Why are reindeer antlers the symbol of Avoriaz?

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The French ski resort of Avoriaz is one of our favourites in the Alps. Located in the heart of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz is on the border of France and Switzerland and offers the highest skiing …

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What’s New in Courchevel for 2023/24

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Courchevel is one of our favourite resorts. Made up of different ‘stations’ from Le Praz (1300), via Village (1550), Moriond (1650) to Courchevel 1850 and not forgetting La Tania, there are so many options for skiers on and off the …

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New Lifts and Pistes in Les 2 Alpes

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Visitors to the French resort of Les 2 Alpes can look forward to several new lifts and pistes this winter, with more developments to come. The resort offers skiing up to 3600m on its glacier, which is where most skiers …

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Ellmau and Soll focus on Sustainability in the SkiWelt, Austria

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The SkiWelt ski area in Austria is one of the largest – and greenest – in the world. Consisting of 83 lifts, 270kms of pistes and over 80 mountain huts, the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser (to give it its full name) …

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GB Snowsport athletes head to Perisher in Australia for pre-season training

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It might only be August, but thoughts are already turning towards next winter. Here in the Chaletline offices, our phonelines are busy with chalet holiday enquiries. And on the other side of the world, some of Britain’s best skiers and …

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The 2023 Tour de France comes to the Alps

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Even if you don’t like cycling, if you’re a skier, then it’s always worth watching the Tour de France when it comes to the Alps. In the last few days, the peloton has travelled through some of the most famous …

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5 Classic Tour de France Climbs in Ski Resorts

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With only a couple of weeks to go until the Tour de France arrives in the Alps, we thought it was time to look at some of the classic climbs in French ski resorts. Col de la Loze, Méribel (2304m) …

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Sponsor your very own Alpine Cow in Verbier

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Love cows? Then when not take up this ‘udderly fabulous’ offer in Verbier? Local company, EdelAlp, is offering the chance for UK based ‘godparents’ to choose their ‘Summer Queen’, a traditional Heren Cow, when they arrive in the mountains for …

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A brief history of Courchevel in five videos

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In 1946, in the wake of the Second World War, the Department of Savoie and the village of Saint-Bon joined forces to create a new wintersports resort in the Alps. We’ve tracked down five videos to give you an insight …

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The 5 best zip wires in ski resorts

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There’s so much more to ski resorts these days than simply skiing. As well as some amazing aquacentres, many resorts now have amazing zip wires to enjoy. In this blog post, we look at the best five zip wires in …

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