Category Archives: French Alps

Saved by the Driver: Martin and Claudia’s Ski Trip Story

Family ski trip story

We’ve all heard nightmare accounts of ski travel disasters, but somehow, we never think it’s going to happen to us! From heavy traffic on the roads to adverse weather, sometimes elements out of our control can cause havoc en-route to skiing in the Alps. One family who had some unfortunate luck, is Alps2Alps transfer customers Martin and Claudia, who ran into heavy traffic on the way back from their budget ski trip in the French Alps. Here’s their ski trip

The Best Long-Distance Hikes in the Alps

Jennifer hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc

As Spring creeps in, hardcore skiers might shed a tear for the end of the ski season. However, the warmer weather brings with it some great opportunities for exploring the Alps from a different perspective. Hiking is a great way to discover the Alps anew and take in the beautiful scenery in a more peaceful manner! To make the most of what the Alps have to offer, here are some of the best long-distance hikes in the Alps. Strap on

The Alpine Skiing Bucket List

Extreme alpine skiing

Looking for your next challenge? From riding the highest zipline in the world and braving dizzying black runs, to tasting culinary curiosities in the finest restaurants, there’s a lot more to the Alps than meets the eye. The Alps are home to staggering peaks and world class ski areas, attracting skiers and snowboarders from across the globe. To fully make the most of this skier’s paradise, read on for our list of adrenaline packed, bucket-list worthy activities to complete. Without

Where to Ski Late Season: A Helpful Guide

Alpine ski resort in spring

The end of the ski season can be a sombre time for skiing nuts. However, the end of winter doesn’t have to spell the end of skiing. Plenty of European ski resorts offer amazing skiing conditions all the way through until May! With the added bonus of longer days and quieter slopes, a late season ski holiday could be just what the doctor ordered. Not ready to give up the powder just yet? Here’s our guide on where to ski

How to Travel To Tomorrowland Winter 2019

It’s official. One of the best electronic music festivals in the world is coming to the Alpe d’Huez ski resort from the 9th – 16th March! For hard core electronic music fan, the festival won’t need any introduction. However, for those who aren’t so familiar, Tomorrowland is a music festival held in Belgium each summer, famous for its all-star line-up of DJ’s and explosive atmosphere. For the first time, a winter edition of the festival is being held at the

The Alps Vs. The U.S: A Ski Snowdown

  When it comes to choosing where to go for your ski holiday, there seems to be millions of options out there. First things first, you need to narrow it down to continent. The two heavyweights are the French Alps in Europe, and the Rockies in North America. But, which one to choose? We’re aware most people don’t have the time to go trawling the internet for hours doing research. That’s why we’ve done the hard bit for you. We’re

What’s New in the Alps this Season?

The winter season is fast approaching! It’s almost that time of year again – there’ll be guaranteed snow and people all around the world will be flooding into the mountains. As with each new season, there are new developments which serve to further everyone’s experience. These can range from the addition of an extra ski lift to a full-blown music festival. Here’s our guide on what’s new in the Alps this season: What’s Happening in the French Alps? The French

Why the World Started Skiing

Year on year people flock to ski resorts around the world to partake in the activity of skiing. However, it’s likely a large majority of the population have never asked themselves a crucial question. How did skiing even start? We’re going to explain why the world started skiing, and how our beloved snow sport came to be what it is today: It Was a Way to Survive When discussing the origin of skiing, it’s difficult to believe the word “survival”

The Best Resorts in the Alps for Foodies

Bowls of food on white table

Some of the best ski resorts don’t gain their reputation solely off of skiing. For those who identify as both skiers AND foodies, there are some resorts in particular to suit your needs. Whether its casual venues with top quality food or Michelin star restaurants, you’ll be struck by how much choice you have. Here are the best resorts in the Alps for foodies: Alta Badia, Italy This Italian ski resort is located on the sunnier side of the Alps,

How to Get Your Kids Into Skiing

Are your children taking a while to warm to the slopes? Skiing can be tough on kids! The weather is cold, the transfers are long, and it’s likely that ‘ski school’ doesn’t sound very appealing to young ears. To try and help, we’ve put together some advice on how to get your kids into skiing. Don’t be pushy To get kids into skiing, the key is to ensure the enjoyment-factor is there. If they don’t want to try something- don’t

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