The Alpine Generation

TEAM TALK: Why Ski in Meribel or La Tania?

Ben Butler Winter

Why ski in Meribel or La Tania? This week we’re asking our Operations Director, Benedict Butler, to spill the beans on the 3 Valleys. A Meribel veteran of “undisclosed duration”, there’s not much to know about the 3 valleys that Ben doesn’t already know (or at least that’s what he tells us). A near permanent resident in both winter and summer, we employed our very best questioning skills to get to the heart of the matter. Just why does…

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FITNESS: On Your Marks, Get Set… Go!

Three trail runners running on a mountain in Mozine.

Think of Morzine and the French Alps and you can be forgiven for assuming it’s all winter wonderland, vin chaud and snow sports.  Between December and April, you’d be spot on. But have you ever wondered what happens in the other months? Once the snow has melted, and the last skiers and boarders have made their way back to their office jobs, a magical transformation begins to take place. The magestic white-capped mountains turn a bright shade of green and…

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NEWS: Single Skiers Week in Meribel with Ski Friends!

Fully Catered Single Skiers Week in Meribel Ski in a group (paying no single supplement) with Ski Friends! This season we have teamed up with Ski Friends to offer a single skiers week in our fantastic Chalet Marini in Meribel Village. The aim of Ski Friends is to allow solo travelers to experience the benefits of a chalet holiday and the beauty of skiing in a group. The week is aimed at intermediate solo or intermediate skiers to ski with like-minded…

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The 5 Worst Things About Ski Holidays

Lazy Lion

So, you’re thinking of booking a ski holiday? Before you head off in a haze of holiday-related excitement to pay the deposit, take a moment to consider the reality. Ski holidays are not all fun, fun, fun you know. To help you make a balanced decision, we’ve come up with a list of our five worst things about ski holidays. 1. Other People Skiing is a social activity, and this means spending time with other people. If you decide…

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Episode 4: Cold-Tub

Episode 4 Cold Tub

Getting to where we are now has involved more ups and downs that your average week on the slopes. So how exactly did we get here? During our first season we wrote a weekly ski blog about our experiences, mainly to keep family and friends up-to-date. Now, for the first time, we’ve decided to share this blog with you. We hope you enjoy reading about the adventures and the misadventures of our first winter season in the Alps. Names have been changed…

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Episode 3 : Magnums and Pyrotechnics

Episode 3 Magnums and Fireworks

Getting to where we are now has involved more ups and downs that your average week on the slopes. So how exactly did we get here? During our first season we wrote a weekly ski blog about our experiences, mainly to keep family and friends up-to-date. Now, for the first time, we’ve decided to share this blog with you. We hope you enjoy reading about the adventures and the misadventures of our first winter season in the Alps. Names have been changed…

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Episode 2: The Best Laid Plans

Episode-2-The-Best-Laid-Plans

Getting to where we are now has involved more ups and downs that your average week on the slopes. So how exactly did we get here? During our first season we wrote a weekly ski blog about our experiences, mainly to keep family and friends up-to-date. Now, for the first time, we’ve decided to share this blog with you. We hope you enjoy reading about the adventures and the misadventures of our first winter season in the Alps. Names have been changed…

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Episode 1: Pooh Sticks

Getting to where we are now has involved more ups and downs that your average week on the slopes. So how exactly did we get here? During our first season we wrote a weekly blog about our experiences, mainly to keep family and friends up-to-date. Now, for the first time, we’ve decided to share this blog with you. We hope you enjoy reading about the adventures and the misadventures of our first winter season in the Alps. Names have been changed to…

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Episode 0: The Stuff That Happened Before

Getting to where we are now has involved more ups and downs that your average week on the slopes. So how exactly did we get here? During our first season we wrote a weekly blog about our experiences, mainly to keep family and friends up-to-date. Now, for the first time, we’ve decided to share this blog with you. We hope you enjoy reading about the adventures and the misadventures of our first winter season in the Alps. Names have been changed to…

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five great reasons to go skiing in december

Reasons to go skiing in December

  Just in case “because we’ve been waiting since April” isn’t enough of a reason to consider skiing in December, we’ve cobbled together a few more spurious reasons below. Enjoy! [cycloneslider id=”point-1″] it’s madness I tell you, madness Let’s face it. The run up to Christmas is always stressful.  By December 15th, department stores have been playing back-to-back Slade for about six weeks, the constant barrage of TV ads is driving kids into a toy-fuelled frenzy, and you still…

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