Brand New Super-Tarentaise Gondola Plans Released

A new lift development costing almost 200 million Euros and linking the major ski areas of the Tarentaise was unveiled yesterday to widespread excitement among the ski industry. The new gondola, named the "Super-Tarentaise" will start in Le Praz (Courchevel 1300) and cross the Bozel Valley to La Plagne, before rising above the Bellecote Glacier, over to Les Arcs and finally liaising with Tignes via the spectacular Aiguille Rouge peak.

Fresh Snow Across the Alps

It's been a while. According to an old pal who still lives in Chamonix and posted on facebook this morning, it's been 36 days. Some resorts might even claim a longer drought, but what we do know is that the worst is over and that there is fresh snowfall in most major resorts right now. The whole ski industry has been nervously checking weather forecasts, looking to the sky and I've seen a few videos of snow dances being performed in various resorts since the New Year.

Skiing off the Beaten Track

So you think you know everything there is to know about skiing in Europe? Done the Three Valleys? Of course you have. Val d'Isere and Tignes? Without a doubt. Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosiere? We cover all of these resorts time and time again in our blog posts and for the majority of the holidays we sell. Some of the more niche destinations are also becoming well travelled roads amongst the UK ski package holiday market.

Matt's Morzine Ski Weekend

I was recently offered the opportunity to head out to Morzine (due mostly to a last minute ski deal which I was lucky enough to find), to sample the resort and the fantastic chalet Amis. I naturally jumped at the chance. Any altitude snobs amongst you will no doubt scoff at the idea of visiting Morzine on the 12th of December due to it being only 1100 metres high. Morzine has a real trump card though, and that’s Avoriaz.

Flora and Mike Ski the Three Valleys

For early season snow and bluebird skies most people wouldn’t dream of mentioning Meribel. At 1400 metres, it doesn't have the makings for good early conditions. But on our recent trip here, we were pleasantly surprised.

Flora and I had the pleasure of staying in the beautiful chalet Phoebe in Meribel in early December. The chalet was absolutely fantastic and we had to be dragged (literally in some cases!) out of the front door when it was time to leave.

What is Alpine Skiing?

Skiing is dated back to pre-historic times. It is a part of the history of Sami and Nordic people in which skiing was a part of their military manoeuvres, hunting and used as practical means of transportation. Since then skiing has become a professional and recreational sport that takes place all around the world. There are several variations of skiing that include freestyle, dry slope, adaptive, kite skiing, Para skiing and alpine skiing. Skiing has become the most popular sport among all the sports that are a part of the Winter Olympics.

The Great Interactive Resorts Pizza Hustle

At Interactive Resorts, we're not just focused on last minute ski holidays and catered ski chalets. We also love pizza, especially down in our IT department (AKA the dungeon). Recently myself and Phil were given the job of dealing with/haggling with/hustling some recruitment companies to get some candidates. Everyone likes a good hustle- especially a London recruitment company. <--break- />

Club Med - All Inclusive Ski Holidays have never been so good!

As far as business models go for ski companies, you have to go an awfully long way to beat the example set by Club Med, as I found out in Les Arcs last week. I received an invitation to stay for 4 nights in the 4 star Hotel Club Med Peisey Vallandry to see what all the fuss is about, and I have nothing but good things to say! <--break- />We flew out from Heathrow Terminal 1 with Swissair and the transfer coach whisked us to resort.

3 amazing ski resorts for 2012

Travellers that are considering making plans for a 2012 ski trip may wonder where the best action on the slopes will be this season. Annually, hundreds of resorts compete for the attention of avid skiers, but only a few are truly top-notch places that are certain to provide the ultimate vacation, thus qualifying as one of the best. Here are three of the most desirable places to consider for the ideal ski destination. Alpbach, Austria Alpbach in Austria is such a truly charming village; a real Winter Wonderland of a destination.

Web Developer Job, London £25k-32k

Edit: Wooohooo! This london web-developer job post has been filled. We're excited to have some new additions to the Interactive Resorts tech team. Salary:1p an Hour Location Fulham, London Contract Permanent Sector IT Services Web Developer £25-32k dependant on experience. Recognised as an Industry leader, is a leading UK Ski travel company seeking an experienced in-house web-developer. The candidate will be confident and experienced coding with web-development, scripting and hacking CMS’s (e.g.

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