Browsing entries tagged with Courchevel

7 Nov 2018

Upgrades galore in Paradiski and Three Valleys

Upgrades galore in Paradiski and Three Valleys

Two of the biggest ski areas in France are boasting some significant updates to infrastructure this season, offering skiers and snowboarders even more convenience and fun. Chalet specialist Ski Amis is…

18 Sep 2018

Get paid to ski the world

Get paid to ski the world

Fancy skiing resorts in seven countries across three different continents this winter? Well, if you prove to be the ideal candidate for a new job up for grabs, you could do just that. Epic Pass, in partnership…

31 Aug 2018

Courchevel 2018/19 winter calendar

Courchevel 2018/19 winter calendar

The French ski resort of Courchevel have confirmed their winter calendar for the forthcoming 2018/19 season. There are a plethora of events occurring, including the Women’s Skiing World Cup, a tattoo…

27 Aug 2018

Ski Collection adds new hotels and self-catering apartments to their portfolio

Ski Collection adds new hotels and self-catering apartments to their portfolio

High altitude French Alps holiday specialist Ski Collection has added a collection of new properties to their French Alps compilation for the 2018/19 winter season. Ski Collection has increased their…

1 Aug 2018

Courchevel to host the Summer Ski Jumping World Cup

Courchevel to host the Summer Ski Jumping World Cup

Summer Ski Jumping World Cup to take place on the 10th and 11th of August The Summer Ski Jumping World Cup is set to visit Courchevel over the weekend of the 10th and 11th August. The women competitors…

23 Nov 2017

New gondola for Courchevel Moriond

New gondola for Courchevel Moriond

The French ski resort of Courchevel has a new lift for the coming season, a replacement gondola for the old Courchevel Moriond Ariondaz bubble lift — at a cost of €22million. The replacement gondola…

15 Nov 2017

Courchevel opens for skiing today

Courchevel opens for skiing today

Courchevel has opened three runs today following a bounty of early-season snow. The ski resort in France’s Three Valleys opened the Verdons, Biollay and Bellecote runs at 9am this morning, Wednesday…

17 Oct 2017

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Prices in European ski resorts have plunged in the past year — with Morzine costing 13% less during the 2016/17 season than the winter before, according to a report by the Post Office. The report,…

9 Jun 2017

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal Ski Holidays has launched a new flight from Yorkshire to the French Alps. The flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport for this winter coincides with…

12 Jan 2017

Ski Amis launches Learn to Ski Week

Ski Amis launches Learn to Ski Week

Ski chalet company Ski Amis has launched a learn-to-ski week in La Tania this March, in response to customer demand. Spring is a perfect time to learn to ski — days are long, there’s plenty of sunshine…

16 Dec 2016

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

British Airways is starting flights from Stansted to Chambéry Savoie Airport tomorrow, Saturday 17 December, offering skiers a new route to the Alps. Flights will leave Stansted at 7.20am returning at…

10 Nov 2016

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

A host of ski resorts are opening early this week thanks to bumper snow conditions for mid-November. Courchevel, Verbier, Val Thorens and Alpe d’Huez have all announced they will be cranking up their…

12 Oct 2016

Ski rail price comparison opens

Ski rail price comparison opens

Skiers can now compare train prices at a glance with a new price-checker resource on rail-ski website Snowcarbon. The price-checking tool, which goes live tomorrow (Thursday 13 October), will allow skiers…

28 Sep 2016

Aussies enjoy luxury skiing in Europe

Aussies enjoy luxury skiing in Europe

Australians have overtaken Russians in the luxury chalet holiday market – having doubled from 5% over the 2014/15 season to 10% of the market last year, while Russian bookings dropped from 12% to…

13 Sep 2016

Chambéry steps up for more flights

Chambéry steps up for more flights

One of the most convenient airports in France for skiers flocking to the Alps has undergone a major renovation to improve services this winter. Chambéry Savoie airport, which is within an hour and a half’s…

1 Aug 2016

Le Ski releases Yorkshire Day video

Le Ski releases Yorkshire Day video

Chalet company Le Ski has released a short video in celebration of Yorkshire Day, showcasing how it has taken its Yorkshire values the French Alps. The idea of Yorkshire Day came about during a meeting…

28 Jul 2016

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Early booking offers on ski holidays across Europe and North America are running out soon. While skiers are worrying about the cost of Brexit, tour operators are offering a mass of incentives to ensure…

21 Jul 2016

Ski train tickets on sale now

Ski train tickets on sale now

Eurostar tickets to the French Alps have gone on sale for winter 2016/17. The high-speed passenger service linking the UK from London St Pancras and Ashford to Bourg St Maurice and Lyon will run weekly…

29 Jun 2016

Tour ops freeze ski prices post-Brexit

Tour ops freeze ski prices post-Brexit

Ski tour operators are speaking out to reassure customers that their prices will remain unchanged despite the recent economic and political volatility caused by the Brexit vote. Mountain Heaven provides…

9 Jun 2016

Le Ski teams with Flybe next season

Le Ski teams with Flybe next season

Le Ski has announced a new regional flight route for the coming winter. The ski tour operator that specialises in the premium French resorts of La Tania, Val d’Isère and Courchevel, will fly from Manchester…

16 Feb 2016

Borovets crowned “ultimate” for après

Borovets crowned “ultimate” for après

The ski resort of Borovets in Bulgaria has won the title of “Ultimate Après-Ski Resort” with the most bars per square kilometre, following extensive research by Crystal Ski Holidays. According to…

10 Feb 2016

Skiing costs more as sterling falls

Skiing costs more as sterling falls

Bad news for skiing families this half term — the value of sterling has fallen by more than 10 per cent in the past two months. According to the Post Office Travel Money, although prices are still lower…

24 Dec 2015

Crystal launches celebrity skier quiz

Crystal launches celebrity skier quiz

Crystal Ski has launched a fun new online quiz “Which celebrity skier are you?” The news that Oprah Winfrey has just splashed out $14million on a new home in the Colorado ski resort of Telluride is…

8 Dec 2015

Fancy a Courchevel beer?

Fancy a Courchevel beer?

A new, limited edition beer has been launched in the French ski resort of Courchevel. “Mademoiselle Courchevel” has been made using in Tarantaise by the Alpine do Moutiers Brewery using water from…

25 Nov 2015

Second snow storm arrives in the Alps

Second snow storm arrives in the Alps

In case it has escaped your notice, winter has arrived in the Alps. After weeks of warm, sunny weather, the forecast storms blew in over the weekend dumping up to 120cm of snow in places and delivering…

14 Oct 2015

New lifts and pistes in Three Valleys

New lifts and pistes in Three Valleys

It’s all change in the Three Valleys this winter, with new pistes, lifts and hotels in almost all of the resorts. In Val Thorens, a new red piste called Chasse, in the Plein Sud sector, continuing the…

23 Jul 2015

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

The Ski Club of Great Britain will offer cut-price instructor-lead on and off-piste ski guiding in France this winter. The Ski Club was last winter forced to withdraw its popular Leading service following…

22 Jun 2015

Tarentaise launches Alpine Legends pass

Tarentaise launches Alpine Legends pass

Three of France’s biggest ski areas are joining forces to offer a single pass. Following in the footsteps of US ski resorts which have combined to offer adventurous skiers and snowboarders a range of…

24 Mar 2015

Grab an end-of-season bargain

Grab an end-of-season bargain

After weeks of spring sunshine, winter has returned to the Alps — heralding another fine end to the ski season. If you’ve not been out yet, or craving a second ski trip, now’s the time to grab a…

4 Mar 2015

Win a night at Norway’s ski jump

Win a night at Norway’s ski jump

Fancy sleeping at the top of a ski jump? Yes, you read that correctly. Following on from its stunt with the Saulire cable car in Courchevel, Airbnb is offering a night at the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo…

28 Feb 2015

Emergency centres set up in Moutiers

Emergency centres set up in Moutiers

Emergency centres have been set up in Moutiers to cope with skiers stranded because of the rockfall in Val Thorens. Yesterday afternoon (Friday, 27 February) a large rock fell onto the road down the valley…

4 Feb 2015

Courchevel offers night in a cable car

Courchevel offers night in a cable car

Think you could sleep at 2,740m in the French Alps? If so, read on. The ski resort of Courchevel in the Three Valleys has teamed up with accommodation website Airbnb to offer four people the chance to…

12 Jan 2015

Ski resorts cut prices for 2015

Ski resorts cut prices for 2015

Prices in ski resorts across Europe have plunged by up to 23 per cent, according to a survey by Post Office Travel Money. The survey, which was compiled using prices from 27 resorts in Europe and North…

4 Dec 2014

Snow is coming to the Alps next week

Snow is coming to the Alps next week

Some some significant snow is in the offing over the next week or so in the Alps, says WTSS weather expert Fraser Wilkin, founder of Weather to Ski, so try not to panic about the snow conditions. Images…

20 Nov 2014

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

If all this snow falling in the Alps is making your mouth water, and you have a few days of holiday not yet taken this year, then your luck is in. Ski tour operators are currently offering some massive…

12 Nov 2014

Luxury ski bookings soar this year

Luxury ski bookings soar this year

There’s more encouraging news this week for the British ski industry — 72% of luxury tour operators say bookings are up on this time last year. And, perhaps surprisingly, Brits remain the top consumers…

19 Sep 2014

Ski holidays bookings busy for September

Ski holidays bookings busy for September

Tour operators say skiers and snowboarders are well into booking their holidays for this winter season. “We’ve been hugely busy in May, June and July,” said Nick Morgan of Le Ski, which offers catered…

30 Jul 2014

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Get ready to book your Eurostar tickets to the French Alps — sales for the ski train open tomorrow (31 July). The train runs directly from London St Pancras to the French Alps, offering easy access to…

26 Mar 2014

Fresh snow sparks surge in ski bookings

Fresh snow sparks surge in ski bookings

Tour operators are reporting a sudden rise in the number of people booking a last-minute ski or snowboard holiday — and offering fantastic deals for those looking for a snowy escape. Fresh snow has covered…

11 Feb 2014

New transfer service to Three Valleys

New transfer service to Three Valleys

A new airport transfer service to the Three Valleys launches on 1 March in a bid to help make skiing trips to the French resorts more cost effective and fuss-free. FluidCar is a car share company from…

9 Dec 2013

Head to Bansko for a bargain holiday

Head to Bansko for a bargain holiday

For the cheapest ski holiday this year you must head to Bansko according to The Post Office. A six-day ski pass with ski and boot hire for one person, a week of ski school and lunch on the slopes with…

4 Dec 2013

Swap your skis to match your outfit

Swap your skis to match your outfit

A ski hire company has launched a special package for women — skis in every colour to match your outfit. Ski Republic, which operates in France, Andorra and Switzerland, has teamed up with Coreupt to…

29 Nov 2013

Ski resorts open with fab snow

Ski resorts open with fab snow

More ski resorts across Europe and the US are opening this weekend — and not before time. This week’s snow report details “excellent” snow conditions across the Alps Yesterday, the Austrian party…

27 Nov 2013

Méribel gives away 100 ski passes

Méribel gives away 100 ski passes

Méribel is giving away 100 lift passes and 400 free breakfasts on Saturday, 7 December, to celebrate the opening day of the ski season. The first 100 skiers and snowboarders to show up at the reception…

21 Nov 2013

Courchevel offers free ski day

Courchevel offers free ski day

It’s dumping all over the Alps at the moment — we’ll post this week’s snow report later today — and resorts are gearing up to open. Courchevel has had so much snow it is opening a couple of its…

30 Aug 2013

Ski the 3 Vallées on Vail’s Epic Pass

Ski the 3 Vallées on Vail’s Epic Pass

The Three Valleys in France is the latest ski area to join Vail Resort’s Epic Pass, which already includes ski days Verbier and the Arlberg as well as the entire season in ten USA ski resorts. The Three…

5 Aug 2013

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Going skiing on the Eurostar this winter? Well get ready to book — tickets will go on sale at 6.30am tomorrow morning, Tuesday 6 August. For the second year running, Eurostar will run a Swiss ski train…

18 Apr 2013

Avalanche blocks road from Val d’Isère

Avalanche blocks road from Val d’Isère

Rising temperatures and sunshine on top of high levels of snow have led to high number of avalanches in the Alps this week. At 7:45pm on Tuesday evening, a snow slide blocked the road out of Tignes and…

4 Apr 2013

Fab April snow: don’t stop skiing

Fab April snow: don’t stop skiing

The pistes are empty, the lift queues non-existent and resorts are planning their closing weekends…but the snow in most places is outstanding and the sun is out, so if you have a chance to get away…

4 Feb 2013

Ski 4 Cancer challenge in 3 Valleys

Ski 4 Cancer challenge in 3 Valleys

Skiers are being challenged to ski the vertical equivalent of Mont Blanc or Everest in March to raise money for a new cancer charity. The Ski 4 Cancer challenge, for individuals or teams of skiers, will…

11 Jan 2013

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures are dropping and it’s snowing again in the Alps. Just when everyone is heading back to work after the New Year break, the snow is coming — and it’s much needed after this week’s warm…

9 Jan 2013

Tour operator guiding goes to French Court

Tour operator guiding goes to French Court

UK tour operator Le Ski has more than a month to wait until a French court decides whether the company was illegally providing employees to show holiday skiers around the pistes in the Three Valleys last…

27 May 2011

Welcome to my palace

Welcome to my palace

French authorities have been renewing the country’s hotel rating system again, this time introducing a new ‘Palace’ rating to eight hotels that they believe merit a superior class –…

1 May 2011

Flexiski offers free rooms for groups

Flexiski offers free rooms for groups

Flexiski is offering a useful deal to groups considering Courchevel next winter: a free room for every eight booked in the hotel Saint Louis. The hotel Saint Louis can accommodate groups well, is lively…

25 Mar 2011

Pimms party in Courchevel?

Pimms party in Courchevel?

Fancy squeezing in a three-night stay in Courchevel to end the season? Our friends at Flexiski are hosting a Pimms Party on 10 April, at their flagship hotel the Saint Louis. The WTSS team stayed at the…

25 Jan 2011

What’s snow polo?

15 Jan 2011

Polo teams head for the snow

Polo teams head for the snow

Ponies, players, polo … add a dash of dramatic alpine scenery, the clatter of hooves across a frozen lake (or firm piste) and a slice of the jet set: Snow polo is coming to Klosters, Courchevel 1850…

20 Dec 2010

Courchevel stages slalom races

Courchevel stages slalom races

Courchevel has been at the heart of International racing action today, Tuesday 21 December, with the FIS World Cup Women’s Slalom events taking place in the French resort for the first time in 31…

14 Dec 2010

Five go Flexiskiing

14 Dec 2010

Flexiski opens Courchevel hotel

Flexiski opens Courchevel hotel

The Saint Louis hotel in Courchevel 1850 was a hive of activity at the weekend (10-12 December), when the place celebrated its season opening under the Flexiski banner. And Where to Ski and Snowboard was…

22 Dec 2009

January in Courchevel?

January in Courchevel?

Quick, it’s snowing! And Courchevel has two low season offers to start the New Year, if you can get away in the first two weeks of January. The Hotel Courcheneige in Courchevel 1850 is offering a week’s…

28 Aug 2009

New lifts in the Three Valleys

New lifts in the Three Valleys

In a bumper year for new lifts, three of France’s leading resorts have announced new chairlifts for next winter. Of interest to Courchevel fans will be the new link with the slopes above 1650 - still…

1 Aug 2009

French hotels get the 5-star treatment

French hotels get the 5-star treatment

France is at last following the rest of the world and adopting the standard categories for hotel classification, meaning that many of its top establishments can now apply for 5-star status.The new ruling…

20 Jun 2009

Courchevel and Meribel revamp ‘mini’ lift passes

In a revamp of their half-day and novice ski passes, Courchevel and Méribel plan to introduce three-hour lift passes next winter.A three hour, non-consecutive lift pass will be available for the Méribel-Mottaret…

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