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Family ski holiday advice

Two years ago we took our daughter on a ski trip to Morzine. She had just taken her first steps so we knew that it would be a very different kind of holiday. What neither of us were fully prepared for was just how much thought needed to go into organising a ‘family’ trip. Soon…

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MountainBug Interview

Last year Kara, Martin and their daughter Beth left their life in the UK behind and moved to the small town of Bareges in the French Pyrenees to start a new life running a chalet and mountain guiding business called MountainBug. Kara and I had been exchanging emails since they first listed their chalet on…

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Piste of Mind

Continuing the theme from last week, today I wanted to highlight another business that although is not strictly standing out from its competition so much as creating a completely new market for itself is Piste of Mind. I doubt that anyone would disagree that the most stressful part of going on holiday is the travelling.…

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Free WiFi is just the ticket

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about making your ski accommodation stand out from the crowd. As well as promoting accommodation, we also provide a place for in-resort businesses to freely promote their services, so I thought I would follow-up with a couple of examples where local businesses have found a way to…

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Are you standing out from the crowd?

Ski accommodation is a competitive industry, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t stand out from the crowd. Sometimes, all that is needed is a fresh pair of eyes (and brains) to step back and spot the opportunities. Accommodation in every ski resort is competitive, but for the purpose of this post, I’ll refer to…

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Attracting end of season rentals

For many ski property owners, the end of the season is fast approaching and you might think that it’s all over, but from the daily activity on Ski Lettings I can see that although visitor numbers are falling, there are still plenty of enquiries and bookings for last-minute ski trips. If you still have spring…

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Streetview wants to tour your ski chalet

Fancy inviting Google’s streetview cameras into your chalet or apartment? Sounds crazy, but not any more according to a recent post on the Google Small Business Blog. When Google maps and Google Earth first came out, it was hard to believe what was now possible. I remember staying up into the wee hours playing in…

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Interview with Alpine Mojo

Ever wanted to become a ski instructor? Take your technique to the next level? Or fancy taking a ski trip with a difference? Well, in this blog post I’ll be talking to Roddy Willis about his business Alpinemojo in Verbier to find out more. Firstly, maybe you can you tell us a little bit about yourself…

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The future is local

Think of a ski resort that you’ve always wanted to visit, but know absolutely squat about. Now, imagine you’ve just searched that resort for accommodation within your budget, on the dates you have selected and to cater for the numbers within your group. Now you’re faced with a list of places to stay. The photos…

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Google’s panda attacks holiday rentals

I’m guessing you’re probably wondering what Pandas have to do with you promoting your ski accommodation? That’s a fair question, but bear with me and it will all make sense (I hope!). On 24th February, Google made a huge update to its search algorithm in an attempt to remove a lot of the low quality…

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