Latest News 26th. Nov., 2013
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NEW VENUE: Les Contamines, 11th - 18th January
Full range of courses available at this excellent, snowy and queue-free resort, just 1 hour from Geneva airport. 'All Mountain',
Off-piste skills and 'Off-piste Adventure' options available and guaranteed to run.
Full details via the above links.
Price reductions: as a result of a strengthening £ we can pass on the benefits!
Hotel Gentiana, Tignes: save upto £50 for 1/2 board, twin share
Hotel le Besso, Zinal: save £15 on twin share, 1/2 board
Hotel Dahu, Chamonix: save £10 on twin share, B&B
Savings available for other hotels - contact us direct.
Every little bit helps!?
If exchange rates maintain the current trend we will be able to offer more discounts for our trips later in the season.
Christmas and New Year at Tignes: accommodation seems to be filling up quicker this season - don't leave it too late!
|SNOW REPORTS .... updated 26/11/13
at TeleSkiCo venues:
Early snowfalls continue in the Alps; powder on the glaciers with great skiing; more ski areas opening.
Hintertux: 185cms on the glacier. Pistes excellent with fresh snow; 45km pistes, 15 lifts open; powder off-piste. Snow down to Hintertux village - again!
Tignes: fresh snow at all levels 1300m of vertical already, skiing down to Val Claret and many more runs opening below the glacier..
Chamonix: fresh snow throughout the ski areas; skiing on Grands Montets at the weekends
Les Contamines: 55cms on the mountain already.
La Thuile: snow down to the village; pisting the slopes on the mountain; opening this weekend.
Zinal: skiing started on 16th November.
Geilo, Norway: 30cms on the pistes, Alpine 7 Nordic areas up and running.
|TeleSkiCo on YouTube!
Fiescheralp - Superb powder skiing 17 - 24 Jan.! Click on this link at YouTube For more Fiescheralp powder skiing, just 2 days later, click here
La Thuile - powder in the trees, 1 - 8 Feb. Click here for powder with an Italian flavour
Tignes: chunky off-piste 13 - 31 Dec. Click here 'The Boys' making crud look easy!!
Parnassos, Greece: powder, trees & summits! 8 - 15 Feb Click here for great skiing at a unique venue!
Obergurgl and Andermatt, 21/3 - 4/4. Click here for yet more powder and touring - what a season!
Cervinia, April 5 - 19, Spring powder, as always!. Click here for mid April powder
La Thuile, April 19 - 26, Reliably good off-piste snow year after year Click here for end of season action .
Lenzerheide -vast off-piste & day tour potential as well as great pistes. Click here for a taste.
Thanks to Graham Hammond (camera & editing).
|Late April, 2013, at La Thuile. Be inspired for this winter?! We are in La Thuile during January, February and last week of the season in April - again, because it is sooooo good! Photo: John Eames; skier: Eddy Nico|
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|ABOVE & BELOW: Les Contamines Jan, 2010 Photos: John Eames|
|ABOVE & BELOW: Zinal, Jan/Feb 2012; vintage conditions! Bonny Masson (top), Peter Ashby (above left), Paul Cook (below left) Photos: John Eames|
|ABOVE: Max Lyall at Andermatt "The best skiing of my life!"
BELOW: Late April at La Thuile, brilliant Spring conditions!
|January, 2012 ABOVE: Zinal BELOW: Les Contamines|
|Nordic Skiing trips in the Alps:
Nordic skiing: We have some wonderful new trips in the Alps for those keen to learn or improve. A great way to prepare for hut-to hut tours in Norway!
NORDIC SKI LONG WEEKENDS
NORDIC SKI WEEKS
NORDIC SKI JURA MOUNTAINS TRAVERSE TOUR
MT. BLANC SNOWSHOE & SKI WEEK
DOLOMITES TRACK EXPLORER
FOR ALL DATES & VENUES: See programme or main website
FULL DETAILS: Download Trip Dossiers or contact us:
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|Tignes 30th Dec, 2011|
|ABOVE: Off the Rothorn, Lenzerheide, Feb., 2010
BELOW: Poised to go! Les Contamines, Jan., 2010
|HINTERTUX, 19 - 26th Nov. Telemarkskiers very good at holding poles in the air ... but also good in the bumps and high speed cruising! Photos: JE|
|ABOVE: Freshies, sun, space, empty .. mmm! Lenzerheide, Feb., 2010 BELOW 2: Yet more off-piste! Les Contamines, Jan., 2010|
|We are the UK AGENT FOR DNT MEMBERSHIP
For winter or summer DNT hut use, you can buy your DNT membership from us. Membership will save you hut costs and give you priority at busy times. The 'huts' are fantastic value in remote and very beautiful surroundings.
Go to the 'DNT' page on our website for prices & membership application.
|ABOVE, BELOW & LEFT: More from Hintertux 19-26/11; skiing & apres-skiing! Andrew Denton, above, bumping; Suzanne Anderson, left, speeding; below: Nick Anderson cruising ... and many others drinking! Photos JE|
|Free expert advice on equipment for all clients.
Make sure you chose the best skis, bindings and boots for what you want to do.
The correct boot, sizing & fitting ensure comfort, safety and better performance.
Note: All advice is based on our use and experience and we receive NO commission on any recommendations.
|TOURING IN NORWAY
Peace, space and beauty
photo above and 4 photos below
|RIGHT: Jotunheim Peks, Passes and Glaciers; perfect Norwegian touring - join us March 2012!!!|
We're looking forward to skiing with you this winter! Do book soon as bookings are good and more are coming in all the time now.
'Core staff', John, Neil, Julia and Bonny will be instructing in the Alps but may well be joined by others. Our very experienced nordic leaders like Katherine and Tom will no doubt be leading our Scandanavian nordic trips.
Note - we use only NGB, i.e. British Association of Snowsports, professionally-qualified instructors and only run ability-specific tours or instructional groups. For instructional weeks with an apparently wide range of levels, we always have sub-groups for coaching. We do our utmost to ensure that clients will enjoy, benefit and be safe in the trips they join.
Best wishes from John Eames
All images protected by copyright, 2009, The Telemark Ski Co/John Eames
|Parnassos trees and powder!|
What we do during the rest of the year. We have been rock-climbing and mountaineering for longer than we've been skiing! In our ski 'off-season', we work leading some expedition-standard, high altitude treks but mainly mountaineering expeditions in the Greater Ranges, (particularly the Himalayas), with a leading, high-quality UK company. Since 1988, Bonny's led summits of over 7000m while John has been over 8000m. He has led Cho Oyu, the 6th highest peak in the world. And telemark-skied Mustagh Ata, a 7500m peak in Singkiang Province, China with clients.
We live on Anglesey just across from Snowdonia, so if any of you would like to walk, scramble or rockclimb, get in touch and we can set up a course. We can also offer Nordic Walking. It's a great way to learn some of the techniques used in nordic skiing as well as excellent for fitness. All this in the superb 'Sea and Summit' scenery of Snowdonia & Anglesey around us.
Of course we climb and ski just for pleasure too - all the time. We love mountains!
2011: John lad a successful trip to climb the highest peaks of the Altai mountains of Mongolia.
Bonny is off on Oct 6th to lead a superb and remote trek in the west of Nepal: the Kanchenjunga Circuit. This is one of the most beautiful & undeveloped ares in Nepal and the trip will be 4 weeks & 1 day long. Get in touch if you want to join her!