The Ultimate Snowsports Lover’s Christmas Shopping List

The Ultimate Snowsports Lover’s Christmas Shopping List

The Ultimate Snowsports Lover’s Christmas Shopping List – a selection of items which should be top of every snowsports lover’s wish list!

Sunglasses – An après ski essential for long lunches in the sunshine

The Summit Sunglasses from dewerstone come with hand-made maple wood frames and their high quality 100% UV protection polarized lenses look after your eyes, reducing glare and fatigue.

Through 1% for the Planet, dewerstone commit 1% of their annual revenue directly to non-profit environmental action groups. All dewerstone’s products are Climate Neutral Certified and for every product they manufacture they plant a tree.  The Summit sunglasses are available to buy online at www.dewerstone.com RRP £59.95.

dewerstone

Beanie – stay warm on and off the slopes

The ‘Strike’ unisex beanie is fleece lined and whether exploring home or overseas, it will keep cold heads warm. As with the sunglasses from dewerstone, through 1% for the Planet, dewerstone commit 1% of their annual revenue directly to non-profit environmental action groups. All dewerstone’s products are Climate Neutral Certified and for every product they manufacture they plant a tree.

The Strike Beanie is available to buy online at www.dewerstone.com RRP £19.95.

dewerstone beanie

Sun Protection – Pelotan Once a Day SPF30 No Mess

Pelotan is a ‘once-a-day’, water and sweat resistant sun protection brand offering up to eight hours of protection at SPF 30. Now launching to the wintersports market for the winter season 2021-22, Pelotan is currently the official sun protection supplier of British Triathlon and British Cycling.

Pelotan is an alcohol-based product which is a no-mess, clear, quickly absorbed, lightweight and breathable – no more having to remove ski gloves to apply sun protection – get a full day on the slopes without risking skin damage. Pelotan is available online at www.pelotan.cc  – 200ml spray £20 and 50ml Roll on £10

Level Gloves – Off Piste & Iris Leather Ski Gloves

These All-Mountain leather, short cuff gloves are a favourite for their styling and warmth, Thermoplus 4000 (down to -22°C) and Primaloft® insulation. Men Off Piste £150. The women’s Iris is a super soft leather which is elegant and sporty at the same time, with Primaloft® padding and membrane. Women’s Iris £95 More info at levelgloves.com and available across the UK at all good ski shops.

Ski Boots –Dalbello Quantum – new and lightweight

What every skier needs – light weight, smooth walking, and maximum downhill performance, ideal for ski touring and on the piste skiing.

For the first time in ski boot manufacturing, this ski boot has been created using a bonded shell with two separate halves fused together using a special vibration process developed originally for heart valves and later in the monocoque of Formula One chassis. This allows the ski boot to be much lighter but without losing the power and control. £660 More info at Dalbello.it and available across the UK at all specialist ski shops.

Skis -Volkl Mantra M6 – New tailored frame and tip for better precision and performance

The Mantra is a popular and well-established icon within Völkl’s All Mountain Freeride series – it is known for providing reliable performance in a staggering variety of snow conditions; 100% made in Germany, minimising the environmental impact of ski manufacturing. The new models offer more stability, liveliness, manoeuvrability and best of all greater versatility, mainly achieved due to two of the latest innovations from Völkl: Tailored Titanal Frame and Tailored Carbon Tips; the amount of titanal, and its corresponding damping and torsional flex, is tailored to the skier’s height and weight via the length of the ski – in the longer lengths there is more metal, increasing torsional stiffness, power transmission and damping for larger, heavier skiers. The shorter the length, the less titanal is used, making the ski softer and more manoeuvrable so that smaller and lighter skiers can take full advantage of the added performance.

The Tailored Carbon Tips feature custom-inlaid directional stringers, rather than a uniform carbon sheet, to reinforce the torsional stiffness of the ski at the forward contact point. As a result, the shovel responds precisely and directly when entering the turn, supporting a quick, reliable reaction from the ski, especially on hard snow. As the skier moves through the turn, the torsional stiffness of the forebody of the ski immediately transitions to a softer flex, ensuring a smooth flow through the turn and an incredibly playful ride quality. £660 More info at Volkl.com and available across the UK at all good ski shops.

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For more information contact Iconic Agency’s PR Manager Vanessa Fisher  press@iconicagencylondon.com/ 07957 618525.

Dropbox link to images for each item: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7zicukwv0649t5q/AACZroNvXi9KfVJPefd6_mHHa?dl=0 

Canada interest spikes with skiers looking for a trip of a lifetime

Canada interest spikes with skiers looking for a trip of a lifetime

Canada interest spikes with skiers looking for a trip of a lifetime 

Mabey Ski launches winter 2021/22 programme with unforgettable bucket list ski adventures in Canada & beyond 

After successfully running a winter season with few restrictions, adventure ski specialist Mabey Ski (www.mabeyski.com) is excited to announce its 2021/22 bucket list adventures in Canada and beyond. British owned and operated Mabey Ski offers trips to skiers and snowboarders looking for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime ski adventure, after a winter without skiing.  

With many skiers desperate to plan their trips for 2021/22 and budgets potentially higher than normal due to a winter of no skiing for Brits, Canada is being earmarked as a top destination for next winter. Research from the Mountain Trade Network* shows that Canada is currently the number one dream destination for British skiers, and enquiries and bookings for next winter are already looking promising.  

Mabey Ski, specialises in winter experiences beyond the norm, offering bucket list trips in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, and the Italian Dolomites. Think never-been-skied mountain faces, larger-than-life local ski guides, mountaintop wine tasting, heli-skiing under the midnight sun, and backcountry clinics for skiers and snowboarders looking to escape the crowds for the first time.  

NEW bucket list trips for Winter 2021-22 include the chance to ski first descents on the remote Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, heli-ski from your private catamaran whilst it cruises up the fjords of Bella Coola in British Columbia, and ski into a volcano’s crater as part of a unique cultural trip to Japan.  

 

“Last year we asked our community what was important to them, and spent the past season researching, creating, and testing new adventures that will not only excite advanced skiers looking for their next challenge, but also encourage intermediate skiers to try something new,” says Mabey Ski founder, Nickie Mabey. “While a lucky few may have got a few turns in, most Brits missed out on the 2020/21 ski season due to the pandemic. After months of lockdown, it appears that British skiers are looking for more than just a ‘typical’ ski holiday – they want to escape the crowds, they’re looking for unusual experiences and an adventure that will make them forget there was ever a toilet roll shortage.” 

 

She continues: “Whether it’s unwinding in a mountainside hot spring, toasting a glass over a handmade ‘snow bar’ or fishing for Arctic char in a fjord lake, we know that the time guests spend off their skis is just as important as their time on them. That’s why we’re excited to launch our most unforgettable ski adventures yet. We spend time getting to know our guests to ensure each experience is tailored to them, whether they’re joining a hosted trip or embarking on a new adventure designed specifically for them.” 

 

Highlights of Mabey Ski Winter 2021/22 Winter Programme:  

 

  • Firstdescent heli-skiing in the Canadian Arctic  

Heli-ski first descents on un-named mountains under the midnight sun, eat freshly caught Arctic char sashimi and snowmobile to the floe edge. All from the comfort of your purpose-built basecamp on the Canadian Arctic’s world-famous Baffin Island. Price from: CAD 175,000 (approx. GBP 102,950) for up to 8 guests, exclusive use. 

Available trip dates: 07 May – 14 May 2022 
www.mabeyski.com/adventures/luxury-heli-skiing-arctic-baffin-island-canada 

 

  • Catamaran-based heli-skiing in Bella Coola, Canada 

Heli-ski pristine powder runs and first descents from the deck of your luxurious private 138-foot catamaran, docked at a different private anchorage each day. Fish for crab, prawns, and halibut (later served for dinner), and soak in the natural oceanside hot springs. Private cabins with daily massages, a private chef, top-deck hot tub and untouched powder. Price from: CAD 214,000 (approx. GBP 125,000) for 4 days, for up to 8 guests, exclusive use. 

Available trip dates: 05 – 12 March, 12 – 19 March & 26 March – 02 April 2022 

www.mabeyski.com/adventures/yacht-based-heli-skiing-british-columbia-canada 

 

  • Skiing a Japanese volcano crater 

This ultimate bucket list trip gives you the chance to hike dormant volcanoes, tackle steep open faces and ski tour up the iconic Mt Yotei, the tallest of Niseko’s volcanoes – with the chance to ski or board into its crater. The expedition will also give you the chance to ski Japan’s dream powder, sample local culture and discover the heartbeat and off-the-beaten track side of Niseko and its surrounding area. Price from: USD 2,800 per person (approx. GBP 1,980 per person) 7 days, based on 4 guests, twin share, all ground transfers included. 

Private bookings available from January to March 2022 

https://www.mabeyski.com/adventures/ski-tour-4-japanese-volcanoes-in-4-days/ 

  • Introduction to ski touring – in the true Canadian backcountry 

You will go from backcountry beginner to seasoned ski tourer under the guidance of professional ski guides. After learning the backcountry basics in Whistler, you will take a helicopter to McGillivray Pass Lodge, situated in a peaceful valley surrounded by nothing but snow. Spend three days putting your new-found skills to use touring backcountry bowls, skiing fresh lines and tucking into incredible food. Price from:  CAD 6,755 (approx. GBP 3,975) 

Trip dates: 4 – 12 April 2022  
Private variations available upon request 

www.mabeyski.com/adventures/intro-to-backcountry-ski-touring-whistler-canada 

 

  • Overnight remote basecamp adventure–the ultimate Canadian backcountry celebration 

After heli-dropping into the remote backcountry of Squamish-Lillooet and skiing fresh tracks with your ACMG guide all day, you ski back to basecamp – fully equipped with sleeping quarters, a communal canvas tent, and outdoor dining area – where you’re greeted with a glass of bubbles before you’ve even had a chance to click out of your skis. Drinks flowing, BBQ sizzling, tunes pumping and fire blazing. Price from:  CAD 16,800 for up to 6 guests, exclusive experience. 

Available trip dates: March – May 2022 
Fully customisable for varying levels of comfort 

www.mabeyski.com/adventures/overnight-backcountry-ski-touring-whistler 

 All of Mabey Ski’s unforgettable ski adventures can be found on their newly launched website www.mabeyski.com 

 Or follow them on social media:  

www.instagram.com/mabeyski 

www.youtube.com/c/mabeyski-backcountry-ski-adventures 

www.facebook.com/mabeyski 

www.twitter.com/mabeyski 

And don’t forget to listen to Mabey Ski’s podcast: Thinking Off Piste 

 

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For press information contact Betony Garner on betony@betonygarner.co.uk 07779 801 691 or Vanessa Fisher on vanessa@vanessafisher.com 07957 618525 

 

*www.mountaintradenetwork.com 

 

Images – low res images attached, and a wider selection of images, including high res images can be found on this public Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c7sxwrkso1hbpag/AAAz6dcwBvHSqr21nsoiTUNoa?dl=0

 

 

ABOUT MABEY SKI  

Mabey Ski is a British owned adventure ski company based in Whistler on a mission to conquer every continent. Founded by Nickie Mabey, whose family have been ski pioneers for over a century, skiing is more than just a hobby. It’s a lifestyle that has led her to ski peaks less tracked, explore remote regions, and create unforgettable ski adventures not found anywhere else. Find out more about Mabey Ski and its unique trips at www.mabeyski.com  

 

MABEY SKI – COVID-19 AWARE 

Mabey Ski is continuing to work closely with its partners on the ground to ensure all their ski adventures are as safe as possible. If guests need to cancel or postpone a trip for any reason, Mabey Ski terms provide a 100% refund up to 60 days before departure for all new bookings, or the option to postpone for free. To see full details of their Booking Terms & Conditions visit www.mabeyski.com/terms-conditions and for further details on their Coronavirus Advice, visit www.mabeyski.com/coronavirus-advice 

VANESSA FISHER’S KIT LIST FOR WALKS

VANESSA FISHER’S KIT LIST FOR WALKS

VANESSA FISHER’S KIT LIST FOR WALKS

Vanessa has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years and has hiked and skied in various parts of the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Dolomites. She also lived in the Canadian Rockies for a winter, and in the US, has skied in New England, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming but while Covid-19 is keeping us closer to home, she has set herself some more local challenges which as well as running the London Marathon in October 2021, include walking the Ridgeway, an 87 mile route which starts in Wiltshire and ends in Hertfordshire and the 630mile South West Coast Path.

She shares her Top 10 kit list for heading out for a walk on the trails as the temperatures drop:

Shorts or leggings

Summer walking is always done in shorts. My Mountain Hardwear Dynama shorts are a favourite with excellent pockets and nice short length, I would switch to the full length version for Autumn and Winter. Nice and light if they get wet, and both the shorts and the trousers have the same comfortable waistband.

Trail Shoes

I’m currently wearing a pair of ON Cloudventure waterproof trail shoes, they are lightweight and have a great grip, although they are almost ready for replacing. These shoes have been so useful as I can also run in them during the winter months.  I might move to the ON Cloudrock for a bit more ankle support for winter walking.

Socks

I have a few favourite pairs of socks, I prefer socks with a small ankle section otherwise I find low rise socks get full of dirt etc, my most comfortable right now are from Balega.  I always take a spare pair of socks with me in case my feet get wet!

Jacket

During the Summer and Autumn months I have a very lightweight Haglofs windproof jacket which has a very slightly insulated front which is perfect for light showers and cooler mornings. For the Ridgeway walks this would be enough as my walking buddy and I tend to target dry days in the forecast. On the SWCP I would also take a spare waterproof although with many sections having long step uphill paths you can get very hot!

Thermal layer

Whatever the weather, walking gets the blood flowing and you do get hot quite quickly. I always choose 2/3 thin layers. A vest top to start and a long sleeve thermal layer over this. I love my Kora long sleeve thermal. It has a very snug feel and is made of very non-itchy yak wool and is long enough to be easily tucked in if I need to keep a cold wind off me. I will usually add a spare mid-layer to my rucksack.

Backpack/Rucksack

I have a Dakine  small rucksack in bright turquoise; it’s been well used and worn but is still very comfortable to wear Just 19L it’s perfect for a flask of coffee (see extras), maps and some spare clothes. For my SWCP walks, I invested in a larger Osprey pack which has a breathable back panel and space for a water pouch plus plenty of small pockets on the waist strap for quick access to sweets!

Knickers

These are very important. The adventurer Squasher Falconer, who I have met a few times, wrote a whole blog about them  – the small things matter. If you get the right knickers [pants] on to start the day, it will feel like a good day! So I like to choose my ‘walking pants’ – seamfree and definitely larger rather than smaller!

Cap

I have an old cap given to me when I did a charity marathon walk. It reminds me of a close friend who died a few years ago and I like to take it on my hikes to remind me of her. It also keeps the sun off your face when very hot and the rain in showers. In winter I’d also take a woolly hat with me and I have plenty of those from my skiing adventures!

Coffee

See below – this always comes as an essential extra. I have a small flask which holds enough coffee for two people providing at least two small cups of coffee each. I make sure I have time before I set off to make some fresh; I’m an old fashioned cafetiere person. I do not like the machines with pods and all the waste they create. I try to buy fairtrade, organic ground coffee and I like it with warmed milk and cinnamon ideally!

Watch

For my training for the London Marathon I bought a Garmin watch so I can track my pace and miles. I have the Forerunner 735XT – it wasn’t too expensive and the turquoise strap sold it to me! I really like to take it walking as it tracks the mileage accurately.

Essential Extras

Map, torch in winter, water, phone, snacks, sunglasses, spare socks, pain killers, sports tape, cake, sweets and a good friend to walk with.

https://www.koraoutdoor.com/blogs/all/vanessa-fishers-kit-list-for-walks

Erna Low Property: Crème de la crème of French Ski Property

Erna Low Property: Crème de la crème of French Ski Property

Erna Low Property: Crème de la crème of French Ski Property

Erna Low Property reports business is strong, with exciting new developments and partnerships, despite the challenges of 2020. Virtual viewings, ‘workcations’, the sole UK Agency on Pierre & Vacances resale apartments and an ever-growing demand for a bolthole in the Alps is ensuring a healthy UK market for property sales in France. 

Three Top Properties Complete and for sale from Erna Low Property

Residence Estellan in Les Carroz

Taking up a perfect position at the foot of the Grand Massif slopes, just 150m from the Kedeuze gondola, Residence L’Estellan is a NEW boutique collection of just 15 large classic freehold apartments. From 2 – 4 bedroom apartments, with south facing balconies. From 474,500 euros
https://ernalowproperty.com/property/les-carroz-residence-lestellan-3-bed-2/

Le Diamant des Cimes in La Rosiere
Completing this year, Le Diamant des Cimes in La Rosiere with skiing over to La Thuile in Italy, is built in a traditional Savoyard style – using locally sourced stone, wrought wooden structure and balconies. Incredible views of the Tarentaise Valley. From 510,000 euros 2-4 bedroom classic freehold apartments.
https://ernalowproperty.com/property/le-diamant-des-cimes-2-bed/

Le Ruitor – Sainte Foy de Tarentaise
The ideal bolthole apartment, in a 4* residence, pool & spa facilities, offers owners an authentic alpine lifestyle, with access to some of the Alps most famous resorts. With over 45km of skiing from your doorstep, you’ll also be able to enjoy Tignes (Espace Killy) just a 10 minute drive from Les Brevieres ski lifts and 425km of connected piste. Prefer to ski the Paradiski, just a 15 minute drive away you’ll have access to Arcs 1950 & the worlds most popular ski domain of the Paradiski – 425km.
https://ernalowproperty.com/property/sainte-foy-le-ruitor-3-bed-3/

Francois Marchand, Managing Director of Erna Low Property comments, “With continued demand for properties in the Alps, we are proud to have made it through these difficult last few months. Arc 1950 also continues to be a popular destination and we have many ongoing re-sales of apartments here, with increased values as their supply is limited. French mortgage rates remain low and whilst we have seen some delays caused by the part-closure of our French bank and notaire partners, rather than buyers cancelling their purchases, most have been happy to accept a small delay and continue with their purchase. Buyers who have cash are obviously in a great place to make a secure investment in a property purchase in the French Alps.”
Andrew Scatchard, Sales Manager: “With an ever-challenging situation in the global economy, the resilience of Erna Low Property’s new and existing enquiries has been an encouraging light at the end of the tunnel. Plenty of buyers are either moving ahead as planned or getting their ducks in a row for February inspection trips. With our new Pierre & Vacances resale partnership, many clients are reassured by the guaranteed returns, and super prime locations. With interest rates at an all time low (some clients achieving 1.2% fixed for 20 years) now really is a superb time to invest in your dream mountain home.”

NEW P&V Resales –
Erna Low Property are now the exclusive partner for Pierre & Vacances [P&V] apartment resales in the UK .

Alain Denninger, Senior Sales at Erna Low Property adds:
“We are able to secure resales of apartments that come on to the property market, for UK buyers, so they can have an apartment ‘ready to go’ – this is really suiting the demands of many of today’s clients.”

“Workations” has been one of the key buzzwords of 2020 with people adapting to working from home. These P&V resales enable buyers to purchase a property and have the keys in time for this winter season – 2021. Cash buyers can complete within four to five months.

Ready to purchase P&V properties include the Les Crets in Meribel Mottaret [from 349,000 euros], the Amara in Avoriaz [460,000 euros/2 bedroom] and Le Belmont – Arcs 1800 (155,000 for a 1 bed)

Virtual Viewings
Lockdown has not prevented sales of properties in the French Alps. Erna Low Property has used technology for buyers to be able to view remotely either an off plan development, where there usually may not be that much to actually see, or to have a ‘real-time’ view of a development which is complete and ready for purchase. These virtual viewings will continue beyond lockdown.

Trend for Larger Apartments
Erna Low property has seen demand for the combination of small apartments off-plan to be re-designed in to bigger four- bedroom apartments.
As Erna Low Property take on many small developments off plan, they are best placed to give buyers the opportunity to make their dream bolthole in the Alps. Buyers are choosing to have a bigger residence where they can host their family and friends and still have space to work. Two examples are the Cottage Alpin development in Les Gets and the Estellan development in Les Carroz.

 

www.ernalowproperty.com
0207 590 1624

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Please contact Vanessa Fisher PR for any information on available properties for sale and/or images: vanessa@vanessafisher.com 07957 618525

Erna Low Property was established to offer customers the opportunity to purchase properties in some of the world’s most beautiful and desirable locations. Whether looking for snow or sun, Erna Low Property helps buyers to choose the perfect property for holidays, retirement or investment.

Erna Low Property has its dedicated Estate Agencies in London and in Arc 1950 to sell properties all over the Alps and the South of France and Portugal to property investors. Erna Low Property now holds a sizeable portfolio of properties from the French Alps, across Europe and beyond.

 

Arc 1950 Le Village – Summer in the Mountains

Arc 1950 Le Village – Summer in the Mountains

 

 

FREE activities with ‘Nature’ theme

Arc 1950 Le village, high up in the French Alps, opened this weekend [4 July] to blue skies and a range of summer of outdoor sports activities free of charge – guests can enjoy the mountains at their own pace and with their own choices.

Visitors can choose two activity sessions per person and per week, from a choice of:

  • Fitness, with sessions outside in the village square with qualified Personal Trainers
  • Half day hikes (for adults and children) accompanied by a mid-altitude mountain guide
  • Mountain bike initiation sessions for children aged 8 to 12 years
  • Archery with equipment provided

Due to Covid-19, health protection measures will be taken for the different activities incl social distancing, cleaning of equipment, anti-bacterial hand gel etc.

A Village that takes care of the environment 

 

All those involved in Arc 1950 le Village are also committing to “greener” and more responsible tourism. Pierre & Vacances group, which manages the Village’s 5* residences, is committed to limiting their impact on the environment through daily actions: e.g. careful sorting of waste and using eco-labelled cleaning products.

 

New: The “Clef Verte” (Green Key) Label

Pierre & Vacances residences in the Village have been awarded the “Green Key” label. Symbolising environmentally responsible tourism, the label rewards Arc 1950’s commitment to sustainable development. Residents and visitors alike therefore become co-responsible for this approach based on a variety of criteria such as environmental strategy, water, waste and energy management.

 

Retail and Restaurants -New Organic Offerings

In Arc 1950, the retailers are also in favour of sustainable development. The Village’s supermarket, 8 à Huit, has a deli counter that offers customers fresh and homemade items every day. There is also a range of organic products in the shop with many unpackaged items.

The Wood Bear Café offers gourmet, generous cuisine based on homemade dishes with organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

On the menu: lemonade flavoured with a selection of dandelions picked during spring in the mountains; Wild garlic pesto accompanies the Chef’s terrines; for dessert lovers, homemade fruit coulis [picked from the restaurant’s own garden] with the delicious cheesecake; Summer colours and fresh produce can also be found in the Açaí Bowl or the lunchtime ‘bowl du Midi’ . Enjoy it all on the terrace bordered with flowers and herbs.

 

Committed to the fight against plastic, plastic straws have been replaced by steel, plus special Wood Bear Café mugs replace takeaway coffee cups.

For a quick savoury stop, the Cascade Sucrée offers several variations of pasta with homemade sauces and a typically Savoyard speciality: the ‘Hot Diot’. Adapted from the famous hot dog, the Hot Diot consists of crusty bread and Diot sausage cooked in white wine.

Le Mazot and the Brasserie 1950 also now include a vegan and vegetarian dishes on their menus.

The Village restaurateurs are also committing to the local economy by using fresh local produce daily to prepare their balanced, seasonal dishes for example at Restaurant Le Perce Neige.

 

A Natural Wellbeing Experience and Nordic Baths

A visit to Arc 1950’s Deep Nature Spa with its 1000 m2 is an absolute must!

Its impressive mineral decor and the themed areas offer a range of sensorial experiences: the aquatic grotto (a relaxation pool heated to 30°), the ice grotto (ice shower and fountain) and the volcanic grotto (a sauna at 45°).

The signature Deep Nature massages are given in treatment rooms with incredible views overlooking Mont Blanc – THE way to relax in the mountains, book the twin room for a romantic massage ‘a deux’.

Arc 1950’s Deep Nature Spa has launched a Skin Care range of natural cosmetics that can be created to suit your skin type. With re-mineralising, exfoliating or warming face masks, this new range consists of natural products such as clay, vegetable charcoal or Iroise seaweed.

 

New: Nordic baths

The Village’s Deep Nature Spa has completed its range of services with two new outside Nordic hot water baths for you to relax in.

 

Arc 1950 is a car-free village with an environmentally responsible car park

  • NO cars in the Village streets due to the resort’s underground car park
  • LED lightbulbs are now used to reduce consumption
  • Since 2018, 3 Tesla recharging stations for electric cars
  • E-bike recharging points to encourage visitors and guests – also on the terrace of the Wood Bear Café
  • In 2017, reduction of nearly 45% in electricity consumption thanks to the installation of a Centralised Technical Management system for the heated ramp.
  • Free shuttle bus system linking the different sites of Les Arcs makes it easier to get around
  • Link from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Les Arcs on the new panoramic funicular that offers breathtaking views of the valley.

 

Arc1950Booking.com, easier on-line booking

New: Arc1950Booking.com

Arc1950Booking.com optimises the marketing of the Village, keeping cold beds to a minimum and showing offers from all, whether they are Pierre & Vacances, maeva.com or private owner/rentals.

Private owners now have a link where they can load their apartment for rental. The online calendar can be sychronised with Airbnb, HomeAway, Booking.com, Expedia and Abritel.

 

Arc1950Conciergerie offers every possible service to the Village’s guests

Arc1950Conciergerie offers owners and holidaymakers access to all types of services. Working with three local companies who have signed a quality and exclusivity charter with the Village: NV3, LeeBear and FaceB, Arc 1950 offers more choice to property owners and guests to Arc 1950:

  • NV3: As part of a team of carefully selected male and female cleaners and trained management staff, NV3 Property Services manages individual properties for services such as handing over keys, carrying out inventories, cleaning and housekeeping service for the greater comfort of guests and owners. +33 (0)4.79.08.25.66 or info@nv3propertyservices.com
  • LeeBear offers hotel-style services for owners and guests in Arc 1950. Thanks to its free mobile application and presence in the Village, LeeBear can look after everything. Meals delivered to your apartment, transport reservations, booking a restaurant or cleaning. It makes everything so easy for owners and their guests: hello@leebear.fr
  • Face B is a new innovative solution for holiday rental property owners. Benefit from expertise of decorators, architects; Renovate your apartment simply and remotely with a service that includes the work, furnishings, decoration, and access to professional hotel equipment. In partnership with Maeva.Com, Face B offers owners the cost of their audit and advice on decoration/fitting-out based on “collection” styles. faceb-renovation.com / info@faceb-renovation.com/ +33 (0)6 27 89 68 11

 

www.arc1950.com  

Arc 1950 Le Village  

 4 July – 29 August 2020

 #arc1950

 

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Dropbox link to Images – village, accommodation, activities, and lifestyle: images c Andy Parant

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/37bcrbkh9do3jl1/AAA1AoOurxWdWiK1ndrMGhmIa?dl=0

Press Contact : Vanessa Fisher UK PR Arc 1950 vanesssa@vanessafisher.com +44 7957 618525

 

 

New for Summer 2020 – Trail Weekend, Yoga & Well-being break and Music Festival from 5* Armancette Hotel & Spa Resort – Saint Nicolas de Véroce- France

New for Summer 2020 – Trail Weekend, Yoga & Well-being break and Music Festival from 5* Armancette Hotel & Spa Resort – Saint Nicolas de Véroce- France

Despite the current closure due to Covid19, L’Armancette 5* Hotel, Chalets and Spa remains focussed on a summer 2020 re-opening and with this in mind they have created three ‘themed’ breaks, two with mountain experts: a New Trail weekend, a Yoga & wellbeing break and a stay to co-incide with the 11th annual Music Festival Musique & Patrimoine.

Named after a local glacier,5* L’Armancette has just 17 intimate, ensuite rooms all individually designed and guests have stunning views out to Mont Blanc, the Dôme de Miage and the Aiguille de Bionnassay mountains.

L’Armancette also includes the gourmet restaurant ‘La Table d’Armante’ with its menu designed by Michelin star chef Antoine Westermann. The hotel sits on the site of the former village bakery and honours this tradition with its own onsite bakery serving bread and pastries to locals each day. In addition, the hotel has a tea room, private wine bar, a full spa with gym and large inside/outside swimming pool.

New for Summer:
Trail Weekend – 5 – 7 June 2020
For runners and mountains lovers; three days dedicated to running in the mountains whilst staying in luxury of the 5-star hotel L’Armancette.
Enjoy 3 days with trail runner François D’Haene (multiple winner of the UTMB – Ultra Trail Mont Blanc race in Chamonix) to include:

• 5 trail running sessions
• Stretching and in-house massage
• Full board in gastronomic restaurant La Table d’Armante
• Tips and advice from François D’Haene
From 1750 euros pp for 2 nights in a double room (2 pax), and from 2 100€ for a single room for 2 nights

Yoga & Mountains 5 -10 July 2020
A stay dedicated to wellbeing: enjoy yoga and the surrounding mountains with Marie Claude Hubert – local Yoga teacher and mountain guide. Combine revitalizing yoga in a peaceful environment with a full program* within the peaceful village setting of Saint Nicolas de Veroce:
• Daily Yoga & meditation sessions
• Mountain walks combined with yoga
• Stand-up paddle yoga on Lake Passy
• Spa in L’Armancette
• Local highlights : Saint Nicolas de Véroce village visit, Saint-Gervais Thermal spa, Tramway du Mont Blanc trip, mountain lunch next to a glacier
From 2015 euros pp in a double room (2 pax) and from 2 970€ in a single room, 5 nights half board including all the above (thermal spa entry/full board/all yoga sessions)

Music Festival 3 – 8 August 2020
For 11 years, This music festival has taken place in Saint-Nicolas, organised by French Pianist Nicole Simon Laroche.
• Daily concerts in a different locations each day including a jazz concert mid-week in La Table d’Armante at L’Armancette restaurant with a special dinner
• A concert in the stunning Saint-Nicolas’ Church.
• Full pass for the music festival
From 1 425€ pp in a double room (2 pax) and from 2 475 euros pp in a single room, 5 nights B&B plus jazz night at La Table d’Armante and a pass for the festival

https://www.musique-patrimoine-mtblanc.com/

www.armancette.com

Full *yoga itinerary available if required

Images available of Francois d’Haene and Marie Claude Hubert

Whilst the hotel remains closed due to Covid19, the following virtual tours are available to see inside the hotel:

– Reception and Bakery

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/armancette-hotel-chalet-spa-la-reception-et-la-table-darmante/

 

– Swimming Pool and Spa

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/piscine-spa-salle-de-sport/

 – le 2ème étage

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/armancette-hotel-chalet-spa-au-2eme-etage-nos-chambres-familiales-et-duplex/

 – le 1er étage

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/premier-etage/

 – le parking

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/parking-armancette/