New Chairlift in Méribel Replaces Bubble Lift

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Despite the curtailed season last winter Méribel is continuing its plans to improve their lift system, starting with a new six-man chairlift. Plattières gondola replaced by chairlift The new lift will replace the old ‘Plattières 3’ bubble lift – one …

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Skiing starts again in France

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After the premature end of the season due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it was extremely encouraging to see that the lifts in Chamonix started again last weekend. Lifts working again in Chamonix Under the French ‘déconfinement’ rules people are currently …

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Plans for new Orelle to Val Thorens gondola revealed

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Doppelmayr has released their first images for how the new Les 3 Vallées Express from Orelle to Val Thorens will look. The lift company in Orelle, ​​the Société des Téléphérique d’Orelle (STOR), has been looking at upgrading their main link …

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Alpe d’Huez instructors create masks from ESF uniforms

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We’ve seen a lot of innovation in the last few weeks, but we enjoyed this story from Alpe d’Huez. Francoise Berthet, an ESF instructor, and her neighbour Julien André have been making masks out of old ESF outfits.  “My neighbour, Sophie André, is a dietician at CHU hospital …

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Our 10 Most-Viewed Blog Posts This Winter

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Sadly, COVID-19 has put this season to bed early, but what were you reading on our website this winter? We look at the top ten most-viewed blog posts on the Chaletline website this winter: Five of the Longest Ski Runs …

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Piste Bash Festival Returns to Méribel

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The ‘Piste Bash Festival’ returns for its seventh year in March 2020 and promises even more laughs, sliding and dancing in Méribel – heart of Les 3 Vallées. What can you expect? The ‘Piste Bash Festival’ is a mix of …

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Skiers take to the air as the ‘Audi Nines’ return to Sölden and Obergurgl

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Watch out for some spectacular freestyle action from 13-18 April 2020 as the amazing ‘Audi Nines’ returns to Sölden and Obergurgl in Austria. This will be the 12th year of the ‘Audi Nines’ and it looks like it will be …

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Release your inner James Bond in Solden

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It’s not long now until ‘No Time To Die’, the new 007 movie hits our screens. It’s been a while since Daniel Craig last appeared as James Bond, when the fictional M16 secret agent took to the slopes of Sölden …

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First Team GB Ski Jumpers since ‘Eddie the Eagle’ take to the skies

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This week history has been made as both male and female competed for Team GB at an Olympics event. Mani Cooper became Britain’s first ever ski jumper when she participated in the combined event at the World Youth Olympics. Raised …

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The Stranglers set to Rock The Pistes

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Details have been released for the 10th edition of the snow-based music festival ‘Rock The Pistes’, featuring ‘The Stranglers’ in 2020. More than 28000 music fans are expected to visit the French and Swiss resorts of the Portes du Soleil ski …

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