The Alpine Generation

Lost & Found: Secrets of a Chalet Lost Property Box

People lose all sorts of things on chalet holidays; ski poles, helmets, gloves, goggles, their dignity. Sadly, sometimes these items are lost for good, never to be seen again. If you’re lucky though, your misplaced items will end up in the chalet lost property box, patiently waiting until the day they are claimed. At this point, your friendly resort manager will rescue your item and take it to the local post office where it will begin its journey home.…

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Summer road cycling: light at the end of the tunnel?

Dreaming of summer road cycling? As I wake up to my first morning in Majorca, I realise that something isn’t quite right. Oh of course, we’re all in lockdown. And I’m not actually in Majorca, I’m still in Meribel in the French Alps. Joining the many in saving the world from my sofa, rather than indulging in one of my favourite pastimes; summer road cycling. This week would normally coincide with the Majorca 312 challenge ride on the island,…

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Which ski resort is best for me?

Which Ski Resort is Best for Me? If you’re anything like us, your thoughts may already have drifted to when borders re-open, planes take to the skies, and snow falls in the Alps. Perhaps you’ve already taken advantage of the low fares and 99p baggage fees currently being advertised by Easyjet. If you’re still weighing up the options, and undecided where to go for your next ski holiday we can help you decide… Morzine Morzine is without a doubt…

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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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