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Resort Profile: Val d'Isere

By adamrowden, Mon 3rd Dec, 2012 at 13:27
One of the world's most famous ski resorts, Val d'Isère offers a vast skiing panorama made famous by the great French skier, Jean Claude Killy, after whom the ski area, Espace Killy, is now named. The resort has it all - a huge vertical stretching up to an altitude of year-round snow and skiing, with 90 lifts opening up seemingly endless terrain, including Olympic and annual World Cup downhills. In 2004 the resort won the rights to host the Alpine Ski World Championships, making it only the third resort in history to host all three events - and the only resort in the modern era to do so.
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Resort Profile: Sainte Foy

By adamrowden, Mon 3rd Dec, 2012 at 11:38
Sainte Foy was once rated as one of the top 10 ski resorts in the world by The Sunday Times and it is often referred to as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Tarentaise Valley. It is a cracking small unspoilt resort that is located at 1550m with lifts that take you up to 2840m.
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Resort Profile: Tignes

By adamrowden, Mon 3rd Dec, 2012 at 10:04
Tignes is one of the highest resorts in Europe and is often known as a snowboarding resort, however, skiers should not be put off. Tignes also offers more skiing in winter and in summer than pretty well anywhere else, thanks to its high altitude skiing on the Grande Motte glacier and its commitment to maintain a vertical of at least 1000 metres (3280 feet) for eight months of the year. Sharing the vast and exciting 'Espace Killy' ski area with neighbouring Val d'Isère.
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The Resort Workers' guide to St Martin de Belleville

By adamrowden, Fri 30th Nov, 2012 at 12:38
St. Martin is a small traditional resort at the bottom of the Vallee de Belleville which hosts the other resorts of VT and Les Menuires.
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Resort Profile: Serre Chevalier

By adamrowden, Fri 30th Nov, 2012 at 11:10
The Serre Chevalier valley is made up of Briançon, which is a world heritage city and three other villages Saint Chaffrey/Chantemerle, Villeneuve / La Salle les Alpes and Monetier Les Bains.
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Resort Profile: Montgenèvre

By adamrowden, Fri 30th Nov, 2012 at 10:18
Located twenty minutes up the hill from Serre Chevalier on the Route Nationale to Italy Montgenèvre is a very small resort, blink and you'll miss it. However, in this instance the best things definitely do come in smaller packages.
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Resort Profile: Les Menuires

By adamrowden, Fri 30th Nov, 2012 at 09:29
Les Menuires is situated in the heart of the 3 Valleys and is known for its warm and friendly family atmosphere. This easygoing resort is made up from eight small villages which are interconnected by ski runs, paths, chair lifts and buses.
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Resort Profile: Les Deux Alpes

By adamrowden, Fri 30th Nov, 2012 at 08:27
Now officially known as 'Les 2 Alpes', the resort formerly spelt 'Les Deux Alpes' began life shortly after World War 2, when in 1946 the local ski school was formed and three ski instructors employed, with an impressive 45 pupils on the first day. It was in fact based on the old French ski area of La Berarde which sprang up in 1925 after the first road to the area was completed. That was France's second ski area after Chamonix so its had plenty of time to establish its excellent snowfall and sunshine records.
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Resort Profile: Les Arcs

By adamrowden, Thu 29th Nov, 2012 at 16:27
Though the architecture of Les Arcs has much to be desired, with its giant ocean liner sized apartment blocks and it has become known as a family orientated resort, you should never rule it out as somewhere to go and do a season. It has some stunning off piste, and thanks to its link with La Plagne, you will have access to one of Europe’s largest ski areas.
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Resort Profile: Le Corbier

By adamrowden, Thu 29th Nov, 2012 at 15:14
Le Corbier, in the Maurienne Valley, is a Savoyard ski resort that was initially developed as a ‘third generation’ resort that was designed to be child friendly as well as safe for pedestrians and skiers.
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