Last week journalists and bloggers from the ski industry gathered to meet with representatives from French resorts and find out all the latest on the coming season.

The event took place at the brand new Courthouse Shoreditch Hotel, with twenty different French resort present.

Over sixty journalists were able to find out the latest news from the French Alps, before Matt Carr from France Montagnes announced the winners of the best articles online and in print in the inaugural French Mountain Media Awards.


arnie wilson and Iain martin

Iain Martin from Skipedia lost out to Arnie Wilson


Award Winners

The winners of the French Mountain Media Awards in the three categories were as follows:


Best Online Article

Winner: Arnie Wilson, for his detailed  feature on Les Arcs’ new Mille 8 “fun-park” for

Also shortlisted:

Best Magazine Article

Winner: Judy Armstrong, for her comprehensive feature on the lesser-known resorts in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise, for France magazine

Also shortlisted:

  • Abi Butcher (Family Traveller, Morzine)
  • Kieran Lee (Telegraph Ski & Snowboard, Samoëns)

Best Newspaper Article

Winner: Henry Druce’s story about a family ski holiday in Tignes for The Telegraph

Also shortlisted:

  • Ian Murray (Southern Daily Echo, Isola 2000 & Auron)
  • Jon Murray (Oxford Times, Valmorel & La Plagne)

Images from the event taken by Eleonore de Bonneval are shown below: