As the ski season approaches, it's time to start thinking about getting your skis serviced. Don't leave it to the last minute - if you do, you'll probably find yourself standing in endless ski maintenance queues whilst your friends are out on the slopes having fun.
To make the job easier for you, Leave it to Me and Williams Services have come together to offer skiers from the Geneva area a unique and personalised experience.
Leave it to Me is a Geneva-based company that, amongst many other things, offers a concierge service to help busy individuals and families spend time on the things they really want to do. Also based in Geneva, Williams Services installs satellites and TVs and offers handyman services too.
The 4th edition of the Genève Futur Hockey Challenge tournament takes place this weekend, 27 – 30 March 2014, at ice sport centers around Geneva.
32 teams, representing over 650 kids aged from 11-14, from 10 nations (Switzerland, Canada, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Belarus and Italy) will be in Geneva, representing their hockey clubs and countries.
Combined with a Genève Servette Hockey Club playoff match on Saturday night, this weekend promises to be a festival of hockey in Geneva!
The American International Women’s Club of Geneva has just published a new guide to skiing in the region.
Called “Think Ski” the new 181-page guidebook tells you all you need to know about downhill and cross country skiing at 21 of the most popular local resorts, some of them on our doorstep and others no more than a few hours' drive away.
Written and beautifully illustrated by local author, Eleanor Ormiston, the book is packed with all kinds of tips to ensure everyone, skiers and non-skiers alike, can make the most of their outings to the local ski slopes.
In France, these include ski stations in the Jura, resorts in the Mont Blanc region such as Megève, Combloux and Chamonix, and resorts in the Portes du Soleil and Avaris regions. Several well-known ski areas in Switzerland are also included.
For the third year running, the International Ski Federation (FIS) is organizing World Snow Day, a unique occasion in which children are encouraged to enjoy and explore the snow, whilst learning about the environment, the health benefits of snow activities, and safety on and off the snow.
Hundreds of ski resorts around the world will take part in the event, some offering ski equipment for free, as well as lift passes and other related activities, such as group ski and snowboarding lessons.
Verbier, Villars, Morgins, Les Diablerets, and Anzère are just a few of the local Swiss stations that will be getting involved in this year’s event, whilst in France you can expect to find activities in popular resorts such as Chamonix and Megève.
As the ski season draws to a close, some of you may be wondering why you didn’t manage to get out on the slopes as often as you would have liked. But the season is not over yet! There is still plenty of good snow to enjoy and a short break to the Breuil-Cervinia region of Italy may be just what you need to give yourself a treat and take in those breathtaking views just one more time!
Between 15 April and 3 May, Mike Beaudet, founder of Ski Pros Megève, is organizing a series of late Spring ski trips to the Swiss and Italian Alps, where you will have the opportunity to ski between 2000 and 3983 metres, on fantastic snow, over a range of easy, intermediate, wide and long pistes. The slopes are ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to ski or improve their technique, so these trips are not just targeted at expert skiers who can’t get enough of skiing within the main ski season, although it is perfect for them too!
All trips can be tailor-made to suit individual requirements – if you need a lift to Cervinia, Mike can pick you up in Geneva and take you on a remarkable 2 hour 45 minute journey, through some of the most amazing scenery you will ever see, including the Aoste Valley. You can book as many days as you like – 3, 4 or 5 day trips are typical.