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...

5 Favourite Ski Resorts in France

Courchevel: Year-round resort One of the largest and longest-established ski resorts in the world, Courchevel was created from scratch in 1946-- celebrating its 70th anniversary last year. The resort is situated in Les Trois Vallées, at one end of the...

Les Angles Ski Resort in the Pyrenees

There’s a large wooden building near the top of the telecabin ski lift at Les Angles. It’s called the salle hors sac (which roughly translates as picnic bag room) and belongs to the local...

Top Ski Destinations: Courchevel, Gateway to the Trois Vallées

No longer just a playground for moneyed holidaymakers, the Alpine ski resort of Courchevel is returning bigger and better this season, offering top attractions on-and-off the slopes, alongside unrivalled dining and lodging options to...