Sport and Adventure

The charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley

Written by on February 3, 2021 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Sport and Adventure
The charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley

Discover the charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley! As well as the main ski resorts of Courmayeur, La Thuile, Pila, Cervinia, Champoluc and Gressoney, the Aosta Valley is full of other charming little ski villages and stations. Most have only two or three chairlifts and a handful of pistes but they […]

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The job of a school group ski instructor

Written by on January 26, 2021 in Blog, Sport and Adventure
The job of a school group ski instructor

The job of a school group ski instructor… In the winter of 2018/19 I did the BASI level 1&2 ski instructor course with Interski in Pila, Aosta Valley. Having somehow or another managed to pass the course I have so far done 4 week’s paid work with Interski as an instructor, looking after school groups […]

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Best hikes with a pushchair in Gran Paradiso National Park

Written by on January 2, 2021 in Hiking and Trekking, Sport and Adventure
Best hikes with a pushchair in Gran Paradiso National Park

Continuing on from our article where we mention our Best hikes in the Aosta Valley with young children and a pushchair, we would now like to share with you our favourites within the Gran Paradiso National Park. Apart from the magnificent views and unspoilt landscapes, the Gran Paradiso is also the place to go to […]

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Best family hikes with a pushchair in the Aosta Valley

Written by on January 2, 2021 in Hiking and Trekking, Sport and Adventure
Best family hikes with a pushchair in the Aosta Valley

Great family hikes in the Aosta Valley that you can do with young children or with a pushchair When we moved to the Aosta Valley in 2014 our younger son Marty was just 18 months old. Being in the Alps after living all our life in cities or the flat countryside of southern England, the […]

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Winter Sports in Aosta Valley

Written by on October 6, 2020 in Other winter sports, Sport and Adventure
Winter Sports in Aosta Valley

During the winter months the Aosta Valley offers winter sports for everyone. Whether you are young or old, beginner or expert, skier or non-skier. So, which winter sport would you like to try in Aosta Valley? Alpine skiing & snowboarding The first snow arrives normally at the beginning of November. The ski resorts tend to […]

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Skiing in Piemonte, Italy

Written by on October 6, 2020 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Sport and Adventure
Skiing in Piemonte, Italy

Skiing in Piemonte region in Italy,  you are spoiled for choice as it has a total of 1,255km of ski slopes served by 271 lifts located across 49 resorts. Torino hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006. International quality ski resorts can be reached in 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Torino, Cuneo […]

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Skiing in the Aosta Valley in Italy

Written by on October 6, 2020 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Sport and Adventure
Skiing in the Aosta Valley in Italy

Skiing in the Aosta Valley in Italy is a great choice! There are so many great ski areas and resorts in Europe, so what is it that makes the Aosta Valley worth visiting? It has a great winter climate with many sunny days and as good a snow record as anywhere. Single resort or multi-resort […]

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Walking, Hiking and Trekking in The Aosta Valley

Walking, Hiking and Trekking in The Aosta Valley

The Aosta Valley is a paradise for mountain hikers, walkers and trekkers. There are endless trails and whatever your level, you will find a lifetime’s worth of possible routes to take. Here you will discover a spectacular and extraordinarily beautiful natural world with fascinating ancient traditions. The Valleys of the Region The Aosta Valley is […]

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Golf in North-West Italy

Written by on July 10, 2020 in Sport and Adventure
Golf in North-West Italy

Golf in North-West Italy Looking into the golfing set up down in neighbouring Piemonte, Liguria & Lombardia it has become clear that the North-West is the top golfing region in Italy. This is a fact that has been recognised for years by the thousands of golfers from Germany, Austria and Scandinavia who come here to […]

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Rugby in Italy

Written by on July 8, 2020 in Sport and Adventure
Rugby in Italy

. Rugby life, Italian style Italy’s recent record against Tier One rugby playing nations is a loosing streak of 22 matches. They have their work cut out if they want to turn things around, that’s for sure. However, grass roots club rugby in Italy, whether as a player, parent or spectator, is a joy. Only […]

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