Skiworld launch flash sale with big discounts on range of resorts

Darcy Conover skiing fresh corduroy down a steep snow covered groomed slope in the mountains at Aspen Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado - Aspen Mountain Announces Bonus Weekend June 1-2, 2019. Photo Aspen Snowmass.

Skiworld launch flash sale with big discounts on range of resorts

Flash sale on array of properties in wide selection of resorts, starting today and ending 12th October 2018.

Madeleine, Chalet in Val D'Isere, France, Firepace. Photo: Skiworld. Skiworld launch flash sale with big discounts on range of resorts
Madeleine, Chalet in Val D’Isere, France, Firepace. Photo: Skiworld. Skiworld launch flash sale with big discounts on range of resorts

Details of flash sale:

  • Save up to £400per person on selected European chalets. Dates include Christmas, New Year and 12th January. Prices as low as £499pp including flights, chalet board and transfers.

One of the best deals we have is 7 nights in catered Chalet Chanterelle in La Plagne, departing on the 22nd December 2018. This was £899pp and is now £599pp, saving a massive £300pp.

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Val di Fiemme Must Read Resort Guide

Coming from the winding roads of Val di Fiemme towards the Brennero route direction to Trento - Photo by The-Ski-Guru.

Nested in the border of the division of Trentino and Sudtirol, with terrain in both provinces, Val di Fiemme is a very special place. This incredible natural landscape heritage of the Lagorai Chain, Pale di San Martino and Latemar Group inhabited by 60 million trees that originate from a millennial culture, amidst two national parks houses a large ski carousel of 5 ski areas, with 110 km of downhill slopes, 150 km of cross country skiing tracks, snow parks, 4 sledding runs, 4 ski-kindergarten and a 1 km of parabolic downhill.

The pistes in Val di Fiemme are very well groomed and long. Photo courtesy: Val di Fiemme.
The pistes in Val di Fiemme are very well groomed and long. Photo courtesy: Val di Fiemme.

The views in Val di Fiemme are spectacular, it is a very long open valley, which does not feel enclosed at all, with lovely views wherever you see.

People can stay in the towns of Cavalese, Predazzo, Tesero, Ziano and Varena. Cavalese at the base of the ski resort of Alpe Cermis. There is also some lodging at the base of the Ski Center Latermar in Pampeago and in the base of Obereggen (this last base area of same the Ski Center Latemar is in the province of Sudtirol, as opposed of the rest of Val di Fiemme that is located in Trentino).

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Three different avalanche deaths in the Swiss Alps happened during the Christmas period.

Avalanche danger - Photo by Caspar Rubin - Unsplash

Swissinfo.ch has reported about three different avalanches deaths in the Swiss Alps during the Christmas period:

“A man who was skiing close to the 2,844-metre Hofathorn, in canton Valais, died after being carried away by an avalanche on Monday morning.
The 39-year-old from the Valais region was quickly found and recovered by his friends but was confirmed dead at the scene by emergency services.
Police in Graubünden, in eastern Switzerland, said a tourist who went missing on Saturday had also been found dead.

Caution avalanche sign - Photo by Nicolas Cool - Unsplash
Caution avalanche sign – Photo by Nicolas Cool – Unsplash

The 31-year-old Frenchman had tried to climb the Glattwang mountain alone on Saturday afternoon after skiing with his girlfriend.
When he did not return, a search was launched and the man’s body was found in a ravine on Sunday morning. Police said he had triggered an avalanche on his descent which carried him more than a kilometre over rocky terrain.

Avalanches are a risky business if you venture off-piste. Photo credit Andrew Coelho - Unsplash
Avalanches are a risky business if you venture off-piste. Photo credit Andrew Coelho – Unsplash

Snow drift death
Separately, one of three walkers buried by a snow drift in Valais on Saturday had died, reported Swiss public radio, SRF, quoting the police.
The group was hiking at 2,700 metres in the St Luc region when the accident happened. One of them managed to get free and make an emergency call which allowed the others to be rescued.
All three were flown to hospital, where one, a 29-year-old woman from canton Vaud, died of her injuries on Sunday evening, SRF said.”

For more Swiss news, go to http://www.swissinfo.ch
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Avalanche pic- Photo by Rosan Harmens - Unsplash
Three different deaths over the Christmas period in the Swiss Alps. Avalanche pic- Photo by Rosan Harmens – Unsplash

 

To check on how the snow affected the change in the high season period, read here.

Feature picture: Avalanche danger – Photo by Caspar Rubin – Unsplash

Grischa Das Hotel Davos is starting the season with great events for its guests.

Grischa Das Hotel Davos, the hotel located downtown Davos- Pratz, very near the train station and two minutes away from the Jakobshorn lift; with ninety-three rooms and suites, and five restaurants, is starting the season with great events for its guests. The hotel is also located 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Conference Center and the Ice Stadium.

Grischa hotel is ready for winter guests! Photo Courtesy – Grischa – Das Hotel Davos

On Saturday 9th December there will be an aperitif at 19.30 hs at the Davos Platz station, followed by the Grischa kitchen opening and lastly by a Grischa night with the band “The Hats” from Davos and DJ Rockford taking over the dance floor.

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What is going on at Lech Zürs am Arlberg during the pre-Christmas period.

Lech Zürs am Arlberg is starting its season on Friday 1st December. Now with the Flexenbhan cable car opened last year between Zürs and Stuben/Rauz, with 305 km of ski slopes and 88 lifts and cable cars, this is one of the biggest ski areas in the world.

During Advent there are three major events available under the heading “Go White”: the “Snow & Safety Conference”, the “Arlberg Weinberg” gourmet fair and the popular “Fantastic Gondolas” clubbing. Advent markets, Christmas lectures and Advent carol singing also take place, filling the town with Christmas magic and making guests and locals alike yearn for this season.

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