First heavy snowfall in the north of the British Isles today reminds us that winter is most definitely on the way and the forecasters predicting more snow fall in the Alps in the coming week. The Pyrenees also had quite the downfall of the lovely white stuff and the ski resorts in North America are getting ready for Thanksgiving Day celebrations on November 28.

The next big event in the calendar must be the Ski Fest then, right?

This week-long event from 22-29 March is a festival of skiing, as the name suggests, and is perfect if you want a chance to socialise and make new friends whilst skiing and spending lots of time on the slopes with like-minded people. Gain new skills, push your ski boundaries and have lots of fun conquering the mountain.

On the coaching front this year Alex Leaf from World Class Skiing will be running the training days along with several instructors from the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI). Try your hand at racing with specialist coaching from some of the top training coaches, gain invaluable knowledge from the highest internationally qualified ski teachers and enter into fun synchro championships, dual slaloms and team relays.

Prices start from £1,299 per person based on two sharing and include return flights from Gatwick, transfers, seven nights’ half board at the four-star Hotel Cachette in Les Arcs 1600, France, as well as …

 Five days of ski coaching and race training with World Class Skiing and BASI in small groups.
 Synchro championships in selected groups.
 Competitive and fun races, with opportunities to take part as a team and as an individual.
 Video feedback.
 Lots of prizes to be won.
 Test next year’s Salomon and Atomic skis before anyone else.
 Six day Les Arcs lift pass, standard skis and boot hire, or ski carriage (Thomson Airways).
 Entertainment programme.

To book your place with Crystal Ski, either book online or call 0871 231 5643.

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