a checklist for packing for ski holidays

Packing for Ski Holidays – Use our Free Checklist


Whether seasoned travellers or first time ski adventurers, life is easier with a little bit of organisation. This is particularly true if packing for ski holidays with children, when the volume and complexity of requirements seems to multiply! Clarian Chalets has created a comprehensive ski holiday checklist that can be printed and annotated, helping you to ensure…

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a warm child skiing down the piste

Keeping Kids Warm On The Slopes


The enjoyment of a family ski holiday depends on children being warm and dry.  To safeguard memories of fun and adventure on the slopes and inspire them to return to the mountains it is important to invest in good quality, well fitted gear to get the most out of your holiday. Here are some principles…

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savoie flag

Savoie Wines


The Savoie region is one of the more dispersed of the French wine growing regions being nestled around the northern Alps, south of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and east of the Rhône. It is also quite small by volume, encompassing only 2000 hectares of vines or about 0.5% of French wine production. The vineyards are separated not just by the mountains but also between the towns and villages of the three departments which the area straddles.

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children ready to ski in the portes du soleil

A family day skiing in Châtel


As my husband and I hand over our children to their British Alpine Ski School (BASS) ski school instructor we know the clock has started ticking. We have precisely two hours to do as much fast’n’furious skiing as possible before the family regroups. With a cheery wave we head to the chairlift to be whisked up…

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Fabulous Mountain Restaurants around Châtel


The fabulous restaurants around Châtel are a wonderful draw to the region and are a great excuse to travel around the Abondance and neighbouring valleys, whether in summer or winter. In July and August you are surrounded by the greens of alpine pasture and tall pine forest, with warm summer air insisting that you enjoy the outdoor terraces.

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