End of VIP Ski Season 2010/2011 Report

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As the ski season draws to a close for another year there is one weekend left in the Alps for skiers to get their fix. White Blancmange gives their last minute recommendations for a final foray on the slopes.

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As the ski season draws to a close for another year there is one weekend left in the Alps for skiers to get their fix. White Blancmange gives their last minute recommendations for a final foray on the slopes.

As the end of the 2010/2011 season approaches, people looking to take a last minute VIP ski holidays in the Alps are advised to go higher if they wish to find skiable snow. As reports of record breaking temperatures come in from across the Alps, many resorts at lower altitude are being forced to close early, but there are still some that remain open for business. With most resorts set to end the season on the 1st of May, the window for skiers is closing rapidly, but many of the luxury ski chalets offer accommodation all year round for the benefit of other mountain users.

In Switzerland, Zermatt is currently reporting 40 runs open across the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Schwarzsee, Gornergrat, Sunnegga and Rothorn areas, as well as 29 operational lifts. The runs that are currently open offer a range of difficulty levels; for black runs skiers should look to the Sunnegga – Rothorn areas, reds and blues are spread evenly across the board, and yellow down-hill runs can be found at Gornergrat and Shwarzsee. Weather predictions for the next few days show that snow showers are expected on the run up to the weekend, with up to 12cm on Wednesday 27th and 4cm more on Thursday 28th of April. Piste quality is good, though resort runs may be a little slushy and off piste snow is varied in quality.

At Val d'Isere good conditions can still be found on piste; with 51 runs open today between the Solaise, Bellevarde and Fornet/Iseran/Pissaillas areas and only 9 reported lift closures. As it stands, all of the black runs are currently closed in the Val d'Isere area, though 12 reds remain open as well as a number of greens and blues. Snow coverage at 2500 metres is 90cm, but at lower slopes the coverage is 0cm. Up to 4cm of snow is expected to fall on Wednesday the 27th, with a further 7cm on Thursday the 28th of April, accompanied by a temperature drop from the current 3º to -2º by Thursday. The piste quality is generally spring snow (on and off piste), with slushy resort runs.

If you're unable to make it to one of these resorts in the next couple of days, then now is the time to begin thinking about planning a 2011/2012 ski break. Booking early will help avoid disappointment and ensure getting the most desirable VIP chalet. The combination of a late Easter and unseasonal warmth may have meant that many missed their chance to ski this year, so next year is set to be exceptionally busy.

The high level of service in some of the most sought after accommodation the Alps has to offer contributes to making the VIP ski chalets ideal for your corporate hospitality needs. White Blancmange has a varied portfolio of mountain accommodation, suitable for groups of any size, spread across a number of idillic Alpine locations. All chalets are luxuriously furnished to an extremely high standard, with many served by teams of highly trained staff providing a comprehensive hospitality service tailored to suit your needs.    

Based at Chatel Portes Du Soliel in the Alps, White Blancmange is proud to offer the ultimate experience for those seeking a truly sumptuous ski excursion. With high-end luxury ski chalets and top quality ski instruction, White Blancmange delivers VIP treatment across the board, extending as far as bespoke personal security solutions for clients who value their privacy.    

Whether for corporate hospitality or for private ski breaks, White Blancmange is able to provide a package to suit your needs. Not only is White Blancmange renowned for the lavish ski accommodation in their portfolio, distributed across 18 of the finest ski resorts in the world, but the ski development opportunities they offer come highly recommended. With top quality VIP ski lessons, available for groups or individuals and serving beginners through to seasoned pros, skiing abilities are honed swiftly and safely under expert tuition.    

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