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Ski Weekend Blog

Any time in January is a great time to travel to Chamonix for a ski weekend. The snow base is in place, there’s a good chance of fresh powder, it can be quieter and prices are lower!

Plus if you book before 30 November you can save money on lift pass costs!

The Best Ski Resorts for Ski Weekends Near Geneva

If you're planning a ski weekend flying in to Geneva, there is a great selection of ski resorts near to the airport.

We look at the best ski resorts for ski weekends within easy reach of Geneva...

While we still don’t know what sort of Brexit will can expect, or even when it will happen, there are some key points that you need to consider when it comes to booking a holiday.

Col du Passon

The Col du Passon (3028m) in Chamonix is an excellent ski touring route with a good ratio of skiing/climbing. This article covers the route, timings and tips. Expect the ascent to take 2-3 hours and descent 1 hour 30 minutes.

Book now to join our Val d'Isère ‘Warm Up Weekend’, which will take place from Friday 29 November to Tuesday 03 December 2019.

Chamonix was awarded the Flocon Vert label in 2013 for their commitment to sustainable tourism, but the resort has not rested on its laurels.

The valley has recently announced several initiatives in their Climate Territorial Energy Plan (PCET), designed to promote more ‘passive’ tourism - respecting the environment and limiting the pressure on nature.

We love Chamonix in winter and have been taking guests on ski weekends and corporate ski trips to this iconic resort for since 1987.

 

Work has already started on the new replacement gondola at Flégère in Chamonix. It is the next stage in the €477 million investment plan in the famous French resort.

 

We look at the right way to layer for backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the high mountains. Modern materials and construction techniques mean that there is no such thing as bad weather in the mountains, just poor clothing!

 

We all love Opinel knives, but here are ten things you probably didn’t know about them…