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Charming Footage of a Century of Skiing in Samoëns

A Snapshot in Time This journey of discovery led us to stumble across this strange, but charming YouTube video that the Tourist Office produced a few years ago when Samoëns celebrated its centenary as a ski resort. 100 Ans de Ski à Samoëns Although the soundtrack had to be removed by the publishers, the compilation […]

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An Insider’s Account of the Maratona dles Dolomites Bike Race

This summer we came across an article written by Peter Walker, a journalist for the Guardian who joined the 2015 event. What we really love about his account is the juxtaposition of the endurance with the overwhelming sense of achievement that he felt during this race. Peter Walker is not a pro and his description […]

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Top Tips for White Water Rafting Activity Holidays

Safety First White water rafting is a great family activity in that it offers the element of adrenaline without the very real dangers of something more extreme like skydiving or base jumping. However, that being said, it’s still safety first all the way. On our French activity holidays in Les Gets that include white water […]

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Our Favourite Bakery in Samoëns

So bearing this in mind, we would like to recommend to all our guests who spend any time at all in Samoëns to make sure that they put aside some of that time to pop in to one of our favourite gems in the village: Tiffanie Bakery. With its rather eccentric and quirky exterior – […]

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Avalanche Transceiver Training in the Spanish Pyrenees

Getting Ready for your Ski Tour

What Does Skinning Mean? No, we are not talking about skinning animals here although, as the name indicates, the originals where indeed animal hides whose natural characteristics have now been copied with more modern materials. Skinning in the context of ski touring is the action of sliding or shuffling your skis uphill and getting grip […]

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The Maratona dles Dolomites Cycling Weekend

The Race The Maratona dles Dolomites has just been completed for its 29th year (on July 5th 2015), with a field of around 9,000 from all over the world, including Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Britain, America, Australia, Brazil – and many others. With temperatures hotter than in previous years, it was a tough race for […]

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A Taste of Ski Touring in Samoëns

A Teaser of the Ski Tour Experience in Samoëns At just over an hour by car from Geneva Airport, Samoëns is very easy to reach, making it a great destination for a short trip with friends or with the family. From the village, situated on the floor of the Giffre Valley, the views of the […]

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Skiing in Canada – A Cracking Winter Ski Safari

Why Canada? There’s a marked difference between holidaying in a European ski resort and a Canadian one. That’s not to say one is better than the other – simply different. What’s important is what appeals to you, personally. We at Summit & Blue are passionate about skiing in Canada and we know areas like Kicking […]

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Adventure Holidays for All Ages in Summer

If your family is looking for some summer fun, here are just a few ideas we offer on our family adventure holidays. But remember, it doesn’t stop there! Active Summer Adventures All Over the World Depending on whether you want to commit to long haul travel or are looking for family adventure holidays a little […]

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Canada – A World of Possibilities for Activity Holidays

Whether you’re looking to work on existing skills or gain some brand new ones, Canada opens up an entire world of possibilities. Here are just a few experiences you might want to consider on the itinerary of your activity holidays. Soak Up the Culture and Nature of Vancouver If you’re bringing your family, Canada couldn’t […]

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Discover the Dolomites

It’s a fantastic place for family adventure holidays, mainly because the stunning mountains open up a world of possibilities in terms of active pursuits. As well as skiing, cycling, water sports and hiking, Via Ferrata is an activity that offers a unique way to explore the region, even for those with little experience. The Iron […]

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Les Gets – A Skier’s Paradise

On top of that, you’ll have access to the entire Portes de Soleil region, so there’s an incredible range of pistes to choose from – a different one each day if you so desire! Below are just a few of the options available to you around Les Gets – skiing for beginners, intermediates and experts […]

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Finding adventure across the world to share with those who seek the thrill of a holiday like no other. For me there is always a new destination to explore or a new adventure to have in a familiar place. Join me as I introduce you to new challenges in new places, give you advice on enjoying your adventure holidays, keep you up to date with special offers and competitions and share my favourite adventure pictures and videos from across the Internet.

Richard Edwards, Managing Director of Summit and Blue