The A to E Ski Directory 2014

From apps to events, to make sure you don’t miss out, this is the A to E round up of the stuff that is going to be big in the mountains this year!

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The App

All cool kids this season will take their action shots using the newest app from “Actionshotapp” and the best thing is that is absolutely free. This app lets your create that kind of motion picture you see in your favourite ski and snowboard magazines.  The app captures the course of an action in a single image. Finally we can all pretend to be pro’s! For more info about this app visit ActionShopApp.

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The Bag

Douchebags is a new Norwegian ski and snowboard bag company founded by the Swedish skier Jon Olsson and the Norweigian engineer Truls Brataas.  To develop the ultimate ski and snowboard bag that truly works they interviewed  150 skiers and boarders and collaborated with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The end product resulted in a bag with length adjustments and extra protection and compressibility. The bag is so good it was one of the finalists of the year at the ISPO sporting goods conference in Munich.  To get your own Douchebag click here.

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The Chalet

Although all Ski Total chalets are wonderful,  this year we have two fantastic new additions to our chalet family – Chalet Renard Bleu (from £619.95) and Chalet Loup Blanc (from £415.65). These newly built chalets are located in an ideal location of the stunning resort of Les Deux Alpes. If you are a keen snowboarder this is the place for you, the resort is a mecca for snowboarders and hosts one of the largest snow parks in Europe. For all you off-piste junkies out there, we can assure you, you won’t be disappointed. The resort serves a plethora of off-piste skiing for the adventurous, including the legendary off-piste of La Grave. To book your Les Deux Alpes holiday click here.

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The Deliciousness

Going on a skiing holiday with Ski Total is not all about skiing, it’s also about delicious food and wine as well. Something we take very serious in all our chalets. If you are in Val Thorens (or Meribel and Courchevel) this season you should try RESTAURANT JEAN SULPICE.  This is a Michelin-starred restaurants reachable on skis from Courchevel and Meribel (very unusual for this sort of establishment).  “Theatre of the expression of a creative chef, adventurer and altruistic, Jean Sulpice combines friendliness and modernity, refinement and relaxation”. Why not go for the CŒUR & TERROIR (Heart & Soul) Menu (€125) and experience gastronomy like never before. For more info click here.

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The Events

It’s a big season for festivals on the snow this year, and all of us at Ski Total can’t wait to join in! Ibiza Rocks the Snow in Meribel has already kicked off and will be hosting events throughout the whole of February and April. Famous Dj’s and artists will be in resort waiting for you to join in the fun. The Brits will be hosted in Tignes between March 30th – April 5th. This week long party bash attracts thousands of ski and snowboard junkies. Seven days of music, partying, free skiing championship and pro’s from all over the world. Après sessions are hosted each night with world famous DJ’s, live performances (previous line ups have included Chase & Status and Ben Howard),  as well as BBQ and Club Nights.

If you think you know the next big thing that’s happening this year in the Alps, tweet us @SkiTotal 

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