Monthly Archives: March 2016

Courchevel to host the French Snow Grooming Championships 2016

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At the end of March, Courchevel will host the 21st French Snow Grooming Championships. Regular readers of the Chaletline blog will know that there’s a massive amount of skill involved in driving these huge machines – know as ‘piste bashers’ to many …

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How Does a Piste Basher Work?

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Snow groomers – popularly known as ‘Piste-bashers’ – are rarely seen on the slopes during day. Unless you stay on the mountain until after the lifts have closed, or you get up really early, you might not see one at …

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Late season skiing in France: Events in April 2016

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The French Alps have seen some great snowfall this week and conditions are close to perfect as we move towards the end of the season. Great late season ski deals Most ski resorts in France are open until the end …

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