INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SKIING IN AVORIAZ

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SKIING IN AVORIAZ

Skiing in Avoriaz provides access to the highest resort in the Portes du Soleil. This man-made resort is set atop the cliffs above the valley Ardoisières. Known for its snow-sure skiing, Avoriaz is also a car-free area with horse-drawn carriages and is packed with...
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHÂTEL SKI RESORT, FRENCH ALPS

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHÂTEL SKI RESORT, FRENCH ALPS

The Châtel ski resort is in the Vallée d’Abondance in the Haute Savoie region of France. The village is very close to the border with Switzerland and just a 90 minute drive from Geneva airport. If you are thinking about booking your first trip to this area,...
THE BEST AFFORDABLE SKI RESORTS IN EUROPE

THE BEST AFFORDABLE SKI RESORTS IN EUROPE

If you are searching for the best affordable ski resorts in Europe, there are plenty of options to explore. Skiing in Europe can be an expensive hobby, especially in the glamourous resorts of Val d’isere and Courchevel. So why not explore the hidden gems of Italy, the...
HOW TO RENOVATE A HOUSE IN FRANCE

HOW TO RENOVATE A HOUSE IN FRANCE

If you’re wondering what it was like to renovate a house in France, it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. Our project had more than its fair share of ups and downs. A pandemic, a redundancy and a builder who did a runner. If you fancy trying to...
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN CHÂTEL

THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN CHÂTEL

Here’s a round-up of the best restaurants in Châtel. This is a collection of our personal favourites that we return to time and time again. If you’re staying at Chalet la Fontaine in the winter, even though it’s a catered chalet, you’ll still...
5 REASONS TO STAY IN A CATERED SKI CHALET

5 REASONS TO STAY IN A CATERED SKI CHALET

A fully catered ski chalet in France is a popular choice and it’s easy to see why. Your hosts at Chalet la Fontaine will be sure to make your ski holiday extra special and luxurious this winter. Enjoy high standards of food, drink and service – so you...
HOW TO PLAN YOUR FIRST SKI TRIP

HOW TO PLAN YOUR FIRST SKI TRIP

The secret to an amazing ski trip is to make it as seamless as possible. There’s a lot to think about and the logistics might seem daunting but we’ve put together some useful hints and tips to get you on your way. RESEARCH THE BEST SKI RESORTS IN EUROPE With so many...
7 BEST SKI RESORTS NEAR GENEVA AIRPORT

7 BEST SKI RESORTS NEAR GENEVA AIRPORT

Finding the best ski resort near Geneva Airport means you save precious time on the road and have more time on the slopes. Plus nobody enjoys spending 2-3 hours sitting on a bus while it winds up through the mountain roads. Here’s a quick round-up of resorts you...
5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SKIING IN ABONDANCE FRANCE

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SKIING IN ABONDANCE FRANCE

Skiing in Abondance is quieter than the larger resorts of the French Alps but the valley provides access to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area. Famous for its local cheese, this mountain village has successfully kept its old farming traditions alive.  THE SKI AREA...
A GUIDE TO SKI HOLIDAYS IN LES GETS

A GUIDE TO SKI HOLIDAYS IN LES GETS

Ski holidays in Les Gets offer lovely tree-lined slopes in the Portes du Soleil ski area. It’s family-friendly so makes a great place if you have children. Known for wonderful sunshine and wide open slopes, Les Gets has bags of charm. The resort takes less than 90...
AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO MORZINE

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO MORZINE

Morzine is situated in the middle of the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest linked ski resorts in the world. The town is great place to base yourself for a ski holiday but how much do you know about the resort? We’ve done the hard work for you, so check out our...
THE MOST EXPENSIVE SKI RESORTS IN THE FRENCH ALPS

THE MOST EXPENSIVE SKI RESORTS IN THE FRENCH ALPS

The French Alps offer some of the world’s most expensive ski resorts. Think luxurious chalets, Michelin-starred restaurants, horse-drawn carriages and incredible scenery, in some you can even arrive by private jet. Here’s a round-up of a few ski resorts renowned as...
THE 5 BEST SKI RESORTS IN FRANCE FOR BEGINNERS

THE 5 BEST SKI RESORTS IN FRANCE FOR BEGINNERS

It’s hard to narrow it down and this list is by no means final. If you’re looking for the best ski resorts in France for beginners, then a few in the Alps stand out. CHÂTEL IN THE PORTES DU SOLEIL Located a short transfer from Geneva airport, this village is unspoiled...
HOW TO BOOK A GROUP SKI HOLIDAY

HOW TO BOOK A GROUP SKI HOLIDAY

If you want to book a group ski holiday, there are a few points to consider. It can be tricky arranging a large group skiing holiday if there is a mixture of skiing abilities, so make sure to manage expectations beforehand. Choose a ski resort that caters to mixed...