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9 Takeaways from 'Ski Debrief' about the business of French Ski Resorts

9 Takeaways from ‘Ski Debrief’ about the business of French Ski Resorts

Earlier this month the ‘Ski Debrief’ event took place in Val d’Isere and revealed a contrasting mix of results for French resorts this winter. Attendees included Laurent Reynaud from Domaine Skiable de France (DSF), Michel Giraudy (France Montagnes), Gerard Mattis (FPS), Michel Vion (FFS), Jean-Marc Silva (France Montagnes), Luc Reversade (Folie Douce), Alexis Dussilol (AirBnB)...
55% of La Folie Douce Val Thorens sold for €2.5m

55% of La Folie Douce Val Thorens sold for €2.5m

Most British skiers to France will have heard of the ‘clubbing at altitude’ concept of La Folie Douce. The first Folie Douce was established in Val d’Isere in 2007 by founder Luc Reversade. You can now party and eat in six resorts across the French Alps – Val d’Isere, Val Thorens, Meribel-Courchevel, Alpe d’Huez and...
Five Great Examples of 'Star Wars' In The Snow

Five Great Examples of ‘Star Wars’ In The Snow

Unless you’ve been living in a cave like Obi Wan Kenobi, you may have noticed a new Star Wars movie has recently come out. We thought we’d mark the occasion by celebrating five great ‘Star Wars’ appearances in ski resorts! 1. Star Wars comes to the Folie Douce These guys are always bang on the...
P&V team up with La Folie Douce

P&V team up with La Folie Douce

The biggest challenge facing tour operators is being able to differentiate their product. After all, if you’re trying to choose who to go with to a particular destination, then the ski area is the same, the lift pass is the same, and the choice of ski schools and ski hire is the same. Some companies...
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...
Six versions of the 'Harlem Shake' set in Ski Resorts

Six versions of the ‘Harlem Shake’ set in Ski Resorts

There’s only a small chance that by now you won’t know what the ‘Harlem Shake‘ craze is all about.   Let’s be honest, if the phrase ‘flogging a dead horse’ was perfect for anything, it’s this dying meme. But that doesn’t seem to stop the enthusiasm for creating new versions, and here are six of...