France, Austria, and Solden best places to ski during the Half-Term Holidays
Tour operators are warning that the February school holiday week in 2009 is going to be tricky as nearly all schools in the UK have the same week off- when usually the holidays are spread over at least a fortnight. The message is that availability will be low and prices high, already visible if you go to a 'low cost' airline website and try to book a flight to the Alps around Valentine's Day, returning a week later. The message from Europe's leading snow report provider, http://www.skiinfo.com target=_blank>skiinfo.com, is why wait?
The full moon scheduled for Dec. 21, 1999, promised to be exceptional. We heard about it on the radio, on "Earth and Sky" and in the newspapers. First, the moon was to be full exactly on the solstice night, the longest night of the year...
Although ski areas are closing left and right despite monstrous amounts of snow still on the slopes, a handful of resorts from the northern Appalachians to the Sierra Nevada still offer lift-serviced skiing through July.