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Conquering Courchevel, the 3 things you need to know

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A valley of excitement awaits anyone heading off to Courchevel for a vacation

Courchevel ski resort spreads across 4 villages on the eastern end of the mighty Three Valleys ski area. With La Tania, Meribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens within easy reach to the west, the scope of runs available of things to do is incredible and one may easily get lost. We don’t only mean on the slopes. Our writer Maria Bain has but together these easy tips for you to enjoy during your next vacation. 

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Whistler is the hottest place to pick up Sugar Daddy

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Whistler ski resort is centre of attraction for meeting up with Sugar Daddy’s

When you are the number one ski resort in North America, then it shouldn’t come too as much of a surprise that it may be fertile ground to hook up with sugar daddy skiers. Whistler has come up on top of a list of ”Top 10 Sugar Daddy Ski Resorts in North America”. 

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Vintage car race to end in Cortina

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The 10th annual Winter Raid rally is set to depart from St. Moritz in a couple of days

The tenth edition of the WinterRaid (www.raid.ch), will feature a dazzling array of vintage race cars as they make their way from St. Moritz to the Italian resort of Cortina.

The race which is traditionally held in Germany will be take 90 vintage cars competing on this new 260 km winter journey from Switzerland to Italy for the first time.

The race begins in St Moritz on 17th January with the cars scheduled to start arriving in  Cortina during the afternoon of the following day, 18th January.

 

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Andorra offers the best value for the dollar, new study

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Andorra has the best bang for the dollar this year according to a latest study

 

An annual study sponsored by Post Office Travel Money concludes that average holiday costs to Soldeu in Andorra are 18% lower this winter than last. Continue reading ‘Andorra offers the best value for the dollar, new study’

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Brits ski for free in Utah

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Utah ski resort offers free skiing for Brits

Eagle Point Resort in Utah is offering a no-strings attached ‘Brits ski for free’ offerYou may not have heard of it before, but the resort of Eagle Point (eaglepointresort.com), located three and a half hours drive from either Las Vegas or from Salt Lake City, is offering British skiers and riders free lift tickets for skiing and boarding all this winter, with no blackout dates. 

The resort has an elevation of 3,200 metres with an average snowfall of 11 metres (37 feet) annually with 40 runs all standards of skiers.

To qualify the free lift tickets British nationals simply need to get to Eagle Point then present their passport as proof of nationality and provide an email address to get their free lift ticket.  There are no blackout days.

 

 

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Saas Fee continues with free skiing offer in January

Saas-Fe offers free skiing with a stay at select hotels this January.

Skiers booking into a select few hotels from 4 – 7 nights will receive free skiing at Saas Fee resort in Switzerland throughout January. 

Several dozen hotels in most categories are taking part in the promotion which runs from January 5th to 26th January.  Each offers free three or six day lift passes depending n the length of your stay.

For participating hotels and prices go to: www.saas-fee.ch/en.

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Insurance companies to require helmets

Insurance companies are following the trend of ski hills and requesting helmets be worn within insurance policies.

Beware ski travellers. Read the fine print. With the slew of accidents at local ski hills more and more travel insurance companies have been modifying policies that require helmets while enjoying snowsports. The UK travel insurance Essential Travel recently made the move to modify the terms of travel insurance policies. Continue reading ‘Insurance companies to require helmets’

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