Snow joke if you get caught off-piste!

It seems that you don't have to go too far to get snow this week. Winter has well and truly arrived. It's enough to turn our thoughts to winter sports isn't it? Funny that, especially when we've been talking about it all this month in the World First blog. Perhaps we should have saved it until December and had a little punt on it being a white Christmas this year?

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The Orient Express

This week sees French all-inclusive giants Club Med open a purpose built ski resort in Yabuli, China. Yabuli is considered the best resort in China and is the place where the Chinese national ski teams do their training and was the location for the 3rd Asian Winter Games in 1996. Yabuli has 31km of pistes, 18 lifts and plenty of additional activities, including snow park, a toboggan run, a skating rink and snowmobile trails.

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The top ten of staying safe on the slopes.

If you are planning a skiing getaway this year, the last thing you want to happen is to come back hobbling or with a wrist in plaster, especially if you forgot to book your travel insurance. Attending the fracture clinic is now way to finish a holiday. So whilst it’s no fun to think about and plan for the worst, you could do worse than following our guide to the top ten things to remember on your skiing holiday.

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Friday dreaming. Where to go for snow?

So it’s Friday afternoon. It’s raining outside. There’s nothing in the diary to keep you excited. Every other shop window is spraying fake snow all over the place. You’re dreaming of far away lands. You’re dreaming of pistes glowing white …

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Low carbon skiing? Let the ski train take the strain.

In the last blog we looked at airport parking with ski gear on our journey to the slopes for this winter’s ski season and our great deals on airport parking as part of a World First Travel Insurance package. For this one we’re going to look at a completely different way of getting there – the ski train from St Pancras ( you might not need the parking but you’ll still need great value Winter Sports cover). Going by train can be really relaxing and it could well prove to be the answer for people who want all the fun of the snow without the hassle or higher environmental impact of flying.

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Where to go at half-term

Time flies depressingly fast and we're almost into October. No sooner have we got the kids off to school after the long summer break and the prospect of the half-term holidays comes looming over the horizon.The beauty of half-term holidays …

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