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Last weekend’s wedding

Thanks to those who have asked us about last weekend’s wedding involving Callum from our sales team who got married to his long term girlfriend Lisa. Our office manager Martin was the best man.Everything went well and the picture below shows Callum and Martin before the evening reception.

Office closed on Friday 25th

No we have not gone all American and taken a thanks giving weekend.Due to the wedding of one of our members of staff and the fact that the office manager is the best man the office will be closed on Friday 25th of November.John will however pick up any e-mails to info@hotelchritiania.com and the office we re open next Monday at 9am.

Server issues

Unfortunately the server in the head office is still down and the staff have been sent home. As soon as everything is back we will get back to any unanswered e-mail.

Christiania Cup 2012

The annual  Hotel Christiania cup will be run on the 2nd of January 2012, not 2nd December as we stated in our weekend newsletter.So if your in Les Gets on the 2nd of January, remember to come into the Christiania earlier that week and enter this fun event. Entry is £10 per person.

Easyjet flight sale – Ends tonight

Are you looking to book your winter ski trip soon.Did you know that Easyjet have a flight sale on just now which ends tonight.With flights from most UK regional airports to Geneva, now could be the time to book the flights from your families ski trip between the 1st of January and 24th of MarchWith savings of up to 20% maybe you could book an extra nights skiing at the Christiania!

Bar in Les Gets changes its name

Thanks to our Friends at Yodel magazine we have been told that the Dublin Inn has changed its name. Don’t worry… Jim, Kath and the team are still there. But there is something distinctly different about the Dublin Inn nowadays. It’s name has changed for a start! The Dublin Inn is currently being re-branded as Kc’s Sports Bar. ‘There was often some confusion in Les Gets’ owner Jim Connolly tells me. ‘Between us as the Dublin Inn and the Irish Bar in the centre of the village, our customers sometimes got confused!’ So the new name, new logo and some serious re-development of the bar ought to fix that!JC’s Sports Bar will re-open on 25th November with a whole new bar, loads of sporting memorabilia and two enormous 55 inch 3D televisions. This means that you’ll be able to watch any football or sport that is screened in 3D at JC’s Sports Bar – they’ll even provide the 3D glasses for you to wear too! And if you’d rather watch a game in 2D, there’s still four huge regular TV’s for you. If watching all that sport inspires you to get involved, there are 2 pool tables, a dart board and a babyfoot table.It’s all change in the kitchen too – Paul Denicolo (from A&D in Morzine) is taking over! There’ll be a fresh and exciting menu of bar snacks and bar meals, available from 4pm until closing time during the week and from 12noon until closing time on Saturdays and Sundays. There’s a take away option too. So everyone is invited to the official opening from 8pm onwards on Friday 25th November! And the events keep coming – it’s Jim’s Birthday Bash on 1st […]

Chalet Girl – out on DVD and Bluray

If your looking for a bit of light hearted fun for all the family, during the schools October holidays then purchase or hire a copy of Chalet Girl for a small fix of snow.The following review from dogatemywookie  more details on the film.19 year old Kim Matthews (Felicity Jones) is working in a fast-food restaurant, and looking for a purpose in life when she unexpectedly lands a job as a chalet girl in a glitzy ski resort in the Alps.Assigned to live and work in the luxury chalet of successful businessman Richard Masden (Bill Night), Kim spends her days cooking, cleaning and catering and immersed in a world of wealth, fun and endless parties. Utterly baffled by their way of life and finding it hard to grasp the rules and be accepted by her posh co-worker Georgie (Tamsin Egerton), she quickly finds herself way out of her depth.To make matters worse, Kim finds herself falling for her boss’s son Jonny, (Ed Westwick). Gorgeous, charming and talented there’s just two problems –Jonny’s ice-princess girlfriend Chloe (Sophia Bush) and his scheming mother (Brooke Shields.)With few friends to turn to, Kim takes to the slopes where she discovers the thrills of snow-boarding and a natural talent. Filled with a new found confidence she enters the resort’s biggest Pro-boarding event of the year.As the competition draws nearer and Jonny and Kim grow closer it looks like her luck is finally changing. But Jonny’s family have other plans for his future and those could turn Kim’s world upside down.Packed with breathtaking snowboarding action and stunning locations, CHALET GIRL is a hilarious and touching story about finding your talent, staying true to yourself and achieving your dreams.

Why you should book a ski holiday

We all know someone who if they could would work 24 hours a day. The sort of person who you get emails from at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. Even when they are on holiday call you just to check things are OK.What do they achieve? That’s a good question?.  Work is work and life is life, but work should not be life. Making time to travel is important in keeping a balance between work and play. Can you believe that a quarter of people say they haven’t taken a family holiday, if they’ve taken one at all? There are lots of reasons why people don’t travel—in fact, many people don’t even like to travel—but there is still an incredible need to take time away from the workplace.Studies have shown that there are very positive effects when people take the time to travel (this includes those who take long-distance trips and those who take staycations. Consider the following benefits of a ski holiday:Increased creativityIncreased productivity and efficiency on the jobLess likely to burn out on the jobRegular holidays keep stress levels lower and energy levels highImproved moodBetter relationships with family and friendsLess stress overallWe can appreciate that there is an innate fear of taking advantage of holidays , especially with a rocky economy hovering in the background. Everyone had the same concerns but you do need to get out of the office every now and then.Who will respond to my emails, phone calls, etc?My work will pile up and then I’ll fall behind.I am the only person who knows how to do my job.Will my boss decide that I’m not necessary?You earned your time off so why not book a ski holiday, use the time and use it well. Work ahead if possible, and then make […]

Prices for the Portes du Soleil in Season 2011-12

With access to twelve resorts in France and Switzerland the Portes du Soleil ski pass increases your skiing options to 650km of pistes. It’s obviously more expensive than the Les Gets/Morzine area and for six days in season 2011/12 will cost around 216€ for adults and 162€ for kids.DurationAdults (20-63)Juniors/Seniors (16-19 and 64 plusChildren (5-153 Days117€105€88€4 Days151€136€113€5 Days182€164€137€6 Days216€194€162€7 Days243€219€182€8 Days268€241€201€12 Days350€315€263€13 Days368€331€276€For more information on ski passes and skiing in the Portes du Soleil please either call the hotel on 33 450 75 82 44 or e-mail info@hotelchristiania.com

Portes du Soleil i-phone application

The official Portes du Soleil iPhone application makes you the master of our French-Swiss ski area. This new application contains everything you could possibly need to know about our cross-border ski network: an interactive piste map detailing slopes that are open, skiers’ GPS location on the slopes in real time, the weather forecast and snow conditions, restaurants on the slopes, webcams, emergency numbers and other useful information. You can also watch the best film clips about the ski area, browse the events diary, make full use of the augmented reality software to explore the Portes du Soleil mountains, and make use of the bespoke route planner for an ideal ski back to the Hotel Christiania.Screen viewWeather forecasts and piste/ski lift opening and closing times are provided by the ski resorts within the Portes du Soleil. GPS positioning is indicative only. Charges may vary depending on your mobile phone operator and location within the French-Swiss ski area. The application was developed by Skiplan, the specialists in providing mobile phone information for skiers.Screen viewWe will get a link to this app on our facebook page in the next few weeks