Summer Skiing in Les Deux Alpes – A Glacier Getaway

Summer Skiing in Les Deux Alpes – A Glacier Getaway

  •  Les Deux Alpes is ski-ready in the summer as well as during high season – thanks to its well-known, popular glacier skiing area.
  • The Glacier season takes place in Les Deux Alpes from June to September.

The glacier skiing here is quite sizeable – in fact, it’s technically the biggest glacier skiing area in Europe! It’s a fantastic area for beginner and improver skiers who want to try things out during the summer, with blue, green and red runs up at the top all accessible by the chairlifts and draglifts that remain in operation for the glacier season. From there, you have access to the longest, full on-piste vertical in the world – lots of room for some serious practice in France’s second oldest ski resort (the first being Chamonix).

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The fun of glacier skiing in Les Deux Alpes

If you are a beginner – don’t let the altitude put you off. Les 2 Alpes is also known for being ‘topsy turvy’, where the easier, wider runs are actually at the top, while the steeper runs are a little further down from the glacier runs. As you’re venturing higher up that normal to get to the snow, the lower oxygen levels means you’ll need the time to acclimatise, so it’s estimated that your body has to work even harder in the altitude to keep you going, which could make for really effective training if you’re an experienced beginner or improving. Just make sure you know you’re medically OK going higher up and give yourself enough time to do so. You’ll find everything in the lower and steeper parts of the mountains are taken over by mountain bikers in the summer who flock here to make the most of the jumps!

Your summer ski day passes (if you’re around for more than one day on the slopes) to the peaks in Les Deux Alpes will also unlock access to the facilities at lower altitude, including the pool and tennis courts – which makes for a seriously active holiday if you want one, particularly if you’re keeping up with your fitness as well as your snow skills. It’s also worth seeing if there are any local hikes or treks that you can go on while you’re in the area. Summer hikes in the Alps are also great muscle boosters after a few days hitting the skis.


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Les Deux Alpes in the summer

The town is in the heart of the French Alps, so there’s a great selection of shopping and restaurants along the main streets, as well as plenty of bars and cafes dotted around the area. While summer is probably more of a social affair than a hardcore sports holiday, you’ll probably appreciate the balance between the more relaxed summer après vibe and making the most of the sunshine. The village is pretty large with a good selection of hotels for all budgets, or you can opt for a chalet in the summer which has a really different feel to it than usual. The town is incredibly convenient for the ski runs – the funicular links the town to the main peaks, up to 3,450m high. At the top, you’ll obviously be able to take in 360° views of the Alps and beyond, including Mont Blanc which is practically in front of you – showing itself off with a grassy vista to enjoy for a change of pace!


A family-friendly summer ski option

Les Deux Alpes is a great summer ski option, thanks to having eight summer-ready runs between June and September, half pipes and a snowboard area, and some surprisingly cost effective pass prices in August. That’s handy if those flight tickets to North America or New Zealand are a little bit out there; if you want to experience a totally different ski vibe that you can mix up with a hiking holiday, or, if you simply want to keep the holiday stash stocked for your winter ski season or another trip.


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The summer ski *perfect* holiday for active people

If you’re over in the south of France, then you’ll know that it is hotter than the rest of France, with temperatures often over 30°C – even the nearby Val d’Isère in the south east can get a bit warm! That’s why Les Deux Alpes is a good choice if you don’t want to be ‘extreme’ climate switching between very hot sea level air and the cooler mountain air like you might elsewhere. March – April and June are hot for sure in Les Deux Alpes, but both these months do see a good mix of rain and sun – which makes anywhere you’re staying a little cheaper too as much of the accommodation will priced on the weather during these months, prior to charging full for the main summer season from the end of June through to August.

Les Deux Alpes is popular with families, especially those with young children with high energy levels. With so much on offer, it’s also great for active families looking for some free time, and so families can divide themselves between the mountain, tennis, hiking, biking, the spa and the pool. Les Deux Alpes offers plentiful accommodation choices too: everything from traditional chalets, to hotels and apartments to, increasingly, campsites and pitch space a little further out. All apartment will have twin or large double rooms, or a few of both, as the chalets and hotels. All the summer campsites near Les Deux Alpes have WCs, maintained showers and full laundry facilities. Everything in once place for an active summer holiday. Summer skiing in Les Deux Alpes – really, what more could you ask for?


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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Book Ski Transfers Ahead Of Time

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Book Ski Transfers Ahead Of Time

  1. Ski season is short
  2. You could book ahead for a big group and get a coach
  3. You can book your transfer days in advance
  4. It saves you time and stress

The ski season is your annual time to take in the slopes, enjoy the snow and then get down to some serious après. Before getting to that point though, there’s a little bit of holiday admin to do – namely, booking your holiday, and booking your ski transfers. There’s nothing worse than worrying about how you’re going to get from your chosen airport to your little hideaway in the Alps, or lugging equipment off trains and up hills and trying to catch a taxi.

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Ski season is short

While the entire ski season runs between early December and the end of March each year, the snow still falls relatively slowly and in fact we often get snow showers for only the first few weeks of the season. This means that skiers can get in their Christmas skiing without risking their season being ruined by a lack of snow, and it also means that if you have the luxury of booking your transfers early, you can relax knowing that you don’t need to worry about times, dates and timetables and the sheer stress that comes with using public transport. There’s also the advantage of not having to lug your gear in between stations and stops, so you can still be sure of being on the slopes come December.

If you’re going off-piste, you can’t really control your snow conditions, so booking miles ahead could be pointless – you might be quite certain that the snow will be fairly untouched and ready for your arrival. If you’re a backcountry skier, you’ll want to book your transfers also a few weeks in advance so you have as little to worry about as possible, and be confident that you can bring your tent or chosen wild camping gear with you.

Transport to and from the resort is also vital. Travelling between resorts can be tiring and difficult – and if you’re not used to the areas you’re going to, it can be easy to get lost. Lots of skiers prefer to travel from the middle of January to the end of March to catch both the atmosphere they desire and the best snow. Although, saying that, there are a few skiers who like to sneak out at the end of November before it gets really busy. Plus, if you’re heading to a snowsure resort, or you chase the snow and head over for glacier skiing in the summer – well, you pretty much have nothing to worry about.

Book ahead and get a coach – and when to book ski transfers generally

If you’re booking a very large group together for your ski trip, a coach transfer might actually be the best value idea. Coach transfers from Geneva Airport tend to be popular for both their premium experience and their value in what is essentially a bulk travel/transfer order. With a few big families clubbing together, you might find the per-person price is cheaper – that’s why it’s always sensible to get a few ski resort airport transfer quotes before you confirm your booking, so you can work out the best price for your skiing holiday.

Think of organising your skiing trip as a half-marathon, not a sprint at the last gate! Although it’s great to get out and explore and enjoy the mountain culture, it’s more practical to book everything in advance, try and get a few extra days either side of your planned season and arrive at your lodge to unpack, so you can relax and enjoy the scenery for the next few days. (Although, we get it – for some skiers, it really is about hitting the peaks as soon as physically possible!) For holidays with lift passes, it’s good to book your transfers a few weeks in advance at least to ensure you’re getting the best possible availability. Most people prefer to book things over a few days close together in creating their ‘DIY’ ski trip or their own package put together from lots of different places –  that way, you can take advantage of the best deal you can while doing your own research.

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You can book your transfers days in advance to save time

For all resorts in Europe, the USA and Canada –  you can book them online with us. There are different options: shared, shared plus (less waiting for other folks), private, coach and executive. And you can even book them in a few days in advance. Ski-Lifts has year-round coverage any availability for transfers across all of your favourite resorts, so even if you’re booking transfers at the very last minute, our team have the best and most experienced driver networks to tap into, to get your Ski-Lifts ski transfers.

It saves you time and stress

There are a few instances in which your ski transfers could be arranged by your accommodation or hotel, but it will usually on the their terms and conditions rather than your own when it comes to timing and picking the right car. While resort-to-airport transfers might be down to the individual resort, they might not be able to give you a specialised, experienced service like Ski-Lifts (and our partner accommodation) who know the roads best – and it’s best not to just leave it to a random taxi. Another issue at leaving it to your accommodation to arrange, is availability – you don’t want to be waiting hours for the next available transport, you need to get your airport or train station in plenty of time.

Speaking of reducing stress, transporting ski gear can get very stressful. It can feel heavy over time, it’s awkward to carry, and the last thing you want is to be fetching your luggage by yourself with a map on your phone in one hand, and everything else in the other!  So a smooth, stress-free friendly airport transfer – whether that’s over an hour or for an epic four-hour ski transfer to your chalet, having the last leg of your journey covered really does have its wellbeing benefits. Better yet, it allows you to focus on the après which the season demands that we do, rather than stress-skiing for that first morning after your arrival day!

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5 Best Ways To Prevent Travel Sickness During Your Transfer

5 Best Ways To Prevent Travel Sickness During Your Transfer

  1. Stay hydrated
  2. Take ginger supplements
  3. Try Dramamine or similar medication
  4. Eat something before you go
  5. Change your diet

Travel sickness can really get the better of us if we’re prone to it. For some folks, the mode of transport doesn’t matter, it’s nausea-town. For others, it genuinely only happens when we’re not in the driving seat. And lo and behold, although rare, it can even happen to drivers. So to help with what might be your 3 hours of hell to 13 days of heaven in the snow, we’ve spoken to seasoned skiers and drivers about their advice. We would recommend that you always seek proper medical advice that isn’t from a blog, of course, and this content is presented only as information for your own further research.


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Staying hydrated

Dehydration is a very real cause of travel sickness, so be sure to make sure you’re getting plenty of water before you get on the plane. Having a water bottle with you will make sure you don’t miss a beat. Drink as much as you can, starting as soon as you feel unwell. Staying hydrated in small and frequent bursts is important, as some folks may find that they also have stomach problems from travel-based anxiety or even undiagnosed claustrophobia, so it can be difficult to get fluids back up into your system quickly if you’re feeling this way. And instead of swigging fizzy drinks, try water or even fruit tea.


Taking ginger

This is something you might know about if you suffer from travel sickness. Ginger is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle for many of us – so naturally it’s an ingredient we should be packing in to our rucksacks. Ginger, in moderation, is known to aid digestion, so those who are prone to getting gassy should take care to take some time to cut out the offending foods before a trip. One of the easiest ways to do this is by taking digestive enzymes with you on your travels. We hear from unconfirmed rumours that the Ironman team keeps ginger in their first aid kit to aid nausea in the most natural way which doesn’t get in the way or alter performance. Another excellent way to treat the nauseous feeling is by taking ginger supplements. They’re supposed to be packed with anti-spasmodic properties and could help ease the pain and nausea. These won’t cure it entirely, but they’ll certainly help and boost your immune system to prevent any sickness or vomiting after a long transfer on the way to the slopes.

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Taking Dramamine

It is a travel sickness pill recommended by lots of travel sick travellers and tourists – although, please always get medical advice! Some people believe that Dramamine is a “miracle” for those unfortunate enough to suffer from motion sickness, and prevent travel sickness with it. So no more queasy day trips or flights, or 4 hour long road trips punctuated by nausea – if you’re affected by it, then you’ll know all too well what a game-changer it is. If you are the type to choose to take this stuff, you don’t have to take it every time you travel – try to space it out so it works for you! If you take it every time, it can actually make the sickness worse, so be careful. This is why most will opt for taking a ginger supplement or sweets (or both!) to help with travel sickness during their flights, their transfers or even both.


Eating something before you start travelling on any transport

A little bit of food can ease your nausea – prevent travel sickness by eating 2 hours before travelling- try not to eat anything directly before you head out into transportation, be it a car or a plane. This could also help you relax later down the line when it’s time to hit the slopes and prevent any sickness from a late breakfast! A little energy boost is always appreciated. Also, a protein rich smoothie before you travel could help to settle your stomach and reduce your chances of getting a nausea-filled stomach at the ski resort. Most people with travel sickness will eat before and then try to make sure they don’t eat during the time they’re actually taking transport – which is why staying hydrated is even more important.


Changing your diet before you travel

If you’re prone to travel sickness, one of the best things you can do is change your diet. Becoming sick after you’ve eaten is often the result of food sensitivities or imbalances, so if you think that certain foods are making you sick, then switching up what you’re eating may make a difference.  If you suspect you have an intolerance to a food, simply cut it out of your diet for a few days and see if it makes a difference.  Food can affect whether you feel sick or not, so try to avoid the very foods which can commonly cause nausea during your travel (sometimes without you knowing at first) – like nuts, caffeine, red wine and dairy products. Of course, as soon as you arrive at your resort, all those ingredients are 100% a la table! It’s worth it 😉


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8 ways that travel to Europe has changed since the UK left the EU

8 ways that travel to Europe has changed since the UK left the EU


Okay. So the UK has now left the EU – but what can you expect when travelling to the European member states from 1st January 2021?

The UK will no longer be treated like a member of the EU, and is subject to new rules.

Once the COVID situation is under control and UK citizens are generally allowed to travel abroad again, you’ll need to be aware of these 8 changes when travelling to any EU countries (plus Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).

Planning your trip…

1. How long you can stay

Most British travellers spend a few weeks at time abroad, however if you are thinking of spending longer you need to be aware that you’ll only be able to stay in an EU country for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. If you want to stay longer, you’ll need the right to remain/visa. The rules for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania are different – as you can be there for 90-days and not use up your 90-day allowance for other EU countries.

2. Check your passport

You’ll need at least 6 months left on your passport and it must have been issued in the last 10 years. To make sure your passport is valid please visit the Government’s passport checker.

3. Check your travel and health insurance gives you the right level of cover

If you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it is valid up to the expiry date displayed on the card.

There are limited details about what will replace EHIC but the UK government has said it will be issuing UK Global Health Insurance Card, which will most likely cover chronic or existing illnesses, maternity care and emergencies. Further details will follow.

The advice is to always take-out comprehensive travel insurance with appropriate healthcare cover, including existing medical conditions and any activities you plan to do such as skiing or other winter sports.

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4. Mobile roaming charges may now apply

While the UK’s four main mobile operators have said they have no plans to reintroduce roaming fees, it’s a good idea to check with your provider before you head off. As of 1st Jan 2021, Brits in Europe are not guaranteed free mobile data roaming so you could be charged for calls, messages or using the internet or apps.

At the airport…

5. We love a queue but make sure you’re in the right one

You will no longer be able to use the EU passport lanes on arrival. You might also have to show a return ticket and that you have enough money for your stay.

6. Duty free is back!

Good news if you are travelling to the EU from the UK (expect Ireland) as you can now stock up on duty free shopping with tobacco and alcohol limits set to increase as well.

7. Know what food you can take with you

Meat and dairy products cannot be taken into EU countries so please check as recent news reports show they are checking. The exceptions are powdered baby milk, baby food or food required for medical reasons.

8. Driving in Europe

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If you are hiring a car, you’ll need to take your driving licence (you’ll need an international driving permit if yours is the old paper version or issued in Gibraltar, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man).

If you are taking your own vehicle, you’ll also need the logbook (V5C) and valid insurance documents – please contact your insurance company four to six weeks before travel to get a green card to prove you have insurance. They may charge you an admin fee for this. You’ll still need a GB sticker on the car.

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Three great places to go skiing in Germany

Three great places to go skiing in Germany

There are several resorts in Germany for skiing. Of note are some great bunny mountains for those wanting to build their confidence, as well as the Kandahar run in Garmisch, which surprises everyone for how tricky it is for downhill ski fans.

Germany is a beginner and family skier’s secret bolthole, with many resorts just an hour away from Munich Airport and Munich Train Station, as well as many tiny towns and villages that no-one really knows about…

Q. Can you go skiing in Germany?

A. Yes! The Bavarian Alps have much to offer – and more so for the peaks and valleys that cross the border with Austrian ski resorts, where there are much bigger peaks to go skiing and ‘boarding in.


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Where to go skiing in Germany


1. Garmisch, Germany

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Garmisch – or Garmisch-Partenkirchen by its full name – is a very well-known location with 45km of pistes, where a skier can kick off their skiing holiday, before tacking the Kandahar for the week, or whizzing around the four big peaks: the Hausberg, the Kreuzeck, the Alpspitze and the Zugspitze (“Trek Top”), which is the highest mountain in Germany. It casually relaxes itself across the Austria-Germany border and descends into Ehrwald in Austria.

The whole Garmisch area has lots of little pockets of (interestingly named, and) beautiful places to pepper your trip with if you wish. There is the Linderhof, an ex-royal palace open to the public, a glacier Höllental (Wetterstein) – great for trying our climbing in the Alps, and Eibsee, which is quite possibly the most instagrammable lake in all of Germany.

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2. Oberjoch, Germany

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Oberjoch Bad Hindelan is popular locally in a similar way that The Nevis Range is popular in Scotland, UK – the peaks are family-friendly, and the snow is good when travel costs are cheaper – in January and February. Of course, Oberjoch’s pistes aren’t as dizzying as they are elsewhere, but the slopes add up to a little range of 32km to choose from. While this is small, this number does makes Oberjoch much bigger compared to many tiny slopes dotted around Bavaria that literally centre around about 8 cabins and a few cafes (perfect if you’re on a serious hideaway holiday!). There is also a snow nursery for the smaller kids to meet and go sledding or learn skiing; and in the winter, Oberjoch welcomes a little troupe of horse-drawn carriages for couples wishing to live the actual Bavarian fairy tale.

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3. Oberstdorf, Germany

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Oberstdorf’s range technically crosses over in Austria – some skiers will tell you that Oberstdorf is Austrian because that’s where the bigger footprints of the mountains are… But if your resort or chalet is in Oberstdorf proper, you are actually still in Germany – albeit, the most southern tip of Bavaria.

It’s much bigger than most people imagine it to be, with 130km of pistes to choose from, including the more challenging red runs – the Fellhorn and Walmendingerhorn mountains. Off-piste, you can explore another untouched 70km of mountain and crag – a place that hikers and climbers tend to make more use of in the summer.

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4. Feldberg, Germany

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Feldberg is the name of the mountain and the village, located at the “end” of the famous Black Forest. It is sizeable in terms of the kinds of skiing areas that exist in Germany – there are 60km of slopes across the Feldberg and Seebuck mountains here (not including any off-piste shenanigans), which together make Feldberg a third bigger than Garmisch’s range in total, just for on-piste.

Feldberg has 36 slopes and 28 lifts – again, not massively known internationally, but a new year must-do in Germany, with lots of city folk rushing in during the Christmas and school holidays here. Feldberg is also the spiritual home of skiing in Germany – at least in the sense that in 1892, Germany’s first ever ski club was established on Feldberg mountain; and the first ski-in ski-out lodge in the country.

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Q. Which areas in Germany are popular for skiing?

A. Garmisch is probably the most famous ski resort in Germany, home of the country’s tallest mountains and most challenging downhill runs. Oberjoch and Oberstdorf are also well-known as Bavarian Alps wonderlands; the latter crossing over into Austria. Oberstdorf offers an impressive 80 miles of piste to explore, and a World-Cup ski track.

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The now and future of ski and mountain rescue?

Ski and mountain rescue – the now and future?

A collaboration between Gravity Industries, which has developed and patented a 1050 brake horsepower Jet Suit, and the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), led to an incredibly well-documented, successful test flight and hill rescue mission in the heart of the Lake District, UK.

Introducing the Jet Suit

Founder of Gravity Industries and Chief Test Pilot, Richard Browning, used his skills and vision create the world’s first patented Jet Suit. The Jet Suit currently can perform speeds in excess of 80mph (although, yes, we know some of you may feel that you already ski at this speed anyway on a good downhill day in Kitzbuhel 😉 ) – the suit is technically capable of reaching an altitude of 12,000ft (although for safety purposes, it is typically flown lower).

Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) showcased the Gravity Suit, an item of ‘mecha’ flying clothing capable of performing mountain and hill rescue wherein the travel distance compared to traditional air ambulance service, such as that which may require a helicopter, is much faster with a suit. The Gravity suit has the potential to be empowering and a life-saver than the transport which is currently available to mountain rescue services currently in use across the world.

The test making this use case occurred most notably, and recently, at the Langdale Pikes saw Gravity Industries founder and Chief Test Pilot Richard Browning fly from the valley bottom to a simulated casualty site on The Band, near Bowfell – a 2,950ft peak in one of the UK’s biggest national parks.

Air Ambulance successfully trial the Gravity suit in the Lake District

Andy Mawson, director of operations and paramedic at GNAAS, identified the Lakes as a possible location for a Jet Suit paramedic after hearing of Mr. Browning’s work and then studying the charity’s own call-out data. Mr. Mawson said the exercise had demonstrated the huge potential of utilising Jet Suits to deliver critical care services.

He added: “In a time in healthcare when we are exhausted with COVID and its effects, it’s important to still push the boundaries. We think this technology could enable our team to reach some patients much quicker than ever before. In many cases this would ease the patient’s suffering. In some cases, it would save their lives.”

Ski mountain rescue: the suit in action

Using the suit, medics, or specialist mountaineering rescuers, could be flown directly to the site of an emergency, instead of having to walk up or down, or take the risk of flying in a chopper. While these types of flights are only for experimental purposes for the moment, the team hopes they could be a crucial part of a future mountain rescue.
Richard Browning added: “It was wonderful to be invited to explore the capabilities of the Gravity Jet Suit in an emergency response simulation and work alongside the team at GNAAS. We are just scratching the surface in terms of what is possible to achieve with our technology. Emergency response is one of the areas Gravity are actively pursuing, alongside launching a new commercial training location at the world-renowned Goodwood Estate.” Following this successful trial and the record-breaking times in terms of ascending the fell, GNAAS and Gravity Industries are now exploring the next steps in this collaboration.

Why the Jet Suit is a game-changer for ski mountain rescue

To anyone who has seen a mountain rescue helicopter approach a scene of crash and disaster, the great saving of valuable time that the Jet Suit could promise the whole skiing industry is more than apparent – we can’t wait to see the next iteration of this exciting ski mountain rescue technology.

Gravity Industries designs, builds and flies Jet Suits, “pioneering a new era of human flight” – it’s hard to argue with that!

The company was founded to challenge perceived boundaries in human aviation. Launched in March 2017, the business secured a raise: totalling $650,000 investment within the first two months from Tim & Adam Draper, Tim best known for his early investments in Baidu Inc., Tesla and Skype.

The company says that it’s true focus is the relentless evolution of the technology as well as bringing “this inspirational spectacle to live audiences all over the world in the form of the International Race Series and other performance events.”

As of this winter season, Gravity is allowing potential clients of the jet suit to fully experience it (tethered, though, just in case you get giddy!) over at Goodwood. Hey, if you can’t fly out to your favourite ski resort for the Coronavirus – why not fly –literally– with your body?

Proud of our ongoing partnership with Ski Club of Great Britain for 2020/21

Proud of our ongoing partnership with Ski Club of Great Britain for 2020/21

Ski Lifts enjoys keeping company with the best organisations in the ski and snow communities, so it gives us great pleasure to continue being one ‘a part of the furniture’ at Ski Club of Great Britain!

For regular skiers, boarders and the chalet getaway crowd, the Ski Club of Great Britain is able to offer exclusive deals to members that save a lot of money in the long run, from ski hire, resort bookings, coaching and lessons – and even transfers with ourselves at Ski-Lifts.

Discover the best snow before the rest

One thing that’s guaranteed to keep you excited this season despite everything that’s going in this year, is the wonderful Snow Forecast service from Ski Club of GB. Members get access to an exclusive 10-day forecast in one easy place to check.

Including our team, Ski-Club has 22,000 members with over a century’s worth of a rich history in the mountains around the world.

Ski Club of Great Britain members are entitled to members-only discounts across the full Ski-Lifts range of transfers in every single location. Because Ski-Lifts don’t do discounts normally, being a member of Ski Club is of great benefit, as this will help you save on your transfers with us, thanks to this partnership.

A skiing discount for you

You can receive 20% off standard Ski Club membership today by using the code SKILIFTS20. Fill in the details on our membership page and find the perfect membership type just for you!


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Our partnership

Ski Lifts continues its fantastic partnership with Ski Club – the membership organisation that gets better and better every year for its members.


Commercial Director, Simon Holmes said: “We are delighted to once again be a partner of Ski Club, a fantastic organisation for skiers and snowboarders, old and young. The plethora of benefits is truly incredible – the value they offer in boosting and saving money across all your ski experiences through the years with them, is simply unmatched.”

Ski Club of Great Britain Head of Member Services, Owen Chapman has said: “We are very excited to announce Ski Lifts as our Preferred Transfer Partner this coming season. Not only supporting our members in providing a great service to and from resort, Ski Lifts work very closely with our Freshtracks team to provide an excellence service for our holidaymakers. We are delighted for our long-standing partnership to continue to grow for many winters to come!”

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Morzine’s snowing early in 2020

Morzine has snow already for the 2020/21 season!

Like most during 2020, we’ve been turning our  attention to the Morzine snow forecast to help keep our spirits up! In the meantime, don’t be scared and make your <a title=”Geneva to Morzine transfer booking just in case – as all of our transfers are protected by the Lifts.To Covid-19 Guarantee.

So for all the self-confessed obsessives and powder hounds out there, we thought it may also quietly cheer up your 2020, to report that Morzine has had its first bit of snow as of Friday 28th September. The snow wasn’t much, but was enough to raise a few cheers around the offices, at a 9cm depth settling upon rooftops in town, and more on the way – with the next Morzine 2020 snow forecast to be this Saturday 3rd October at a depth of 26cm, according to Snow Forecast.

We love checking out Ski-Club’s snow reports as many of our readers do too – so far, nothing on the pistes at the time of writing. However, we have roughly 1 metre of snow to fall over the next 6 days – which is exciting!

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What kind of snow is ideal in Morzine?

Out of the 22 different types of skiing snow (!) you’ll experience as a skier or snowboarder, the best snow forecast that you can hope for is for consistent, long and low humidity snowfall which ideally has been subject to the least amount of temperature variation, and doesn’t warm up too much during the day.

It’s the same snow that’s ideal in every kind of ski resort: either fresh snow, or fresh powder! It’s true – there’s nothing else like it.  This is what skiers and snowboarders love to live for. For others, the fresh snow once the grooms have been out is the norm. Nevertheless – the more you ski, the more you’ll need the good stuff. If not, you’ll likely be aware that everyone has a snow aficionado in their group who will give you their snow analysis for the day – and especially the hardcore ones who are up at the crack of dawn and make their own way, usually further up than the madding crowd, to cut tracks before anyone else.

After this point – you’ll usually get packed powder, which is still fun (and hopefully it’s not hard-packed or icy). But once you’ve had a hit of fresh snow or fresh powder, you’ll quickly need another fix of it…

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QUIZ: Tell us which song you’re playing on a loop, and we’ll tell you if you are a skier, a snowboarder or an après-skier

QUIZ: Tell us which song you’re playing on a loop, and we’ll tell you if you are a skier, a snowboarder or an après-skier.

If you are willing to take this quiz, it could be because: you don’t know what to try the next ski season; you want to double-check you are doing the right winter sport; and lastly (and most likely), you are bored.

We want you to have some fun doing this quiz so open the notes on your phone (or take a piece of paper and a pen for the old-fashioned way) and after reading each question, write down your answer -A, B or C-. Once you finish the quiz, count each letter, and read the answer of the letter repeated the most. Here we go!


After work, you can find me…

  1. Working out
  2. Reading Sapiens
  3. Having some drinks

How is your balance?

  1. Great!
  2. It has improved after yoga
  3. So clumsy that at Costa they don’t let me have the takeaway coffee without a lid

What kind of photo would showcase your winter holiday on Instagram?

  1. An active photo while I’m practising sports
  2. A photo at the highest point of the mountain, ready to descend the piste
  3. In the kitchen, before going out

Where would you like to go?

  1. Avoriaz, France
  2. Saas-Fee, Switzerland
  3. St. Anton, Austria

When I’m travelling, I like to…

  1. Improvise my plans
  2. Wake up earlier and visit as much as I can 
  3. Go out and party!

Currently, I’m playing on loop…

  1. Blind lights, Weeknd
  2. Hold me while you wait, Lewis Capaldi
  3. Don’t start now, Dua Lipa

How would you describe yourself?

  1. Adventurous
  2. Detailed
  3. Outgoing

The best part of the day is…

  1. Afternoon
  2. Mornings
  3. Evenings

Majority A – Snowboarder 

You don’t mind falling, because you know you’ll stand up immediately after! You are ready to give your best and try one of the most difficult winter sports: snowboarding. Snowboarding is an excellent sport for somebody so audacious and fearless like you. You’ll enjoy the challenges of this winter sport and soon you’ll find yourself taking on the halfpipe like a pro.

For the first couple of days, you’ll fall a lot and it will be challenging to move around since both feet are attached to the same board. But don’t worry, we know you don’t give up easily and you’ll get it soon! To master snowboarding and become the next Chloe Kim, you should improve your core strength. Focusing on your abdominal muscles and lower back, you will develop your balance and hopefully prevent injury. 

If you don’t have a destination for the next snow season, you should consider visiting Avoriaz, you’ll love the stunning views over the Morzine valley and Mont Blanc. This resort has excellent snow conditions, being one of the first resorts to get snow and with 600km of pistes. Also, the alpine resort has some of the best snowparks in Europe, including the Stash, a fun ungroomed area to freeride and freestyle. 


Majority B – Skier

You like to take your time and enjoy the moment. In your next snowy holiday, you look forward to learning a new sport, but you are not going to stress yourself, you’ve tried it and that’s what is essential. Skiing ticks all the boxes of what you are looking for in your next winter holiday: easy to catch up, you don’t get too messy and Instagramable.

During the first week, skiing is a lot of fun, many people take it quickly. The first few days you’ll take your first turns on the beginner slopes and by the end of the week, you may even progress to a blue piste. To become the next Bode Miller and compete in the Olympics, we recommend you don’t skip leg day, the stronger they are, the better you’ll control the skis on the slopes. 

Regardless of how many times you’ve taken to the slopes, Verbier is an excellent destination for skiing. The ski resort that James Blunt sings about is located over 2,000m up and is a well-known ski resort for having great snow. Also, if you decide to explore and go to the Mont Fort Glacier, you will be able to enjoy the views of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.


Majority C – Après-skier

The pub is where you’re in your element. You’re outgoing, lively and you are making video calls with your friends all the time! Skiing and snowboarding are cool, but your plan for a winter holiday is to be surrounded by friends and gather around some fondue – and some alpine wine. 

The next season, you should visit St. Anton, their nights are well-known in the ski scene. On your first afternoon, you can’t miss the legendary après-ski mile, home to iconic bars like Mooserwirt, Taps, and Krazy Kanguruh. After the après-ski mile, the party moves to the centre of town. At Piccadilly/Postkeller there are two ambiences: an area to drink and talk and another one if you feel like dancing.