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January Skiing...by Heather Morison, Ice and Fire Ski Holidays

By Surfcat

Heather of Ice and Fire in La Plagne, Paradiski, shares her top tips for January skiing!

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January often gets a bad press among British skiers because the weather is colder, and it falls completely outside of the school holidays. But among seasonaires, January is a firm favourite and guests who try it often come back year after year.

Our number one favourite thing about January is that it is typically quieter on the pistes than the rest of the season so you get to spend longer on your skis and less time in lift queues. If you’re into the park skiing it’s a must as well with many of the pros using the quieter snow parks to get some practise in.

For anyone who is a fan of fluffy powder snow a January ski holiday is hard to beat. According to the ski club of Great Britain for the last three years La Plagne has consistently had more than a meter of slope depth on the lower slopes and nearly two meters on the upper slopes for the whole of January – that’s a lot of snow falling!

January is a great time to get some extra tuition in too as being outside all of the school holidays there is often plenty of space in the ski schools. Less demand for lessons means more one-to-one time in group lessons, and your pick of instructors for private tuition.

If you’re looking to bag a bargain, January is a great time to look, with prices traditionally being lower than the rest of the season. There are some super-cheap 5 day breaks going in early January, or have a search on Chalets Direct for the 16th January week which has been heavily reduced this year.

Thanks Heather for the great advice! Ice and Fire currently have some great offers running for Christmas, New Year and January - see here for more details!

Euan ski 2010

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