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Resort Profile: Alpe d'Huez

By adamrowden, Wed 14th Nov, 2012 at 14:19
One of the world's major ski centres, the Grandes Rousses ski area above Alpe d'Huez is a huge and high domain served by an extensive lift system. The resort itself is one of Europe's highest and largest with a massive vertical drop, crowned by the Sarenne Glacier. Built above the original village of Huez, the resort has expanded in all directions over the past 20 years or so.
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Resort Profile: Avoriaz

By adamrowden, Thu 15th Nov, 2012 at 09:12
Avoriaz represents a breakthrough in modern resort design. While ski centres in the 1960s were being 'thrown up' or developing in areas of great natural beauty in France, Italy, Switzerland and North America, Avoriaz was arguably the first to consider the importance of architectural design. Built on a cliff edge above the already successful French resort of Morzine, Avoriaz still seems 'space-aged' and unique 40 years on.
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Resort Profile: Barèges La Mongie

By adamrowden, Tue 27th Nov, 2012 at 14:24
The ski resort of Barèges La Mongie is the largest in the French Pyrenees. It's in the Pays Toy area of the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Pyrénées region (South of Lourdes). It's also known as the Domaine Du Tourmalet. The lift-served area extends from 1400m to 2500m and there are 100km of lift-served runs plus acres of unexploited space between the pistes for easy-access off piste.
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Resort Profile: Chamonix

By adamrowden, Thu 15th Nov, 2012 at 16:41
One of the few serious contenders for the title of World's Most Famous Ski Resort, Chamonix Mont Blanc (as the resort prefers to be known) has the world's biggest lift-served skiable vertical drop of 2807 metres ( 9209 feet ), one of the world's longest runs through the Vallée Blanche at 22 km ( 13.7 miles ) and staged the World's first Winter Olympics in 1924.
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Resort Profile: Chatel

By adamrowden, Fri 20th Jul, 2012 at 09:28
Châtel is a large ski resort in France (in the Haute Savoie region and partly in the Portes du Soleil ski area). It offers you a peaceful retreat with a very French feel and plenty of great skiing. Châtel is easily accessible and it offers you plenty of varying terrain as well as a very authentic feel.
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Resort Profile: Courchevel

By adamrowden, Fri 16th Nov, 2012 at 09:26
Arguably France's most exclusive resort, well located at the eastern end of the world's largest truly inter-connected ski area (Trois Vallées) and with some of Europe's best on and off-slope in-frastructure, Courchevel would rate in the top 10 selection of resorts around the world for most dedicated skiers.
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Resort Profile: Flaine

By adamrowden, Thu 21st Nov, 2013 at 13:28
Flaine is a small, family resort and one of the friendliest places to spend a season. Many of the visitors return again and again as they feel apart of the community after only one week.
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Resort Profile: La Plagne

By adamrowden, Tue 27th Nov, 2012 at 13:49
La Plagne is a ski resort that is in the heart of the Paradiski region and is linked, via La Vanoise Express (a double decker cable car) to the Les Arcs ski area. La Plagne actually consists of 10 villages which are all linked by roads, pistes and lifts and they are all at varying altitudes.
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Resort Profile: La Tania

By adamrowden, Tue 27th Nov, 2012 at 16:48
Situated between its bigger neighbours of Meribel and Courchevel, La Tania shares the huge ski area of the Three Valleys. It is often called a "small family resort" but don't let that put you off - La Tania knows how to party.
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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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