posted: 12-05-2014
 - Courchevel Enquirer
If you ask most people about luxury brands like Apple or Oakley they will say you are paying more for the name like a “tax”.
In this case when Ferrari co-ordinates a range of special Oakleys you end up paying a double tax! (if you buy from Ferrari instead of Oakley).
In these days of the internet you would think that companies should check what the product there are a

posted: 01-05-2014
 - Courchevel Enquirer
Several years ago Geneva airport had a large, and much needed, renovation. Part of this makeover included a very nice new sun terrace and restaurant village. This included a Starbucks and Burger king. Sounds good so far but probably because airport rents are so much higher than normal means the prices of the food is higher than normal. An example a Whopper meal is 16.50 Sw

posted: 20-01-2014
 - Courchevel Enquirer
no wait, I can find a slight pulse. Wait the mairie signed a DNR. TOD 2014.

In years of old after any dump of snow, a good barometer of how busy the resort is is how long the queues for Biollay are. Despite being upgraded from a 4 to 6 man chair the reasoning is the same. 5-10 minutes being the norm. 15+ mins when it’s REALLY busy. On Wednesday at 10.30am I managed to

posted: 18-01-2014
 - Courchevel Enquirer
For those of you who don’t know. Former Courchevel seasonnaire X who writes under the pseudonym of Belle de Neige as recently published a book aptly titled Tales of Catastrophe, Sex and Squalor from the Alpine Underbelly. Her unique (and by unique I mean her honest hilarious potty mouth) style as she recounts stories from her seasons working in private chalets in Courchev

posted: 07-12-2013
 - Courchevel Enquirer
To celebrate the opening of the resort here are the 20 most annoying types you might meet on the Saulier cable car.

People who try to get on BEFORE the doors are fully open.?You queue-barge too, don't you? You make me sick.
Passive-aggressive-mumblings guy?. We get it, they pushed past you. Someone call the cops.
Russian Tourists? Just... Russian tourists.
People who

posted: 04-12-2013
 - Courchevel Enquirer
After spending 15 years writing silly anacdotes, or as most people will say “shit”, about Courchevel and its workers I read a very short article in the incredibly badly printed Good Ski Guide title “Courchevel not so belle” and had to retort.

Not only should the title have read “Austrian tourism has a go at the French”. In the space of two paragraphs he makes thr