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Ultramarathon Running for Little Hearts Matter

Update – 14 October, 2013 – I did it!!!! 68 km (42 1/4 miles) and 2048 m vertical (6719 feet) in 9 hours. Very happy with my time. Needless to say I can barely walk today. Thanks to everyone for your support. I raised over £1500 for my chosen charity, Little Hearts Matter. Update – 25 [...]

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Oct 14th, 2013 Events

Route finding around Bernex pt 1

After a lot of miserable spring weather (really a continuation of the fierce winter we have had), we finally received some settled weather, warm temperatures and sunshine. I have been desperate to get out and explore the trails around Bernex and so when the sun arrived I was out of the door in a flash. [...]

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Jul 3rd, 2013 Bernex, Walking

Mountain Folklore

After reading this, I am pretty glad we live in the French Alps and not in the North American mountain ranges. nc mountain cabin rentals Posted by White-Peak Holidays…

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Jun 14th, 2013 Uncategorized

Work is underway on Chatel’s new Aquatic Centre

We are sad to see the Chatel pool being demolished. However, this is making way for a brand new aquatic due to open in summer 2014. And if this video is anything to go by, it should be very impressive!

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May 1st, 2013 Chatel, Local news

Simple Spring Skiing Safety Tips – Avoiding an Early Trip Home

For most skiers, the slow but steady arrival of the warmer spring weather means the inevitable reality of shelving ski dreams for another year and finding other ways to kill time until the season comes around again. For the more dedicated snow-hounds out there however, the spring months bring nothing less than glorious weather, shorter [...]

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Mar 5th, 2013 Articles

Winter sports clothing guide

Brought to you by and Snow + Rock.

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Winter 2012/2013 – the story so far…

We are almost mid season, and it feels like it hasn’t stopped snowing for weeks! Snow depths in the Portes du Soleil are impressive – nearly 4 m at the top of the domain. And temperatures are low so the snow is staying good. This season is certainly becoming one to remember. It started off [...]

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RAC Winter Driving Survival Kit Competition

Self catered ski holidays often go hand in hand with self drive holidays. With snow falling again in the Alps and with a cold snap forecast for the UK, now is the perfect time to announce our Winter Driving Survival Kit competition, in partnership with the RAC. Keeping Safe on Winter Roads Whether you’re lucky [...]

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Jan 12th, 2013 Uncategorized

The Beginner’s Guide to Skiing Essentials

Okay, so you’ve decided to take yourself off on your very first skiing holiday. You’re no doubt in for the most fantastic time, but before you go make sure you’ve got all those necessary essentials in place. For a little ‘icespiration’ (see what we did there) here’s a quick guide of what to pack. Thick [...]

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The Portes du Soleil – Ski Area Review

Located in the Northern French Alps, close to Lac Leman, the Portes du Soleil is the largest linked ski area in the world. Created 40 years ago, this giant ski area straddles the French/Swiss border and brings together 12 resorts in both countries. The international flavour  of the domain means that you can start the [...]

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