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Easter Skiing Gets Boost From Sliding Ski Costs and Heavy Snowfall

• Euro’s downhill slide means ski resorts up to 22 per cent cheaper • Biggest falls are in world class French resorts The cost of a ski holiday is always lower as the season draws to a close in March and April and the heavy snowfall seen in recent weeks provides an added incentive to [...]

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Lights, Camera and Action! Crystal wins at 2015 British Annual Canada Travel Awards

The UK office of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) held today their annual UK awards lunch celebrating the best tour operator, ski operator, media coverage and more. The British Annual Canada Travel Awards honours excellence in the promotion of Canada and today’s 25th iteration of the ceremony took place over lunch at the BAFTA building [...]

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Not one, not two, not three, but SIX GOLD awards for ski hotels

Travelife Award for Lodges & Mountain Hotels and Hotels & Altitude in France and Austria In 2014, two ski hotels were rewarded the GOLD Award by the international organisation Travelife and today, the remaining four hotels have been presented with this highly regarded environmental and social accolade. The gold awarded hotels are – Hotel Banyan [...]

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Ski hard, après harder: Crystal Calorie Calculator, your ticket to guilt-free après-ski

Enjoy guilt-free après skiing this winter. Yes, that’s right completely guilt-free partying on your perfect ski holiday. Oh, sorry, no we are not offering a guaranteed no-hangover cure. But the next best thing – with our custom-made calorie counter you can work out exactly how much you will burn off on the slopes the next [...]

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James Bond to be filmed in the Austrian Tirol

007, the most famous secret agent in the world, will start filming the 24th Bond film, Spectre, in the Austrian Tirol. Daniel Craig, will play Bond for the 4th time, embarking on his alpine adventures along with the other stars in the ski resorts of Sölden, in the Ӧtztal and Obertilliach, in the East Tirol [...]

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• Prices plunge in 24 of 27 ski resorts surveyed for the annual Post Office® Travel Money Ski Resort Report ( • Biggest fall of 23 per cent in Soldeu, Andorra • Bansko, Bulgaria remains cheapest but eurozone favourites are closing the gap • Winter sports extras grow in popularity but could add to the [...]

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First ever cold yoga workout designed to get you mountain ready Crystal Ski Holidays, the ski and snowboarding specialists, have introduced the first ever cold yoga class – taking place in a walk-in fridge. The workout, which takes place at a bone tingling two degrees Celsius, has been designed to acclimatise sport lovers for a [...]

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Crystal Ski Holidays has been announced as the Best Overall Ski & Wintersports Operator in the prestigious 2014 British Travel Awards at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner at Battersea Evolution in London on 26 November 2014. Crystal Ski Holidays, the UK leading ski holiday tour operator with more than 30 years experience of providing ski [...]

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Make this year a Crystalmas!

What’s the likelihood of a white Christmas in the UK? The Met Office says that they can accurately forecast if snow is likely on any given Christmas Day up to five days beforehand. Statistically, they say, we know that a snowflake has fallen on Christmas day 38 times in the last 51 years; therefore we [...]

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Crystal wins WORLD’S BEST SKI TOUR OPERATOR 2014 at the World Ski Awards

Crystal wins WORLD’S BEST SKI TOUR OPERATOR 2014 at the World Ski Awards In a night of high drama at A-ROSA Kitzbühel, Austria, the title of World’s Best Ski Tour Operator 2014 went to Crystal Ski Holidays. The award was received by Crystal general manager for Austria Lindsey Cairns. French ski destination Val Thorens has [...]

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