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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

It’s September.The countdown to skiing in Europe can begin

As many of you turn your calender to September this morning you will also be counting down the days until the start of the European ski season.With 3 months to go if your planning a group trip please call our office NOW. Yesterday one day at the end of January had over 60 people looking to stay in the Christiania at the same time, over 3 potential bookings.Hopefully the video below from Morzine/Avoriaz will inspire you to get your group together this weekend and place the deposit to secure your booking.

Our prices for winter 2011 -2012

We had hoped to update the blog on Monday but our office in Scotland has been off line for a couple of days due to our telephone and internet lines going down. It appears that the council cut through the line while cutting the grass about a mile from the office. Bookings are coming in at a fast rate just now so its worth having a look at our price grid for season 2011-12 and seeing what dates suit your skiing needs.Hotel Christiania Rates 2011- 2012High Season7 nights5 nights3-4 nights16th Dec – 27th Dec125 €125 €140 €27th Dec – 3rd Jan150 €170 €n/a11th Feb – 18th Feb140 €n/an/a18th Feb – 25th Feb125 €n/an/aMid Season7 nights5 nights3-4 nights3rd Jan – 8th Jan115 €135 €150 €4th Feb – 11th Feb105 €125 €140 €25th Feb – 10th Mar115 €135 €150 €24th Mar– 31st Mar95 € 115 € 135 €31st Mar – 7th Apr125€140 €  n/a Low Season7 nights5 nights3-4 nights10th Dec – 16th Dec60 €85€95 €8th Jan – 21st Jan85 €95 €115 €21st Jan – 4th Feb95 €105 €125 €10th Mar – 24th Mar95 € 105 € 125 € 7th Apr – 14th Apr85 € 95 € 105 €