Send us a resort report and …
… help us make the next edition better than ever
… maybe get next year’s edition for FREE
… maybe win a FREE week in a Lagrange apartment
We need reports to keep our amazingly detailed resort chapters up to date
We encourage readers to send us reports on their skiing and boarding holidays. We don’t visit every resort every year, and when we do pay a visit it is usually a quick one – a day or two, rather than a week or two. So we really need our own observations to be supplemented by the experiences of holidaymakers.
Every year we give 100 free books to the authors of the most useful reports
All it takes is a little bit of effort and time, and your report could easily be among the winners – quite a few reporters win a new book annually.
If you win a free book, you may also win a free holiday
Our top 100 reporters go through to a draw to WIN a fantastic holiday in a top Lagrange apartment. The lucky winner in 2012 was Ed Ferrari, and in 2011 Douglas Mackenzie.
Ways to report
Note that with the 2013 edition now published, we are interested only in reports on trips you make during the 2012-13 season. The deadline for reports is Tuesday 30April 2013 (reports after this date cannot be considered for the new edition of the book, but will be kept on file for future reference).
Option 1: our online reports database
For detailed reports we encourage you to use our special online report database form. This imposes a clear structure on what you send us – and that really helps when we come to use your reports next summer.
Our online reports database system is accessed via this link: online reports database system
Important note – database timeout limit Our database server is set to time out (ie disconnect you) if you have not hit an on-screen button for a while. Theoretically, that timeout occurs after 30 minutes, but don’t depend on it. So it’s best to sit down to file your report when you are not expecting any interruptions. Make your coffee (or trip to the loo) before you start.
Option 2: reports by email
If you prefer not to use our structured report form, we can accept resort reports by email. But it is really, really helpful if you try to adopt the same structure that our database system uses, which in turn is based on the structure of the chapters in the book. Our email reports guidelines page will help.
Send your emails to: email@example.com
Option 3: site reviews
The resort pages of the site have “Reader Reviews” displayed towards the bottom, and we encourage you to contribute your own views. This system is best for those who just want to submit a quick overview, rather than a detailed report that might win a free book. If you would like to contribute a review go to the Resorts section of the site, find the page of the resort concerned and click on the link towards the bottom of the second column. We do review these reports as part of our book editing process too.
And not forgetting … Prices, please!
For the fourth year, we are again gathering prices of food and drink to feed into our Resort Price Index calculations. You can send us prices via Options 1 and 2 explained above. Again, it’s really helpful if you follow a standard pattern, so if you are sending prices via email rather than our online database please take a look at the guidance on our Resort Prices Survey page