Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Get the Wax Out & the Skis Tuned, Snow is Falling in Megeve!

These pics were taken on Monday in the town and it's only mid-October.  Certainly enough to get us in the mood. Can't wait for the season to start, just 9 weeks to go!

We've got plenty of space for Christmas week so if you fancy whooshing down the pistes this year, enjoying ice sculptures, vin chaud, Christmas trees and fairy lights in the town square instead of gazing at the grey drizzle, then book now.  As a little extra, prices are discounted by 10%!

Fancy an early season break but can't get away for the whole Christmas period?  Why not come for a short break pre-Christmas and grab an early blast on the pistes!

Hellos and Goodbyes

It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to Jonny & Tracey who have been our resort manager's for the last two years.  They have been great members of staff and I know they have gone a long way to helping you to have a fantastic holiday.  They have decided to move back to the UK but don't worry, Jonny has left his ski gear in the Sylvana so no doubt they'll be out whizzing down the slopes soon! 

It is with great pleasure that I can introduce to you Rory as our new resort manager and Amy who will be managing our chalet/hotel Rond Point.  They have both spent the summer season out in Megeve with Jonny & Tracey and are champing at the bit to get stuck in to the winter.  As you can see, they're out in Megeve now enjoying the first signs of winter!  They both look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Megeve.

New On-Line Booking System!

Yes, we're finally getting into the on-line era, it's taken a while!  Now you can put a room on option via our new on-line booking system for 48 hours whilst you look at flights.  Then just give us a call with the deposit or do a bank transfer and you're all booked in!  

Don't forget we offer ski weekends as well as week holidays in catered chalets, chalet/hotels, self-catered apartments and hotels.  The transfer time is just 75 mins so ideal for short getaways!  

We look forward to welcoming you to Megeve this winter season. Email us at info@stanfordskiing.co.uk or give us a call on 01603 477471 to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable Megeve experts!
With best wishes until then, Elizabeth, John, Debbie, Sarah and Rachel
Team Stanford Skiing!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

What's new for Megeve this season?

Good afternoon all!

I'm sat here in our U.K office looking out of the window at glorious sunshine and it's seems hard to imagine that Winter is on it's way. However it is... with the reminder here being the stream of emails and phone calls from people who are staying or looking to stay with us this season in Megève *excited*

So while I have the chance, I'll update you with what's new this season  - as ever there's plenty to share about our most favourite place in the world!

New investment ahead for Megève’s lift system
Stanford Skiing MegeveThe SEM Compagnie du Mont-Blanc, Chamonix lift operator, are finalising discussions with Megève to take over the running of the Megève lift system. The deal is expected to be signed in the next few weeks and long overdue investment and new lifts have been promised. As a first step Megève is included in the Mont Blanc Unlimited Skipass covering Chamonix, Courmayeur and Verbier. They hope to be building new lifts next summer. Watch this space…

4 Season Luge for Megève
A new 4 season luge will be operational by the winter promising a great apres ski activity for all. Running on rails the new luge will be open all weathers and in the evenings as well as the day time. Great fun for all and I for one can't wait to use my kids as an excuse to have a try

International Jazz festival
Also new for this winter is an international Jazz festival from 24-27 March. So combine glorious spring skiing with great apres ski.

No More L’Alpette – for now!
Sad news from Megève. The highly regarded restaurant L’Alpette has suffered a catastrophic fire and has burnt to the ground. Fortunately no-one was injured as the fire started at 4am. The owners have promised to re-build but not in time for this winter. Don’t worry, there are plenty of other wonderful restaurants in Megève!

Megève has a charming medieval pedestrianised village centre with bars, boutiques, a jazz club and casino. There are no mass-market operators because the hotels are small and individual and simply can’t accommodate hordes of guests. We specialize in Megève as a family run company owning and operating our own chalets as well as offering a transfer service to and from Geneva airport. This seasons prices start from just £490 per week! 
Our short breaks are also very popular with Geneva being only 75 minutes away - from only £310 for 3 nights in a catered chalet. Unbeatable! With offers and great prices throughout the season, why not get in touch to see if we can find you the escape you deserve this Winter - we're ready and waiting for your call!

With best wishes until then
Team Stanford Skiing x
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