First week of the season

Are you looking for some early skiing before Christmas and New Year?Why not come to our opening week of the season and get some skiing in before the children are off school.While Les Gets will not be open we will transport you to the lift station at Les Prodains which will give you access to Avoriaz.A 7 night stay from the 15th of December is priced at 455€ per person.Get some great skiing and just buy all your Christmas shopping at the airport at Geneva on the way home.Derek measures the snow on the 7th of December 2011.

Half term availability

We still have limited availability for the main half term week next year from the 16th to the 23rd of February 2013.The remaining rooms are 1 twin and 4 doubles, which are priced at 1050€ for a 7 night stay on a half board basis with afternoon tea.We can also offer return airport transfers for 70€ per person.Call 44 1738 840888 or e-mail info@hotelchristiania.com for more details.

Last room for Christmas

We now only have one twin room free for Christmas at the Hotel Christiania and its available until the 27th December.The room is priced at 105€ per person on a half board basis with afternoon tea,To book please call 44 1738 840888 or e-mail info@hotelchristiania.com

New ski lifts in the Portes du Soleil

This year we have 3 new ski lifts currently being installed throughout the Portes du Soleil, for the coming 2012/2013 ski season.Morzine is replacing the old and slow Troncs chairlift with a new high-speed six seater chair. This lift starts at a collection of restaurants and runs up to the Nyon area which has a snowpark and several great runs, including the fantastic red from the top of Pointe de Nyon. The Morgins lift company is installing a new high speed lift to replace Les Bochasses, which was a very old T-bar drag lift. This lift is in the area between Morgins and Champoussin, it too has several great pistes that always used to be very under used and quiet because of the cranky old lift. As we reported earlier in the month Avoriaz is busy replacing the big old cable car that runs from the bottom of Prodains up to the resort, the old cable car only had a capacity of 400 people an hour. But the new 3S cable car system will have a capacity between 2000 and 2400 people an hour.The 3S system is the latest ski lift technology, which combines the benefits of large cable car with the constantly moving chair lift system. Avoriaz will have 12 cars with 35 seats in each, the cars rest on 2 cables with provides a more stable ride.The lift station at the top is also being completely rebuilt to provide improved entry and exit. Although we are going to have to wait until mid-February 2013 to try out this new lift, but we are sure it will be worth the wait.

A full season on the Déborah Anthonioz boarder Cross webcam

We have collected the whole seasons worth of images from the Déborah Anthonioz boarder Cross webcam set just above the Christiania in Les Gets and put them on one album on our facebook page.To view the whole album just click on the picture above.

Do you follow us on facebook?

Our facebook page, which can be found on www.facebook.com/hotelchristiania.com now has over 200 followers but we would welcome more.Do you have any pictures from previous seasons that you would like us to add to the page then e-mail martin.hawkins@hotelchristiania.com and he will get them added to the page.

Christmas skiing – Our last 5 rooms

It’s still not too late to book a Christmas ski trip to the Christiania in Les Gets. We are down to our last five rooms.Spaces are limited with availability until the 29th December in one of our twin rooms with the other rooms free until either the 27th or 28th of December.Don’t miss out and book now.

Family Friendly Les Gets

FAMILY FRIENDLY SKIING IN LES GETS, FRANCELes Gets has received the review below from femalefirst.co.uk which was looking at the best ski resorts in the world.Part of the larger Portes du Soleil ski area, Les Gets is a small, friendly resort that offers over 650m of slopes catering for everyone – every Thursday morning there is a traditional market where the local farmers sell their products. In the evening holidaymakers can enjoy a glass of wine in one of the bars around the floodlit outdoor ice rink in the centre of the village.The full article can be found here.

New ski lift at Les Prodains

The high tech new ski lift at Les Prodains is due to open for February 16th just in time for the half term holidays in 2013. This brand new cable car is replacing the connection between Morzine and Avoriaz and should make things much easier and faster for skiers who are staying in Morzine and wish to ski in Avoriaz.The old cable car took 60 standing passengers every 15 minutes in two cabins. The new lift which is one of only 6 in the world will have 12 cabins carrying 35 passengers each. There will be space for 24 of these people to sit down in each of these new ski lifts.With the new ski lift taking just 4 minutes to reach it’s destination this will take the total amount of passengers carried per hour from 500 to 2000! The ancient stations at the top and bottom of the lift are also being updated to allow for easier access by skiers. You can read the Dauphine newspaper’s full article about the new lift here where they say there will also be lighting and radio in the comfortable cabins as well as a gps positioning system!

Christmas at the Hotel Christiania

With all the rooms in the hotel full booked from the 29th of December to the 2nd of January 13 (we do have access to studio apartments from the 29th December to 5th January) don’t leave it too late to book a family Christmas ski trip.At present 65% of our rooms are booked for Christmas so if you want to ski all day then have a Christmas meal without worrying about the cooking or dishes give the UK office a call today and get booked in. You can call the UK office, Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm on 44 1738 840888.