Category Archives: French Alps

Heli-skiing: enjoy the mountains like never before!

If you are an intermediate or advanced skier, popular pistes and habitual landscapes may become too well-known to you. Luckily, skiing industry is constantly evolving and there are captivating opportunities for those who want to have a great run. Heli-skiing provides a chance to ski on untouched snow, far from crowded pistes and hustle and bustle around the lifts. Read our article, co-produced with heli-skiing operator Adrenaline, and find the essential information on what heli-skiing is and who can try

Top 5 Skiing Destinations from Scandinavia

Can you believe that it’s already mid-autumn? This, of course, comes hand-in-hand with amazing news we’ve all been waiting for – winter and the skiing season in the Alps is just around the corner! But it can get confusing when you have such a wide range of skiing resorts, right? If a quick and easy airport transfer is among your criteria, be sure to read this quick list of some of the best Alpine skiing destinations from Scandinavia that we

Black Ski Runs – Extremals Are Welcome On Board

When you are coming to the Alps and finally hit the slopes, you may notice different grading of pistes – green, blue, red and black. Green color means that this is exactly the place you have to to ski, if you are new to the slopes. Blue colored pistes are for early intermediates, who are able to snowplough turn confidently. Red ones are for advanced intermediates able to link together short radius parallel turns. When you see the red mark

3 Great Alpine Ski Chalets As Your Holiday Accommodation

If you usually ski every season, that you should know how important is to find good and comfortable accommodation, especially when you go with the whole family. Experienced slope hitters know that the best way to secure accommodation for Christmas, New Year or other peak times, is to book well in advance, when larger, fully-catered chalets or apartments are still available. In this article we provide some helpful information on 3 great European ski chalets you can consider when looking

Family Skiing Holidays In The Alps

If you want an amazing family winter vacation, you should plan it at one of family-friendly ski resorts that heartily welcome kids of all ages. In this article we have selected some ski destinations providing kid-friendly facilities to make you feel comfortable and happy during your winter holidays! Courchevel (France) Courchevel is a classic ski area located in the French Alps, makes a part of Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world. The resort has been recognized

Top 3 Ski Resorts For Advanced Skiers

If you consider yourself as a strong and advanced skier, then you should definitely try your skills at one of the following Alpine ski resorts, offering challenging ski routes to bump up your adrenaline! Chamonix (France) Chamonix is one of the world’s finest and oldest resorts, great skiing hotspot, situated in the French Alps close to the borders of Switzerland and Italy, offering a multitude of  enjoyable slopes for all levels – long slopes, skiing through the trees, freeride and

Balloon flights French Alps – an up, up and away day

“Out of this world”, is the perfect description of hot air ballooning. If you are looking for an unusual gift for a special occasion or just want a breathtaking day out, take to the skies for a spectacular balloon trip.                                                       (Photo: Ricardo Hurtubia) Colourful balloons capture our imagination from an early age, where would a children’s party be without them? While Europe was still in the Dark Ages the Chinese invented the first recorded unmanned hot air balloon, but

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