posted: 11-11-2016
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(Courchevel pre-season opening)

For the last 5 years Courchevel has opened its slope(s) for a free day in November. This is a good thing.

This year Courchevel and the whole Savoie region has been consumed by a winter storm and has seen record snow falls for November. In the past two days I alone have seen 50cm of snow on my official met-office balcony railing. Unfor

posted: 01-11-2016
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Before I start I would like to say I’m not so much going after the world snow awards I’m just using them as an example of why these types of awards are meaningless.

Most awards are created by one of two means, A public or private vote.
Both of these are basically the same with a few exceptions.

The private vote has a smaller but more informed voting bas

posted: 22-10-2016
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The original instructions that come with the genepi flowers require 90% alcohol, which is a problem in many countries. In France in the past you used to be able to get high proof alcohol from the local pharmacy. However no longer. The only nearby country where this is easily available (in supermarkets) is Italy, thanks probably to their love of making the lemon liqueur lim

posted: 11-10-2016
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September is over. Summer has definitely finished and the temperatures are starting to hit sub-zero. It’s even trying to snow! What a perfect time to start your exterior building projects. Seriously?

No joking! Since September Courchevel has come alive with more skips and heavy equipment than I’ve seen all summer and they are all working feverishly like people

posted: 08-10-2016
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One of the set pieces of Courchevel 1850 is the highest tarmacked runway at 2010m. Where the world's rich and infamous fly into for their winter fun.
It also has, as the location of the arms bazaar at the start of Tomorrow never dies, one of the biggest misconceptions in Bond history. Where Pierce Brosnan kills all those nasty terrorists and flys off in a stolen jet lade

posted: 16-09-2016
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Before we start I have to say I’m a fan of the original Fiat Panda 4x4s. They are just so basic, from the design, which must have taken someone 5 minutes with a ruler, to their legendary ruggedness. This is backed up by the French Gendarmes in the alps who swore by them for a decade. Of the 5 million cars (est) originally build they are becoming increasingly rarer tha