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Ski Weekend Blog

We look at the right way to layer for backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the high mountains. Modern materials and construction techniques mean that there is no such thing as bad weather in the mountains, just poor clothing!

 

We all love Opinel knives, but here are ten things you probably didn’t know about them…

From the outdoor infinity pool, with views directly towards the Aiguilles peaks and Mont-Blanc itself, the QC Terme Chamonix may be the most scenic spa in the Alps. In this ultimate guide we cover all the key questions you may have.

Winter skiing in the Alps usually starts in December, and the majority of resorts remain open until the last week in April. This leaves you around 150 days to take your ski weekend or short ski break...

The Haute Route is one of the world’s most famous high-altitude trails, taking you from Chamonix in the Mont Blanc valley to Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

What do you pack for a ski weekend? We look at how you can minimise your kit, but still maximise your enjoyment...

In April 2014, Lachlan set out with two companions to attempt to ski the Haute Route (Chamonix to Zermatt) in three days...

 

Did you see Ski Weekend on the BBC? Admittedly, it was in 2005, so you might have missed it...

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Where should you stay for a weekend in Chamonix? We cover some of the best options available...

A high mountain rescue in Chamonix that shows off the superb skills of the rescue services has gone viral.

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