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A Romantic retreat in Courchevel

Paris is the undisputable city of love, and as legend has it that the first Valentine’s Day card was sent by a Frenchman back in 1415, it is only to be expected that any ski chalet in France would be filled with love and romance this Valentine’s Day. However, skiing is exhausting for even the most skilled athlete, and it can be hard to carve out a little intimacy in crowded resorts. So check out our tips on how to make your trip to Courchevel a romantic escape to remember.

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Best skis for the season

Renting skis is best left to the beginners as they offer old models and poor quality, perfect if you don’t know what you’re doing or whether you will take to it, however, for those moving up to intermediate levels, nothing can beat the comfort and familiarity of your own skis. Though airlines are beginning to charge for ski carriage, it is little compared to the blisters and aches of unfamiliar boots that can easily ruin any après ski you were planning for your ski holiday in France.

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The rise in Nordic skiing

For years ski holidays have been synonymous with all things luxury, especially in the elite ski resorts. Now as people search for the ever-elusive powder, they are ready to leave behind the beauty of a perfectly groomed piste is search for pastures new. With a sudden bid to regain the purity of the sport beyond pretensions of resorts and the ease of modern technology, many are trying their hand at downhill skiing’s little known relation. Nordic skiing includes disciplines such as cross-country and telemark skiing and takes place off-piste like backcountry skiing.

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World’s longest super slalom hits La Plagne

While the Alps has struggled with snow this season, initially not having enough to go around, now it has all arrived at once causing closure at the Wegen’s Lauberhorn downhill ski race. The 40cm that arrived in Switzerland on Friday night should signify more stable weather systems going into the New Year, a welcome relief to those who have booked Ski Holidays in France ski holidays in France or Switzerland for the coming months.

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How the ski holiday has evolved

The modern world is a busy one, as we constantly attempt to keep on top of technology, trends and social media pressure, our leisure time is precious and we have learnt to spend it wisely. Skiing has always been viewed as both a luxury and extreme sport, therefore is under immense pressure to remain relevant and retain its place as one of the prime winter activities.

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The return of the ski onesie

Whether on a family Ski holiday in Franceor a fashion-forward break in Aspen, there will be no piste safe from the onesie. Unutterably prevalent in the 80’s, we are now seeing a return of the adult ski onesie in both high end and retro manners. Previously the onesie has been relegated to young children and fancy dress at the end of the season ,however the surge in neon ski equipment has gathered momentum in the last few years and is finally coming to a head.

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Age is just a number in Skiing

As everybody readies themselves for the coming season with pre skiing workouts and pampering in order to achieve perfection for your week in Meribel, it is incredible to consider the age of some people on the slopes who still participate in this extreme sport. Moving beyond the fashion and the fitness, some of the world’s oldest skiers remain on the pistes for nothing more than passion.

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How skiing as Santa can help charities

As the run-up to Christmas starts in earnest, Americans are pre-emptively donning their Santa suits in order to raise money for charity. The Sunday River resort in Maine was excited to hold its 18th annual Santa Sunday on the 4th of December 2016. This combines a traditional pre-season opening that many resorts indulge in to increase press and bookings, but with a little festive generosity.

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Winter festivals and where to find them

We are all in that slump after the summer festivals have finished and on the cusp of the ski season. What better entertainment is there beyond combining a love of snow sports with the biggest bands all in the best resorts across Europe? Everyone knows the joy to get you through this time of year is in planning, whether that’s Christmas decorations or booking your ski chalet in France , this is the prime time to research and book your winter festival.

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