The Zenith Blog - Alpe D\'huez
Winter racing ever closer
As the days seem very short and Christmas is now just 37 days away, the ski season is well underway with guests already returning from their 1st W13/14 skitrip....... although options for peak weeks are now somewhat limited, there are some good deals remaining ........
Winter racing ever closer was posted on 18 November 2013 by
A Stress free Way to Travel
At Zenith we often tell people how easy it is to take the train to the Alps - one of our guests decided to try it for himself and this is a blog he sent us to post on our site - many thanks to Lee for this!
A Stress free Way to Travel was posted on 6 April 2013 by
Alpe D'Huez team take to the sky
Kirsteen, Kelly and Hannah skied off the top of the Signal peak this week to soar the skies above the pistes on a parapente
Alpe D'Huez team take to the sky was posted on 26 February 2013 by
Chalet Girl Ski-off
Last week Hannah and Leah had an exciting challenge ahead of them! Both Chalet Hermione and Chalet Louis have had the army in this week competing in slalom and super G races.......who would win?
Chalet Girl Ski-off was posted on 14 January 2013 by
Child Friendly holidays with Zenith
With the children heading back to school this week, I collected some thoughts from Ellen (aged 8) as to where is fun to go on holidays with fun activities.........
Child Friendly holidays with Zenith was posted on 7 January 2013 by
Doing More in Ski Resorts
Most days, we get enquiries from customers looking to get away skiing but wanting to head to a resort where there is plenty to do for a non-skier in the group or where a young baby or toddler will be looked after by one of the parents and they want to know whether there is "stuff" to do. One of the selection criteria for the resorts we feature is (and has always been) that there are opportunities to be doing more than just skiing or snowboarding..........
Doing More in Ski Resorts was posted on 30 December 2012 by
If you cannot beat them, join them.......
I am not sure who coined the phrase but it does seem to be a requirement that, once Christmas Day is over, we must all rush out a sale.....all must go/these deals cannot last forever and so on......well, not to be outdone, Zenith have a few winter ski bargains and some early S13 gems to snap up as well - usual points about not lasting forever apply.......read more
If you cannot beat them, join them....... was posted on 26 December 2012 by
Winter 12-13 gets off to an excellent start
The snow has been falling and we have been getting ready for the season. We've had guests out in Morzine, Alpe D'Huez and Stubai already and are looking forward to our Christmas arrivals this weekend.
Winter 12-13 gets off to an excellent start was posted on 16 December 2012 by
Let it snow and snow and snow
The early conditions on the slopes are magnificent and promise splendid conditions for those travelling soon.....just about wherever you are going in the Alps....
Let it snow and snow and snow was posted on 10 December 2012 by
Group Booking by train
Generally, we write our blog and, occasionally, get some guest writers as well.....this week, however, our friends at Snowcarbon have written about how they booked their ski trip and Daniel has some good tips about how to get the Group on board........
Group Booking by train was posted on 2 December 2012 by
Summer in the Alps
Summer has finally arrived in the Alps.....and not before time! After a decidedly soggy June (in Europe as well as the UK), we are at last able to make the most of the beautiful summer scenery and the long list of activities available during the warmer months. People who have never experienced the Alps during the summer often wonder what on earth we do out here when the snow has gone. Well, read on.......
Summer in the Alps was posted on 7 July 2012 by
Countdown to Winter
With the arrival of the summer solstice last Thursday, the days will start getting shorter now (which is a shame) but the arrival of the 2012/13 ski season will be getting closer (which is great)......
Countdown to Winter was posted on 22 June 2012 by
Reigning and raining.....
As the Jubilee extended bank holiday break comes to an end, the rain continues to fall (but the reign continues!) as, after all, it is half term. If you are yet to book your summer holiday, here are a few thoughts......
Reigning and raining..... was posted on 6 June 2012 by
Zenith Holidays raises money for Matthew's Friends
Since last year Zenith has supported the charity Matthew's Friends and this winter we have been encouraging our overseas staff to join in........
Zenith Holidays raises money for Matthew's Friends was posted on 11 April 2012 by
10 Great Cycling Holidays for this summer
Cycling Holidays are a perfect way to see a new destination - no need to be Victoria Pendleton or Chris Hoy - we have a range of excellent cycling holidays for most fitness levels...........
10 Great Cycling Holidays for this summer was posted on 6 April 2012 by
Alpe D'Huez snow making factory
Snow conditions have been excellent this winter with lots of snowfall but many resorts now have excellent snowmaking facilities - see what the team in Alpe D'huez thought when they visited the snow making factory......
Alpe D'Huez snow making factory was posted on 10 March 2012 by
Resort updates - 1 March 2012
February holidays are now behind us but spring is a wonderful time to enjoy a ski holiday - conditions remain good with all the snow that has fallen and the days are longer.........
Resort updates - 1 March 2012 was posted on 3 March 2012 by
Update from our Resort Teams
February is a busy month in the ski resorts with the UK half term and the European holidays happening - the resort events are many and varied - here is a latest update from some of them........
Update from our Resort Teams was posted on 23 February 2012 by
Latest photos now on our website
Further to my blog on 22nd January we've been busy going through all the photos taken by photographer Olivia Blythman. Many of our guests during the last couple of years have commented that the photos on our website did not do the chalets justice - we agreed and hopefully you will agree the new photos look much better. Here are some of them (lots more on the website).....
Latest photos now on our website was posted on 5 February 2012 by
Update from resort week 3 - January 2012
News Directly From The Resort Teams - if you want to read an update on what is happening in resort - read on......
Update from resort week 3 - January 2012 was posted on 25 January 2012 by
New photography and latest snowfall
Just back from a week in the french alps - the first few days I was accompanying a photographer around our chalets so we could get some new and updated photos.We've been improving the bedrooms and wanted to show you on our website! Watch out for the new photos next week sometime.
New photography and latest snowfall was posted on 22 January 2012 by
It's snowing in the Alps
We woke up to snow this morning here in Montgenevre which looks lovely! All our staff are leaving to day to go to their resorts for the winter and we had a detailed plan to get everyone into the right place.
It's snowing in the Alps was posted on 6 December 2011 by
2011 Tour De France starts today
Today sees the start of the 98th Tour de France which is made up of 21 stages covering a total of 3430.5 km. Today the riders will cover 191.4km starting in Passage du Gois in the vendee and finishing at Mont des Alouettes.
2011 Tour De France starts today was posted on 2 July 2011 by
Alpe D'Huez Skicross
Alpe D' Huez was busy once again after a brief lull post Christmas and New Year and undoubtedly the main event this week was the Skicross World Cup bringing the best skicross racers in the world to Alpe D' Huez for three days of competition.
Alpe D'Huez Skicross was posted on 12 January 2011 by