Our gold-plated skiing trip

A Perfect Alpine Mini-break by Toby Young, Spectator Life  My wife Caroline and I wanted to do something special to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary and a mini-break at Chalet Abode in the French Alpine village of Villarabout was exactly what the doctor ordered. Just getting three days alone together, given that we usually have our…

The Ecurie is a nominee in the prestigious ‘World Ski Awards’ for the second year running

We are thrilled to announce we have been nominated in the The World Ski Awards for the second year running. The awards are the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism and for the second year The Ecurie is a nominee, this year in the category for ‘France’s Best Ski…

St Martin de Belleville shortlisted for ‘Gastronomic Resort’ in the World Snow Awards

St Martin de Belleville is delighted to announce its selection for ‘Gastronomic Resort’ in the World Snow Awards,  presented by The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard.  The winners will be announced on 27 October 2016.   One of five ski resorts in the ‘Gastronomic Resort of the Year’ category, St Martin de Belleville is the only French ski…

St Martin de Belleville – Best French Resort for Charm & Romance

Recommended by Peter Hardy in The Telegraph – September 2016 French resorts are known for their convenience rather than charm, so attractive villages with large ski areas are notable by their absence. St Martin, the prettiest and quietest destination in the giant Trois Vallées ski area, is an exception. An old cheese-making villlage below better known Les…