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Summer in Les 2 Alpes
Summer in Les 2 Alpes
Glacier skiing, mountain biking, walking, swimming, rock climbing, golf, tennis... The list of what's possible in Les 2 Alpes over the summer is a long one, as the Ski Club's Content Editor Chris Madoc-Jones discovered in July:
Head to the French Alps this winter with Ski Club Freshtracks
Head to the French Alps this winter with Ski Club Freshtracks
With all this talk of summer snow it has reminded us here at Ski Club Freshtracks of just how close the winter season is! And with five fantastic holidays to Les 2 Alpes why not visit the resort with its snowy mid-winter coat on?
Summer in the Norwegian Fjords
Summer in the Norwegian Fjords
With new flights, summer skiing and some of the world's most spectacular scenery, a summer holiday to the Hardangerfjord region of Norway promises an easily-accessible outdoor adventure, as the Ski Club's Content Editor Chris Madoc-Jones found out back in June:
It's been a very busy summer!
It's been a very busy summer!
Although the school summer holidays are in full swing, our attention here at the Ski Club is still firmly fixed on all things snowy.
Summer skiing in style in Les 2 Alpes
Summer skiing in style in Les 2 Alpes
The latest stop in our summer skiing odyssey is the French resort of Les 2 Alpes (L2A) that we'll be visiting over the coming days to test out the world-class park, rub shoulders with aspiring young racers and try out a host of afternoon, off-snow activities.
Freshtracks 2016/17 holidays to remain fixed at pre-Brexit prices all season
Freshtracks 2016/17 holidays to remain fixed at pre-Brexit prices all season
Over 190 Freshtracks holidays are now on sale and those of you concerned about any potential ramifications from the Brexit vote need not worry - our prices are fixed for the entire winter!
NZ Summer Series Part 4: North Island Ski Itinerary
NZ Summer Series Part 4: North Island Ski Itinerary
Our final itinerary takes in three very different ski areas on the iconic Mt Ruapehu - and as Ocean Belcher down in NZ tells us, skiing on a volcano makes for a very special trip!
NZ Summer Series Part 5: Club Fields
NZ Summer Series Part 5: Club Fields
As our Kiwi expert Ocean Belcher explains, these smaller club fields embrace what skiing used to be like - before hectic lifestyles and commercial interests took over!
NZ Summer Series Part 3: Christchurch Ski Itinerary
NZ Summer Series Part 3: Christchurch Ski Itinerary
The beautiful Canterbury plains rise steeply to form the Southern Alps and one of New Zealand's most spectacular ski regions - as our Kiwi ski expert Ocean Belcher tells us in her latest summer series post.
NZ Summer Series Part 2: Wanaka Ski Itinerary
NZ Summer Series Part 2: Wanaka Ski Itinerary
In part 2 of our New Zealand series, Ocean Belcher explains how a combination of stunning alpine views and azure lakes, makes Wanaka a magnet for those wanting a truly authentic Kiwi ski experience.
NZ Summer Series Part 1: Queenstown Ski Itinerary
NZ Summer Series Part 1: Queenstown Ski Itinerary
Known as New Zealand's 'Adventure Capital', Queenstown is the ideal location for a Southern Hemisphere skiing jaunt - as our roving writer in NZ, Ocean Belcher, tells us in the first of her five-part Kiwi skiing series.
A summer skiing safari in Africa!
A summer skiing safari in Africa!
Did you know that southern Africa is host to two permanent ski areas? Situated high in the Drakensberg Mountains, Tiffindell in South Africa and the aptly named Afriski in Lesotho offer by far some of the world's most exotic turns.
Summer skiing - Norwegian style!
Summer skiing - Norwegian style!
The Norwegian fjords are world-renowned for their stunning scenery and striking landscapes. But how would you fancy looking down on them when on a pair of skis, on top of a glacier, in the middle of the summer whilst lapping a world class park?
French sleeper trains under threat for next season
French sleeper trains under threat for next season
Under new proposals, the number of overnight sleeper trains in France could be slashed, limiting access to some of the top resorts in the French Alps.
Scotland's Freeride Capital
Scotland's Freeride Capital
Scotland and big mountain freeride lines have until recently rarely been put together in the same sentence. However the resort of Nevis Range has been at the forefront of changing these outdated perceptions, and as the Ski Club TV team found out this week the snow can be exceptional and the truly epic off-piste terrain can rival anything the Alps have to offer.
Let rip in Europe's unlikely freeride capital
Let rip in Europe's unlikely freeride capital
With patrolled freeride areas and sunny slopes, Andorra is fast becoming a hotspot for skiers seeking world class skiing and tasty tapas.
Freshtracks soliday season: 4 solo-skiing myths to debunk
Freshtracks soliday season: 4 solo-skiing myths to debunk
The apprehension of going on a ski holiday alone has played on the minds of more than one ski fanatic; and this is why the 'soliday' concept was finally born. An ever-increasingly popular choice of holiday, solo skiing trips are particularly great for those balancing a busy work life whilst still getting their snow fix.
So you've mastered the basics... now where?
So you've mastered the basics... now where?
Our guide to the best resorts for beginners and beyond
Is Norway really the best  family ski destination in Europe?
Is Norway really the best family ski destination in Europe?
Despite common misconceptions that skiing in Norway is too expensive, too dark, or too cold, Norway offers a great alternative to the Alps.
Skiing with friends is always better
Skiing with friends is always better
Top tips for planning a group ski holiday
Which airlines are best for ski carriage?
Which airlines are best for ski carriage?
With every airline setting different rules and fees for taking skis or snowboards in the hold, booking a flight can feel like a maths exam. Here's a handy table to help you out

Features

Back to skool in St Foy
Back to skool in St Foy
Our guest writer Alf Alderson hops on his mountain bike to explore one of the Tarentaise's lesser-known mountain resorts.
Laax aiming to become the world's first self-sufficient resort
Laax aiming to become the world's first self-sufficient resort
The Swiss resort of Laax is well on the way to becoming the world's greenest ski resort through their Greenstyle initiative. New lifts are powered by solar energy, heat and rubbish are recycled and...
Where the road ends... Kaunertal is just getting started
Where the road ends... Kaunertal is just getting started
Kaunertal glacier lies deep in the heart of the Eastern Alps, straddling the border between Austria and Italy, and far from the maddening crowds
Cliff top thrills in Switzerland
Cliff top thrills in Switzerland
Although winter is coming to a close, it doesn't mean your adrenaline hits have to disappear with the snow. Get up close and personal with the alpine summits of Switzerland through their cliff top...