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Ski Weekend Blog

I learned to snowkite to get away from the crowds and into the mountains. Yes, I could have strapped on some skins and hiked, or simply dropped under the ropes from the top of a lift.

But a couple of years ago I found another way – using a kite to pull me into the backcountry and away from the crowds. 

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 are delighted to advise provisional dates for our Val d'Isère ‘Warm Up Weekend’, which will take place from Friday 29 November to Tuesday 03 December 2019.

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…

From the outdoor infinity pool, with views directly towards the Aiguilles peaks and Mont-Blanc itself, the QC Terme Chamonix may be the most scenic spa in the Alps. In this ultimate guide we cover all the key questions you may have.

Winter skiing in the Alps usually starts in December, and the majority of resorts remain open until the last week in April. This leaves you around 150 days to take your ski weekend or short ski break...

The Haute Route is one of the world’s most famous high-altitude trails, taking you from Chamonix in the Mont Blanc valley to Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

What do you pack for a ski weekend? We look at how you can minimise your kit, but still maximise your enjoyment...

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