posted: 21-08-2015
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You can tell summer is over when you receive the first email for the London ski show. You also get a slight shock when you see the price.
Last year I brought a ticket online for the Earls Court show at the end of October, only a few days before the show and paid £13 (£12 + 1 booking fee). So not really a very early bird discount. This year the location and the price hav

posted: 11-04-2015
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Since writing part 1 of Courchevel is Dead, two major things have happened. The old incumbent mayor, who has been in office for nearly 2 decades, has been replaced and the 2015 winter season is all but finished.

My Part 2 rant is about the very large disparity between when the resort closes and when the resort actually closes.

The date is currently April 11th and mos

posted: 12-10-2014
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When you book a ski holiday with a tour operator it’s all too easy to tick the box to include their ski hire prices. There is nothing inherently wrong with that but when people spend ages looking for the best price for a holiday they don’t realize that they could get a much better deal when renting their boot and skis.
In the age of the internet, where you can find deal

posted: 09-08-2014
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Now before I start I should point out that I’m no foodie, I come from a country where the (highly processed) tasteless white sliced loaf is what we pitifully describe as “bread”. So no expert at all. But even I can take the bakers equivalent of the pepsi challenge.

As I’ve said before, ski resorts (generally) are more monopolistic than larger towns. Whether it be th

posted: 28-07-2014
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In the news recently a certain blonde Olympic bronze medalist had her Macbook air stolen. Looking past the fact that she left this expensive computer in the car, in London, the most valuable part of the computer was not the aluminium unibody laptop but her Olympic photos stored on the hard drive.

Over the years I have had many people who have lost their life history as

posted: 15-07-2014
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Anyone who has a car in Courchevel knows how hard it is to find a parking space, which won’t get your car towed.
One such spot was half way down the rue de plantret. On a tight bend half way down there was usually guaranteed a space with excellent access to the piste and the plantret chair lift.
No longer!
In its place are some new Opac apartments. A total of 72 are be