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Welcome to Tignes!

Welcome to the 2015/16 ski season in Tignes! It’s a fantastic place to ski with something for everyone!  We’ve got great conditions at the moment – glorious sunshine – and with the perfect pistes, Tignes is off to a great

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Where Is This Legendary White Christmas?

  As Bing Crosby once sang, ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas’.   In fact, what he actually sang was probably more along the lines of a ‘whiiiite Chrissstmasss’ but I defy each and every one of you to read

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A Slippery Slope: why ice climbing could have you swapping the piste for a pick.

Skiing is the worlds most popular winter sport and thousands flock to the slopes every year to clip themselves into their bindings and make tracks. For the last 15 years I have been one of them; but a brief foray

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A Week In Avoriaz – Gaining Our Ski Legs

This is the second instalment of ‘A Week In Avoriaz’ written by James, an avid Avoriaz fan and Inghams guest at Chalet Jean France last winter. Click here for:  A Week In Avoriaz – Welcome To Resort.   The main objective for

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Our Very First Chalet Christmas

  Last year was the first year that we forewent our ‘traditional’ Christmas. And by traditional, I am of course actually referring to the yearly ritual of peeling 10 peoples worth of spuds regardless of whether there are actually only

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Val Thorens: Officially The Best Ski Resort In The World….ish.

  Now just to clarify, and to add some authenticity to Val Thorens claim of the best ski resort in the world, the resort was in fact voted as the best ski resort in The World at the World Travel

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Hidden Treasures Of La Plagne

  La Plagne was once a Silver mining village and though the mine closed in 1973, this wonderful high alpine village nestled in the huge Paradiski area remains filled with hidden treasures for the inquisitive skier or boarder to explore

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A Week In Avoriaz – Welcome To Resort

  Avoriaz is my favourite resort in the Alpes by far and for many, many different reasons but first and foremost, it’s in the heart of the Porte Du Soleil with 650km of pistes right there at your finger tips!

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