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Our Sizzling Summer in the French Alps

Wowee– can you believe that it’s almost September? We’ve flown through summer with a hop, skip and a jump! Plenty has happened including the Tour de France back in July, and we’ve been exploring the very best that the local landscape has to offer in the French Alps. We're busy planning for winter at the moment, so keep your eyes peeled for more info on our team, offers and menus! We will, of course, be at this year's Ski and Snowboard Show at Battersea Park - we'll have a stand with MPI Brokers. In the meantime, we look back at our sizzling summer of fun...

Did You Hear About a Man Called Geraint Who Won a Cycling Race?

Julie and Paul were among the lucky few to see the race pass through Bourg St Maurice. We snapped the lead riders as they started their climb up to Rosière. We hosted guests during the week and packed a picnic for the ride by. At the time, Team Sky were just behind, and, of course, Geraint Thomas went on to win the stage and finally the whole race. There was amazing race action this year!

Adrenaline-filled Activities and a Proposal!

We had two jam packed Adventure Weeks hosted by Dave and Christine in Serre Che. We certainly threw some challenging activities at our guests! Activities included white-water rafting, mountain biking, via ferrata, hiking and a tree-top adventure. It was a pleasure to host Susie and her team, AKA Kayak for Blackthorn, who were raising money for The Blackthorn Trust during their week with us in August. They overcame our tough challenges in style and completely smashed their fundraising goal of £10,000 while they were at it! The Kent-based Trust is a charity offering specialist therapies and rehabilitation for the disabled. To find out more click here.

We also had a proposal during the week! Congratulations to Phil and Danni on their engagement and for conquering some awesome cols. What a way to propose! Our Adventure Weeks will return again next year...

Festivals and Straw Statues

Every year, Peisey Vallandry holds a local village festival which celebrates all the agricultural traditions of the area. Julie went along and captured all the festivities including a fantastic parade and insights from the local people in how the village moves with the animals to the high pastures in the summer. The summer also welcomes the annual Valloire Straw and Hay Contest. Just a short drive away, across the Col du Galibier, these statues come in all shapes and sizes. The contestants' creativity is really inspiring and the talent that goes into them just blows us away.

Taking advantage of the glorious sunshine, Paul, Natalie and Max rode to Bourg St Maurice from the top of the Col D’ Iseran, encompassing a total of 50km– which all three did! Check out the start of their adventure in our Instagram video.

For the latest Vallandry, Tignes and Serre Chevalier deals, check out our website to book your summer holiday 2019 with us! Alternatively, if you cannot wait that long, we have some fantastic winter break offers coming your way... We look forward to welcoming you!

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Top Tips for your Family Ski Holiday

A holiday should be relaxing, but when it's a family holiday we know that with all the planning and packing, dietary requirements and travelling, it isn't always as relaxing as you'd hoped! We've put together our top tips on how to make sure your Family Ski Holiday goes off without a hitch.

Customer Reviews

By dispensing with things such as towels and complimentary toiletries (bring your own) and guaranteed en suite bathrooms, Hucksters has managed to create accommodation that is definitely communal and cheap but in that no-frills way that makes you feel pretty smug at the money you are saving. It has ...

The Guardian - Top 10 affordable ski cha...

If you're looking for 5* accommodation where chalet girls wash your feet and sing you to sleep, just stop reading now. If you're not one of the privileged elite, but still want to see snow once or twice a year, head here. I cannot really fault any aspect of the holiday. If you want a low cost skiin...

K.G.

This is the 4th year we have stayed at Mont Blanc, we have opted for the en suite accommodation in PMB. If you are looking for 5 star luxury look else where as you will be disappointed, if however, you are looking for a fun friendly atmosphere where you can wear slippers or ski boots for a week then...

H.W.

My girlfriend and I stayed in Vallandry with Hucksters for 6 days and had a great time with a very friendly environment including not only the staff, but also the other customers. The room was also nice, warm and very functional with the slopes only few meters away from the chalet. Therefore and acc...

Johann Delauney

The staff were more like friends than employees and knew the area very well. Can't fault them. They sorted an issue with my wife's ski pass with as little stress as was possible. To start your day of skiing one had only to walk about 20m from the door, pop your skis on and off you go. You could eit...

S.K.