Hmmm! How to dig my car out?

20th December 2011

Not that I'm complaining about the amount of snow we've had here in Val over the last week or so, but this is getting ridiculous! It took me 2 hours yesterday to dig my car out in order to get to the 3 Christmas trees that had been stored in there since Thursday. [gallery columns="2"] And now it's snowing again!! Madness! Judy X

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Up the Hill!

19th December 2011

[gallery columns="2" orderby="ID"]Snow, snow and more snow! In fact, probably more snow here in Val d'Isere than we had the whole of last season. Roads have been closed to both pedestrians and vehicles making Saturday's transfer day more than interesting. Chalet Killy was only accessible by climbing a mountain of snow and running the gaunlet...hard work with bags of laundry and camp beds not to me...

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Training Numero 6 complete!

18th December 2011

Both the Meribel and Val d'Isere teams spent two solid weeks working furiously learning the ropes; cleaning like crazy; eating like Kings and Queens; and most importantly getting to know eachother, their resorts and having fun. We are proud to say they have demonstrated some of the finest servive and cuisine we have ever had. The bar has been raised once more! Here are some snippets of trainin...

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Introducing Val d’Isere…Season 2!

12th December 2011

Well here I am back in Val d'Isere for the second season with Fish and Pips and can't wait to introduce our brand new team. We have 3 amazing chefs and 2 fantastic hosts who are all getting stuck into their first week of guests having spent two weeks in training learning everything there is to know about their chalets, the resort and the F&P product. Here is just a taster for all those who have al...

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Our December Offers

6th December 2011

Panic over - winter is here at last! [gallery columns="2"] Snow has been thumping down in Meribel and Val d'Isere over the past few days with more than 60cm on the top slopes and a good covering all the way down to the valley floor. The forecast is predicting further snowfalls throughout the week, so it looks like the first week of the season shall be a snowy one after all. Our Meribel and V...

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Suicide pheasant

28th November 2011

Phew, we made it! After a somewhat treacherous drive down from Calais, when a suicide pheasant decide to hurl itself at my driver's window as I was driving in the fast lane, we eventually made it to Les Allues. Thankfully I had Judy in convoy to help me limp on the 7 hour drive in the dark, cold and fog with no window or wing mirror. I never thought my ski jacket and Judy's driving gloves wou...

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Meet The Team 2011

14th November 2011

It's that time of year again... An opportunity for the new F&P team to get together before the start of the season in France.  All excited about the approaching winter we gathered at the lovely Draft House in Clapham for an evening of catching up with faces past and meeting the new faces for the 2011 Team.  The evening started off sensibly enough, however as soon as the first round of Jagerm...

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The newest member of the F&P team

11th November 2011

[gallery link="file" columns="2"] On 21.10.11 - 3 weeks early - the newest member of the Fish&Pips team arrived - Edward James Howgego Hartley (Ned), weighing in at 6lbs 8oz.  Three weeks in and he is both amazing and exhausting but we are settling into our new life as a family.  A few pics of the new addition - first trip to the Alps planned for early January! Massive thank you to all our...

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The Big 2 for 1

27th October 2011

Fish&Pips brings you...THE BIG 2 FOR 1! For the week commencing 10th December we have teamed up with some of our favourite suppliers in both Meribel and Val d’Isere to bring you one of the best offers you are likely to find anywhere else in the mountains this winter. Come and enjoy not only the best of Premier Neige skiing the Alps has to offer in two of the World’s best resorts but mat...

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The latest member of the Fish&Pips Team

27th October 2011

Huge congratulations to Philippa and husband James on the arrival of a beautiful baby boy.  Born on Friday 21st October  2011 (we share a birthday!) weighing in at 6 lb 7 ounces baby Ned is the latest addition to the Fish & Pips team.  So looking forward to meeting him in January... I'm sure you will all agree that he is the most adorable member of the team (sorry Kev) judging by this photo...

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