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Posts tagged "courchevel"
'War and Piste' - the best ski season book so far?

‘War and Piste’ – the best ski season book so far?

Could it really be ‘Wickedly funny’? A couple of weeks ago, I read a new book called ‘War and Piste’. I’ll be honest with you, I was expecting the worst from this ‘wickedly funny diary of a ski season’. When I ran Natives, I used to receive regular emails from season workers who had written...
Le Derby du Roc Merlet - going downhill fast

Le Derby du Roc Merlet – going downhill fast

The Roc Merlet Derby in Courchevel 1650 has been one of the classic season worker events since…well, no one seems to be exactly sure when it started. But it was definitely going on in 1995, as shown in this poster. This end of season event sees competitors take a rare chance to hoon from the...
Why do chalet girls bake a cake every day?

Why do chalet girls bake a cake every day?

Okay, not strictly anything to do with marketing, but just for fun… So why do chalet girls bake a cake every day? As far as I know chalets have always left out a cake for their guests to tuck into for ‘afternoon tea’. After a long day on the slopes, most skiers and snowboarders feel...
The Top 10 French Ski Resorts on Facebook

The Top 10 French Ski Resorts on Facebook

Although social media marketing is much more about quality than quantity, I thought it would be interesting to see how many fans different ski resorts have racked up. Later in this series, I’ll also be publishing figures for other countries, and also for British snowsports companies. The Top 10 French Ski Resorts on Facebook 1....
Seasons (1988-1997)

Seasons (1988-1997)

When I graduated there was never any debate that I was going to do a season. In December 1988, I headed to Chatel to be a Ski Guide for Bladon Lines.  It was a terrible snow season, but I had a fantastic time. After a few years living in Australia, I returned to the Alps...