Ski News: Winter Arrives Early; Crystal Ski Christened “Best Ski Tour Operator”


In sharp contrast to last year, the skiing season has begun in the Alps with huge accumulations, putting a smile on all those who love to slide

“Oodles of snow”, is how France Montagnes Marketing & Press Officer for Ireland (also covering the UK) Matt Carr described the meteorological phenomenon that resulted in up to 120cm of snow in parts of the alps over the last week or so.

“After a largely warm and dry few weeks, temperatures plummeted and up to 120 centimetres of white fluff has been deposited on the mountains across France over the weekend,” he said in a press release last week, after which even more snow fell.

“Clearly this is marvellous for skiers, snowboarders and other miscellaneous mountain enthusiasts, and bodes well for the start of the ski season, which is already upon us in France.

Corbis-42-79590318“Last December wasn’t the best in recent memory, which means fantastic early-season deals are available this time around.”

Meanwhile, Crystal Ski Holidays has been announced as the Best Ski Tour Operator in the prestigious 2015 Irish Travel Trade News Awards (see main pic courtesy of Travelbiz of Bronagh McNamara and John Devereux)

The announcement was made on 27th November at a glamorous Doubletree Burlington ceremony, held in Dublin and attended by members of the travel industry.

This is the first year that Crystal Ski Holidays, Irelands leading ski tour operator with over 36 years’ experience of providing ski holidays in Europe and North, have won the Travel Award.

“We thank everybody who voted for us and are delighted to have received this award for the first time”, said Crystal managing director Ray Scully.

He continued, “We love the mountains and are passionate about making ski holidays easy to book and enjoy, for this winter we’re offering an even wider choice of resorts, more flight options and an enhanced expert in-resort service for our customers.”

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