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La Follie Douce - Alpe d'Huez, France

For those unfamiliar with the concept La Follie Douce has arrived in Alpe d'Huez this winter. A very smart restaurant, self-service area, bar (with leather sofas and oriental rugs) plus the most enormous south-facing terrace which transforms into a club on the slopes! Dancing on the tables, live music and amazing atmosphere where pretty much everything 'goes'!

Review type: General resort
Posted: 26/02/2014 by Mountain Logistics 

Philippe BG - Les Arcs - Bourg St Maurice, France

We had a fantastic week @ chalet Tarine.

while big Snow flakes and fog were covering “les Echines” …. with my brothers and sisters, we enjoyed the chalet for its comfort architecture and style . The 13 of us spent great time in the top floor family room , gathering around the fireplace.
My family is now totally part of the chalet Tarine’s fan club !

Review type: Ski area
Posted: 01/02/2014 by Chalet Tarine 

Calm before the storm? - Tignes, France

A great picture sent to us by Alpine Elements from one of their staff members in Tignes. This was yesterday - blue skies, great conditions. Looks like the sunshine might have been short-lived as many resorts are getting some snow showers now. In Tignes they're expecting more snow tomorrow and it's looking like heavy snow for Sunday and Monday! Netweather Tignes forecast

Take a look at all the Alpine Elements chalets here: Alpine Elements on Chalets Direct

Review type: Weather and snow
Posted: 23/01/2014 by Surfcat

More Snow and more to come! - La Tania, France

Many resorts woke up to a healthy dose of fresh snow this morning. Here's a photo of La Tania from this morning sent to us by Alpine Elements!

Review type: Weather and snow
Posted: 14/01/2014 by Surfcat

Something for everyone - Zermatt, Switzerland

Bordered by Italy, Austria, Germany, France and the principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland lies in the midst of the Alps and these magnificent mountains occupy three-fifths of the country. There are 4 official languages spoken in Switzerland and in the canton of 'Valais' both German & French are spoken.
With its’ superb transportation system, Switzerland is an ideal place from which to explore in any direction. Whether travelling on foot or by rail, bus, car or boat you will be surrounded by spectacular views.
You will find the highest mountains in Europe here in the Alps, among which the impressive Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze, 4,634 m (15,203 ft.) are the highest point in the country. The Mont Blanc lies just across the French/Italian border and is the highest mountain in Western Europe (4,807 m, 15,771 ft.).
A trip not to be missed is the Glacier express which links Zermatt and St. Moritz by rail which passes through 91 tunnels and crosses nearly 300 bridges.
The car free resort of Zermatt is situated at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland and offers access to a ski area of over 400km, connected to Cervinia in Italy. The village is situated at 1560m and with the highest cable car at 3888m it ensures excellent skiing in the winter & great glacier skiing in the summer. A climbers and hikers paradise with 38 peaks over four-thousand metres and breath-taking views Zermatt has something to suit everyone.

Alpine skiing and snowboarding, Heli skiing, winter hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoe walking, Sledging, Ice skating. Ice climbing, Ski touring, swimming (indoor swimming pools), Wellness centres, Paragliding Passenger flights, Helicopter sightseeing tours.

Summer only: Forest Fun Park, Mountain biking,Tennis & 15 mins by train to the Golf course.


Review type: General resort
Posted: 18/11/2013 by Zermatt Apartment Rentals 

Megeve Ski Resort - Megève, France

Megeve is a quaint French Alpine village located an hour from Geneva airport and 30 minutes from Chamonix.
It's a great resort for mixed ability skiers and with 445km of piste, Megeve offers wonderful and challenging skiing and snowboarding for all levels and is ideal for groups of mixed skiing abilities. There really is something for everyone, from long cruisy greens to exciting off piste blacks.

Megeve is famous for it's restaurants on and off the mountain, the quality and choice is impressive and regarded as 'the best in the alps' by Condenast magazine, prices vary greatly, one of the most expensive being the Alpette on the Rochebrune side. Off the mountain restaurants include the famous Flocons de sel which holds 3 Michelin stars.

In the 50's Megeve used to attract a host of famous faces including Rita Hayworth, Sasha Distell and Brigitte Bardot and still, continues to attract an International clientele.

Megeve is a great resort for a ski weekend or a short ski break. If you are on an early flight from the UK you can be on the slopes for lunchtime. What better way to spend the weekend.

Here are a few things that are taking place in Megeve this winter;
8th - 11th January Megeve is host to the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup
16th January - La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc, a famous Husky dog race.
23 - 26th January, BMW Polo Masters Megève
7 - 8th February, Coupe d’Europe de Ski de bosses
6th - 16th February, BMW Winter Golf Cup
11th - 13th April, Open danse Competition

If you haven't yet visited you must put it on your to do list, it really is a super resort.


Review type: Ski area
Posted: 16/11/2013 by Ski Royale 

Do you Want Great Snow, No Queues, Reasonably Priced Lift Passes and a Truely Great French Ski Area - St Gervais, France

ST GERVAIS MONT BLANC - If you want great snow with access to 440 km of perfect pistes with one of the most challenging Blacks in the French Alps the Chamois from the top of Mont Joly and a good mix of Green and Blues with an excellent ESF Ski School, non existent queues, especially during the off peak weeks, reasonably priced lift passes and a truly French and very picturesque town then look no further than St Gervais Mont Blanc.

Situated in the French Alps just 50 min's drive from Geneva airport with easy access from the A40 motorway this is a wonderful destination and one of France's best known secrets.

The town has an excellent selection of bars and restaurants, weekly Savoyard Market in the main square and plenty of apres Ski activities including the new indoor Swimming Pool complex, Ice rink - home to the famous St Gervais/ Megeve ice hockey team and the St Gervais Spa with its famous treatments and Spa.

Review type: Ski area
Posted: 12/10/2013 by Ski Chalet MontBlanc 

Ever wondered how to find the perfect Ski Holiday? - Chatel, France

It's often around this time of year that we all start watching the Webcams, eagerly awaiting those first flakes of snow, then begin counting the days until we can go Skiing.

But, there are a few tips and tricks that shouldn't be overlooked when looking and booking your Ski Holiday, particularly during those first weeks of the season.

Firstly, and a common misconception is 'the higher - the better'...

We're located in Chatel, and, at a healthy 1200-1300 meters, we receive a more than above average snowfall than resorts of a similar height. You may indeed be surprise to find that Chatel has a better snow record (12 meters in 12/13) than one of the highest resorts in the Alps, Zermatt.

Secondly, Remember to check out all the resorts in a Ski Domain.

As Chatel is in the Portes du Soleil, we have some well known neighbours, But with Chatel nestling in the heart of the Portes du Soleil we can offer much quicker and easier links in to the Swiss side, as well as Avoriaz and beyond - all just 2 or 3 runs from Chatel... plus with Multiple points to start your day from - You really are spoilt for choice...

Thirdly, We all want to enjoy our holidays and relax

After Skiing all day we all know how important quality Accommodation is, and what's better than coming back to your Chalet with the Log fire roaring, and a freshly baked cake waiting for you, even having your evening meal freshly prepared, whilst you enjoy the Hot Tub. Quality accommodation is important to make you feel truly relaxed and satisfied.

These 3 simple tips and tricks should help you find your perfect ski holiday...After all, You deserve to enjoy yourself on Holiday.

Review type: General resort
Posted: 30/09/2013 by SARL Mountain Addiction Holidays 

Great season in Megeve - Megève, France

Following last year's excellent season with beautiful snow all through the season (there was even snowfall in the village in June!). We're all gearing up for another year. Megeve is a picturesque and charming resort with a medieval, pedestrianised centre with horse drawn caleche and cobbled streets. The village feel belies the ski area which is very extensive. There has been a new "green lift" added into the ski pass in the form of a caleche which links the centre of town with the Jaillet area and means that you can easily be skiing on the Rochebrune or Mont d'Arbois ski areas in the morning and Jaillet in the afternoon. Great to have the whole thing linked up in a much easier way. Long, tree lined runs are the marker for Megeve's skiing, coupled with fantastic views of Mont Blanc and rustic mountain restaurants serving Savoyard delicacies such as pella and tartiflette. There are rarely queues in Megeve outside of peak periods and we enjoy empty pistes in January and March. Although Megeve has a very chic and expensive image, it needn't be. There are also plenty of snack bars on the mountain and we always enjoy the sport of people watching whilst enjoying a vin chaud in the central square. The sports centre has also been recently renovated so if anyone has any extra energy after skiing you can enjoy sauna's and steam rooms as well as the swimming pool, ice skating etc. etc.

Review type: General resort
Posted: 13/09/2013 by Stanford Skiing 

New La Tania Chair Lift & Future Developments - La Tania, France

Work has started on the NEW La Tania 6-seater hi-speed detachable chair from the bottom of the Bouc Blanc drag lift to the top of the ridge near the existing end of the Crêtes chair.
The Bouc Blanc drag will be shortened for use of the La Tania Stade and access to the Dou des Lanches chair. This work is expected to be completed for Winter 2014 and will be a Poma construction (as will the La Forêt below).

The new La Forêt 6-seater chair (with protective hoods) from the Le Praz lake near the little bridge on the Amoreaux piste will terminate to the left of the top of the La Tania Gondola. Work has begun and this will be in operation for Winter 2015.

The old La Forêt gondola, Crêtes chair and Praz Juget drag will be removed - so no more bad weather access to the summit, the La Tania trees and Courchevel (although Le Praz accessible) anymore.

The Marie are spending huge amounts and investing heavily in La Tania - Ski Power have 5 Catered chalets here - so if you have not yet discovered this resort check it out with Ski Power. Still respresents soem of the best value skiing in the 3 Valleys

Review type: General resort
Posted: 01/08/2013 by Ski Power 

 

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