As we recently welcomed Tom Clark into the blog family for 2016/17, he takes us through the trials and tribulations of buying a holiday home in the Alps throughout the season. His recent piece is the 3 part series - Three Valleys, starting off with Part 1 - Val Thorens.
The Ski Club is proud to be welcoming Tom Clark into the blog family for 2016/17. He will be taking us through the trials and tribulations of buying a holiday home in the Alps throughout the season. In part 1 he takes us through the initial process of choosing when, what and how:
Our resident blogger and pro freestyle snowboarder Angelica Sykes extols the virtues of combining two of her favourite pastimes – yoga and snowboarding, in a week at a “Ski Yoga” retreat in La Rosiere. Whether you are a lover of Yoga or a lover of snowsports, no one can deny the natural beauty and magic of the French Alps. […]
From a young age, I always assumed that I would end up going to University. Through school, it never occurred to me that I could do anything else – I was going to finish my A-levels, do a degree and get a job. Easy as that. But, as I neared the end of my secondary school studies, I started to […]
Guest blogger Tord Nilson takes a trip to La Plagne with ‘Alpoholics’. University ski trips days might be over, but the fun of heading to the mountains with a big group of mates lives on… If you’re like me then you will agree that one of the best things about going to University was the annual ski trip. If you’re […]
Filming trips. Sometimes challenging, usually fun, always a lot of work. The week I had in Flaine before Christmas was a mixture of all three. I was there to showcase a new Ski Club venture, Chalet Freshtracks. The Ski Club has run their holiday programmes for many years, but it’s the first time they’ve taken over a chalet for a whole season, so the task of filming it and finding out more about the area, landed on my desk. Not the toughest assignment in the world, I’ll admit, but you’re never quite sure what the mountain and the weather will throw at you.
Ever wanted to leave city life behind and head for the mountains? Mark has done exactly that, joining Venture Ski (a ChaletManager client) as a Resort Manager. In this series of blogs we’ll be taking a “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to run a chalet… from keeping the guests smiling to getting out on the slopes. Whoa… this is crazy. My feet have hardly touched the ground and now it’s January already! No sooner had we all been bundled off the minibus from Geneva airport and, I have to say, given a very nice welcome party from the senior management (including a few beers and canapés!) than we started the dreaded training week! Who would have thought that cooking, cleaning, laying a table and serving food would require so much detail and thought?
Ever wanted to leave city life behind and head for the mountains? Mark has done exactly that, joining Venture Ski (a ChaletManager client) as a Resort Manager. In this series of blogs we’ll be taking a “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to run a chalet… from keeping the guests smiling to getting out on the slopes. Wow, it took me three years to pluck up the courage to take a break from city life and work a winter ski season, but ever since the phone rang to tell me I’d had a successful interview, time has flown by – and now the season start is imminent!