Skiing

04Oct2016

10 things not to do on a ski holiday!

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Holidays are all about having fun, letting your hair down, relaxing and having a great time. Fancy dress is encouraged, vin chaud before lunch is delicious, apres-ski in ski boots is super cool, and even wearing your reindeer christmas jumper is OK. But there are a few things it’s best not to do on a
22Sep2015

Powder Skiing

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How to ski powder Powder skiing is the holy grail of winter sports – for many, the ultimate aim of leaning to ski. Every magazine cover has a cool picture of a skier deep in powder with fresh snow flying over their head; they make it look so effortless. So surely it can’t be that
24Aug2015

Best gifts for skiers

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Do you have a loved one who is mad about skiing? Would you like to buy him or her a ski related gift but not sure what to buy? Do you worry if it’s the right make or model, or really something they will use?   Here is a handy list of super cool, super
29Jul2015

How to look cool on the slopes

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Do you look cool when you’re skiing? ..OR have you got all the gear and no idea? Does your skiing style lack a little ‘je ne sais quoi?’  Hopefully these tips will help you look the part on your next ski holiday!     Carry your skis properly Looking cool on the slopes starts before
20Jul2015

How to ski moguls

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What is Mogul Skiing? Wikipedia describes mogul skiing as ” a freestyle skiing competition consisting of one timed run of free skiing on a steep, heavily moguled course, stressing technical turns, aerial manoeuvres and speed”   But most holiday skiers describe moguls as a bit of a nightmare and would not be disappointed if they didn’t
06Jul2015

Ski Etiquette

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  The French Alps are pretty relaxed – most people are on holiday having a good time, there are plenty of ski bum seasonnaires acting cool and there are no piste-police like you get in the States making sure your you don’t ski too fast or out of bounds.   However the slopes can get
01Jul2015

How to be a great ski chalet host

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So you’re going to do a ski season? Whether you’re just out of university or taking a sabbatical from your career, doing a ski season is a great opportunity to live in the mountains, spend lots of time socializing with great people, broaden your horizons, and of course SKI EVERY DAY!   Sounds like the
23Jun2014

Best ski runs in the Portes du Soleil

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The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest ski areas in the world with over 650km of pistes.  There is great skiing for all abilities spread across 12 resorts and two countries…. here are some of our favourite runs:     The Coupe de Monde… is classified as a black run however skis more
23Jun2014

6 tips for skiing with children

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Taking your children skiing for the first time can be a magical experience – watching them get the ski bug, building a snowman, enjoying a hot chocolate in a mountain restaurant, or sledging with their friends.  But it can also be a bit stressful, so here we have listed a few top tips for skiing
25Mar2014

Why is the snow SO good in Châtel?

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Châtel boasts one of the best snow records in Europe, but it isn’t the highest ski resort in the World – with the resort at 1250m and the skiing reaching about 2000m, rising to 2500m in neighboring Avoriaz. So if it’s not all about altitude, what factors influence the area’s fantastic snow record?