Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The Christmas Lights are switched on in Megeve!

Megeve News - All the Latest!

The Christmas tree is looking beautiful with the lights officially switched on.  Apparently it was a great party.  Certainly looks that way in the video!  There's lots more entertainment on this week with the Christmas village in full swing.

The staff arrived last weekend and are busy getting the chalets ready for your arrival.  Cleaning all the nooks and crannies, making the beds and putting up the Christmas decorations.  The chefs are testing their ovens and learning the tricks of getting their cakes to rise at altitude and how to boil the perfect egg.  Sounds easy, but actually there's a definite knack and the lower pressure up there plays havoc with these things!
Our Catered Chalet/hotel Sylvana has had new doors fitted to the lovely fireplace in the sitting room.  Now perfect for relaxing in front of after a hard days skiing!

We're pleased to announce that Great Britain beat France 3-2 in the U20's ice hockey world championships held this week in the Palais des Sports in Megeve.  The Stanford team were there cheering them on!


The new international Megeve jazz festival

is shaping up from Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March.  There will be free concerts in the village square and even at the foot of the pistes and then paid ones later on in the evening for the big names.  Hopefully it'll be like the summer festival where the musicians rejoin later for a jamming session in the square from about 11pm onwards.  A great party!  Names confirmed as coming are: Paolo Conte, Avishai Cohen, Melody Gardot and The Keystone Big Band.  Should be great fun.  We still have space in our catered chalets so book up quickly!

Don't forget to check out our special offers on our website including our JANUARY SALE on week bookings and ski weekends in catered ski chalets, self-catered apartments and hotels.

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!

We look forward to welcoming you to Megeve this winter.

Elizabeth, John, Debbie, Sarah and Rachel
Team Stanford Skiing!


Saturday, 19 December 2015

First ski

The lifts opened today and we were all out in force.  The snow was quite hard but softened up in the sun.  There are about 16 pistes open on Rochebrune and Mont D'Arbois and some on Jaillet, but we have not been there yet.  We have five total beginners (one in a board so he was struggling )  and one who has skied one week some years ago.  They all did brilliantly.  The three boys were skiing the Grand Champs after about an hour on the nursery slopes.  All the skiers managed the button lift.  It was very rewarding to see them coming on so quickly and enjoying themselves.  
Megeve is in full holiday mood.  There are lots of people in town and no room in our apartment block's car park! 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Ice Hockey

Here we are, back for another season.   We have a great team and are eager to meet our guests.  The lifts open this weekend.
Last night all 19 of us (well Gordon and Carol are almost staff) went to the GB v France ice hockey match at the Palais de Sport.  It was very exciting.  By the end of the second session France led 3-2 so we thought that was it for the third session.  Not a bit of it!  GB came back fighting, levelled the match and then went into the lead with about ten minutes left. So the last few minutes the French were desperately throwing everything they had into the match.  They even took the goalie off so they could field an extra attacker.  But GB hung on and we got to sing the National Anthem very loudly and enthusiastically. The last time I did that was for the men's eights at the World Rowing Championships in September.  So a great start to the season

Friday, 4 December 2015

❤️Hit The January Sales Early!❤️

Hit The January Sales Early!

  I know, we've not even had Christmas and we're already talking about January sales but we've got a few bits and bobs still left in our catered chalets and self-catered apartments in early January - ski holidays are great as Christmas pressies! 

3rd-10th January - blow away the excesses of the festive period with a blast on the slopes.  Prices slashed from £540 to just £480/person for the week in our catered chalet/hotel Rond Point

6th-10th January - Ski weekends in our superior chalet Les Clochettes now just £480/person.  There's very little availability in the Clochettes this season so grab it whilst you can!

18th-24th January - Just £2,200 in our beautiful self-catered chalet Le Roseau, sleeps 6-8 people.  Perfect for enjoying the wonderful restaurants in Megeve.

5% off short breaks Sunday to Wednesday or Thursday throughout January.  Prices start at just £295/person!  A fantastic deal at the beginning of the week, flights are cheaper, there's no staff day off so the price includes a wonderful dinner every night and the Unthank Ski Club meets so you can ski with convivial like minded people!

All prices exclude flights and transfers.

Lots more special offers on our website including great Christmas and pre-Christmas short breaks!
Get in touch by calling 01603 477471 or email info@stanfordskiing.co.uk
Hope to hear from you soon
Team Stanford x