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Is 72 the New 30?

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 04 January 2015

In 2007, aged 30, I began to follow my passion for Nordic skiing and start the journey of adding it to my sports coaching skill set.


Voted Top 10 Fitness Holiday by the Telegraph

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 04 January 2015

NEW FLASH!!! We are delighted to have our Alpine Trail Running Camp featured in the Telegraph's lifestyle magazine Stella Magazine today. Ranked as top in ten fitness destinations around the world find out how running & holiday can be used in the same sentence when journalist Ben Arogundade joined us for a week of sunny trail running, healthy food & fun times with like-minded people. If you missed the hard copy you can still download part of the article here: "Destination: A New You!"


Energy Snacks for Cold Winter Days

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 04 January 2015

During long winter days when the temperatures are below zero often energy snacks freeze in your pockets, resulting in a jaw breaking battle to eat them! Here are some simple ideas and tips to help you fueled up and on the move:


Benefits of Cross Training

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 14 December 2014

Cross Country Skiing is a great way of staying fit for other sports.


New cheap bus service Geneva to Chamonix

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 29 November 2014

Two new transport options launched within weeks have made getting to the Alps even easier this winter. Eurostar recently announced a faster, more direct train service between London and Geneva, and now easyBus is to launch a new bus service on 20 December. The new bus line, developed by the 'easy' brand will run 32 times per day between the international airport in Geneva, Switzerland, and the alpine capital of Chamonix.

Bookings will open on Monday, 1 December, with the first 15,000 seats being offered for only 2 Euros each. The timetable offers plenty of opportunity to meet even the early morning flights with the first bus leaving Chamonix train station at 0415hrs, and the last leaving Geneva Airport at 0045hrs. The service is direct, and non-stop.

To launch the service seats are available for only 2 Euros each way, with normal fares starting at 5 Euros. The later you book the more expensive it will be, so it will be interesting to see what it is likely to cost for an average fare, and one booked just a week beforehand. We will be watching with interest!

Already a number of local companies offer airport transfers between the airport and Chamonix, such as Mountain Drop Offs with the average cost being around 30 Euros each way. These have for many years offered a very efficient service, and we hope that they will continue to do so, even if the new bus service appears to beat the price.

This is easyBus’ first Continental European service, operating in partnership with one of the existing transfer companies, Chamexpress. The Geneva to Chamonix route was selected because of the high volume of demand that exists between the two locations.

According to Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the “easy” brand owner: “For too long Alpine sports fans have found airport transfers expensive and difficult. We will provide a high quality service for them and their equipment, at a value-for-money price. I’m confident we can make a big impact on Chamonix’s year-round skiing, climbing and hiking holiday seasons.”

It is inevitable that the new bus service will impact on the local transfer companies, but hopefully there will be enough business for everyone to contiinue to improve the transfer service to Chamonix which in turn can only benefit the local economy as a whole.

www.easyBus.co.uk


Nutrition for Winter Sports

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 24 November 2014

Performance Dietitian Rebecca Dent joins Tracks and Trails to give us top nutritional advise on how to eat to keep eat ourselves healthy this winter!


New train service to the Alps

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 22 November 2014

Great news for train lovers this winter with a new Eurostar train service from London to Geneva. Although it has been possible to take the train to the Alps previously, the new service makes it a whole lot easier. Until now taking the train from the UK meant a change in Paris, arriving at Gare du Nord before departing from Gare de Lyon. During busy times this transfer can take up to an hour.


Cross Country Skiing with T&Ts

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 05 November 2014

So, which course would be best for you?

As each winter passes we find more and more people are trying cross country skiing. It's such a fabulous way to travel in winter, and you can do it at whatever level you wish. You can 'toddle' along enjoying the views, or really 'go for it' and give yourself an all over body workout! We offer various courses for different levels. Read to see where your skiing could take you.


Norway - skiing the Peer Gynt Trail

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 16 October 2014

When I think of Peer Gynt I associate the name with the character in the famous play by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, but I have to say that thoughts of drama on the stage have been replaced by drama in the mountains! Last year, for the first time, we took our clients to Norway to ski the 'Peer Gynt' trail, and it was stunning.


Get Ski Fit!

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 14 October 2014

A question we often get asked:

"What exercise or fitness programme can we do prior to our winter holiday?"


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