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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

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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What to pack for a summer mountain holiday in the French Alps

People seem to be getting bored of the beach, and more often they turn to the mountains for their summer holiday. However, whereas a week on the beach in the med can be quite easy to pack for (swim wear, flip flops, sun cream), there are a few more things that you should consider bringing [...]

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Jun 27th, 2009 Articles, Summer

Ski Hire Chatel

For years I have been running ski holidays in the beautiful alpine resort of Chatel. During this time, we have worked with a fantastic ski hire shop. For our clients, it is important that a ski shop offers good service, and makes the whole process of hiring skis or snowboards as effortless as possible. Of [...]

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Chatel – A fantastic summer destination

If you are planning your next summer holiday look no further than the green mountain peaks of Chatel. Set in the picturesque Valley d’Abondance, Chatel has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts and families looking for an alternative to the beach. Chatel, a small village nestled in heart of the Portes du Soleil area between the [...]

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Mountain biking in the Portes du Soleil

How often have you actually ridden your mountain bike down a mountain?

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The Passportes du Soleil Mountain Bike Race

The Passportes du Soleil is an epic mountain bike race in the huge Portes du Soleil region of France & Switzerland which heralds the start of summer and the opening of the lift system. It takes place over the last weekend in June, and has evolved from an earlier event known as the “Freeraid”. Most [...]

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Skiing in a recession – how to keep costs down

Ways to save money when booking a ski holiday.

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Apr 6th, 2009 Articles

Chatel – a great destination for family ski holidays

Chatel is a picturesque ski resort based at the heart of the Portes du Soleil – the largest linked ski area in the world. The resort caters for all the family which makes it an excellent choice for holidaying with children. From as early as age 3, children can start their skiing in Chatel at [...]

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Chatel – the best kept secret in the French Alps

If you know a bit about skiing, and someone asks you what the largest ski area in the world is, you would probably say the Three Valleys. Similarly, if you were asked where the best “snow sure” ski areas are, you might mention some of the glacier resorts such as Tignes and Val Thorens. In [...]

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Mar 20th, 2009 Articles, Chatel