Chalets 1066: Why Les Gets is the Best Resort in the World to Learn...

Article by Ben Nathan, ISIA qualified ski instructor Every resort is different to teach in, some favour beginners, some intermediates and some advanced skiers. Les Gets offers the best value, to those wanting to learn to...

10 Reasons to Visit La Rosière Ski Resort

La Rosière holds the key to a French-Italian ski area with 160km of slopes, boasting long, gentle runs on the French side and more challenging skiing on the north face of the mountain in...

Cimalpes: Winter Apartments in the French Alps

Why spend a Winter holiday in the French Alps? We are so passionate about our resorts and fond of our Alpine lifestyle that we could write an entire book per resort! But to give...

Mountain Rescue Transfers: Easy Transport to the Ski Slopes this Winter

Here's why you should book a ski resort transfer from Geneva airport instead of renting a car Geneva airport is one of the most popular locations of choice for accessing the French Alps during the...

Ski Chalet holidays ‘re-invented’

Chalets1066 have ‘re-invented’ Ski Chalet holidays by combining the freedom of self-catering holidays yet with the option of adding extra services you normally only expect from a fully catered holiday. The aim is to maximise...

Skiing in August: Sept Jours, Deux Alpes

Skiing in August is not an activity open to most Europeans, but there is one place you can go – and Dominic Bliss took his family there. I've just learned a new French phrase: l'épaule...

Things to See and Do in the French Pays Basque

Indulge yourself from the beaches to the mountainous interior, via the great cities of Bayonne and Biarritz Markets There are great Halles marketplaces in the town centres of both Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Bayonne. Open until lunchtime every day of...

The Joys and Challenges of Running a Ski and Snowboard Lodge with Author Emma...

For six years, my niece and I ran a ski and snowboard lodge in the French Alps, while my teenage daughter attended the village school. It was an idyll. Almost. I’ve never been fitter, as...
Chamonix-Mont Blanc

A Winter Weekend in Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Arguably, the grand dame of all French ski towns is Chamonix-Mont Blanc. As its name implies, the Alps’ tallest peak keeps an ever-watchful eye over the picturesque Chamonix Valley. Home to the first Winter...

Font Romeu Ski Resort in the Pyrénées: France’s Second Oldest Resort

Font Romeu claims to be one of the sunniest towns in all of France, with around 300 days of sunshine a year. So sunny, in fact, that, in the 1960s, the government built an...