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British favourite: Val d’Isère

It’s a familiar tale of a once rustic, isolated farming community high in the French Alps that has transformed into an unrecognisable ski resort over the decades. But Val d’Isère’s story is slightly unique in that it has evolved into one of the world’s most famous ski resorts and bastion...

Posted on 18 December 2017

Is it downhill for the ski industry?

The 2017/2018 ski season is upon us and the Winter Olympics are a mere nine weeks away. So how is the ski industry performing as we enter the beginning of a busy few months for the sport? Despite shedding its reputation for being the preserve of the rich and famous,...

Posted on 05 December 2017

Family friendly Les Carroz

Perched on a plateau at an altitude of 1140 metres, Les Carroz is the most easily accessible of the five resorts in the Grand Massif ski area – Europe’s fifth largest. Its position in the heart of the Upper Savoy region of the northern Alps means this increasingly popular alpine...

Posted on 27 November 2017

What’s new in Alpe d’Huez?

Not content with being crowned Europe’s Best Ski Resort for 2017 by the Belgium based “European Best Destinations” organisation, Alpe d’Huez is putting the finishing touches to a series of new programmes designed to keep the resort ahead of the field for the foreseeable future. With less than two weeks...

Posted on 20 November 2017

Courchevel 2017/2018

Courchevel, home to 17 five-star hotels – not including three elusively-named “Palaces” – decadent chalets, designer boutiques and 11 Michelin stars across seven restaurants is about to get even better. But how do you improve on perfection we hear you cry? With the 2017/2018 ski season just around the corner...

Posted on 20 October 2017

Megève: a hidden gem

Megève: never heard of it? There’s more to the French Alps than the alpine opulence of Courchevel and Brits perennial favourite Val d'Isère. In fact this fine resort was the original Courcheval back in the 1920s. Built as France’s answer to swanky St Moritz in Switzerland, in a way it’s...

Posted on 06 October 2017

Buy in a resort with good airport access

The Great British summer is drawing to a close and there have been reports of early snowfall in the French Alps. This can mean only one thing: it’s almost time to dust off your ski equipment and hit the slopes. The only drawback of making this a reality is getting...

Posted on 08 September 2017

High-speed train travel to the French Alps

If you’re back from your summer holiday, you’re probably turning your attention to your next trip to the French Alps. Skiers and snowboarders looking for hassle-free travel to the slopes will be pleased to hear that tickets are now on sale for the 2017/2018 season high-speed Eurostar service, from London...

Posted on 11 August 2017

Summer rental potential

You’re probably buying a bolt hole in the French Alps for two reasons: so you can indulge your passion for hitting the slopes whenever you choose, and to afford you the time to enjoy the alpine lifestyle at your leisure, rather than being rushed by an annual whistle-stop holiday. To...

Posted on 28 July 2017

Traditional alpine living in Châtel

Located on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit, Châtel has succeeded where many other resorts linked to major ski areas have failed: it has managed to remain relatively unspoilt, helping it to retain a very French feel. Its slopes are split into two distinct areas: Linga-Pre la Joux, which connects it...

Posted on 14 July 2017

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