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Ready for Some Ski Adrenaline? Try Meribel’s Best Off-Piste Runs

Méribel has a lot of very good off-piste to discover, as well as the pistes that the Three Valleys is famous for. We asked Pierre-François Papet, head of Méribel’s ESI Snow Systems ski school, to pick out some of the best off-piste runs for skiers with at least some off-piste experience. *Don’t tackle them without guidance* Some of the best snow is to be found on the north-facing run accessed from the 3 Vallées 2 chair lift at Val-Thorens. Ducking

What Makes a Perfect Winter Holiday

Everyone has different ideas of what makes a fantastic winter ski holiday; whether it’s enough fresh powder on the mountain each morning to lose your skis in, or if it’s a beautiful chalet to return to after a hard day on the slopes, the French Alps offers a wide choice for everyone. Some people love the luxury of ski holidays; opting for a catered chalet with all the add ons, allowing them to relax in sumptuous luxury, whereas others prefer

How to Have the Worst Ski Holiday of Your life

As we’re always on the hunt for interesting, funny and original ski blogs, today we’re particularly proud to have our friend Belle writing a guest post for us. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did! You can read more of Belle de Neige’s tales of catastrophe, sex and squalor from the alpine underbelly on her seasonnaire blog and, soon, in a book. Hi Ski Accommodation Finder fans. My name is Belle de Neige, and I’m a chalet

Chalk and Granite: Aiguille Dorées Traverse – Chamonix Alpine Climbing Classic

Chalk & Granite is a showcase of some of the classic climbs around the Chamonix valley. It’s a great introduction for anyone with an interest in climbing in Chamonix and isn’t sure where to start or those looking for more information about some of the best and most accessible routes with great views.  From bouldering to cragging and big rock, this series covers it all. In this, episode 4, we follow Charlie Boscoe as he climbs the Aiguille Dorees via

Why I Love Morzine

I have lived in Morzine for three years and love everything about it.  After having travelled the World and worked in many different resorts, I eventually settled in the Portes du Soleil.  Morzine is so unique as a ski town, unlike most other French resorts.  It is a proper town with people who are resident year round and a very lively summer season as well as a busy winter season.  If you’ve never been here then you’re missing out! Why

Mint Snowboarding’s Guide to the Snowparks of the Portes du Soleil

The Portes du Soleil not only has an abundance of snowparks, but also some of the best snowparks in Europe. These parks cater for all levels of rider; from complete freestyle novices to world class pros. Local snowboard school, Mint Snowboarding, provide you with this guide to the best parks in the Portes du Soleil: Avoriaz Avoriaz itself has a huge selection of snow parks sponsored by Burton and these are tiered to allow for rider development. The Avoriaz parks

Alpinemojo: Skiing Without Fear in Verbier

So, there you are standing on the side of a mountain looking down the mogul strewn Black run your instructor has taken you to; wondering to yourself how you got yourself here and more importantly how you will get down? Now your charming instructor utters those words “don’t be scared” and at this point all your mind is hearing is “SCARED.” At that very same time your body and mind decides it would be much easier to become a bag

Live the Mountain Adventure with ClimbNow!

  Euan Whittaker has been climbing for 22 years and instructing for over 18 years. He is a fully qualified IFGMA Mountain Guide, full MIC and Technical Advisor for a number of local councils and other organisations. We had the chance to have a chat with him about his amazing experience and personal opinions about mountain’s sports; curious to know more? Read the full interview! 1) You have been a climbing coach for over 18 years: how did you start this

French Alps for Families – What to Consider when Taking the Kids Along

More families than ever before are taking their kids along on French Alps ski holidays, most of whom are finding it to have been the best decision they could ever have made. There’s really nothing average about a family ski holiday when it comes to making memories and bonding, but it has to be said that it’s not exactly the kind of holiday that qualifies as risk-free or without its unique list of concerns. Nevertheless, it’s most just a case

Tignes and Val d’Isere – All You Need to Know

The world famous ski mecca of Espace Killy in the French Alps is comprised of the Val d’Isere and Tignes resorts – two absolutely unmissable locations for anyone with the slightest taste for the white stuff. What’s more, Tignes and Val d’Isere are without a shadow of a doubt two of the best resorts in the Alps for year-round fun and games, with tons of pursuits stretching right through into the summer. Even on paper, the resorts need little selling

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