Ski Resorts (36)
The big 2019/2020 Resort Opening Post
As you may have seen some resorts in France have already opened but this weekend things really start to ramp up especially in the Pyrenees and Southern Alps which were blitzed by stormaggedon last wee
A snowdome for Méribel
The Savoyard ski resort of Méribel, part of the Three Valleys ski area, wants to build a snowdowe “similar to that in Dubaï”. The project is part of the Chaudanne development plan.
Maurienne goes back to the past
“I’m sending you back, Marty, back to the 1980s” - so quipped a social media wag after reading the latest Maurienne 10 year plan which proposes a ski resort expansion fit for the era of the “plans nei
Skiogrande lift pass for the Maurienne
Fancy a ski safari in the Maurienne this season. Then the skiogrande (rio grande - geddit?) pass might be for you. It lets you ski in 17 ski areas.
Tignes opening delayed
Despite some recent high altitude snow Tignes have announced that the glacier is not in a good enough state to open this weekend for the autumn season.
Public inquiry slams “half baked” Oisans cable car link
A public inquiry into the Oisans development plan and the proposed Alpe d’Huez to les Deux Alpes cable car link has severely criticised the project.
Major setback for l'Alpe d'Huez expansion
The ski resort of l'Alpe d'Huez has received a serious blow to its expansion plans following the cancellation of planning permission (UTN) granted in 2017 enabling an extra 68,000m2 of land to be buil
Cross Country Skiing - Just can’t get enough
When the Alpine ski resorts close their lifts the main option for skiers who still want their fix of spring snow is to climb on skins.
Alpe d'Huez - les Deux Alpes Cable Car project
The public consultation for the long trailed cable-way link from l'Alpe d'Huez to les Deux Alpes has finally started and will run through to May. Don't make any property investments just yet.
First turns Chamrousse
On Tuesday Guillaume Deschanel got some early turns in at Olympic Chamrousse in the French Alps near Grenoble. The conditions don't look too bad, for a 7th November.
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