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Was the 2012 - 2013 ski season the best ever?

We have had a look at the Snow Data for some of the most popular resorts in the Alps, to see if this really has been the best season ever. Updated 03/05/13: Added American and Canadian data. The answer? The 2012/13 ski season has been an astonishingly epic one for snow. The season started early with, massive dumps arriving as early as the 3rd of December. Large quantities of snow in the first fortnight of December laid the crucial foundations for what has been an excellent winter. According... [More]

Get James Bond Skiing Again!

I’m a fan of Bond and I’m a fan of Daniel Craig, but he hasn't ticked all the Bond boxes yet. I like that Craig has brought serious grit to the character, but he needs to get his skis on. [More]

Ten Expert Insights into the Future of Skiing

Recently the adventure sports magazine Outside asked some of the most influential people in the US Snow Sports industry how they envisage the Future of Skiing. They ranged from freeskiers and free thinkers like Glen Plake and Mike Douglas (film director), to big businessmen like the VP of Aspen Resorts, Auden Schendler and ex-President of Vail Resorts, Roger McCarthy. Earlier in April we saw the US snowsports industry gather at the Mountain Travel Symposium in Snowmass, Colarado, for a f... [More]

Customer Review: Club Med Peisey Vallandry — An Addict's View

Following on from Dave Moisley's guest post earlier in the week, we have another post from an Iglu customer. Andy Cuthbert is a self-confessed Club Med addict and a long standing Iglu customer. Here are Andy's thought's on his favourite Club Med resort, Peisey-Vallandry. We have just returned from our fourth stay at Club Med Peisey Vallandry, and once again I have been reminded why this is the jewel in Club Med's crown. For those of you who have not tried a Club Med holiday before, the whole pac... [More]

Customer Review: Formigal — Quiet Mountain, Charming Locals & Great Food

One of our recent customers wrote to us and asked if he could post a review on our blog. We said yes, of course, so here is Dave Moisley's take on the Spanish resort of Formigal and our very own Boyd. Fancy skiing away from the crowds with no lift queues and polite and cheerful piste staff? Then forget the Alps and America and head for the Pyrenees, and no it’s not Andorra, but Formigal in the Spanish Pyrenees! We have skied here three times in last six years and every time it has been a great... [More]