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Five Snowsports Videos of 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams

Five Snowsports Videos of ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams

‘Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof” We all know the lyric, we all know the song.  Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ has been a phenomenal global success since it was released in November 2013. A massive improvement on the Harlem Shake No doubt inspired by the original collection of videos posted to...
Why Alpe d'Huez is Lost In Translation...

Why Alpe d’Huez is Lost In Translation…

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a ski resort in possession of a UK customer list must be in want of a good translator. If Jane Austen were writing about ski resorts, she may have been tempted to write the above. Even more so if she received an email like the one below, from...
Folie Douce bring more 'sweet madness' to Megeve

Folie Douce bring more ‘sweet madness’ to Megeve

It was in 1969 when Luc Reversade, a former ski instructor, founded the first La Folie Douce in Val d’Isere. The restaurant and bar soon built up a reputation as the place in Val to go for apres-ski. As has been clear for years at the Krazy Kangaruh and Moosevirt in St Anton, apres-ski doesn’t have to...
Is Banksy working for the ESF in Meribel?

Is Banksy working for the ESF in Meribel?

Probably not, but after the recent raising of diplomatic tensions surrounding the ESF in France, it’s reassuring to see some rapprochement. This marvellous image was spotted by Ski Marmalade yesterday on the Altiport chairlift in Meribel: Homage to Banksy There can be little doubt that this is a homage to Banksy’s ‘kissing policemen’, which appeared...
Courchevel use YouTube to drive early season 'ouverture exceptionnelle'

Courchevel use YouTube to drive early season ‘ouverture exceptionnelle’

On Saturday 23 November 2013, Courchevel opened for a unique ‘ouverture exceptionnelle’ offering free skiing in the resort for one day only: We recently interviewed Dominique Bellavarde, Digital Manager at Courchevel Tourisme about their thinking behind the event. Q: How did you come to the decision to open the resort for this one day? Several factors...
How Grand Massif went from 2800 Facebook fans to 10000 in one week...

How Grand Massif went from 2800 Facebook fans to 10000 in one week…

In the last few years, we’ve seen many innovative campaigns by ski resorts using social media. Some have worked, some have sunk like a stone, but few have been as successful as the pre-season Facebook promotion by the Grand Massif region in France. Pre-season opening promoted exclusively on Facebook After the great snow that fell in...

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