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Posts tagged "courchevel"
Dynastar X3 Triathlon (Courchevel) article in Trail Running Magazine

Dynastar X3 Triathlon (Courchevel) article in Trail Running Magazine

In April 2022, Iain took part in the Dynastar X3 Triathlon in Courchevel. His article on the event is now live on Trail Running Magazine. Thanks to Paul Halford for commissioning it and Florent Hazucka, Richard Lett, Chris Moran and La Tania – latania.co.uk for their help with logistics. You can watch Iain’s video about...
Saulire Cable Car in Courchevel will not re-open until summer 2023

Saulire Cable Car in Courchevel will not re-open until summer 2023

According to the latest edition of Montagne Leaders magazine, the Saulire cable car will not open again until summer 2023. Damaged in pre-season testing Readers may be aware that during a standard pre-season check on the 120-capacity cable car in September 2021, both cabins were damaged as they crashed into the lift stations. The lift...
Wolves spotted in Les 3 Vallées (again)

Wolves spotted in Les 3 Vallées (again)

Last Sunday, Laurent Carret-Nouri was driving his navette on his usual route from Les Menuires to Val Thorens, when he spotted something cross the road just in front of him. “Magnifique!” “I’m used to seeing chamois, but it was the first time I’ve seen a wolf in 10 years of this job,” he told Le...
Courchevel article in Skier & Snowboarder Magazine

Courchevel article in Skier & Snowboarder Magazine

In January 2020, Iain travelled to Courchevel to find out about the preparations for the 2023 World Alpine Ski Championships, which are being hosted jointly with Méribel. Iain looked at the plans for the new ‘Eclipse’ downhill run and how UK billionaire Jim Ratcliffe is helping to fund improvements at the Club des Sports. His...
When is a ski lift not a ski lift?

When is a ski lift not a ski lift?

As all British skiers are well aware, the ski lifts in France (and across most of Europe) are not turning at present. Safety measures in place French ski resorts have presented a well-prepared case that ski lifts can be managed safely using new Covid protocols. However, despite the evidence from Switzerland that opening lifts does...
Digital Nomads Go Skiing: The Rise of the Workation

Digital Nomads Go Skiing: The Rise of the Workation

Back in October 2020, I highlighted the rise of the ‘workation’ in my presentation for LISTEX, organised by the Mountain Travel Network. I noted the increasing number of articles featuring travel destinations courting the digital nomads for whom ‘working from home’ doesn’t tie you to your own house, but makes the world your oyster. Demand...