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  • Family skiing in the French Alps - fun on and off the slopes

    11 days ago - By The Guardian

    The small resort of La Rosière has great beginners' pistes, but for these kids it's the non-ski activities - from ice hockey to dog sledding - that make their holiday
    My six- and eight-year-old sons are watching an ice hockey match, their noses pressed to the Perspex. They gasp as the star player of the Tigres Blancs, Patrick “Pat” Adin, gets slammed into the barrier by an opponent: his face is squished a few millimetres from theirs. When he then wins back the puck and scores, they erupt with a fervour usually reserved for their football team. All around us, French families and holidaying...
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  • 20 of the best Alps ski resorts by train

    11 days ago - By The Guardian

    Think skiing in the Alps has to mean taking a flight? Think again: our rail and ski expert picks resorts to suit all abilities - all accessible by train from London SWITZERLAND
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