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St Gervais Agriculture Fair

St Gervais Agriculture Fair

  Coming up  …. SUNDAY 18th October …. St Gervais Agricultural Fair Not to be missed…  This is an outstanding showcase of rural Alpine life, right in the heart of St Gervais. It’s just on this one day of the year, the roads in the village centre are closed to traffic, and open to cows! […]

Rock the Pistes

Rock the Pistes

The Rock the Pistes festival, held across the resorts of the Portes du Soleil is back, this year taking place from 14th to 21st March. With the concerts staged right on the piste in the heart of the ski area, accessible by ski or snowboard they are free to everyone – you just need your […]

Ski Tour Race

Ski Tour Race

Dave Thompson tests his endurance at this year’s La Meurianne ski tour race and narrowly missed a podium place! La Meurianne is the first of the local ski touring races. As always it was organised brilliantly and with much enthusiasm. First and foremost these races are a test of endurance and speed and are frequented […]

Avalanche Training

Avalanche Training

I’m sure there are many like me out there. Reasonably competent skiers who want to Avalanche escape the crowds in resort and yearn to explore the amazing winter mountain environment and push our skiing envelope with wild and challenging terrain. However we are held back by our all too real fear of the serious dangers […]

French property surveys

French property surveys

Property for sale in France must undergo a series of surveys known collectively as the Dossier de Diagnotic Technique (DDT) which comment on the condition & safety of the property before the sale.

Summer holidays in the alps

Summer holidays in the alps

How the summer holiday market should always be a factor in buying your Alpine property

The medicinal mountains

The medicinal mountains

The restorative powers of the mountains are being discovered by increasing numbers searching for health and wellbeing.

The Aiguille du Midi Skywalk

The Aiguille du Midi Skywalk

In December 2013 “Step into the Void” was unveiled on the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak above Chamonix. Step into the Void is a glass room built by Pierre-Yves Chays and allow visitors to step into a glass box suspended 1035 meters in the air. Similar experiential glass rooms have been built around the world […]

Low mortgage rates in France- Now is the time to buy

Low mortgage rates in France- Now is the time to buy

French mortgage interest rates have recently fallen to an all time low, less than the rates seen at the end of World War 2. Moreover the stability of the European Central Bank shows that these low rates are due to the huge amount of competition between banks & suggests that they could remain low for […]

To ski or not to ski?

To ski or not to ski?

Not everyone is into skiing. Traveling high-speed down a mountain does fly in the face of human instinct. But that doesn’t mean an alpine holiday is not for you. There are alternatives to suit all preferences, some of them more dare devil than others … Snowshoeing Possibly the most gentle of the bunch, snowshoeing allows […]

Breaking News: Children ski for free!

Breaking News: Children ski for free!

Early Easter presents from the resort of Les Gets. From the 29th March to 21st April if you buy an adult 6-day Portes du Soleil ski pass, you get a free 6-day Portes du Soleil ski pass for a child. An amazing opportunity for your children to ski for free and for the family to […]

Breaking News: Les Gets attempts a World Record breaking torchlight decent.

Breaking News: Les Gets attempts a World Record breaking torchlight decent.

In 2006 a world record was set in Schwarsee, Switzerland when 2,854 skiers took part in a giant torchlight decent. This year, the Portes du Soleil resort of Les Gets will attempt to beat this record with 3,000 skiers descending the Chavanne slope on the 5th March. All monies raised will be donated to a […]

Pass’Portes du Soleil Mountain Bike Trek 28th-30th June

Pass’Portes du Soleil Mountain Bike Trek  28th-30th June

The ever popular Pass’Portes du Soleil event takes place this weekend marking the start of summer and the opening of all of the lifts in the Portes du Soleil area for the summer. In this mountain bike trek, riders go from altitudes of 1000 to 2250m, in both France and Switzerland, seeing the whole vast […]