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Learn To Ski in La Rosiere

Best place to learn to ski – La Rosiere wins by a mile La Rosiere is the best place to learn to ski, there is no question, this family resort in the French Alps not only wins by a mile, several miles. With big wide open runs on huge, wide south-facing sunny slopes. As an […]

I Love Paradiski

I love Paradiski When they linked two large ski resorts, La Plagne and Les Arcs together in December 2003 with The Vanoise Express, a €14 million project, it created one of the top three largest ski areas in the world – and this is why I love Paradiski. Picture Philip Milne This is high altitude […]

Donate your old goggles for a great cause

Your goggles for a great cause Tuesday 5th May 2020 Many of us are doing what we can to help out elderly and vulnerable neighbours and looking to see if there is more that we can do. Now here is a great initiative that is really pertinent to those of us who love to ski […]

Dealing with Lockdown in France

Dealing with Lockdown in France Dealing with the lockdown seems to be quite different from one country to another.  We have seen the lockdown evolve here in France, from the 17th March 2020, when the type of activity was restricted, to stricter time and activity constraints. Home Working I am no stranger to working from […]

Villaroger – 5 Years with Snowchateaux and counting…

THE 2019-20 SNOW season SAW the 5TH anniversary of Snowchateaux’ presence in Villaroger Many skiers only know this village as “the village at the bottom of Aguille Rouge” after stumbling across it at the end of a scintillating ski run which normally ends here.   This fabulous descent from the summit of Aguille Rouge, which […]

Beating the lockdown blues

The lockdown in France was imposed upon us in mid-March and it’s been pretty strict from Day One. It feels like normal life now and I’ve been beating the lockdown blues in all sorts of uplifting ways and share it with you. It’s been an unusually warm Spring with temperatures in Bourg St Maurice hitting […]

Top things I like in lockdown

Currently, we are all still working, there are lots of tasks that keep us busy working from home during the lockdown. But after the office ‘virtual’ doors have closed I am finding time to spend time each day to enjoy all these things: 1. Progress with my online ‘day skipper’ theory course and exams. I […]