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  • MANCHESTER FLIGHTS REINSTATED

    Manchester Flights Reinstated

    We are extremely pleased to announce that Silver Ski Holidays can now be

    booked with flights from either MANCHESTER or GATWICK.

     

    Back by popular demand – we are now able to offer our ‘friends from the

    North’ flights direct from Manchester.  Operating on a Sunday to Sunday

    basis, our early morning flight ensures that you arrive in resort in time to

    ski by lunch time – making the very most of your valuable time on the slopes!

    With prices from just £449 per person why not give us a call to find

    out what we can offer – 01622 735544

    www.silverski.co.uk

    Email:silvers@silverski.co.uk

     

     

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  • Laura – 16.4.14

    Flying High in Meribel

     

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    Having been eyeing up the colourful little dots soaring high above the resort since

    the beginning of season, Chris decided to bite the bullet and experience parapenting

    for himself this week. With the sun shining and wind providing a perfect light breeze,

    he soon found himself strapped in and ready for take-off from the top of the

    Pas du Lac bubble.

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    There’s plenty of parapenting companies to choose from in resort. We counted at

    least five in Meribel alone, so there’s a high chance of getting your preferred slot. As

    with the changeable nature of the weather here, it’s a relaxed booking system, with

    reps from each company simply taking your name and time, along with a small

    cash deposit.

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    Chris was quite nervous beforehand, but his instructor was great. He hardly gave him

    time for the nerves to grow, and as soon as his time came he was whisked off to

    the launching area to get strapped in. No fuss and a few clicks later they were off, a

    dot on the horizon within minutes.

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    Chris says the views were incredible, even more spectacular than you’d expect.

    Once he’d gained his confidence in the air, he was also treated to some ‘acrobatics’,

    with the instructor sending him on a downward spiral producing g-force of 3.

    Aside from being slightly unnerving to watch, it sounds like a fairly

    amazing experience!

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    The best measure of how great it was is that Chris is determined to have another

    go before the end of season. Perhaps I’ll join him this time…

     

     

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  • Laura 25.3.14

    Hopping the seasons in Annecy

     

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    Venturing down the mountain on our day off this Wednesday we skipped forward to

    high summer, enjoying 22-degree sunshine in Annecy.

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    Sitting on the edge of famously beautiful Lake Annecy, the spectacular

    views of the town were out in force for our visit, with the turquoise lake

    framed by the snow-capped mountains we have grown used to over

    the last few months.

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    The third largest lake in France, Lake Annecy offers a vast array of water sports

    and a chance to relax. It gets busy during peak season, but with the crowds yet to

    arrive for the summer months we had the pick of the best sunspots in town. Taking a

    stroll through the pretty old streets and indulging in a pastry or two, it felt like we’d

    reached a little holiday oasis in a desert of cake baking, cooking and chalet cleaning!

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    Back at the lake, we decided to use our expert bartering skills to hire a motorboat.

    Feeling the wind in our hair and enjoying a picnic whilst bobbing peacefully in the

    middle of the near-empty blue lagoon, it was a strange sensation getting used to

    not having our jumpers on! Fancying himself quite the Captain, Andy took the

    wheel – though Dani was less impressed when a sudden u-turn sent her flying a

    little too close to the boat’s edge.

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    An afternoon stroll brought more stunning views, and as Annecy residents started to

    filter out into the hazy sunshine it felt more resort-like than ever. There were even

    some dedicated sunbathers – brave enough to bare nearly all – on the

    beach to giggle at.

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    After a day soaking up the very highest of French culture and cuisine, the visit could

    only be capped off in one way – a stop at Buffalo Grill to pack in some tasty ribs

    for dinner! It hit the spot though, and we returned to the mountains and winter again,

    ready to take on the next week.

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  • Ice One Meribel!

     

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    It was victory for Meribel this week, as our local ice hockey team skated their way to a win against their Val d’Iser counterparts.

    Taking place every Tuesday evening in the Olympic Centre, the ice hockey is a great evening out for families – or anyone who enjoys cheering along their team whilst taking part in the odd Mexican wave!

     

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    With the Winter Olympics not long finished, it was exciting to be able to see some live hockey, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Fast-paced, skilful and at times more than a little aggressive the local teams gave the international players a skate for their money. Meribel were on fine form, scoring goal after goal to keep us entertained.

     

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    One thing that surprised me in particular was that both teams were mixed, with girls and boys playing alongside one another. Indeed, both goalies were ladies – not that it’s easy to tell with all their armour on!

     

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    The crowd included as many visitors to the resort as locals, and at just five euro a ticket the ice hockey is well worth a visit. There’s also a very reasonably priced bar for those looking to warm up with a hot chocolate in the chilly arena!

     

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  • Laura 3.3.14

    Husky Hellos

     

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    On our way up the mountain this week we heard a real racket coming from under

    the chairlift – the unmistakable sound of howling huskies having fun on the

    mountain. Having missed my own dog for the last few months, the chance to say

    hello to a new canine friend was too much to resist!

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    There were several huskies out to welcome us, all very friendly and inquisitive.

    Their coats were extremely thick and you could tell how strong they are,

    perfectly built for the winter here.

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    A quick look online tells me the name husky originated from the word Eskimo,

    as they were bred by Inuit people to pull sleds. Here in Meribel, they’re upholding

    this tradition with lots of places offering husky sled rides, and even the chance

    to control your own sled on an organised trip.

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    What with sled-pulling and howling to get on with, it’s hard work being a

    husky, and in their down-time the pack we met were just like my dog at home.

    Lounging on the snow and rolling over for a belly-rub, they looked as soppy

    as your average pet!

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