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Courchevel is always innovating and there are plenty of plans to improve this world-class French ski resort even further for winter 2019/20. New 10-seater Gondola in Le Praz If you travel to Courchevel Le Praz this winter, you’ll see that …

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Thanks to Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, concern about the environment and reducing carbon emissions is as high as ever. 100% Electric Piste Basher Could it be that we the grooming of the slopes could become emissions free? Kässbohrer, the …

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Europe’s longest artificial ski slope opened last summer in the Serbian resort of Kopaonik – the biggest ski resort in the country. In winter, Kopaonik has 55km of ‘natural’ slopes, which lie between 1650m and 2017m. Longest artificial slope in …

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We’ve all had wipe-outs in our time in the mountains, but some ski crashes are worse than others. The Chaletline team recently took a vote in the office and picked these seven ski crashes as the worst we’ve ever seen. …

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The new Alpinium in Courchevel [2019 update]

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In the spring of 2018 the local commune in Courchevel started the construction of L’Alpinium – a new super leisure centre in Courchevel Le Praz, being built just next to the Olympic ski jump. Preparations for the 2023 World Alpine …

 

New road for cyclists only from Courchevel to Méribel opens

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In July, Courchevel and Méribel will open a new road exclusively dedicated to cyclists. The Col de la Loze will cross the ridge between the two resorts at 2304m and will be the first French pass over 2000m to be cleared of …

 

Operation ‘Montagne Propre’ returns to Alpe d’Huez

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Next week Alpe d’Huez launches ‘Operation Montagne Propre’ for another year. In 2018, around 70 volunteers donned gloves and took to the streets, carrying rubbish bags and litter tongs to clear the town of litter. 800 kg of litter collected …

 

Yoga Week 2019 in Les Menuires

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Next Monday sees the start of the 3rd Annual Yoga Week in Les Menuires – the perfect chance to combine skiing and wellness. The provisional schedule has now been released and is shown below. All sessions are free of charge, …

 

French Ski Resorts launch Anti-Brexit event in Bourg-Saint-Maurice

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Val d’Isère, Tignes, La Plagne and Les Arcs have teamed up to show solidarity with ‘Remain’ supporters in the UK. Pro-Remain Rally in Bourg St Maurice The event will take place on Saturday 06 April in Bourg-Saint-Maurice as the last …

 

New Triple Zipwire in Val Thorens [2019 update]

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They are always innovating in Val Thorens and the latest addition is ‘The BEE’ – a double zip wire above the centre of the resort taking you on average speeds of 65 km/h In the heart of the resort Val …