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UK Born Skier Becomes French Citizen

French Based Ben Cavet's decision prompted by lack of funding available in UK
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 23rd November 2012

18 year old Sussex born mogul skier Ben Cavet is becoming something of a legend in his chosen sport - mogul skiing. Having lived in Morzine for the past 7 years, Ben has honed his skills on the Alpine bumps and earlier this year won the French senior mogul championship.
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What’s New in the Ski Industry for Winter 2012-2013?

Part 1 - New insurance policies and the growth of the backcountry sector
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 13th November 2012
Two skiers picking a line

No longer summer and definitely not yet winter - interseason in the Alps is a tricky time to keep one’s mind occupied. Some folks make the most of the opportunity to leave the valley, see friends, or visit warmer climes to recharge before the winter onslaught, but for those who remain, this is a time for patience - a waiting game.
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Breathalyser Fines Delayed Until March 2013

Setback due to lack of availability of testing kits
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 1st November 2012
Breathalyser

A new law forcing motorists to carry breathalyser kits when driving in France has been delayed until March 2013 due to stock difficulties. Currently, all drivers in France face a caution if they are caught without the compulsory testing kits.
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Tour de France comes to Alpe d'Huez in 2013

100th edition of iconic cycling event
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 24th October 2012
Bradley Wiggins and the Tour de France set for Alpe d'Huez in 2013

The much anticipated route for the 100th edition of The Tour de France has been announced, and as expected Alpe d'Huez is set to host a stage finish. Rumours had been rife that Alpe d'Huez would feature in the 2013 Tour but now it is official - the Tour is coming on the 18th of July 2013, not once - but twice!
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Obligatory Breathalyser Kits for All Drivers in France

New law comes into force in November
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 13th September 2012
cars on snowy roads in france

If you drive in France this winter without two breathalyser kits in your vehicle you will be fined on the spot. The new rule came into force earlier this summer and there has been a grace period for foreign drivers but this runs out on the 1st of November. French police will be operating random checks on drivers via the Channel Tunnel and on ferries.
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France is the Most Popular Ski Destination in the World

The French reclaim top spot for the first time in 3 years
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 6th September 2012
skier jumping off cliff in alps

In 2011/12, France overtook the US and Austria to once again become the most popular destination for skiers worldwide.
With 55.3 million skier days recorded last winter, the French reclaimed the title for the first time in 3 years while the US and Austria experienced drops in daily visitor numbers of 15.8% and 2% respectively.
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Jet2.com Announce New Routes to Grenoble

Budget airline to fly to Alps from Manchester and Leeds Bradford
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 20th August 2012
powder snow in the Alps

Jet2.com have announced that they will be flying from both Manchester and Leeds Bradford to Grenoble this winter.
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French meteorologist predicts a mixed summer & early cold winter

Yan Giezendanner places his bets on the outlook for this summer
Robin Deering | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 3rd July 2012
Lenticular Cloud courmayeur

Yan Giezendanner, renown meteorologist amongst mountaineers, has announced a long term weather forecast indicating a mixed summer in the Alps and an early arrival of snow.
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France to reposition as leader in world ski market

France Montagnes set target for more skiers in Alpe d'Huez
Robin Deering | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 27th June 2012
skier in Alpe d'Huez

The France Montagnes association, a group of French mountain professional organistaions, have decided on an objective of world leader in the ski market during their second general assembly.
The association which was founded in 2010 is made up of three professional organisations (Ecole de Ski Francais, Domaine Skiables de France and the Association Nationale des Maires des Stations de Montagne), with a main function to promote the French mountain resorts to various markets via different means of communications, media relations and events.
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Alpe d'Huez opens for summer skiing - snow joke!

Alpe d'Huez re-opens ski lifts for two days of summer skiing
Robin Deering | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 22nd June 2012
An image of skiers in the summer Alpe d'Huez

After we April Fooled about summer skiing in Alpe d'Huez, it seems like we may of hatched a new idea, as Alpe d'Huez have decided to open for summer skiing. The resort will be open for a very limited period from the 30th of June through to the 1st of July and all skiers will need to sign-up beforehand.
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