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Ski and Snowboard Travel Blog

Welcome to the Chalet Ski Holidays Ski and Snowboard Travel Blog where we will be bringing you all the information on the latest ski holidays, top chalets, resort reviews and much more... Expert reviews written by guest writers and our in-house team with over 25 years of skiing experience, over 10 years in the ski travel industry, plus living and working in ski resorts for much of this time the quality doesn't get any better. 

Mountains in Morzine
Summer Activities and Events in MorzineSummer Activities and Events in Morzine
Summertime in Morzine is a breeding ground for fun and memorable experiences. With activities and events encompassing a wide variety of sports, waterp…
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Luxury ski chalets in Courchevel 1850 France
Chalet Ski HolidaysEaster Ski Deals
NOT TOO LATE TO SKI EASTER  With many alpine resorts enjoying another 50cm of snow this week there really hasn’t been a better time to get the skis an…
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Family ski holiday is beautiful Chatel
Where To SkiHalf Term Holidays
With the excellent snow conditions across the Alps, this weekend saw the annual mass exodus of family skiers and snowboarders heading to the Alps to s…
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Luxury family ski holiday in the beautiful Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland
Non Skier which resort?Skiing with a non-skier? Top resort recommendation
This is a question I get asked a lot as more families are skiing together and taking grandparents along or the non-skier aunt for free childcare.  Or …
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Ski Zermatt in Switzerland, one of Europe top 5 ski destinations
Fly to Sion from UK AirportsNew airline flying to Sion Switzerland
A new airline Powdair has made skiing in Switzerland and Portes du Soleil even easier.  You can now fly from UK regional airports straight into Sion A…
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Ski Chalets in Meribel France
Where to ski in Late SpringApril Snow Sure Skiing
It’s now April and you fancy a last blast on skis before the end of the season, but where to go? Look for High Altitude, North Facing Slopes and Good…
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Great skiing in Meribel and the Three Valleys
Christmas, New Year, Half-Term & EasterFamily Ski Holidays 2016/17
The recent heavy snowfall has made many of us think about this years ski holidays and and here at Chalet Ski Holidays we seen a significant increase i…
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Heavy snowfall in the alps
Ski Season Gets Set For Early StartHeavy Snow Expected Across The Alps
SKI SEASON GETS SET FOR AN EARLY START If you haven't booked your ski holiday for next season now might be the time with heavy snow expected across t…
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Traditional Cheese Fondue
Fondue Recipes and HistoryFondue
Fondue  Mention food and the Alps in the same sentence and invariably fondue will be mentioned at some point soon after. The classic dish for ski cha…
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The beautiful ski pistes in the Paradise ski network
Premiere Neige skiingPremiere Neige - be first on the slopes
Premiere Niege – Where to Ski? Have you missed the snow and want to go back as soon as possible for a quick early ski?  Or do you prefer less crowded…
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Children enjoying great family skiing in the snow garden
Half Term Family SkiingHalf Term Ski Holidays
Half Term Skiing with the Family October half term is here and you are stuck at home with the kids whilst they create havoc through your house. Bet y…
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Hand carving raclette at your table
Classic Chalet Ski Holidays DishesRaclette - Alpine Classics
One of our favourites on the night off as it not only tastes great, it is also a really social dish and makes great theatre too. This Swiss  cheese…
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St Martin de Belleville in 3 ValleysBeautiful St Martin de Belleville
Is your idea of skiing holiday staying in a built up resort or a traditional alpine village with winding streets, character embedded into every stone,…
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Arrive In StyleThe Best 4x4 SUV For Your Ski Chalet
Arrive In Style This Winter - Luxurious 4x4 SUVs  Oligarchs, billionaires, the rich and famous; cars that won't look out of place outside the most lu…
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St Anton Ski Holidays
Simple Tips To Ski BetterSimple Tip To Improve Your Skiing
Simple Tips To Improve Your Skiing!  It will surprise many how quickly skiers can progress by just changing one or two things on their ski holiday. H…
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Christmas ski holidays in Chatel
Christmas Ski HolidaysChristmas In The Snow
Christmas Ski Holidays Have you always fancied taking all the family away for a snowy white Christmas?  Sleigh rides, ice skating, steaming hot choco…
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Rent or Buy Snowboard or SkisShould I Buy or Rent My Skis and Snowboard
TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY SKIS AND SNOWBOARDS  It's a dilemma for many of us whether to buy our skis or snowboard or rent when we arrive. The answer of co…
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Ski Boot Rentals
To Buy or Not To Buy Ski BootsShould I Buy or Rent Ski Boots
TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY SKI BOOTS?  It's a dilemma that many of us face early on into our ski careers. Should we buy our ski boots or rent? Initially th…
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Eurostar Welcome Aboard Snow Ski Train
Eurostar Half Term Ski Train TicketsDon't miss out! Eurostar Half Term Tickets On Sale Today!
BOOK EARLY EUROSTAR SKI TRAIN FOR HALF TERM Don’t miss out!  Extra Eurostar train tickets for February Half Term on sale TODAY! When Eurostar releas…
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Snow Music FestivalsLive Music Festivals in Ski Resorts
Love Skiing and Music Festivals? Well why not combine a ski holiday with a SnoFestival on the slopes? Sounds too good to be true? Live music and ski…
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Curling is just one of the many alternative activities in Zermatt
Ski SwitzerlandSwiss Alps
Skiing Switzerland There is something special about the Swiss alps in our view here at Chalet Ski Holidays. A sense of calm and structure that few ot…
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Fabulous restaurants in Lech austria
Ski Holidays and Food IntolerancesSkiing With Gluten, Lactose and Other Intolerances
If you suffer from a dietary disorder be it an intolerance, allergy or medical condition or have certain dietary preferences, the success of your ski …
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Young boy slalom training in Chamonix
Family SkiingFamily Ski Holidays and the Evolution Process
Family Ski Holidays Having skied for many years prior to starting a family, it has to be said, and perhaps in our twenties it would have been with gr…
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Les Arcs Apres Ski
Brexit Impact On Ski IndustryHow Brexit Might Affect Your Ski Holiday
Brexit Impact On Your Ski & Snowboard Holidays The impact to ski and snowboard holidaymakers is actually probably going to be minimal, certainly …
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Superb service and catering
Chalet Ski HolidaysSki Chalet Holidays
So what can we expect from a catered ski chalet holiday here at Chalet Ski Holidays: Catered Ski Chalets The favourite for most although we do have …
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Summer Chalet HolidaysSummertime Special
Summertime Special  If you are of the view that mountains and the alps are for just winter holidays – then perhaps you might want to think again. In …
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Apres Ski time skiing the SkiWelt in Austria
Top 5 Apres-Ski DestinationsBest Apris-Ski Resorts
Best Apres-Ski Resort Destinations  Apres-ski one of the prime considerations when booking your winter ski holiday? If so, here's the Chalet Ski Holi…
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Luxury ski holidays at Chalet Amazon Creek Chamonix
Chamonix Ski Chalets - 5 of the BestLuxury Chalets Chamonix
Luxury Chalets Chamonix  Just a one hour drive from Geneva airport, Chamonix today has become one the alps favourite ski destinations, notwithstandin…
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Luxury sk chalets in Saalbach Hinterglemm Austria
Luxury Chalets and Ski HolidaysLuxury Ski Holidays
Peace of mind and consummate ease, just two of the benefits that our discerning clients receive when selecting their luxury ski holidays here at Chale…
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Summer Walking Holidays Wengen
Our Top 5 Summer DestinationsSummer In The Alps - Part 2
Last week here at Chalet Ski Holidays we featured Chamonix and Zermatt in our two part, Top 5 Summer In The Alps destinations - so who now makes it in…
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Zermatt Centre in the Summer
Alps Summer Holiday DestinationsSummer In The Alps - Part 1
Summer Holidays In The Alps - Top 5 Destinations (Part 1) Following on from our summer chalets article last week, here is the first of our two part f…
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Luxury Chamonix Ski Chalet with swimming pool
Summer Chalets In The AlpsSummer Chalets
Summer Chalets In The Alps Most people dream of a beach & sunshine but why not try something new this year?  A summer chalet holiday in the Alps …
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Kandahar 2016 Downhill Champion with Chamonix Junior Racers
Kandahar World Cup ChamonixFIS World Cup Skiing
This weekend the Chalet Ski Holidays has the pleasure of seeing the FIS Ski World Cup circuit pull into the historic town of Chamonix Mont Blanc in th…
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Chalet Lafitenia ski in ski out
Ski In Ski Out ChaletsSki In Ski Out
Luxury Ski In Ski Out Holidays Ski in ski out chalets are like so many other good things in life, once you tried it, anything else isn't quite the sa…
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Booking Ski Holidays 80's StyleBack In Their Day
Changing World Of Ski Travel Once upon time we all made our way down the high street to book our ski holidays, hell bent on becoming the next Alberto…
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Chalet Ski holidays in the very beautiful ski resort of Kaprun
Heavy Snow FallSki Resorts Open Early
Early Snow Opens Resorts Across The Alps In November The 2015/16 ski season has got off to a fantastic start with several more ski resorts opening th…
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Great skiing in the Verbier 4Vallees
Ski Resort GuideVerbier Expert Ski Guide
Verbier Expert Ski Guide Here at Chalet Ski Holidays it is fair to say we have one humungous soft spot for  Verbier. In fact one of Director's still …
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Family time in Les Arcs
Family Ski HolidaysChildren's Ski Checklist
Family ski holidays, particularly if it is your first time with young children, can be a slightly daunting prospect, but it doesn't need to be if you …
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The Chey Vrony is one of the standout gourmet mountain restaurants in Zermatt
Our Top 3Zermatt Mountain Restaurants
Zermatt's Top 3 Mountain Restaurants Zermatt has a great selection of mountain restaurants, so which should you make sure you at least visit once dur…
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Another ski day in Austria
10 Things To RememberSkiers Checklist (And Snowboarders)
Tired of taking half an hour to get out the door because there is always something that's someone's forgotten? If so, here's the Chalet Ski Holidays…
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The Matterhorn Glacier Express  Cable Car
Italy - Switzerland - FranceThree Countries Weekend Ski Challenge
It started with a hair brain idea to create a skiing version of the Three Peaks Challenge. After couple of lively discussion in bars we eventually a…
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Catered ski holidays in Solden
Ski EasterEaster Ski Holidays
Easter Ski Holidays One of the Chalet Ski Holidays teams favourite times to ski, the Easter Ski Holidays are probably one of the most under rated wee…
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Booking Ski Holidays10 Top Tips When Booking A Ski Holiday
Thousands of chalets and ski holidays are booked every year. Getting it right means all the group have a great time and will want to come back year af…
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New Year Ski Holidays St anton
Ski Christmas 2015Christmas Ski Holidays
As we settle back into work after the summer holidays Christmas is now just three months away. For most of us is one of our favourite times of the yea…
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Eurostar Snow train
Snow TrainEurostar Ski Train
For the ultimate in luxury travel, why not let the train take the strain. 80's and 90's SNCF Snow Trains   Those of us old enough to remember the or…
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Chalet ski holidays in Gstaad
Ski SwitzerlandFondue, Schnapps & Moonlit Sledging
Switzerland has many charms but one of the best experiences is the combination of dinner & sledging home. Many resorts have Mountain Cabin Restaur…
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Ski Zermatt in Switzerland, one of Europe top 5 ski destinations
High Altitude Ski VacationsHigh Five - Early Ski Breaks
The new season is fast approaching and we are sure one or two of you will be looking to getaway early in November or early December before the Christm…
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New Ski Holidays in Les Arcs
Skiing New YearSki Holidays New Year
Is it any surprise that the New Year Ski Holidays are the most popular ski week on the calendar. The family duties complete, turkey and mince pies dul…
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The Chamonix Void Skywalk at 3,842m
On A Mountain In The CloudsFilling The Void
The snow was aptly falling outside the Chalet Ski Holidays offices when keen skier James Mathews nervously phoned his girlfriend Sara's Uncle, our v…
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Family ski holidays in Les arcs France
Family SkiingHalf Term Ski Holidays
Half Term Ski Holidays Probably the second most popular week off the ski season, the half term ski holidays have become the prime family ski holiday …
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Google ski mobile out and about on the ski slopes
Google Street View GoesGoogle Ski View
Ski fanatics amongst you are going to love Google's latest Street View development - Google Ski View. Now you can ski the pistes from simply the comfo…
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Chalet Les Granges is one of the premier chalets in Zermatt
Chalet Les AngesLuxury Chalets Zermatt
Featured in Chalet Ski Holidays exclusive Zermatt Luxury Chalets Collection, Chalet Les Anges is set in the exclusive Petite Village of Zermatt, and i…
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Apres-ski time at the Mooserwirt
Skiing New YearNew Year Ski Holidays
As we head towards August, and many of us start to return from our summer holidays, thoughts quickly turn to the impending ski season. Top of the list…
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Ski Chalets in Meribel France
Booking Ski HolidaysSelecting Ski Resorts
In Austria, we have the perfect choice, St Anton for not only world class skiing, but probably the best apres-ski nightlife, anywhere in the world. …
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Ski in ski out chalets Courchevel
Ski In Ski Out ChaletsCheck It Out On Google
When choosing a ski holiday, distance to the slopes for many of us is of course important as we seek to avoid long hikes up icy paths in our ski boo…
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British ski academy ski race
Family Ski HolidaysAge Children Can Start To Ski
What age should my children start skiing is question we are constantly asked and if you are new to the family skiing scene, from our experience, mos…
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Veilles Luge Chamonix Mountain Restaurants
Our Top 5Chamonix Mountain Restaurants
If you are heading on your ski holidays and are destined for Chamonix in France, here’s our top 5 Chamonix mountain restaurants in reverse order. Let …
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Ski ReviewKastle BMX98 2015
Here at Chalet Ski Holidays we have been big fans of the rejuvenated Kastle ski brand and are delighted to be able to test the latest Kastle BMX98 ski…
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Courchevel apres ski
Ski Travel GuideDriving To The Alps
With an estimated 15,000  stranded motorists on French roads at the end of 2014 for the start of the New Year Ski Holidays, the need for sensible pl…
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The famous Zermatt Matterhorn in Switzerland
Living The Dream Isn't Quite As ExpectedGiving Up The Day Job To Run A Ski Chalet
Year on year Freshers (new arrivals) arrive in the Alps to run a ski chalet and live the dream. You can't miss them - they glow in the dark unmistaka…
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