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Explore the Mountains Safely with a little Avalanche Knowledge (2019-10-01 16:35:19)

Explore the Mountains Safely with a little Avalanche Knowledge

  Going off-piste is a thrilling and exciting way to explore the mountains, but it is very important to stay safe to avoid being caught in an avalanche. Fortunately, avalanches are very rare and are not random unpredictable events, in fact 9 out of 10 avalanche victims trigger the avalanche themselves!



Weekends in the Alps for Lovers of the Great Outdoors (2019-08-08 17:19:45)

Weekends in the Alps for Lovers of the Great Outdoors

  For adventurous couples who love nothing more than exploring the great outdoors, skiing is an amazing way to share quality time with your significant other. Whether a nervous learner, eager intermediate, or seasoned pro, the thrill of mastering those first turns together — straight-lining a tricky red piste or carving deep turns in fresh powder — make skiing a truly enjoyable shared activity for couples.



Where’s your next Alpine Ski Destination of Choice? (2019-07-18 17:31:44)

Where’s your next Alpine Ski Destination of Choice?

Ask any ski holiday group leader what it’s like gathering the gang for the annual alpine getaway, and they’ll tell you it’s not always easy balancing the different requirements of the people in their group. From nervous learners to non-skiers, après boozers to mile-hungry powder-lovers, there are a lot of boxes to tick when groups of friends gather together to hit the slopes.



Five of our Favourite French Ski Resorts (2019-07-11 17:26:29)

Five of our Favourite French Ski Resorts

  With exciting terrain for all levels of skier and snowboarder, diversity of resorts, lively après ski and suitability for families, few countries match France for the quality of their ski resorts and slopes. Here, you’ll find all the outdoor adventure you and your group could wish for, from sheltered nursery areas and pristine terrain parks, to adventurous off-piste routes and spectacular valley views.



A Fresh Selection of Alpine Ski Chalets for Winter 2019/20 (2019-06-13 14:43:21)

A Fresh Selection of Alpine Ski Chalets for Winter 2019/20

  Here at Catered Ski Chalets, we have hundreds of different ski companies on our books and we’re in a great position to scout the whole of the ski holiday market for our customers. With the ski season ahead and a fresh batch of properties in our portfolio to share, here’s a little look at some of our favourite Alpine ski chalets new for the winter 2019/20 season.



Three Top Ski Resorts for Beginners (2019-05-30 14:33:26)

Three Top Ski Resorts for Beginners

  Whether you’re planning your very first ski holiday, or you have a beginner in your midst and you want them to enjoy a positive introduction to the sport, we bring you 3 of the best resorts for those making their start on the snow. Courchevel, France A popular choice among us Brits, Courchevel presents a tremendous variety of slopes for all skill levels and a rich selection of ski schools to get first timers up to speed in a supportive environment.



Catered Chalets for Your Group Ski Holiday to Val d’Isère (2019-03-22 14:13:26)

Catered Chalets for Your Group Ski Holiday to Val d’Isère

  Nestled within the spectacular Tarentaise Valley, Val d’Isère is twinned with the neighbouring resort of Tignes to form the expansive Espace Killy ski domain – one of the most famous in the world, and the ideal location for your group ski holiday on the snow. Val d’Isère set out on its path to becoming a world-class ski resort when they installed the first drag lift there, in the 1930’s, and since that day this beautiful alpine destination has gone from strength to strength.



Top Tips for Timing your Ski Holiday Booking (2019-02-12 11:11:02)

Top Tips for Timing your Ski Holiday Booking

Questions like resort choices, who to bring, and budget soon rear their heads when you decide to gather your group for a trip to the Alps, and for first-time ski holiday bookers it can seem a little daunting. But of all the factors to consider, two stand out from the rest – when to book and when to go.



Alpine Ski Resorts for Adrenaline-Seeking Skiers (2019-02-07 13:43:30)

Alpine Ski Resorts for Adrenaline-Seeking Skiers

  In high-altitude alpine ski resorts across Europe, there’s a staggering breadth of terrain where adrenaline-seeking skiers and snowboarders of high-intermediate or expert level can test their nerve on steep pistes and in deep backcountry powder. Here, we’re focusing on a few favourite expert-friendly resorts – and offering insight on where to head and what to expect.



Where to Go and What to Pack on your Next Trip to the Alps (2019-01-31 15:59:30)

Where to Go and What to Pack on your Next Trip to the Alps

  Experienced skiers and snowboarders often know pretty much from the end of one ski holiday where they’re going to save up for and head to on the next – with a carefully considered list of their must-ski destinations. But for others, whether nervous learners or group leaders with lots of requirements to take into consideration, it can be less obvious.



Spotlight on the Chalet Alpaca in Les Arcs (2019-01-22 17:19:42)

Spotlight on the Chalet Alpaca in Les Arcs

  With varied terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, a broad range of accommodation options, and a mix of purpose-built bases and pretty Alpine villages, Les Arcs remains a popular destination for many different kinds of skiing and snowboarding groups. It’s set within the Paradiski area in France’s beautiful Tarentaise Valley, and linked to neighbouring La Plagne via the speedy Vanoise Express gondola.



Top Tips on Bagging a Bargain in the Last Minute Ski Holiday Market (2019-01-11 12:10:25)

Top Tips on Bagging a Bargain in the Last Minute Ski Holiday Market

  If there’s one thing ski companies hate, it’s unsold beds. As each weekend departure date of the season approaches, prices tumble in the last-minute holiday market – and savvy skiers with a little flexibility can really benefit.