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The time of your life in La Tania!

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Tucked away in the mountains is La Tania, the smallest of the Courchevel villages . La Tania has retained the typical character of the landscapes of Savoy, the village lies in a preserved ecosystem and has strong ecological values. Respecting the environment is at the core of La Tania's development. The ski-in, ski-out chalets along with a car free policy contribute to the quiet and calm atmosphere, this is the perfect location for a well-deserved break.

Centrally located in the ski area of the Courchevel valley, with 150 km of exceptional, diverse tracks, culminating in more than 100 pistes. Also situated right in the heart of the largest ski area in the world, the Three Valleys, beginners as well as experienced skiers can satisfy their need for speed surrounded by stunning scenery.

Particularly suited to families, La Tania has a wide range of activities for children including multilingual ski schools, organised entertainment and après-ski shows. Every Sunday throughout the winter, it has become the resort’s tradition to organise welcome drinks in front of the tourist office, offering hot chocolate for the kids and “Green Chaud” for adults. Although a small resort there are a couple of lively bars and restaurants and you can find all the basic amenities in the village.

La Tania is the hidden gem of the Three Valleys. Here you are sure to find everything you need and more for an unforgettable holiday, you will leave with many incredible memories that will stay with you for life!

Loaded with history and adventure, Chamonix is considered by many as the birth place of Alpine skiing and also hosted the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924. Its famous reputation expands to its challenging off-piste runs and harsh landscape where daring skiers are pushed to their limits.

This unique resort has become a Mecca for skiers and snowboarders alike. Valley Blanche has become a rite of passage for adrenaline-seekers who have the courage and are expert enough to descend the legendary 20km off-piste run. However beginners and intermediates need not shy away, there is plenty of opportunity and versatile pistes for all paces and levels.

Helped in part by its beautiful and dramatic natural surroundings, the large town has managed to hold on to its distinctive mountain charm. The pedestrianised centre hub with its old buildings of Victorian influence, is a pleasant place for an afternoon spent pottering and browsing the many shops. Chamonix has all the après ski amenities you could need with its cafes, restaurants and rather boisterous nightlife of bars and clubs.

Diverse events are on-going throughout the year. The Christmas Village (16th-30th December 2017) offers handicrafts, food and drink all served with a little festive spirit. For music fans Chamonix also hosts large events including the electro festival Chamonix Unlimited Festival (4th - 8th April 2018) and the pop-rock Festival Musilac Mont-Blanc (19th – 21st April 2018).

For those who are in search of versatility, adrenaline and adventure, Chamonix is your destination!

Action Packed Alpe d’Huez

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Alpe d’Huez is a special place, situated in the Grandes Rousses Massif domain, on a south-facing plateau at 1860m altitude, meaning your skiing days will be filled with plenty of sunshine. In December you can get up to 7 1/2 hours a day of sun, this reaches up to 11 hours a day in April. Conversely there is also a reliable and long snow cover due to its glacier. With slopes descending to 1,100m and reaching up to 3,330m, skiers and snowboarders of all levels can find suitable slopes. All these factors make Alpe d’Huez a wonderful playground with many snow-filled adventures awaiting you and your ski buddies.

As a result of the sixties architectural concrete mountain boom, Alpe d’Huez is by no means the most picturesque of resorts, however it is undergoing renovations. What it doesn’t have in looks it makes up for in activities, facilities and après ski options. There is no doubt that Huez is an action resort with so many exciting activities to partake in, from hiking to horse riding to ice driving, this resort has it all.

During the winter season this resort is also known for hosting big events including the ice driving competition Andros Trophy (8 - 9 December 2017), the Alpe d’Huez Cup for talented children ages 9 to 16 (6 - 7 January 2018) and the Snow Kite Masters (21 - 27 January 2018).

After the excitement of the day, the resort continues at a high-energy pace well into the night. Known as somewhat of a party town with many drinking and dancing hot-spots, favourites include La Folie Douce, the Freeride Café and for some all-night dancing at L’Igloo nightclub! Those who prefer a more relaxed vibe after a busy day can equally and easily spend a cosy quiet night at one of the many cafes, restaurants or choose a more subdued bar for a quiet drink.

If you are looking for a non-stop action-packed holiday, look no further, Alpe d’Huez is the place for you!

Thinking of a family skiing trip? Whisk them off to Morzine!

Morizine, has quickly become a favourite skiing destination among the British, partly due to its extremely accessible location. From the UK - all it takes is a speedy morning flight to Geneva, (Morzine’s closest airport, 1hr 45mins away) and you could be on the slopes by the early afternoon!

The resort is an excellent base for many skiing adventures, its prime location in Portes du Soleil, means you will have access to over 600km of pistes. While snowboarders can take a short trip to neighbouring Avoriaz and enjoy The Stash, the American inspired snow playground.

Events are also a big part of the Morzine community , in December the Avoriaz Winter Start celebrates the beginning of the winter season. Continuing the festive spirit the Enchanted village of Morzine is two weeks of magical colourful shows, perfect for excited kids! Parents will also be pleased since special discounts on holidays are offered during this same time (From 23rd December to the 1st January).

There is something for all family members at this friendly resort, memories will be made. After such a fabulous holiday just be prepared to hear “when are we next going back to Morzine?”

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