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■ A week’s stay in Chalet Bartavelle in la Plagne 1800, starts from £639pp. The price includes return Gatwick flights (Manchester £20pp supplement), transfers, cooked breakfasts, afternoon tea, three course meals with wine, and the services of chalet hosts Jen and Sam. Contact Ski Beat on 01273 855100 or see skibeat.co.uk
■ Ski Beat has more than 50 catered ski chalets throughout high snow-sure French resorts.
■ For ski lessons and super luge, visit oxygene.ski/