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Europe's Best Ski Resorts for Snowboarders (2020-01-07 14:04:45)

Europe's Best Ski Resorts for Snowboarders

  With world-class terrain parks to hit and remote backcountry to explore, the Alps are a go-to destination for snowboarders looking to sharpen their board skills. Snowpark-loving freestylers flip and spin through the air, while freeriders seek out hidden off-piste powder fields.



Announcing the World Ski Awards’ Best Ski Chalets for 2019 (2019-12-13 09:37:50)

Announcing the World Ski Awards’ Best Ski Chalets for 2019

  The World Ski Awards is an annual red carpet event, showcasing and awarding the ski industry’s very finest hospitality brands. Ski resorts, hotels, chalets, tour operators, travel agencies, and more from across the world feature throughout the 3-day event – with a special nod to those leaders and innovators who have contributed the most to the continued success of the winter sports industry as a whole.



A Snow-sure Winter Season as Ski-lifts Open Early (2019-12-13 09:15:16)

A Snow-sure Winter Season as Ski-lifts Open Early

  As autumn turns to winter each year, keen skiers and snowboarders turn their attentions to the forthcoming ski season – eagerly keeping tabs on the fresh snowfall in their favourite ski resorts. It’s very early days, but this winter season has been a treat so far – as plenty of fresh snow across the Alps has seen the ski-lifts open early in many of our most popular resorts.



21 Chalets with Swimming Pools You Couldn't Resist a Dip In (2019-12-12 23:11:47)

21 Chalets with Swimming Pools You Couldn't Resist a Dip In

  In ski resorts across the Alps, there's a superb selection of chalets with a swimming pool allowing lucky guests to enjoy a few lengths before heading to the slopes, or to stretch weary ski legs before another day on the snow. Here, we present a rundown of 21 chalets with swimming pools – including shared heated pools for guests in communal chalet-apartments and inviting private pools in luxury chalets, where eager swimmers can enjoy an invigorating dip beneath the sweeping Alpine slopes.



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. Winter 20/21 is now on sale, so to help early birds and group leaders who’ve perhaps never organised their friends’ or family’s ski trip before, we’re sharing a few ski holiday booking tips to help you get the best value for money.  For some groups of skiers or snowboarders, timing their ski holiday is a balance of factors such as weather, costs and altitude, and for others it’s more a case of when the kids are free from school. Whatever the constraints and requirements for your own trip to the mountains, the timings of research, reservation and travel are key.