Driving to the Mountains

Snowy landscape - Photo by Khurt Williams - Unsplash. Driving to the mountains.

Driving to the mountains, in this case to the Alps from the UK is a very good option if you are carrying your family and you do not want to break your bank account to go skiing.

Driving to the mountains - Daniel Kainz photography - Unspalsh.com
Driving to the mountains – Daniel Kainz photography – Unspalsh.com

There are two ways to cross the channel – via a ferry or using the Eurotunnel- the Eurotunnel is great as it only takes 35 minutes to get to Calais from Folkestone.

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Vallnord – a resort for families and experts alike!

Vallnord Pal Arinsal photo. Swiss urged to 'hit the slopes' to save ski season. The situation for skiing in December in the rest of Europe.

Vallnord in the Northern Valley of the Principality of Andorra encompasses two ski areas under one lift ticket with 93 km of slopes and a vast back country area for amazing freeride skiing. Pal Arinsal and Ordino Arcalis together offer combined 74 ski runs, connected by 45 ski lifts.

Lovely views from Vallnord-Pal Arinsal

Vallnord Ordino Arcalis landscape
Vallnord Ordino Arcalis offers nice on piste terrain and absolutely gorgeous off-piste

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La Rosiere – Espace San Bernardo: The French ski resort with Italian flair!

Village view of La Rosiere

La Rosière is a great resort that holds the key to a French-Italian ski area with 160km of pistes, boasting long and gentle, sunny slopes on the French side and more challenging skiing on the north face of the mountain in the Aosta Valley. La Rosière is perfect for all types of skier: families and beginners can meander around the sunny southern side of the mountain while pleasure-seekers set off on a quest to sample some Italian delicacies across the border. Perched on a mountain balcony overlooking the Tarentaise Valley, La Rosière offers wraparound views and glorious sunshine from dawn to dusk!

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Wingsuit Connected by Tag Heuer: World premiere by Géraldine Fasnacht, at night, over the Alps

Géraldine Faschnat night flight over the Alps

Géraldine Fasnacht has embarked on an exceptional night flight over the Grand Combin in Valais (Switzerland), with only the first light of day, at high altitude, 1500m above 4000m peaks. With her suit Wingsuit, fully illuminated, Geraldine crisscrossed the sky like a shooting star in the night.

Géraldine Fasnacht on her way to her night flight on her wingsuit over the Alps - photo by David Carlier
Géraldine Fasnacht night flight over the Alps with her Suit – getting up at 6.15 AM
Photographer: David Carlier, www.davidcarlierphotography.com

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Sierra Nevada in Andalucia, Spain has kicked off its season 2017-18.

Night Skiing at Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada in Andalucia, Spain, has invested 1.4 millions Euros for the 2017-18 ski-season. They invested in snowcats, new snowmobiles, more snow cannons, a restaurant in Montebajo and developing more activites for non-skiers.

Mirlo Blanco recreation zone in Sierra Nevada
Mirlo Blanco Recreation Zone in Sierra Nevada

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Ski Biz News – Why attending the Trade Exchange @MTS2018 is a savvy investment!

MTS attendees having a great time at a closing party on top of the mountain - Banff, MTS 2017

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Ski Business: At the Trade Exchange at MTS 2018, you can reach your ideal client, build brand awareness, and make connections to last a lifetime. The Trade Exchange brings together hundreds of buyers and sellers from 35+ countries in a “speed-dating-for-business” atmosphere. Watch and see why you should join us in Heavenly – South Lake Tahoe 8-14 April 2018.

 

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Add Grandvalira in Andorra to your bucket list!

I had the chance to visit Andorra  and Grandvalira recently and I was very surprised with what I’ve found. The Pyrenées are not as big and mighty as the cousins the Alps, but they do have an appeal that grows in you! I have no idea what to expect.  I’ve always heard that Andorra is a cheap place to go skiing, as mostly all is duty free. Also, it is a popular spot for those ski instructors doing double seasons from South America.

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Ski TV visit to Gstaad

Check this video made by our partner SkiTV on Gstaad this last season – start thinking about snow!

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Ski TV will be filming this season all over Europe and will be sindicated

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Spot on: Crans Luxury Lodges – your ultimate stay

Exterior Chalet Crans Luxury Lodges

Spot on: Crans Luxury Lodges

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Crans Luxury Lodges is a group of 5 deluxe chalets perched in a sunny plateau overlooking the valley of Crans Montana. They are built on land that has belonged to the same family for over 400 years. The properties are totally Ski –in/Ski- out.

These are seriously grand chalets, with all the details thought for those smart guests that choose to stay here. Each chalet has its own style. Tailor-made decoration and design was used using the Swiss tradition with a touch of modernity.

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