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Skier and Snowboarder Journal – the UK’s authentic free ski and snowboard journal


The lifting of the restrictions on British skiers and snowboarders visiting France has seen new bookings to French ski resorts undergo the roof. Most of the resorts have been fast to replace the Skier & Snowboarder journal with their newest information which you’ll find beneath. Be sure to examine again to this web site repeatedly as we might be including extra data because it is available in. Plus, go to our Vacation Affords web page the place you’ll find nice bargains to French resorts being added on a regular basis

CHAMONIX

Chamonix, is delighted to have the ability to share its slopes once more with valued British prospects.

CHAMONIX: Loads of points of interest for skiers and snowboarders this season on this historic French resort

Snow situations within the space are wonderful, all slopes are open, and the well-known Valley Blanche glacier descent is in good situation. This winter Chamonix has pulled out all of the stops to supply friends free ski classes in January, early February and thru March. There are additionally particular carry move and lodging offers for on-line bookings!

The valley presents 155 km of first-rate snowboarding for all ranges of means. Add to this, two distinctive sightseeing spots – the Aiguille du Midi and the Mer de Glace, 44 km of cross-country ski trails , 40 km of winter mountain climbing trails and chances are you’ll start to understand the variety of this distinctive vacation spot.

Chamonix city is steeped in historical past – its splendid structure spans three centuries – and on the similar time it’s a buzzing Alpine city. From the charming railway station friends might hop on the free Mont-Blanc Categorical prepare to find the outlying villages and hamlets, or make a journey to Italy or Switzerland, each inside half-hour attain.

Contact data@chamonix.com to seek out out extra or CLICK HERE for information

ARC 1950

Arc 1950 Le Village, the latest of the Haute-Tarentaise resorts, is a jewel set within the coronary heart of the mountains and is a part of the large Paradiski space.

ARC 1950: Enchanting. Picture: Andy Parant

Each season, the Village enchants its French and worldwide guests much more with its vibrant 5* ski-in-ski-out residences, its car-free streets, fairly outlets, and its distinctive leisure programme. A real ‘artwork de vivre’ of winter sports activities.

Within the Village, nothing is various steps out of your residence, on foot or on skis. Arrive by prepare to Bourg St Maurice, drive direct or fly to one of many close by airports. Open till 1 Might 2022.

For extra particulars on Arc 1950 CLICK HERE

 

LES ARCS

Skiers and snowboarders visiting the Les Arcs space are being welcomed again by some beautiful snow artwork produced by artist Simon Beck, together with an enormous Union Flag.

LES ARCS: Flying the flag

The resort boasts 425km of pistes and with 70% of the ski space over 2000m, it’s a snow-sure selection at any time of the season.

New additions this season embody the brand new 10-seater Vallandry gondola, which replaces the outdated Vallandry chairlift. There may be additionally a Mountain Animal Museum, created along with the Vanoise Nationwide Park. Entry to the museum is free.

On the high of the model new Vallandry gondola a brand new development space which permits full learners to progress to their first turns and past with entry to 3 progressive newbie’s areas.

For thrill seekers, the Les Arcs’ Zipline is one other new attraction on which it’s doable to succeed in speeds of 130 km/hr or calm down on the brand new Carreley panoramic terrace with its magnificent views of Mont Blanc. At Carreley, skiers will discover 2-person deckchairs, a picnic space, wifi entry and recharging factors.

For more information CLICK HERE

MERIBEL

To have a good time the truth that folks from Britain can journey to France once more, Méribel just lately lit up its slopes with the projection of an enormous coronary heart in colors of the British flag, plus, the ‘coronary heart of Méribel’ made by the torches of the ESF instructors.

MERIBEL: Coronary heart form welcome

Meribel has loved an in depth relationship with British skiers and snowboarders since being created by a Scotsman, Peter Lindsay, in 1938 and so they now account for 38% of the entire clientele. The resort, which is open till 22 April 2022, is positioned within the coronary heart of Les 3 Vallées, which claims to be the world’s largest ski space with 600km of slopes.

To make sure guests’ security, the resort is following the strict Covid guidelines imposed by the French authorities. Two further Covid take a look at centres have been put in place, one in Méribel centre and one in Mottaret.

There are many occasions for guests to take pleasure in this season. From 24 to twenty-eight January, Méribel will host the 2022 FIS Males’s Pace Races, then from 14 to twenty March, the 2022 World Cup Finals (males’s and ladies’s technical occasions).

In mid-March, a spectacular ski and snowboard present referred to as Jib Session will happen with DJs and a contest open to all. Later in March, an enormous dance ground might be set within the centre of the resort for SoundClash, a ‘battle’ between French and English DJs!

In case you choose a extra enjoyable method, from 26 March to eight April. expertise the Zen Altitude programme which incorporates out of doors things like yoga periods, Qi Gong, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Tai Chi, massages, snowshoeing, smoothie bar.

For more information CLICK HERE

PORTES DU SOLEIL

The favored Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil area has welcomed the information that UK holidaymakers can journey to the realm which incorporates 12 Alpine resorts (eight French and 4 Swiss): Abondance, Avoriaz 1800, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Will get, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Torgon and Val-d’Illiez – Les Crosets – Champoussin

Ski lifts within the area are set to be in operation till April. There may be 600km of snowboarding and snowboarding and 209 lifts unfold throughout the 12 resorts.

The Portes du Soleil will be simply accessed from Geneva Airport, which advantages from low price, direct flight entry from London, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. Return flights from London to Geneva in the course of the present ski season price from £27 pp with EasyJet.

MORZINE

MORZINE: Genuine attraction and adrenaline

Morzine is an ideal instance of an exquisite Alpine village on the coronary heart of the Portes du Soleil space. The resort presents guests an genuine mountain expertise and 600 km of snowboarding.

With a wealthy historical past, heritage, conventional structure, and boasting an enviable gastronomy scene, Morzine has the fitting mixture for an ideal winter vacation.

For more information on Morzine CLICK HERE

 

VAL THORENS: Voted Finest Ski resort in France. Picture: C.Ducruet

VAL THORENS

Val Thorens, the very best ski resort in Europe, has been voted ‘Finest Ski Resort in France’ on the annual World Ski Awards. The 5-star lodge Le Pashmina, positioned within the resort, was additionally chosen ‘Finest Ski Boutique Lodge in France’.

For the Skier & Snowboarder journal’s report on the superb early season snowboarding and snowboarding in Val Thorens, CLICK HERE

 

LES 2 ALPES

Les 2 Alpes has one of many longest ski seasons in France and this winter it is not going to shut till 1 Might 2022. Due to good snowfalls, skiers can benefit from the full ski space which covers 200km, with 70% of it above 2,000m.

“We’re actually wanting ahead to welcoming our British associates. It’s at all times such a pleasure to see how they love the mountains, take pleasure in snowboarding – and naturally the apres-ski too!” says Eric Bouchet, director of the vacationer workplace of Les 2 Alpes.

LES 2 ALPES: Lengthy season. Picture: B Longo

For some companies in Les 2 Alpes, the British clientele is a very powerful one. British ski teacher Jeremy Edwards based European Ski College in Les 2 Alpes 20 years in the past.

He stated: “The ban on British purchasers travelling to France has induced one other large setback for us by way of enterprise. After practically two years of inactivity, we’re struggling to remain afloat as a ski & snowboard college in France. We have been in determined want of our British purchasers to return this winter, so we’re delighted to know they are going to be again.”

From 2 to 4 April, the resort is internet hosting the Snowboard French Championships (Slopestyle and Massive Air).

On 9 April, La Patrolette is a enjoyable occasion when pisteurs invite the guests to participate in several types of contests.

Les 2 Alpes will finish the winter season with every week of enjoyable and experience, the Snow 2 Bike week from 18 to 24 April.

The programme will embody waterslide contests, mountain biking competitions, a full moon celebration and the Snow 2 Bike contest in the course of the opening weekend.

The Snow 2 Bike descent takes place in groups of two, with the duo snowboarding/boarding collectively from 3,400 metres again to the resort at 1,600 metres, earlier than mountain biking down the legendary Venosc path. The goal is to have enjoyable along with your associate and cross the end line collectively.

For more information CLICK HERE

VAL D’ISERE: Loads of new locations to remain. Picture: Andy Parant

VAL D’ISERE

Val d’Isère is delighted to supply its returning British friends new lodging choices, together with the luxurious five-star K2 Chogori and Alaska Lodge chalet to the renovated Val d’Isère and Victoria Lodge motels,

The K2 Chogori lodge showcases wonderful eating with its Altiplano 2.0 restaurant, and the 1954 Bar is open all day for snacks, afternoon tea or après-ski drinks. The lodge has a spread of services, together with the Goji Spa par Valmont for a personal well being and sweetness expertise, the skilled ski room and Bernard Orcel sport-chic boutique.

On the trendy Airelles Val d’Isère friends can select from 41 rooms, 11 suites and 5 residences providing non-public butler service. There’s a Guerlain Spa with a pool, fitness center and 5 remedy rooms.

Youthful friends have their very own devoted spa grotto in addition to a youngsters’s kingdom with an enchanted forest.

Airelles has a brand-new restaurant Loulou à Airelles, which ​​combines Italian flavours with an après-ski aptitude.

MOUNTAIN STYLE: Alaska Lodge

The brand-new Alaska Lodge homes six residences in a single single wooden and stone constructing that mix the mountain type with trendy consolation.

The brand new Vail Lodge condo advanced is the proper lodging for gatherings of family and friends. It presents friends ski out and in entry from its 14 residences which have been impressed by the custom of Savoyard chalets.

REBUILT: The Victoria Lodge Lodge

The Quatrième Bar & Lounge, the primary hub of the fully rebuilt 40-bedroomed Victoria Lodge lodge. It presents an intensive cocktail menu in addition to a collection of native and regional beers and wines. The bar opens out onto the outdated village and the well-known Face de Bellevarde Olympic slope.

The lodge additionally has its personal spa, in addition to video games rooms, rest areas and workspaces.

Initially in-built 1968, the Val d’Isère lodge has been totally renovated for this season. The 47 bedroomed lodge boasts distinctive panoramic south-facing views of the village and the slopes.

The household suites sleep two to 6 folks in adjoining rooms and for bigger households and teams, the lodge’s 4 residences provide further lodge companies.

Visitors looking for an oasis of tranquillity can benefit from the wellness space, which presents massages and Les Cabanes d’Elsa physique remedies, a spa with a sauna and steam room, a multi-activity room and a swimming pool.

LA PLAGNE

La Plagne within the Tarentaise, which is celebrating its 60th birthday this season has signed a contract with British Ski Cross athlete Ollie Davies, (pictured) who might be competing in the course of the XXIV Olympic Winter Video games in Beijing in February.

As a part of the settlement, Ollie, aged 24, might be sporting La Plagne’s a lot beloved, and recognised, red-woolly hat.

Ollie has robust ties to La Plagne – he began snowboarding in Montchavin-Les Coches when he was simply two years outdated.

When Ollie turned eight, the household determined to maneuver to Montchavin and Ollie turned a member of the Montchavin-Les Coches Membership des Sports activities, the place his transfer in to ski cross started.

At 14, he began taking part on the British Championships and was quickly chosen for the British Alpine Squad. He completed first within the U16 French Championship and noticed a victory at The BRITS in 2017.

Following this, he made it to the rostrum for the Europa Cup and was topped Junior World Champion in New Zealand in the course of the 2018/19 ski season. Extra just lately, he turned the primary British skier to compete within the Massive Remaining on the Ski Cross World Championship in February 2021, the place he got here fourth.

For more information on La Plagne CLICK HERE



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