X Games, Aspen

Posted on December 09, 2017

The XG is an Extreme Winter Sports festival and is hosted in Aspen, Colorado in January from the 25th-28th.

It is also in Minneapolis from 13th-16th July and Sydney from 19th-21st October.

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Best Winter sports Gadgets for 2017/2018

Posted on November 29, 2017

 

Here at Holidaysafe HQ we love a gadget, so at this time of year we like to put together a dedicated blog on our favourite gadgets for the winter sports season. Below are just a few of the must have gadgets we shortlisted…

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Winter Sports Festivals

Posted on November 24, 2017

For those of you that love Winter sports, you will probably already know about all of these festivals, but for those of you that are new to the scene, here are our top three favourites. You may think it’s too early to be thinking ahead to 2018 festivals, but a lot of them are selling out fast!

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5 Snowy Skiing Destinations

Posted on November 21, 2017

 

Avid skier or just always wanted to have a go?

Snow is already falling in many resorts in Europe which means your skiing holiday can begin even earlier.

So, grab your salopettes, jackets and your goggles and have a look at our top five destinations.

 

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Drought Threatens Thousands of Winter Sports Holidays

Posted on January 18, 2017

Following the driest December in the Haute-Savoie region of France for 135 years, last week it was reported that over 50 ski resorts may be forced to turn off their snow cannons following new fears of a severe drought.

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France is no longer the World’s Top Winter Sports Destination

Posted on October 12, 2016

Since 2011, France has consistently been the most popular destination in the world for winter sports travellers. However, due to a lack of snow across Europe during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, France has been toppled by its old rival – the USA.

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Lessons Learned from the 2016 Ski Season

Posted on June 01, 2016

The peak 2016 winter sports season is now well and truly over, but following the fall of the Pound against the Euro, a lack of snow across Europe and several high profile medical emergencies, what can be learnt for next season?

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Value of GB Pound Affecting Winter Sports Holidays

Posted on March 23, 2016

The 2015/16 winter season did not get off to a great start, due to a serious lack of snow fall across much of the key European resorts. However, now that the snow is finally falling, skiers and snowboarders are now facing another setback, as the pound has fallen in value.

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Mountain Rescue Teams Beg Brits to be Careful on the Slopes

Posted on January 06, 2016

Every year hundreds of people return from the slopes with a string of injuries, ranging from minor bumps and sprains to broken bones and head injuries. Unfortunately, some people don’t make it home, and now Mountain Rescue Teams have appealed to Brits, asking them to be careful on the slopes.

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FCO & ABTA Concerned about Winter Sports Cover

Posted on October 14, 2015

Last season the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) teamed up for a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of quality winter sports travel insurance when skiing or snowboarding abroad.

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