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Skiing the Espace Killy in a Day

We asked our Tignes specialist, Phil, to come up with a ski itinerary. He came up with a route that takes you to all four corners of the Espace Killy. The route starts in Val Claret, at the funicular. You will then get to ski on two glaciers and visit the nearby resort of Val d'Isere. Do you think you have what it takes to complete the route in a day?

10 Reasons To Visit Alpe d'Huez

10 Reasons To Visit Alpe d'Huez Written by Mike Woodruff, Interactive Resorts' Alpe d'Huez Specialist. Alpe d’Huez isn’t all about the Tour de France, in the winter it is a skiers dream. Those that decide to take a transfer coach up the hill rather than cycle up, and use the 236KM of wide and well groomed piste will be more than happy with their choice.

Best UK Ski Travel Agent Nomination

We have been nominated in the SnowVole.com awards for best Ski Travel Agent.  Go to www.SnowVole.com to vote.

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Why do chairlifts stop?

We wanted to know why chair lifts stop, so we asked a liftie. Laura is from the UK and has been a working in Notre Dame de Bellecombe on the lifts since 2005. Laura is currently studying for her liftie exam that she will take over the winter of 12/13. Why do chairlifts stop?

Skiing records in the first Guinness Book

The Guinness Book of records was first published in 1955 after Sir Hugh Beaver, the MD of Guinness at the time, had a heated argument about which was the fastest game bird in Europe. He realised that men must need a book full of facts about the fastest, slowest, biggest, first and so on. He commissioned Ross and Norris McWhirter to compile what would become the Guinness book of records. At home I have a copy of one of the books published in 1955.

The Great British Chalet Holiday

We asked a selection of people who are in the ski industry to give us their thoughts on what makes the Great British Chalet Holiday. We would also like your thoughts on what makes the Great British Chalet Holiday. You can do this by commenting below, writing on our Facebook page or tweeting us. Iain Martin - Founder of Skipedia, a marketing consultancy for the ski industry.

Interactive Resorts has been nominated for an award

Interactive Resorts have been nominated in the Best Travel Agent category in the SnowVole Awards 2012. This is the first time for the award will take place having been launched during the first year of the new ski forum SnowVole.com. You can vote in categorise such as Best Tour Operator, Best Après Ski Resort and Favourite Ski Manufacturerm, as well as the Best Ski Travel Agent category that we have been nominated in. Voting is open until the 14th of October and the winners will be announced at the Birmingham Ski Show.

Why Choose a Hotel Over a Chalet?

We asked our ski hotel specialist Andy to give us his opinion on why you should consider staying in a hotel on your ski trip. Choosing a ski holiday can prove to be a tricky task for many reasons, one of which is that if starting from scratch, there are so many resorts and properties to choose from. There are also many factors to decide upon as well, like how close you need to be to the slopes, and whether you need a sauna or not. These then have to be rated in order of importance as properties tend to differ so much.

La Plagne Bar Crawl

If you are heading out to the La Plagne in the winter, then maybe our bar crawls guide will come in handy.

Based in 1800:

8.30pm – Start off in La Mine for a warm up beer consumed whilst perching on a mining cart and listening to some live music 9.00pm – Jump on the bus to Plagne Centre 9.10pm – Head to Igloo for an Affligem Blond and a boogie with the dancing polar bear 9.45pm – Stop off in Luna Bar for one of their special beers

10.30pm – Head along to Scotty’s Bar for shots or spirit + mixers.

Ski travel agent - Slang words

Like any job, working in ski chalet sales has its own little collection of slang, acronyms and job-specific phrases. To the untrained ear these could be a little confusing,so we’ve put together this list of some of the most common. So now next time you’re on the phone to us booking your ski holiday, you’ll know what we mean!

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