Tag Archives: skiing

An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

Bhargav in Grenoble … one year on

We catch up with Bhargav Prasanna Swaminathan, one year after his arrival in Grenoble from India to do a Master’s degree in engineering.  Continue reading An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

Grenoble, Un climat à part – interview with Guilhem Martin

Grenoble in Winter seen from the Moucherotte. Photo © Michel Giordani

We meet Guilhem Martin, author of Grenoble, Un climat à part, a new book detailing his passionate observations of extraordinary weather phenomena in the Capital of the Alps. Continue reading Grenoble, Un climat à part — interview with Guilhem Martin

From the Grenoble Life archives

What archives used to look like before the digital revolution. Photo by dolescum

Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple delves into the archives to relive some of the highs and lows of the past few years online in the Capital of the Alps. Continue reading From the Grenoble Life archives

A ski-free getaway in Chartreuse

Breakfast at Le Valombré

Vickie Allen swaps the pistes of Alpe D’Huez for a weekend getaway at the chambre d’hôtes ‘Le Valombré’ in the Chartreuse. Continue reading A ski-free getaway in Chartreuse

France Etats-Unis – fostering social exchange in Grenoble

'Raquette nocturne' with Association France Etats-Unis

April Buchanan of Association France Etats-Uni talks to Grenoble Life about getting together with the “internationally-minded” for picnics, museum visits and full-moon raquette nocturne. Continue reading France Etats-Unis – fostering social exchange in Grenoble

Mid-season escape to Bourg d’Oisans

Photo: Vickie Allen

Vickie Allen takes a break from the slopes of Alpe d’Huez and heads off walking in Bourg d’Oisans.

Continue reading Mid-season escape to Bourg d’Oisans

ways2winter: showing the reality of life in the ski resorts

Check out this teaser for the documentary ways2winter about life and snowsports in the local resort of Les 2 Alpes made by British filmmakers. Continue reading ways2winter: showing the reality of life in the ski resorts

Bargain basement skiing – how, where and when to track it down

Where to go? Christa Gimblett points us in the right direction

Grenoble Life ski reporter Christa Gimblett gives the lowdown on budget skiing options in good time for the upcoming season. Continue reading Bargain basement skiing – how, where and when to track it down

Skiing in June? You bet!

Skiing in June? You bet! Photo: Christa Gimblett

Grenoble Life ski reporter Christa Gimblett has some good news for those of us sweltering in the valley: there is still some snow left to ski. Continue reading Skiing in June? You bet!

Snapshot of an Isère village

Villeneuve d’Uriage

Rebecca Skillman talks to residents of the hamlet Villeneuve d’Uriage, near Grenoble. She shares with us her discoveries about issues of sustainability and community in Alpine village life. Continue reading Snapshot of an Isère village