How to plan a stress-free ski trip with kids

How to plan a stress-free ski trip with kids

Skiing holidays with children might sound stressful but if you follow some simple advice you could be enjoying a stress-free ski trip with the whole family. We speak to ski nanny Emma, a resident in Châtel in the French Alps, who shares her expert tips on how to enjoy...
How to get fit for the ski season

How to get fit for the ski season

Ski fitness is a big deciding factor between having an enjoyable ski trip or a painful one. Poor fitness leads to increased fatigue which is cited as probably the biggest reason for injuries occurring on the slopes – but it doesn’t need to be that way. We...
Everything you need to know about skiing the Portes du Soleil Circuit

Everything you need to know about skiing the Portes du Soleil Circuit

You may be aware that the Portes du Soleil is one of the largest linked ski resorts in the world. It covers 650km of ski runs which link 12 different resorts across France and the French-Swiss border. So if you’re looking for an adventure then the Portes du Soleil...
The Best Restaurants in Châtel

The Best Restaurants in Châtel

If you fancy venturing out for lunch or dinner rather than cooking in the chalet, there are lots of amazing restaurants to choose from in Châtel. The majority serve traditional Savoyarde cuisine however you’ll also find international dishes and European cuisine...
A Guide to the Best Christmas Presents for Skiers

A Guide to the Best Christmas Presents for Skiers

Christmas is around the corner and if you know someone who loves to ski, check out these present ideas, there’s something for every budget! A GoPro Camera Seasoned skiers will love a GoPro to record their adventures on the slopes. If they already have this essential...
A Guide to the Best French Ski Resorts

A Guide to the Best French Ski Resorts

France is blessed with some of best skiing resorts in the world but if you don’t know your Courchevel from your Portes du Soleil this guide to the best French ski resorts will help you decide where to go! Les Portes du Soleil Known as ‘the gates of the sun’ this is...
Family Ski Trip: The Ultimate Guide

Family Ski Trip: The Ultimate Guide

The logistics, the transfers, the ski hire and finding the best value for money can quickly become stressful and overwhelming when trying to choose a ski resort. Read our top tips to planning a stress-free family ski trip! Family trip A family ski trip will be cheaper...
What to Pack for a Ski Trip

What to Pack for a Ski Trip

Whether you’re a complete beginner skier or seasoned skier, one thing’s for sure, to have a good time, you have to keep warm. So if you’re wondering what to take with you, here’s a handy guide on what to pack. Ski in comfort It’s worth buying a quality top and...
A Guide To Delicious French Cuisine

A Guide To Delicious French Cuisine

The major advantage to staying in a self-catered ski chalet in Châtel is that you can really take advantage of the incredible food offered on the slopes and in the village. The Portes du Soleil has around 90 restaurants dotted around the pistes so you’ll really be...
Best Winter Activities in the French Alps

Best Winter Activities in the French Alps

Winter in the Alps generally means skiing or snowboarding but there are plenty of other activities to get stuck in to. Here’s a guide to alternative winter sports in the French Alps. Snowshoeing Snowshoeing offers a wonderful workout and is a great way to stay in...