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Introducing the Chalet Shar Pei

 

What does it take, these days, for a luxury ski chalet to really stand out from the crowd? When so many high-end properties offer fine wines, great locations, delicious food and fantastic facilities as standard, it can be tricky to separate the best from the rest.

 

Half Term Value in Family-Friendly Val d’Isere


For families looking toward the February half term break and the prospect of an exciting ski holiday, we take a moment to profile a property of choice for value seekers: chalet-hotel Le Val d’Isere.

The Best 2015 Early-Season Ski Deals in Val d'Isere

 

 

Val d’Isere is a popular choice among skiers and snowboarders, and it’s not hard to see why. Unfortunately, this can often mean that ski holidays to the world-famous French resort can get a little on the expensive side, particularly around peak dates.

 

Getting to Val d'Isere by Train

 

With the new Eurostar route to Lyon making French ski resorts more accessible by rail than ever before, we look at the practicalities – and benefits – of getting to Val d’Isere by train.

 

Ran a Good Ski Line This Season? GoPro Will Give You $20,000...

 
Go Pro are offering one lucky skier or snowboarder the chance to get their hands on a $20,000 cash prize by submitting unedited GoPro footage of their best run of the season. 
 
The ‘Line of the Winter’ competition calls for skiers and riders to submit the most creative and/or challenging runs they filmed on their GoPro cameras at some point during the 2014/201

Treated Wastewater Turned to Snow

 

Sewage may not be the first thing on most skiers’ minds as they carve down the pistes, but as California enters its fourth year of drought, ski resort authorities there have been forced to adopt seemingly drastic measures to preserve the quality of the slopes.

French Air Traffic Mayhem

The current state of flights to and from France is a mess following the recent strikes.

Après-ski in Val d’Isère

 
Val d’Isère has garnered quite the reputation for some of the liveliest nightlife in the Alps. You can experience everything in Val, from relaxing with a cocktail in a swanky bar to stomping on the tables swigging beer.

Millionaire Mogul Wins Val d’Isere Chip Shop Battle

 
In a heartfelt story that will surely warm the hearts of his ex-Oxford chums, an impossibly rich British businessman has won a battle to eradicate the business and livelihood of a small chip stall owner in Val d’sere. 
 
The British businessman in question sports a grand total of two surnames and is L’Oréal’s former head of perfume, which is definitely not an effeminate job.

A Few Short Reasons to Spend Spring in Val

Spring skiing. It’s been unfairly maligned in the past, with a reputation for poor snow conditions that a surprising number of skiers still believe.