Category Archives: ski travel advice

Making The Most of Your Time in Courchevel – A Sample Spring Itinerary

A short stay in Courchevel is always fantastic, but ensuring you make the most of your time in this iconic alpine region can be difficult. Right at the heart of the largest ski area in the world and bursting with extraordinary amenities, you could easily spend several months in Courchevel and barely scratch the surface. Which is why it’s a good idea to plan your trip strategically, in accordance with a few tips from the experts. Just to illustrate how

Ultimate Guide to the Best Off-Piste Skiing In the Three Valleys

For some, the perfect ski holiday is all about lapping up the fine things in life in the most opulent luxury chalets Courchevel has to offer. To others however, nothing matters more than blazing as many ambitious trails as possible and chasing fresh powder where few dare to venture. Unsurprisingly, the world’s single largest ski area is packed with more amazing off-piste skiing opportunities than anyone could hope to cram into a dozen lifetimes. As such, it’s a good idea

The Best Ski Runs in Courchevel For All Skill Levels

Trying to single out the very best ski runs in Courchevel is a bit like selecting the prettiest star in the sky. They’re all unique, they all have something wonderfully special about them and there’s a good reason to fall in love with every last one of them. Which is all well and good if you happen to be in town for a few months, but what if you’re here for just a short break? With limited time to play

Canada’s Top 3 Ski Holidays this Easter

Canada has some of the world’s most reliable snowfall, so there’s always great skiing to be had in the mountains. With resorts perfect for both skiers and snowboarders of all levels, it’s clear why Canada is a favourite destination for so many. Ski holidays in Canada offer the perfect combination of breath-taking scenery, amazing terrain, world-class après ski and fantastic powder snow, with regular flights to Vancouver and Calgary throughout the winter season. Here are our top recommended Canadian destinations

Marmalade Ski School’s Tip of the Week – Stand on Outside Ski

Hello, we are Marmalade Ski School based in Meribel, France. We are a small team of instructors who simply still love to go skiing for ourselves and are continually striving to improve our own skiing performance and our coaching abilities. None of it is massively new – we are not reinventing the wheel  – but we believe that staying up to date with current skiing technique, which is forever evolving, along with ski design promotes an enthusiasm and motivation that

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

How to Avoid Any Winter Holiday Disasters!

Everyone’s had at least one holiday which has turned out to be a bit of a nightmare. Whether it’s because the hotel you booked and which the travel agent assured you would be ready is still waiting for its windows to be fitted, or your neighbours are what you can only describe as the hardest party animals you’ve ever had chance to meet.  Maybe you’ve been skiing and it snowed so much all week that you couldn’t see your hand

Top 4 Ski Resorts Best for Early Skiing

Now that the winter is approaching, it’s time to dust off your snowboarding and skiing gear and prepare to conquer the slopes of Europe. Last year, over 30% of all brits went on skiing holiday during the winter. But, if you can’t wait for the proper arrival of winter, there are some incredible early –before Christmas- skiing resorts available for you to conquer. Skiing during the early season isn’t just about the thrill of having fewer people on the slopes

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

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