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Hire a Chef for Your Skiing Holiday

The concept if hiring a private chef may seem like a luxury afforded only to the rich and famous. Well in London or Paris that may be the case. However in the French Alps this is a concept that is becoming increasingly popular amongst the skiing general public. Hidden away in some of the most beautiful areas of Europe there are talented chefs offering their services at an affordable price to people looking for a catered ski holiday with a

Affordable Family Ski Holidays During School Break

As a family, ski trips are likely to be restricted to the school holidays which can mean higher prices and busier slopes. But be flexible on where you ski and you’ll find that affordable holidays and avoiding the crowds are easily achievable. For the best value ski breaks avoid the biggest resorts and opt for lesser-known destinations, such as Åre in Sweden and Trysil in Norway. Take your time when booking and look out for half term ski deals and

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

Booking Ahead – Why You’ll Wish You Did!

Some people will argue until blue in the face that there is no right or wrong when it comes to booking in advance Vs turning up and sorting it out on the day. Assuming however that you’re looking for your French Alps ski holiday to be an outright pleasure and a positive experience however, ‘they’ could not be more wrong.   Sure there might be times and places where the contrary rings true, but you can rest assured with 100%

Top Tips for Scoring the Best Deals on Ski Accommodation

Skiing has never been and sadly never will be the most bargain-basement of pursuits, though is of course worth every penny and more. Lucky for most us, skiing is at least no longer reserved for the very upper-echelons of society and even those of us holidaying on a shoestring are finding savvy ways and means to hit the slopes without taking too big a hit to the wallet. We are firm advocates for milking enjoyment out of the lowest expenditures

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

Resort Mini-Guides: Courchevel

One of the most popular though somehow often overlooked resorts in all of the French Alps is Courchevel – a stunning area home to five of the best resorts you’ll find in the Three Valleys. All in all, travellers making their way to Courchevel will have a good 150 km+ of runs to choose from, over 60 lifts taking care of the uphill stuff and some of the most highly-reputed hospitality in Europe. Needless to say, it all seems to

La Plagne in a Nutshell

Of all the resorts in the French Alps, one of the names that often goes overlooked in terms of first-picks for the masses is La Plagne – and what a shame this is! Rather than a single resort in its own right, La Plagne is in fact the collective name of a group of purpose-built ski villages and resorts high up in the Tarentaise area. What’s more, the 2003 link between La Plagne and Les Arcs has opened up literally

Why Not to Miss Out on Megeve

Most ski resorts across the French Alps would kill to have even half the reputation of Megeve, which continues to be celebrated for so many reasons. Some are in love with the town’s rustic charm, others are celebrating its on-going renaissance and then there are those who swear by Megeve as the resort by which almost all other luxury ski destinations across the Alps were inspired. Indeed, way before Courchevel even had its name on the map in terms of

How to Ski for Cheap…VERY Cheap

Is it possible to get into the wild and wacky world of skiing for free? Of course not…as much of a shame as it is. However, ask if it is possible to ski without having to consider a remortgage on the family home and the answer is surprisingly different. The people of the UK seem to have got it into their heads that skiing in, say, the French Alps or the Dolomites is something that is reserved for only the

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