At Snow Enthusiast, we’ve been scouring the airways, social media channels and hanging around in dodgy bars for months looking for information to bring you the very best and most interesting ski and snowboard trips for the 2018-19 winter season. Here are some of our favourites:
- Heliskiing with Chemmy Alcott in Italy
Britain’s most successful female skier and BBC sports presenter, Chemmy Alcott, is hosting a four day epic heliskiing trip in Alagna, Italy, this winter. The chance to explore the vast Monterosa ski region, access terrain via a helicopter, eat glorious Italian food and enjoy the company of like-minded skiers and of course the charismatic Chemmy, is surely a trip that should be scrawled on any bucket list. Experienced off-piste skiers only.
Dates: March 7-11, 2019 | Cost: £2,275 per person (without flights) | heliski.co.uk
- Powder and Sushi in Japan
Action Outdoors are known for their good value ski holidays to the French Alps, but they also run adventure trips around the world. This one to Japan looks tasty, in more ways than one. A full week exploring backcountry terrain with top French Mountain Guide Seb Cazorla – there’s five days based in resort and two days in the backcountry wilderness areas, all in the northern Japanese Island of Hokkaido. Opportunities to sample the world’s best sushi guaranteed.
Dates: departures on January 8 & January 16, 2019 |
Cost: £2,769 per person (without flights) | action-outdoors.co.uk
- Weekends with Eddie the Eagle in Courchevel
Ski Weekends have teamed up with Britain’s number one Olympic ski jumper, who was already famous before the Hollywood movie, Eddie the Eagle, but is now a true A-List Celebrity. Yes, you have the chance to stay in the same chalet as Eddie (Monique in Courchevel Moriond 1650), sit down and watch the movie with him, and ski with him the next day – if you can keep up of course, because not only can he jump, but he skis very fast too. Something to tell the grandkids?
Dates: January 10-14, 14-17 and 17-21, 2019. £25pp will be going to the Charity ‘Ski 4 Cancer’ on behalf of Ski Weekends |
Cost: from £470 per person | skiweekends.com
- Iceland Adventure in the spring
Ramping up the après ski bar stories kudos opportunities has been assisted this season by Snoworks, who launched a new ski touring trip in Northern Iceland at the end of April 2019. “The Troll Peninsular, in the north of Iceland is an off-piste skiers dream with mountains cascading into the sea along with larger mountains further inland”, says Snoworks Director and ski guru, Phil Smith. The trip is aimed at experienced off-piste skiers with a good level of fitness who can ski tour all day long for six full days.
Dates: April 28 – May 5, 2019 |
Cost: £2,122 per person (without flights) | snoworks.co.uk
- Persian nights….and days of skiing too
Iran isn’t exactly the top of the list for most people when considering a holiday, let alone a ski holiday. But Mountain Heaven has launched a new adventure to the country following a successful taster trip last winter. The ten day itinerary explores a combination of the country’s ski resorts and cultural highlights, with the chance to taste the culinary delights of Persia too. It’s open to skiers who can handle themselves on red runs and the resorts have lift infrastructure that is established and reliable. Ski adventure of a lifetime? It’s certainly up there.
Dates: February 28 – March 11, 2019 |
Cost: £1,500 per person (without flights) | mountainheaven.co.uk
This story was originally published in Snow Enthusiast magazine. Read the full issue free at http://magazine.snow-forecast.com/snow-enthusiast-sf-2018#!page1