Ski holiday Châtel

27Aug2014

Time to think about skiing!

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It’s been a great UK summer – but as September looms, the schools go back and a chill returns to the air, our minds turn to the winter…   Far from the winter blues though, it’s the perfect time to start dreaming of crisp white snow, blue skies, zooming down well groomed pistes and enjoying
23Jun2014

How to snowshoe

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“A snowshoe is footwear for walking over the snow. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person’s foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called “flotation”” (Wikipedia)   A great activity for non-skiers or for skiers who want to try something a bit different during their week away,
23Jun2014

Book early for the best deals!

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The winter may seem a long way off, but it’s important to book your ski holiday early if you’d like one of the popular weeks, a decent chalet, and some of the best deals.   During the ski season the most popular dates are New Year and February half term – these weeks tend to
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
23Jun2014

Doors opening soon to ‘La Folie’ – new luxury ski chalet in Chatel

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Coming soon to our luxury chalet collection for the 2014/5 season is the stunning ‘La Folie’.   La Folie is a newly renovated semi-detached farmhouse located just above the village with spectacular views over the Abondance valley.  The chalet has been finished to the very highest standards, and has a truly unique combination of rustic
23Jun2014

Why Chatel is a great ski resort

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Chatel is a charming Savoyard village and world-class ski resort. It is largely undiscovered by many British skiers, primarily because there are no major tour operators based here. However it is unquestionably a hidden treasure sitting in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in the world.   Here we list five reasons
16Jun2014

Skiing in Chatel – questions & answers

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There’s a lot of information to take on board when booking a ski holiday. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from prospective guests. Hope this might help if you’re thinking about your next ski holiday in Chatel!   Q) What’s the difference between a Chatel ski pass and a Portes
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?    
25Mar2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 25th March 2014

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After almost three weeks of perfect blue sky days the snow has returned with over one meter of fresh snow falling on Saturday and another half meter on Sunday, making the last three days some of the best powder days of the season. Conditions at the moment are perfect on all slopes and off piste.