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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....

As we run around like maniacs trying to get everything in place and ready for the start of the season we have been blessed by a downpouring of the white stuff. It has been tempting to down tools and have fun all day but we have to be disciplined and get the chores done before any fun can be had.

Finally a chance to start my blog!

Where do I begin? It is now a month from closing the chalets after our first season at the helm of Ski Hiver. What a huge learning curve it has been; both rewarding and frazzling in equal measure.

Les Arcs by Rail - The Perfect Way to Travel!

When you think about getting to the French Alps for a ski break by way of the usual flights, it’s hard not to envisage something of a nightmare scenario. The reason being that hot-footing it through airports, on and off planes and then onto your final destination with a bus or train transfer doesn’t exactly sound like a thrill a minute…which it isn’t.

Catered Chalet Holidays – What’s the Appeal?

If you’ve never before tried out a catered chalet ski holiday, chances are you won’t be familiar with the benefits of doing so. More often than not, folks heading to the slopes will opt for a standard hotel with the board they’re happiest with, or they’ll look into the self-catering options like chalets and apartments.

Snow Parks in Les Arcs

Ask the critics and they’ll tell you that much of Les Arcs is nothing more than a giant concrete zit on the face of the Alps. It hasn’t got a reputation for being the prettiest place on Earth, but if you ask us it’s best to completely ignore these kinds of opinions from short-sighted visitors for two good reasons...

Something new in Plagne 1800

On a snowy Thursday morning, the Chalet Chanterelle team headed to the old ice rink in Aime 2000. We weren’t there to get our skates on though, but to try out one of Paradiski’s new features of the 2013-14 season, La Plagne Segway.

  • “I can tell you on behalf of the group that we had an excellent stay and were extremely well looked after by Cat and Clive. They were very attentive to our needs and nothing was too much trouble. The chalets are perfectly positioned for the skiing and village, plus very well appointed. We have had a boys January week in Montchavin every year for the last 10+ and will no doubt be returning in 2021. I will most certainly contact you in the autumn to discuss the next trip.” (Martyn Pacey, Hermine, Jan 2020)
  • “We had a fantastic time. Really couldn’t have asked for better. Pat and Pete were fantastic hosts, and really looked after our every need. They were great to have around; they provided a wealth of knowledge on the area and where to ski and were only too happy to answer our million questions pertaining to every other aspect of skiing in Montchavin. The food was of a great standard, and we honestly enjoyed (aka loved) every meal. The chalet was really nice and clean. This experience was certainly one of our best ski trips ever.” (Tessa Kershaw, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful chalet. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Montchavin, and in your apartment with Pete and Pat. Pete and Pat were awesome, and the food was superb. We had a great time, and will spread the word this side. (Chris Cooke, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • We had the most amazing week at Christmas this year. The chalet was great, the other guests were brilliant company, the skiing was awesome, the food was fabulous and Pete and Pat were the perfect hosts. As far as ski holidays go, we don't know how it could get any better! (Kevin Smith, Lievre Blanc, Dec 19)
  • I would like to say what a fantastic week we have had in Montchavin. The way we have been looked after by Cat & Clive has been nothing short of 1st class. Every meal has been excellent and nothing has been too much trouble. Cat & Clive are real asset to Ski Hiver, if you could pass our thanks on that would be much appreciated. (Mark Jenks, returning guest, Hermine, Dec 2019)