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Rachel rejoined the VIP team after a season as a Chalet Host in Val d'Isere. Look out for plenty of exciting blog posts and lots of useful information!

Winter has officially arrived

Thu November 16, 2017

“Snow is falling…all around me” ok maybe it’s a bit too early for Christmas songs but it’s certainly fitting because in case you didn’t hear, winter has officially arrived across the alps! A huge snow storm made its way across the French and Austrian alps this week and has turned our resorts into winter wonderlands.

Val d'Isere

Our team sent us this sunny shot from just outside The Farmhouse chalet on Tuesday morning. Temperatures were around -7 and I think it’s safe to say the snow isn’t going anywhere for a while. 

Courchevel

With so much snow arriving in the Three Valleys, Courchevel hosted a very special early opening day on Wednesday. Those lucky enough to live nearby took advantage of the fantastic conditions and we received these great photos from the resort. 

Meribel

The lifts in Meribel don’t open until early December but there’s been reports of locals hiking up the mountains to enjoy some of the fresh powder – I can’t say I blame them, the conditions sound simply unmissable. 

La Plagne

Our very own La Plagne webcam has been reporting blue skies and fresh snow all week. With exactly one month until it opens, we’re so excited for the start of another season in La Plagne. 

Portes du Soleil

On their way back from Val d’Isere our team went via Morzine to visit our new Colibri chalets. They told us snow conditions were as good as Val d’Isere and couldn’t believe how cold it was. Our Sales Director even spotted someone out on the piste in Les Gets, clearly the locals are already taking advantage of the fresh snow.

Avoriaz has reported over 60cm of snow and we can’t wait to see what the next few weeks will bring. 

Alpe d'Huez

Living up to its reputation of the Island of the sun, conditions in Alpe d’Huez look ideal. There’s plenty of fresh snow, temperatures are remaining low, and the sun is still shining. Preparation is now well underway to get the resort ready for it’s opening on 2nd December.

St Anton

Looking at the St Anton webcams you would think it’s practically the middle of the winter – not the beginning! With just three weeks to go until the resort opens on 9th December we’re certainly very excited by the photos we’re seeing from resort. 

Lech

The Lech tourist board have been counting down to the start of the season with daily updates on their Facebook page. We’re all incredibly jealous of those who have managed to sneak out of the office and up the mountain to enjoy some fresh powder. 

Check out their photo & video updates here

Tempted?

If all this snowfall is making you dream of skiing and you’ve not yet got your holiday booked, call the team today on 0208 875 1957 or email ski@vip-chalets.com

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