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Category: Resorts

15 Oct 2019
Courchevel Ski Resort

A planned ski resort, Courchevel has everything cut-and-paste like the garden centre Lapland: crisp snowy perfection. The facilities really are cookie-cutter, with the most recent set of lodges having gone up in 1992. This was when the valley hosted some of the Winter Olympic ski events, and its own airport added into the plans for…

03 Oct 2019

Chamonix is a popular ski resort, but it’s also more than that. With views of Mont Blanc from every angle in the town there’s no wonder this became the certified-sublime home of writers’ retreats for the Romantic poets and novelists, and the Winter Olympics’ very first destination. It’s got a grand tourist centre made even…