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  • Alpe d’Huez goes hands free

    Alpe d'Huez ski area in France is the latest major resort to offer hands free lift tickets. The resort's 2007-8 season kicks off on December 1st when skiers and boarders buying tickets valid for two days or more will be able to buy a hands free ticket for a two Euro supplement. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Small ski areas still building big lifts

    Whilst several small mid-sized ski areas in the Alps, including Abondance in France, have decided to call it a day after the poor snow winter at low altitude last season was the proverbial 'last straw,' others are investing in new infrastructure in a bid to continue the fight. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Les Gets rewarding skiers arriving in full cars

    The French resort of les Gets, which has been a strong campaigner on the environment, has launched a new scheme to try to do more to help the environment. The "mobilité douce" scheme will reward drivers arriving with at least four people in the car by offering everyone in the vehicle 25% off their lift ticket. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Serre Chevalier plans further 50 million euro spend

    Serre Chevalier in the Southern French Alps has announced plans to spend 50 million Euros on upgrades up to 2011, following initial investment since its acquisition by the Compagnie des Alpes (CDA). CDA reportedly views the area as a destination of significant importance, and following the substantial investment in the region's ski infrastructure, considerable growth is predicted to follow. Serre Chevalier already attracts 1.3m skier visits and claims to be the fourth largest ski area in France. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Megève wins Eco Award

    Megève Tourism has become the first French Tourist Office to be awarded the ISO 14001 international certification. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Tignes opens this month for winter 07-08 season

    With fresh snow across the Alps, the leading French glacier resort of Tignes opens for its long 2007-8 season later this month, on 29th September. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Portes du Soleil launch "Lazybones Ski Pass"

    The giant cross –border Portes du Soleil ski area has announced it will sell a new ski type of ski ticket designed for the modern winter sports holiday-maker when its 2007-8 season kicks off on December 16th. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Serre Chevalier readies for winter

    This winter the southern Alpine resort of Serre Chevalier will unveils its latest six-seater chairlift, Les Combes. Serre Che will also widen its "les vallons" trail and create a new beginners' area on the Aravet plateau. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Les Contamines launches smart parents pack

    Les Contamines near Chamonix in France has launched "The Smart Parents Pack" which incorporates activities and accommodation for a family of four in a single deal. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • La Clusaz upgrades Etale ski area

    La Clusaz in France is currently completing redevelopment of its Etale ski area at a cost of 12m Euros. This winter, visitors will find two new ski lifts: a quad chairlift with a conveyor belt that will serve the higher section of the Etale massif, and an ultramodern ‘Telemix', which is a combination of chairlift and gondola. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Young European freeskiers unite in Val Thorens

    Last December Val Thorens saw the birth of an exciting new event: The North Face Ski Challenge. The concept was simple: anyone between the ages of 12-18 could come and show off their talents both in freeride and freestyle at the contest in Val Thorens. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • French super resorts launch 'XXL Pass'

    12 of the best known ski resorts in France have launched a new lift ticket option this winter, the XXL Pass. The new ticket option is available to holders of lift passes valid five days or more from resorts in three of the world's largest ski areas – 3 Valleys, Paradiski and Espace Killy. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Speed Riding at Chamonix

    Speed Riding, a kind of cross between ski kiting, paragliding and skiing, will be available to try out at Le Tour in the Chamonix Valley this winter. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • French resort campaigns on snow record

    High altitude Avoriaz in France has launched a publicity campaign highlighting its excellent snow record. The initiative is aimed at countering the initially generalised and then inaccurate media reporting of “No Snow In the Alps” last winter, when most higher resorts actually had plenty. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Val d’Isere ready for World Cup racing

    Val d'Isere's World Cup racing will both be staged on 2009 World Championship courses for the first time. With the Alps receiving the best of early snowfalls in the world's major ski regions so far this season, the signs are good for the 52nd version of the « Critérium de la Première Neige » - Val d'Isere's annual pre-Christmas World Cup racing. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • The first giant eco snow park comes to Europe

    This year, Avoriaz in France has brought to Europe a new generation of 100% natural snow playgrounds, "The Stash". A new concept in snowparks imported from the Californian resort of North Star, it was developed by Jake Burton himself. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Extreme winter sports stars heading to Chamonix

    The top athletes representing the extreme sports of skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, speed-riding and BASE-jumping will be in Chamonix in February 2008, to dispute the Nissan Outdoor Games by Columbia film and photo competition. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • World's top riders head to Tignes

    For the fourth year in a row, Tignes is organising the ultimate event for the top riders in all the alternative sports that involve skis, boards and wheels. Tignes Airwaves will run for five days from January 7th to 11th and this winter there'll be a female event for the first time. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • SKI CROSS World Cup in Flaine, France From Tuesday the 15th to wednesday the 16th of January.

    Commitment, Technique and Show ! …These are the recipients of FLAINE's Ski Cross World Cup. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Chamonix rewards train travel

    Chamonix Tourist Office has been organising a lucky draw at 6pm each Saturday for those people who have travelled to the resort by train. Guests are invited to come along, with their rail ticket, and take part in the draw to win a wonderful basket of local and regional produce. Full Article

    17th August 2012

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