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France’s secret valleys

France’s secret valleys

Nick Dalton skis six of the best [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Les Sysbelles? Never heard of it? Join the club a pretty exclusive one at that. Yet skiers in the know head for Sybelles, a collection of six unassuming resorts in the Maurienne ...

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Prepare to Ker-rash

Prepare to Ker-rash

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Stand by to crash as world’s fastest sport on skates returns. The fastest sport on skates – Red Bull’s Crashed Ice series – is returning to Québec City in Canada this weekend. And Scottish skiing ace Alain Baxter continues ...

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Vive La France!

Vive La France!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Here’s what skiers think when they dream of France – skiers lounging around enjoying the joie de Vivre this leading nation is famous for – and not for the senseless atrocities just visited on Paris. Several readers have contacted ...

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Lake Louise drowns in snow

Lake Louise drowns in snow

Canada’s leading ski area Lake Louise is being deluged with back-to-back snowstorms and is the first in Canada to open – with mountain crews working round the clock to get pistes ready for skiers and riders. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Lake Louise director ...

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Chez Nous Now?

Chez Nous Now?

Heather Byrne of Leggett Estate Agency in France reports there are lots of great property buys in areas on the up. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]These property deals are in well-known ski resorts like Valmorel, Devoluy, Les Menuires as well as some of ...

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New luxury British ski wear

New luxury British ski wear

Luxury British ski brand, Snow Finel is extending its range with the launch of a new capsule collection of stylish ski clothing in time for Christmas. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Snow Finel is designed and made in the UK using a mix of ...

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Super Store is 50 years young

Super Store is 50 years young

Super-specialist ski store Ski Bartlett’s celebrates its 50th birthday this year as Britain’s biggest and arguably best independent ski retailer. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Skiers from far and wide make the pilgrimage to Hillingdon in West London to seek out good advice and ...

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Christmas Skiing Bargains

Christmas Skiing Bargains

Some great news for skiers – Christmas week is a difficult week for tour firms to sell, leading to massive discounts. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]France and Switzerland operators are the biggest discounters, offering 50% and more off, and almost all companies are ...

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