- Christmas in the Snow
Silver Ski have been extremely fortunate to team up with best-selling Author Karen Swan, PanMacmillan Publishers and ASDA to bring you some amazing opportunities.
Karen Swan has recently published her latest novel ‘Christmas in the Snow’ – a story set in the Swiss Alps with glamorous locations and heart-breaking twists, it’s a book to cuddle up with on a cold winter’s evening.
Karen has written her very own account of her perfect Christmas just for
the Silver Ski readership:
‘Last year, I got to live out my Christmas fantasy: we hired the most beautiful chalet in the Four Valleys ski area in Switzerland, just around the mountain from Verbier and we filled it to the brim with my family – my parents, my brother and his family, my sister and my husband and our 3 children. There was a billiards table, a hammam, more sofas than 12 bodies could fill and a log fire that was never knowingly unstoked. We would be out early in the morning, to get some family runs in before ski school and then my husband and I would ski as fast as we could over to Verbier, grab a coffee, then ski back, just in time for lunch.
My parents don’t ski but they loved being part of the scene and seeing their grandchildren whizzing past – they’re all complete ski demons – and they took the gondola up to Mont Ford, the highest peak, for the views.
The best thing about a skiing holiday is that you get to eat as much as you like, without any guilt whatsoever; you are also completely entitled to flop when you get back in and a glass of champagne in your hand as you relax in front of the fire is frankly de rigeur. It’s the perfect lifestyle: healthy but indulgent; energetic but indolent; glamorous and hedonistic. Is it any wonder I constantly put it in my books?
Skiing is our family’s sport of choice. It’s the holiday we’ll be taking together long after the children stop wanting to come on summer hols with us, and there is nothing so exhilerating as all carving down a slope together with bright eyes, red cheeks and snow-matted hair. Add in a car-full of Christmas presents and a giant turkey (ordered at the local butcher’s) and it’s no wonder it was our best Christmas ever. Oh, and to top it all? Three inches of powder fell on Christmas Day. Bliss.’
Would you like a copy of ‘Christmas in the Snow’?
PanMacmillan Publishers have kindly donated copies of Karen’s book for Silver Ski to give away – therefore the next 100 rooms booked with us will find a copy of ‘Christmas in the Snow’ in their room on arrival, perfect for snuggling up with in front of the fire!
Ski Holiday Competition
Did Karen’s account of time in the mountains appeal to you? Would you like to relax in a cosy chalet, with your evening meal prepared for you after an exhilarating day on the slopes? Then purchase a copy of ‘Christmas in the Snow’ from ASDA and you will have the opportunity to enter into an exclusive competition to win a SILVER SKI HOLIDAY in the French Alps for two!!
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- Exciting News!!!
It’s SNOWING in La Plagne!!!
Just had to update you all – the snow has arrived in resort today and we
thought you might like to see the evidence:
The above photo was taken from outside Chalet Bon Coin, looking across at
…. and this one was taken from the doorway of Chalet Bon Coin.
If you’re still hoping to join us for a December holiday:
14 December (first week of season) – Booking fast from £399pp
21 December (Christmas week) – Just 10 rooms remaining, from £499pp
28 December (New Year) – Only 1 twin room left in Chalet Du Praz, Courchevel
Email: [email protected]
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CHEF/COOKS required to work as part of a team in catered chalets in La Plagne.
Our ideal candidates are hardworking, fun loving and sociable. You will have excellent culinary skills and be able to provide references proving that you can confidently cater for small or large chalets.
This vacancy is suitable for a single person or someone who is part of a couple (providing your partner is willing to work alongside you in the kitchen).
Silver Ski is a very well established independent ski chalet company (operating for the past 30 years) in La Plagne, Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania.
We pride ourselves on having happy resort staff that, in exchange for providing excellent service to our clients, is given plenty of time on the slopes.
We offer a good package which includes travel to resort, bed and board, lift pass, carte neige insurance and ski equipment.
Interested applicants should email CV and covering letter to [email protected]
- MANCHESTER FLIGHTS REINSTATED
Manchester Flights Reinstated
We are extremely pleased to announce that Silver Ski Holidays can now be
booked with flights from either MANCHESTER or GATWICK.
Back by popular demand – we are now able to offer our ‘friends from the
North’ flights direct from Manchester. Operating on a Sunday to Sunday
basis, our early morning flight ensures that you arrive in resort in time to
ski by lunch time – making the very most of your valuable time on the slopes!
With prices from just £449 per person why not give us a call to find
out what we can offer – 01622 735544
- Laura – 16.4.14
Flying High in Meribel
– Watch for more from the Three Valleys over the coming weeks –
Having been eyeing up the colourful little dots soaring high above the resort since
the beginning of season, Chris decided to bite the bullet and experience parapenting
for himself this week. With the sun shining and wind providing a perfect light breeze,
he soon found himself strapped in and ready for take-off from the top of the
Pas du Lac bubble.
There’s plenty of parapenting companies to choose from in resort. We counted at
least five in Meribel alone, so there’s a high chance of getting your preferred slot. As
with the changeable nature of the weather here, it’s a relaxed booking system, with
reps from each company simply taking your name and time, along with a small
Chris was quite nervous beforehand, but his instructor was great. He hardly gave him
time for the nerves to grow, and as soon as his time came he was whisked off to
the launching area to get strapped in. No fuss and a few clicks later they were off, a
dot on the horizon within minutes.
Chris says the views were incredible, even more spectacular than you’d expect.
Once he’d gained his confidence in the air, he was also treated to some ‘acrobatics’,
with the instructor sending him on a downward spiral producing g-force of 3.
Aside from being slightly unnerving to watch, it sounds like a fairly
The best measure of how great it was is that Chris is determined to have another
go before the end of season. Perhaps I’ll join him this time…
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