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Alpe d'Huez and Les 2 Alpes – Skiing Affordability Realised!

On hearing my first ski trip of the season would be to Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes my feelings were mixed. On the one hand it meant seeing two resorts and a whole range of chalets that I did not know much about, on the other hand, would they live up to the demanding standards set by the Three Valleys and Espace Killy regions?

Luxury ski holiday in St Anton

Working at the sales end of the ski industry, you always come across chalets that make you think “I wish I could stay there”, so when the opportunity arose for several friends and I to stay in one such chalet, we naturally grabbed it with both hands. Chalet Seeberger has long been on my hit list for several reasons:

Skiing in La Rosière: A Hidden Gem

One of the lesser known resorts of the Tarentaise region, La Rosière truly is a gem waiting to be discovered. Some people are too quick to dismiss this resort as too small, too quiet and too family orientated but three colleagues from the London office and I spent the opening weekend of the season discovering what this resort really has to offer.

Les Portes du Soleil, Val d'Isere, Verbier and a lot of motorway!

Working for a ski company means that familiarisation trips out to resort and the chalets are part and parcel of the job. Perk yes, but absolutely necessary! It is essential for us to know as much as we possibly can about each chalet we sell, to avoid any kind of disappointment once clients reach resort. This time round, James and I jetted off to, well, everywhere. Val d’Isere, followed by Verbier (I wouldn't recommend that trip, it’s a long way, especially on a hangover!), followed by Les Gets, Morzine and finally Avoriaz. We saw loads of chalets and thought we would share our honest opinions.

Powder skiing in Val d'Isere

Looking for a last minute deal can be risky business because there comes a point when prices don’t go any lower and holidays just get sold. If like our group you were dead set on going to a specific resort then having not got anything sorted by Thursday for a holiday intended to start on Saturday is perhaps a little foolish. We were all pretty worried on Thursday morning because prices stayed where they were and it was looking like the group was going to split with Oli and his brother Guy heading to a different resort.

Skiing in Verbier, a trip to remember!

Having recently returned from a trip to Verbier I thought I'd share my sample sized experience with the rest of the ski community. Well firstly I have to say Verbier has been on my wish list for a very long time so when the opportunity arose to stay with a luxury operator in Verbier my neurons were buzzing with excitementHaving recently returned from a trip to Verbier I thought I'd share my sample sized experience with the rest of the ski community. Well firstly I have to say Verbier has been on my wish list for a very long time so when the opportunity arose to stay with a luxury operator in Verbier my neurons were buzzing with excitement.

Luxury chalets in Val d'Isere - Harriet's week of pampering

If you want to ski one of the best ski resorts in Europe, enjoy beautiful luxury accommodation and experience some of the best food and friendly service then why not stay in Le Chardon, Lafitenia, Bergerie, Le Mistral or Le Kilimanjaro? If you want to ski one of the best ski resorts in Europe, enjoy beautiful luxury accommodation and experience some of the best food and friendly service then why not stay in Le Chardon, Lafitenia, Bergerie, Le Mistral or Le Kilimanjaro?

4 exercises to improve your fitness for skiing

The ski season is upon us. It is a fact that the fitter you are the more you will enjoy and get the most out of your time on the piste, no matter what your level. We have enlisted the help of strength and conditioning coach Joe Bonington to put together some simple ski exercises that will help to condition you for the slopes in just a few short weeks. <--break- />

BA industrial action 22nd December to 2nd January

Just a very quick post for anyone who thinks they may be affected by the industrial action at BA that has been announced this afternoon. If you missed the news, BA cabin crew have voted to go on strike from 22nd December until 2nd January in a move that is widely thought will bring chaos to anyone travelling with BA over that period.

European Ski Resort Opening Dates 2009-10

Remember, remember, the 5th of December. So Tignes and Val d'Isere have opened their lifts, Saas Fee and Zermatt never shut theirs and snow is falling everywhere

Remember, remember, the 5th of December. So Tignes and Val d'Isere have opened their lifts, Saas Fee and Zermatt never shut theirs and snow is falling everywhere. Saturday sees the biggest date of the season so far and it looks like the weather has read the script. Most of the major resorts are going to be fully up and running this weekend, including the Three Valleys, Chamonix and surrounds, Nendaz in Switzerland and Lech in Austria.

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