A Winter Holiday Home

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:

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You’re so Flaine, I bet you think this blog is about you

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.

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Tales From The Lodge – Part 2: Henry is on Fire!

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?

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Tales from the lodge – Part 1: Destination Sainte Foy

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!

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