7 Facts about the Courchevel Méribel 2023 World Ski Championships

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Last week tickets went on sale for the World Ski Championships in 2023. This bi-annual event will be hosted jointly by Méribel and Courchevel in France’s Les 3 Vallées. In this blog post, we look at some of the key …

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The 10 Best Words For Snow

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Kate Bush is back on top of the charts with ‘Running Up That Hill’ (thanks to Stranger Things), but one of her less well known albums is ’50 Words for Snow’. Just how many words for snow are there? The …

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The woman behind the radical design of Les Arcs

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Charlotte Perriand was “not bound by conventional expectations of what women could do”. Working as an architect at a time when many women were barred from the workplace, Perriand worked on the creation of the various villages of Les Arcs …

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Snow in Australia (June 2022)

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The 2022 southern-hemisphere season is starting well down in Australia. Mt Buller, Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham ski resorts have already opened and been blessed with more than a metre of snow in the last week. Hotham reported 50cm of …

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New Gondola for Serre Chevalier

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Work will start later this year with plans for a new gondola to open in Serre Chevalier in December 2024. To make it easier for skiers to circulate between the different resorts of Villeneuve, Chantemerle and Monêtier, the Pontillas and …

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Les 2 Alpes opens for summer skiing on 28 May

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If you love your skiing, then 28 May 2022 is a date for your diary as this is when Les 2 Alpes opens for its summer ski season. Thanks to excellent snow management, this is the earliest date that the …

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The Remarkable History of Avoriaz

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If you look at bustling ski resort of Avoriaz today, it’s hard to imagine that just over 50 years ago, the area was simply a meadow for summer grazing. Perhaps the most avant-garde of all ski resorts, its unique architecture …

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What’s on in Les Menuires in Summer 2022?

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From the charming village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville to the lakes of Les Menuires, up to the peaks of Val Thorens, the Belleville valley has plenty to offer in summer. Try the new La Masse lift The new Pointe de la Masse …

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Test Your MTB Skills in the Alpe d’Huez ‘Sarenne Snowbike’ 2022

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Brave mountain bikers looking for thrills can finish the winter season in style in the ‘Sarenne Snowbike’ race in Alpe d’Huez. This is a unique opportunity to ride the 16 kilometres of the famous black run on a mountain bike. …

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‘Spring Blanc’ comes to Ischgl

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Surrounded by snowflakes, Simply Red provided a perfect start to the new ‘Spring Blanc’ event series in Ischgl on April 02 with the first Top of the Mountain Spring Concert. In the middle of the ski resort, 10000 enthusiastic attendees …

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