Latest news - March 2017

Should you be changing your ski attire after February?

As the old Scandinavian saying goes ‘there is no bad weather, just bad clothing’ and never is that more apparent than when you are sat on a chair lift wishing for something you left back in your Meribel chalet . Snow sports come with a fair bit of equipment beyond what you slide down the mountain on, but while it may seem daunting, ensuring you have the right equipment for the country and season will make the entire experience much more worthwhile.

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Sometimes modern beats vintage

A vintage element has been creeping into many aspects of modern living, whether through a skirt strangely reminiscent of a bustle or an organic and seasonal approach to eating. However while many period dramas continue to grace our screens, there is one arena that glories in the wonderfully modern, and that is ski technology.

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Why Everyone Should Read Cross Country Snow

It has long been acknowledged that the best escape is always in the form of literature, however with such a vast array of books on every subject imaginable, it can be a little daunting. Whether you are tucked up in acatered chalet in Meribel , or desperately longing for a long weekend in La Plagne, Ernest Hemingway’s short story richly evokes all the joys of skiing.

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A week to celebrate the Brits at Les Arcs this month

While neighbours, the great nations of France and Britain have no always got on, swinging between allies and enemies for hundreds of years. However, this year, Les Arcs is taking an innovative approach to such a relationship and celebrates the rival nation in their ‘Great British Celebration’. This event is known to bring forth the competitive edge that underlies any interaction between the two nations, however, it is all overlaid with revelries.

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Courchevel scoops more Michelin Stars

Excellence should be Courchevel’s middle name as it maintains a standard that continues to draw in the elite clientele. This has only been further affirmed by the recognition of more Michelin Stars for its restaurants this year. While Courchevel has many fantastic dining experiences to offer, Le 1947 has truly taken the limelight with three much sought after stars which, according to the Michelin Guide, signifies ‘excellent cooking that is worth a detour’.

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