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5 Great Spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

Written by on March 18, 2018 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
5 Great Spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

The alpine village of Samoëns is just an easy 1-hour drive from Geneva international airport but if feels as if it is 100’s of miles away from the real world. When you’re there you’ll feel like you’re living in a beautiful Alpine bubble where the daily stresses of life are easily forgotten. Spring in the […]

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Ski holiday with dogs in France

Written by on February 23, 2018 in Ski
Ski holiday with dogs in France

Have you dreamed of taking your dogs on a ski holiday to France? Well there are ski companies that will accommodate the whole family, even the furry members. Our intrepid reporter Lucy Pitts checks out skiing with dogs, kids and a heroic partner in the French alps. The family: Mum, dad and three kids (aged […]

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7 Fabulous ski villages in France that are off the beaten snow track

Written by on December 19, 2017 in Ski
7 Fabulous ski villages in France that are off the beaten snow track

When it comes to skiing, France is the most popular destination for British holidaymakers – and with good reason. A choice of fabulous ski destinations is a huge lure plus there’s a massive variety of resorts to suit all tastes and budgets. Expensive prices can deter visitors from choosing a ski holiday, but one of […]

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The perfect ski lodge in Samoens in the French Alps

Written by on December 1, 2017 in Ski
The perfect ski lodge in Samoens in the French Alps

Samoëns is one of the least known ski centres in the French Alps outside of France – it’s also one of the best. Here’s why we think its a brilliant ski destination and we tell you our secret brilliant place to stay when you visit… Samoëns– one of the best ski centres in France In […]

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Fabulous Flaine in the French Alps is great for skiers at all levels

Written by on November 22, 2017 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
Fabulous Flaine in the French Alps is great for skiers at all levels

It’s in the impressive shadow of the snow-capped Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the beautiful, French Alps, that you’ll find the ski resort of Flaine. Located in the Haute Savoie region, and part of the Grand Massif ski-ing area, Flaine has earned itself the nickname of “big snowy bowl”, as it boasts one of […]

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Head to Morzine France to learn French and ski!

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Learn French, Rhône Alpes, Ski
Head to Morzine France to learn French and ski!

A week in Morzine – it’s not all about the snow The Portes du Soleil area is one of the largest ski areas in the world. It includes 13 resorts (both Swiss and French) and roughly 650 km of marked ski and snowboard runs. There are 14 valleys and nearly all of the runs are […]

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Top tips for taking your dog on a ski holiday in France

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Holidays with Pets, Ski
Top tips for taking your dog on a ski holiday in France

These days, taking your dog on holiday with you is fairly simple. Plenty of B&B, gites and even hotels are dog friendly. But what if you want to take your dog on a ski holiday in France? It’s not that common but it’s perfectly doable – we tried it! Taking your dog on a skiing […]

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Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

Written by on January 23, 2017 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

‘You want us to be guinea pigs?’ I said. ‘Yes,’ said Kat and Stuart Pagram, young newly-weds, recently moved to France from the United Kingdom. ‘We need you to test our new chalet – the food, beds, bathroom, hot tub and sauna.’ Well, who could say no to an offer like that? So I drove […]

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Learning to ski in the Pyrenees France

Written by on November 10, 2016 in Ski
Learning to ski in the Pyrenees France

Samantha Verant, author of the best-selling Seven Letters from France reveals how she learned to love skiing in France in the Pyrenees. Less chi-chi and more ski-ski When one thinks of skiing or snowboarding in France, famed or glitzy ski resorts in the Alps – like Chamonix, which hosted the 1924 Olympic games, or Courchevel, […]

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Idiot’s Guide To Ski-ing In The French Alps

Written by on March 21, 2016 in Courses, Learn French, Ski
Idiot’s Guide To Ski-ing In The French Alps

So you haven’t ski-ed in a while? Neither has our intrepid reporter but we told her, don’t worry – it’ll all come back to you once you’re on the slopes, and just as the great Einstein once said “life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving…” Were we right or […]

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