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Food Glorious Food: France

Karen April 13th, 2012

I’m aware that some of you strange creatures are first to last lift skiers, to whom lunch is a squashed sandwich on a chairlift, and a mouthful of snow – but particularly at this time of year, in the spring sunshine, the mountain lunch is something to savour and linger over.  So who does it best, and what’s on the menu? Read the rest of this entry »

What’s new in Avoriaz 2011/12

The Team July 20th, 2011

My last trip of the 2010/11 season was to Avoriaz for the after season party and I couldn’t help noticing how much work was going on developing new ski apartments and also the large inflatable bears which were attached to the building work – a very novel way of disguising the cranes!

Photo: http://hellopeagreen.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html

Avoriaz bears by moonlight!

I was intrigued by how many new buildings were being put up and the resort is going to have a huge revamp for the 2011/12 ski  season. For those of you who know Avoriaz well, it’s going to look very new and to be honest really good for next season.

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Top Ten French Self Catered Apartments

The Team May 4th, 2011

No longer are self catered ski holidays in France restricted to shoe box sized apartments, over the past few years there has been more and more luxury apartments appearing in the French Alps.

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Save 25% on French Self Catered Apartments

Gareth February 24th, 2011

With snow falling throughout France it’s a great time to pick up one of the bargains that we have in our most popular resorts.

We have up to 25% off many apartments when you travel on 26 March or 2 April  – check out these great prices:

Flaine Montsoleil from only £169pp

Avoriaz

The ski in / ski out in La Falaise Apartments in Avoriaz for just £150 pp -based on a 4 sharing one bedroom apartment.

Flaine

Stay at 4* Flaine Montsoleil in the Grand Massive ski area for just £169 per person – based on 4 sharing a one bedroom classic apartment.

Val Thorens

Ski the biggest ski area in the world at a great price – save 25% when you stay at Residence Tikal in Val Thorens.  Prices from £164 per person – based on 6 sharing a 2 bedroom apartment.

We can package all of these accommodation options up with flights from regional airports, a Eurotunnel crossing, a ferry crossing or leave as accommodation only if you have your own arrangements.

These are just a few of the offers, we have lots of other resorts that we can book and make you great savings on – give us a call on 0131 243 8097 and we’ll get the right holiday for you.

French Ski Resort iPhone Apps

The Team January 26th, 2011

If you’re heading off to the slopes this season and want to keep track of the latest snowfall, check out the piste maps and see what’s going on off the slopes then check out the resorts’ iPhone app. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Monday in a long time? I think so!

Claire January 25th, 2010

Although most minds are currently fixed on the 2009/10 ski season, here in the office we are starting to think about 2010/11! Every January we head over to France to meet with suppliers to make sure we bring you the very best in offers for the season ahead and to find out about any new ski properties.

This year’s annual European contracting trip was preceded by a visit to Avoriaz and Samoens. After a slight delay to our flight into Geneva, we headed to the transfer desk at arrivals, where our driver was waiting to take us up to Avoriaz.  We were staying at the Balcons du Soleil apartments which are divided into several buildings in the Falaise area of Avoriaz, all with direct access to the slopes on skis – comfortable apartments with great views in an ideal location. We also visited the Antares apartments over in the Crozets area of the resort. You just need to know about two lifts that connect the Antares to the centre of the resort to make getting around easier. These apartments were renovated a couple of years ago and are great if you’re on a budget.

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