3 Peaks Challenge for Cancer Research

 While the rest of Interactive Resorts were celebrating the company's 5th birthday with a boat trip down the River Thames I set off on my epic journey. The challenge was to complete the 3 Peaks in 24 hours and raise money for Cancer research in the process.<--break- />

3 Peaks - Ben Nevis, Sca Fell and Snowdon

Train to Courchevel for me

Following on from Alex’s interesting blog about the relative merits of train versus plane, I though I’d add my own (heavily biased) view. A couple of seasons ago I booked a last minute deal in Courchevel 1550 at the hotel Chanrossa. It was accommodation only so we had to make our own way out. As a nervous flyer at the best of times I had always been keen to try skiing by train and having to book our own transport presented the perfect opportunity.

Train or Plane?

‘We’re sorry to announce that the 13:25 flight to London Gatwick is delayed”…. The all too familiar voiceover that greeted us on arrival at Chambery airport last March - our return leg home delayed by reasons best known to Monarch and Monarch alone. Not being the biggest fan of Chambery airport at the best of times, this little piece of news did nothing to abate my raging hangover from a heavy last night out in Dicks Tea Bar. Nethertheless, our travel weary party did our best to while away the next 9 (yes nine!) hours.

The Tour hits the mountains

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Alps are a little quiet during the long summer months, locals just whiling away the lazy days waiting for the new snowfall and the hustle and bustle of winter to kick in again in November. You’d be wrong though...You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Alps are a little quiet during the long summer months, locals just whiling away the lazy days waiting for the new snowfall and the hustle and bustle of winter to kick in again in November.

Some good news for the British skier...

Finally, some good news for the British skier! As of Wednesday the 1st of July, restaurants and cafés in France will enjoy a massive cut in VAT which will, in turn, be passed onto their customers. The French Government is hoping that this will help the pound-wielding holiday maker cope with the strength of the Euro and make France a more attractive destination.<--break- />

 

17 days to go before Interactive Resorts ambulance sets off.

17 days to go before the Interactive Resorts sponsored Land Rover ambulance sets off for Mongolia! Ross Dolton (Interactive Resorts) and Matt Greene (Chef) are the Mongol Response team who have converted a 4x4 into an ambulance and are driving it 10,000 miles to donate it to a local community in Mongolia.

Keswick Beer Festival Trip 2009

For the team here at Interactive Resorts, group trips away are an absolute highlight in the calendar and few are as eagerly anticipated as our annual pilgrimage up to the Lake District for the Keswick Beer Festival.

Is it worth booking your 2009 / 2010 catered chalet holiday early?

Chalet exteriorBased on last seasons last minute deals, I would have said no as there were some great bargains to be had… but is it going to be different next season? The answer is YES. If you want to find the best chalet option with the most convenient flights for the group, you need to get it booked early.

Skiing in Val d'Isere, apres ski and a little taste of Tignes!

Chalet Cherrier dining roomAfter another busy season in the London office, expectations were high for the end-of-season staff trip to Val d’Isere. The requirements were simple; amazing weather, fresh snowfall, beers a-plenty and laughs all the way, and we were not in the least disappointed on any count.

Learn to snowboard in the Three Valleys?

Three ValleysAfter skiing for years, who in their right mind, would turn down an offer like this: “Hey mate, how’s it going? Guess who’s going out to the 3 valleys to learn how to snowboard this New Year?”

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