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Posts tagged ‘Mottaret’

My top five destinations to return to

If you had to choose five past destinations to go back to, which would they be? Although I’m always looking forward to the next place I would like to visit – and have a travel wish-list which only ever seems to get longer and longer – there are a few previous destinations that really captured my heart. Read more

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A ski guide to Méribel-Mottaret in the French Alps

I never thought I’d like skiing – I’m not hugely sporty and I can’t stand being cold – so it wasn’t until my late 20s that I was finally convinced to give it a go. And unexpectedly I loved it. The feeling of freedom as I finally mastered parallel turns and made it down to the bottom of the piste without falling over. Read more

In pictures: On the slopes in France’s Three Valleys

I might not be able to fit a ski trip in this year, but each winter a part of my heart lies out on the slopes of the Three Valleys. This huge ski area in the French Alps, covering famous resorts like Méribel, Courcheval and Val Thorens, is where I learnt to ski and where I’ve been back again and again since. Read more

In pictures: Snow in black and white

In the French Alps last week, I took stacks of the classic blue sky, white snow photos, but thought I’d try something different and see how they look in black and white. Read more