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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: 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 Gets

By adamrowden, Tue 13th Nov, 2012 at 10:29
Les Gets is a pleasant farming village, which has grown in to one of the world's top resorts apparently without noticing. Picturesque and relaxed, it has neither the sometimes oppressive enthusiasm for health and fitness that some of the high altitude French purpose built centres promote, nor the pre-occupation with glitz that attracts the soulless money-obsessed to others.
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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: Megève

By adamrowden, Mon 12th Nov, 2012 at 16:16
Megève is a wonderful ski resort that has been a well kept secret for many years. It is a small picturesque village that is always overlooked by Mont Blanc and has pebbled streets and very few cars.
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Resort Profile: Méribel

By adamrowden, Wed 28th Nov, 2012 at 10:13
Méribel is the central resort in the 3 Valleys ski area and the village, as well as its skiing, have both been a success on a colossal scale. Nowadays Méribel has grown far beyond the original village with half a dozen 'neighbourhoods', extending the resort over 10km (6 miles) of the valley floor, and expansion is still continuing.
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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: Morzine

By adamrowden, Tue 4th Dec, 2012 at 10:19
A village with a history dating back to long before Morzine was first named in documents in 1180 AD, today Morzine is a large and pleasant resort in the midst of one of the world's largest ski areas, the Portes du Soleil, and with excellent off-slope facilities. Although the village may have existed for at least a thousand years, tourism only arrived rather more recently when the first hotel, the Grand, opened in 1925.
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Resort Profile: Peisey - Vallandry

By adamrowden, Fri 20th Jul, 2012 at 09:28
Peisey - Vallandry is located at the heart of the 1992 Savoie Olympic Region and it is also at the entrance of the Vanoise National Park. The resort is not very big, however, it links well to Les Arcs, and now, thanks to the Vanoise Express you are only five minutes from La Plagne. When combined with Les Arcs and La Plagne, to make the Paradiski resort, your options really are endless. As the resort is almost always considered as a part of Les Arcs, our stats listed below also take into account Les Arcs.
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Resort Profile: Saint Gervais

By adamrowden, Fri 20th Jul, 2012 at 09:28
Saint Gervais is a small town that is tucked away behind Mont Blanc. It was an old-fashioned spa town that was very popular in the early 1800s and as it is a real town it has plenty to offer. It has plenty of classic stone buildings and wonderful architecture as well as some awesome ironwork and sculptures.
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