conditions at us!
At Ski-Lifts we love the summer in the Alps. It provides a chance to get out and enjoy the mountains in different ways – whether its mountain biking, hiking and climbing, rafting, or more leisurely pass times such as enjoying one of the many lakes or playing a round of golf on some of the most scenic courses you will find any where in the world.
Don’t forget that some resorts re-open in the summer months for skiing and snowboarding on their glaciers.
If you’ve never spent any time in the Alps over the summer, we can’t recommend it highly enough. You can find information on just a few events that are taking place this year on the summer events page on our website – but this is just scratching the surface.
You’ll be amazed by the diversity of things going on and activities to do once you get out here!
Ski-Lifts run as normal throughout the summer months, so you can still book your transfers through us to all of the destinations that we offer in the winter, which this year topped 260 different ski resorts!!
If you can’t be tempted to the mountains for your summer holiday then we’d also like to make you aware of our sister website, VaVroom.com which offers airport transfers to other destinations throughout Europe.
This includes city and beach breaks in the most popular destinations and this year transfers to any of the host cities for the Euro 2012 football championships.
If you can’t find what you are looking for on the site, give us a shout and we’ll do our best to help.
So please check back for regular updates from us. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Ski_Lifts).
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Thanks again & we hope to see you all soon.
The Ski-Lifts Team