Friday, 11 November 2016

🎿Winter has arrived in Megeve!!❄️


Watch the snow as it falls in Megeve...

Yes, that's right - Winter has arrived early in Megeve! With forecasts of up to one metre of snowfall at 1800m, this really is an awesome start to the season.

Of course, there are no guarantees as to how long it will stay but it will certainly create a fantastic base for what is to come (Which is only 4 weeks away!) So now we've got you dreaming about the joys of playing in the white stuff, here are a few deals that could turn your dreams into reality...

 
Take me away!
Good news for you - we still have some availability in both our superior catered chalet Les Clochettes and catered chalet Sylvana for New Year's Eve! Now available on a room by room basis and with up to 20% discount for a week's stay, there has to be no better time than now to get yourselves booked in.

We also have a 4 night slot left in our newly acquired self catered Chalet Centrale If you take a look on our site at the new pics, you'll fall in love with this gorgeous apartment. We can offer 4 nights for only £1,300 from Friday 30th December until Tuesday 3rd January. Call us now on 01603 477471 to find out more or visit our website But hurry if you don't want to be disappointed.

 
If only for a few nights
That's right, you don't need long to dust off the Christmas cobwebs and recharge your senses! With 3 or 4 night stays an option, you could visit our catered chalet hotel Rond Point too.

Now if you follow our news either here or on Facebook and Twitter, you may have noticed that we're rather excited about showing you guys what we've been up to in the Rond. For those that don't know, it's looking rather smart! We've refurbished the bar, lounge plus some of the rooms and you can come and stay in one for three nights from just £390/person *3 nights also available in Sylvana from £360/person.


 
Forthcoming deals
JANUARY SALE
This January, we are offering a groovy 10% off all weeks & 5% off weekends in our superior Chalet Les Clochettes

HALF TERM BARGAIN
Special short break in our beautiful new apartment Chalet Centrale at Half Term from Sunday 12th Feb to Wed 15th Feb (3 nights) just £1,200

CHALET CENTRALE REDUCTIONS
Also 10% off all week’s in this chalet throughout the season!
So there you have it. The snow has arrived, Christmas and New Year are only weeks away and we've some amazing offers available.

Please do get in touch if you'd like to find out more. We're now in the UK office from 9.30am until 5.30pm every weekday plus Saturdays from 10am until 2pm... AND WE'RE READY TO TAKE YOUR CALL.

Until we speak next, very best wishes from us all,

John, Elizabeth, Debbie, Rachel & Sarah x


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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!!




Ski Weekends Megeve, Christmas Megeve

A grey day in Megeve but a snowy one!  It's been snowing since last Saturday and forecast to continue through to the end of the week.  Should be around 80cm at 1800m by Friday.  That's loads for this time of year.  OK, I know, that this lot will probably not last but it gets the ground good and frozen for when the real snow comes in next month.  Also, most importantly it gets me in the mood for skiing - wish I was out there now!  The Christmas tree is going up in the square and everything and I've been buying Christmas goodies for the chalets. 

I may have got slightly carried away but I couldn't resist the Let It Snow sign!

If you'd like to join us for Christmas or New Year, we've got some fabulous deals in our catered chalets and self-catered apartments for ski weekends and full weeks.  Our superior chalet Les Clochettes is unbelievably still available for New Year so give us a call or email and book it up quick!

Friday, 21 October 2016

Out with the old... The Rond-Point's new living room


Our Chalet-Hotel Rond Point has always been a favourite with our guests. It's well-equipped, comfortable, extremely well-located and is always full of great Stanford staff cooking great meals and taking care of you. Up until mid-2015 however, the reception area had managed to retain some of the haphazard charm of the higglety-pigglety French hotel that it once was.




Finally, over the course of two inter-season maintenance periods between Autumn 2015 and Summer 2016, we have now completed our ongoing project to completely renovate the living room and bar. For those of you that have known the Rond Point over the years, you will see from our lovely new photos that it's nearly unrecognisable.




Our bar is now out of the way of the main seating area, instead acting as an elegant partition between the chalet kitchen and the rest of the room. This leaves much more space for our new, comfy sofas and opens up the area around the fireplace for just the type of cosy seats you need to sink into after a long day of skiing.




Throw in a full paint job, new cream carpets, a fluffy rug and a handy tea and coffee station and you end up with what is now one of our favourite rooms in resort. What do you think?!




It's not just the Rond Point that's had stunning new photos taken though. Take a look at these offerings, including some from our superior Chalet Les Clochettes and our new self-catered apartment in the centre of Megève, the Appartement Centrale.


  














Like what you see? Give us a ring on 01603 477471 or drop us an email at info@stanfordskiing.co.uk to ask for more details. You can even visit our accommodation page to see more photos of our new bathrooms, the new living room and our latest addition, the Appartement Centrale.

We're booking up quickly but still have some availability for New Year and Christmas, including our superior Chalet Les Clochettes, as well as later in the season, so move fast before it's all gone.


Monday, 3 October 2016

Proud sponsors of the British Snowsports Fund...

With a bit of luck, you may have spotted news on TV or online last week about the British Snowsports Fund? If you didn't let us tell you more about it and announce that we're proud sponsors!

What is the British Snowsports Fund?
The plan is to support skiers and snowboarders at all stages of their careers, from our Olympic hopefuls right through to children who are taking their first steps (or slides) in the sport. 
Companies throughout the ski and snowboard industry (including us) are joining together to support the cause

Why are we doing this?
As you can imagine, it can be expensive for athletes to be able to progress and excel in their sports, with the need to travel overseas frequently to train and for competitions. We want to ensure that anyone with talent, regardless of how much money they have, can demonstrate their full potential. 

We all remember the feeling of sitting in our pyjamas, watching Jenny Jones win bronze at Sochi in 2014. We want that to happen on a grander scale! It’s an ambitious programme that will boost immediate success, but also encourage and support new talent. It may even help us discover someone who’s five now and will be an Olympic champion in 2030!

Who will it help? 
Money generated for the British Snowsports Fund will be allocated between British Ski and Snowboard (the national governing body for skiing and snowboarding) and the British Ski and Snowboard National Foundation (a charity which supports grassroots participation and supports talented young athletes).  It will be spent across three areas:
- Boosting grassroots participation in skiing and snowboarding, particularly among young people
- Helping development pathways for young and aspiring athletes
- Supporting British snowsports athletes to ensure they’re best placed for international success

One of the first aims of the British Snowsports Fund is to enable as many British skiers and snowboarders to get to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics as possible. To qualify for the Olympics, athletes need to attend a certain number of internationally approved events. We need to ensure that our athletes can compete at these events - and the travel to these competitions can often be expensive. 

How does it work?
We are asking customers to add a £1 donation per traveller to the cost of their holiday, whether they’re booking online or on the phone. If you've already booked your break, the chances are that you've not paid your balance for 2016/7 so please let us know if you'd like to contribute when we speak to you next

If you haven't booked your winter ski trip yet, then get in touch! You can call us on 01603 477471 to speak to one of our friendly and helpful team. If you prefer you can also book online at www.stanfordskiing.co.uk and give yourself something to look forward to

We hope to hear from you soon
Until then best wishes
Team Stanford Skiing x

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The best ski resort for a Christmas holiday...

 

The best ski resort for a Christmas holiday... 

Best for sophistication and fine food
Megève, France from Telegraph Ski




In 1914, Baroness Noémie de Rothschild decided that France should have it's own St Moritz and set about transforming the farming village of Megève. Today, glittering boutiques, restaurants and hotels line the town square and ancient cobbled streets, and with the annual beautifully decorated Christmas tree twinkling, it’s the epitome of aristo chic.
Megève is home to seven five-star hotels, one three-Michelin-star restaurant and four that have one Michelin star, as well as several of the world’s finest mountain spas. There are also some first-class mountain restaurants. At the top of the Mont Joux lift there’s table-top dancing at the Folie Douce restaurant and après bar, with spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Les Mandarines is a fine old chalet near the top of Mont d’Arbois serving dishes such as tenderloin in pepper sauce. In the village, Le Sommet at the M de Megève is worth catching before it gets a star and its prices escalate.

Megève’s slopes are extensive, with predominantly gentle pitches and lots of tree-lined runs for low-visibility days. Three main ski areas – Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois and quiet Le Jaillet – are all reached by different cable cars from town. The risk at Christmas is Megève’s low altitude, but as its lifts are now owned by the Compagnie du Mont Blanc, which operates Chamonix’s lift system, visitors can buy a Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass and access nearby Les Contamines, as well as Chamonix, Courmayeur and Verbier.

More info megeve.com

Fast facts

Resort: 1,100m
Slopes: 850m to 2,355m
Lifts: 88
Pistes: 325km
Six-day lift pass: €231

At Stanford Skiing we're offering 9 days for the price of 5 over Christmas.  That's 4 days extra for free!  Prices start from just £550/person.  Bargain!

 

 

Friday, 16 September 2016

🎿Book now for our newest addition - Chalet Centrale!



Book your escape to Megeve in our NEW self catered chalet from only £1,100!
Our newly acquired Chalet Centrale is just three minutes walk from the central square and the Chamois ski lift, which goes straight up from the centre of Megeve to the ski school meeting point, yet in a quiet residential road with private garage and parking.  The small Casino supermarket is just round the corner selling everything you need for your stay - Truly, this is a great location for a wonderful ski holiday or ski weekend
The apartment itself is on the ground floor of the chalet and is approximately 60m2.  It has a private entrance and spacious garden with terrace - Great for snowball fights and later on in the season enjoying the sun.  This centrally located Megeve apartment has two bedrooms - a double and a twin plus a bathroom with bath and shower.  Ideal for a long soak after skiing!  There is a separate w.c.  The kitchen is well equipped with four ring electric hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and coffee machine.  The comfortable sitting room/dining area includes a futon to accommodate an extra couple of people, TV (British free channels), DVD, music station and WIFI.
All linen and towels are provided and our friendly and professional staff are on hand to ensure that you are settled in and to answer any queries. The chalet is cleaned weekly. Guests are welcome to join in with our social skiing programme.
A new company is now available offering to shop and deliver food to your chalet.  We have not used them ourselves, however it could be great for our self-catering guests.  Less time shopping, more time skiing!  Here is their website www.megevemarket.fr
We have also learned about another service from Chalet Kitchen who will deliver freshly cooked meals to your chalet each day that you pop into the oven on your your return from the slopes. Reports are that they are delicious and affordable, so well worth checking out!

If you're interested in finding out more, do please do give us a call or send us an
email
Our most important advice is to get in quick, as this awesome addition our portfolio will be quick to fill!

With best wishes until we hear from you next,
⛷Elizabeth, John, Debbie, Sarah and Rachel 🏂

Friday, 9 September 2016

The countdown begins.... Winter 2017 here we come!⛷


⭐️New Year's Evening in Megeve!⭐️

We are now offering short ski breaks and ski weekends over the New Year period in our catered chalet/hotels Sylvana and Rond Point.  Escape the excesses of Christmas and grey old England and have a blast on the slopes of Megeve.  Megeve is lovely at New Year with a big party in the central square and fireworks.  The town is twinkling with fairy lights and Christmas trees.  A really picturesque spot.

We can offer 3 or 4 nights from 27th December to get you back to the UK in time for the great New Years Eve party or 3 or 4 nights over the New Year and enjoy the party with us instead!  Prices start from £390/person for 3 nights excluding flights and transfers.  Megeve is great for short ski breaks and ski weekends being only 75 mins from Geneva airport.  We offer a transfer service as well so you can be sure you'll hit the slopes as soon as possible.

We still have our superior catered chalet Les Clochettes available over New Year from 27th December to 3rd January for a party of 10 in five en-suite rooms with balconies.  It's a lovely chalet with a spacious sitting area, deep comfy sofas & leather arm chairs, large dining area with sunny veranda, 5 comfortable en-suite twin/double bedrooms with balconies, crisp white linen & plump duvets, french complimentary toileteries and we have super staff who will prepare delicious cakes, canapes & 4 course evening meals with wine.  All there to make sure your stay is really special.  Price is discounted from £1,350/person to just £1,200/person excluding flights and transfers.

⭐️Breaking News!⭐️

We're just in the process of signing up a new apartment to our portfolio!  It's right in the centre of Megeve next to the little Casino supermarket about 150m from the Chamois bubble.  Super location.  It sleeps 4-6 people in a double and a twin room + sofa bed in the sitting room.  There is a bathroom & separate w.c., kitchen with dishwasher & washing machine and a good sized sitting room with WIFI.  There's a private garden and most excitingly for this part of Megeve now everywhere charges for parking, a garage with an extra outdoor parking space!  Watch this space for more information and photos but do contact us asap if you would like to be on first refusal for any dates, especially peak weeks as we're expecting them to go like hot cakes!

⭐️Cancellation in our Superior Chalet Le Roseau⭐️

That's right, unfortunately some guests have had to cancel their stay at half term in our superior self-catered chalet Le Roseau so it is back on the market for £3,600 for the week of 12th February.  The chalet sleeps 6-8 people in two double en-suite rooms and one family room on the mezzanine with double and twin beds and an extra bathroom.  Lovely sitting area with log fire and fully equipped kitchenette.  Give us a call asap if you're interested as we're expecting it to go very quickly!
We look forward to welcoming you again to Megeve this season.  Please do give us a call or send us an email to discuss your next ski holiday!

Best wishes,
🎿 Elizabeth, John, Debbie, Sarah and Rachel 🎿