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Seasons in the (setting) sun

Time for a spot more Guardian-bashing today I’m afraid – I know I’ve been here before, but when they line themselves up so neatly in the crosshairs it’s hard to resist. I do read other news websites, honestly, and it’s … Continue reading

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Ski scam of the week!

Winter seems to be upon us once again, the telltale signs being ski and board shows in London, online over-excitement following occasional snowflakes spotted on resort webcams, and stupid articles in the national press, a sector which seems to be … Continue reading

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Nothing to lose but your chains

The middle of Les Menuires in February seems an unlikely place for a sit-in, if only because sitting in rather precludes getting out on skis. Seasonnaires aren’t generally the most militant of groups either, being chosen for their laid beck … Continue reading

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How to buy a lift ticket. Part II.

I thought I more or less had this covered in last year’s post, but now that the festive hordes have finally turned up after a Christmas presumably spent stuffing their faces at home with the family, it would appear that … Continue reading

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An A-Z for seasonnaires

A is for … arse. Yours, if you make the noob mistake of getting lashed every night then eating fry-up and going back to bed in the morning because you’re too hungover to ski. B is for … bus drivers. … Continue reading

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Light at the end of the tunnel

And what’s that I hear in the distance there? Singing? The legendary fat lady, perhaps? OK maybe not quite yet, though if the current temperatures continue we might have to bring her forward a bit. With the zero isotherm at … Continue reading

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Modern youth, we love it

Catering to mobs of stroppy adolescents let loose in a ski resort would seem at first sight to be a hideous task and one to avoid like the plague. Fellow seasonnaires in chalets or working for non-school operators used to … Continue reading

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How to buy a lift pass – handy hints and tips

Finally, the holiday season gets into full swing following a week which looked more like George Romero’s Day Of The Dead than Christmas in a ski resort. It was all I could do to stop myself parading round town yelling … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug

Yes yes, I know you’re all out there surruptitiously ticking off the days on your desk calendar and posting excitedly on snowHeads about ‘how many sleeps’ (Honestly, how old are you, six and a half? Get a grip.) until you … Continue reading

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To drive or not to drive …

Much agonised discussion recently on the resort worker forums regarding cars – to bring one or not? To which my answer would be emphatically yes, despite all the dire warnings they gave you in interview about the inevitability of your … Continue reading

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