Press clippings from Great Britain


21 June 2018 - "Tour du Mont Blanc" by Stu Bowers

One of the world most difficult cycling race crossing France, Switzerland and Italy

Stu Bowers came for the magazine Cyclist, stayed in Les Saisies where the race started and did it… He tells us about his exhausting experience.

Cyclist - circulation is 23 661 per month – Cycling magazine of the year.

The Times

14 october 2017

Ben Clatworthy and Tom Chesshyre pick the top places to stay on the slopes, with a big focus on Savoie Mont Blanc’s new places ; From chic hotel to great budget resorts, we have it all ;)

Manchester Evening News

27 March 2017 - "High hills and hot water" by Seb Ramsay

High hills and hot water, Seb Ramsay gets himself out of trouble after a long ride with a night in a fabulous five-star hotel.

The National

January 2017 - "Megève, My kind of place" by Mary Novakovich

Travel: wide-angle

Winter 2016-2017 - "Alpine Yoga, anyone?" by Mike Maceacheran

Winter is usually the time for exploring snowy resorts on skis or a snowboard, but this year promises something entirely different.
Mike Maceacheran explores various options in Savoie Mont Blanc’s ski resorts…

Olive Magazine

November 2016 - "On the road: Savoie Mont Blanc" by Lucy Gillmore

If you’re lactose-intolerant, look away. Cheese reigns supreme in the foothills of the French Alps. Try it paired with craft beer, biodynamic wines

and local charcuterie, or bubbling in tartiflette... 

Lucy Gillmore gives us a good overview of the best places and products to eat in Savoie Mont Blanc…

The Southern Daily Echo

30 September 2016 - "So what’s going on this winter in terms of new accommodation?" by Ian Murray

Ian Murray, Editor in Chief in the Southern Daily Echo gives some highlights for the Savoie Mont Blanc region: so what’s going on this winter in terms of new accommodation?

Mountain Biking Magazine

Summer 2016 - "Alpine ecstasy" by Alex Evans

The Three Valleys is not only a paradise for skiing, mountain biking is also a fantastic thrilling activity to practice on the runs.
Alex Evan from Mountain Biking Magazine taste the various routes last summer.

Boundless by CSMA

May 2016 -  "That Pionnering Spirit"

Pete Goding and two other journalists went on the tracks of 15 of the CSMA members, who set off an incredible journey from London to the top of iconic Galibier pass in 1927.

From Lyon, via Lake Bourget, Aix-les-Bains and finally Valloire and the Galibier they did an epic drive!

The Independent

7 february 2016 - "The Alpine ‘sink estate’ » on the rise" by Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood went to Flaine thanks to Savoie Mont Blanc Tourism to discover a New Flaine…
The Alpine ‘sink estate’ » on the rise – After Bauhaus, brualism  and bankers, Flaine is ready for a comeback, says Stephen Wood

Easyjet Magazine

February 2016 - “Mountain Utopias” by Edwin Heathcote.

Just how should a ski resort look ? it’s nearly 50 years since two purpose-built French towns tore up the rulebook in daring style. For a while, Flaine and Avoriaz fee from favour, but they’re again the height of architectural chic, says Edwin Heathcote.

Easyjet Magazine

January 2016 - “Everything you ever wanted to know about skiing and pretty much all things winter sport related but were afraid to ask” by Rebecca Miles

For writing her article, Rebecca Miles uses SMB’s UK press pack information…

ONBOARD Magazine

 Winter 2016 - "Sloping off" by Alf Alderson

Alf Alderson hits the slopes of Bonneval sur Arc and discovers a winter world that seems to have been by-passed by the 21st century.

BBC Radio

January 2016 - "Where in the World is Andy?" by Andy Mossack

Andy Mossack on BBC Radio explains why Savoie Mont Blanc is such a special destination...

The Times

26 December 2015 – "The coolest new hotels in the French Alps" by Bridget Harrison

Stay in an igloo suite in Val Thorens or check into a cheap but chic room in a new hotel in Tignes, says Bridget Harrison.

B Inspired

November 2015 - "She'll be coming round the mountain" by Rebecca Miles

Ski touring offers snow-lovers a gentler way to explore hiddent pistes far from the chairlifts and crowds, as Rebecca Miles discovers.

Evening Standard

19 october 2015 - "Time to slope off" by Felice Hardy

Time to slope off: This winter brings expanded ski resorts, smart new hotels and chalets, interesting new restaurants and more. By Felice Hardy who has used a lot of information from SMB Winter 2015-2016 press pack.

The Times 3rd October – ski supplement

“50 best ski breaks to book now”

The first ski supplement of the season has just been published in the Times. Many resorts of Savoie Mont Blanc are amongst the “50 best ski breaks to book now”.

Savoie beers

After a day in the mountains or a hot day by the lake, visitors to Savoie Mont Blanc can enjoy a cold locally-made beer. There are nearly 30 micro-breweries in Savoie Mont Blanc. Here is a selection made by Megan Eaves for Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet has more than 1 million visitors per month.

Sunday Herald

16 august 2015 - "Eau to be in France" by Thomas Howkins

Thomas Howkins tastes the waters and surrenders to the relaxed pace of life in the spa resort of Evian-les-Bains.

Oxford Mail

6 august 2015 -"Live on the edge" by Tim Hughes


Tim Hughes climbs in the French Alps and Explore a spa resort that’s “eau” so chic.

Sunday Times

26 July 2015 - “Batteries included" by Graeme Green

“Batteries included: There is a new way for cyclists to cheat in the Alps. Will electric mountain-biking flick Graeme Green’s switch?”


July 2015 - “Taste of the Tour”

16 pages

Stages 18 and 19 of this year’s Tour de France looks set to play pivotal roles in deciding the maillot jaune, with mammoth ascents, hilltop finishes and unfamiliar roads. Cyclist heads to the Alps in the southern of france to see what the pros have in store.

West Morning News Sunday

July 12th 2015 - "Alpine pioneers" by Michael Cranmer

Alpine pionners started a fine tradition.

Michael Cranmer looks back at the highlights of 150 years of Alpinism and how it all began.

New Statesman

February 12th 2015 - "The grapes of sloth" by Nina Caplan

Financial Newspaper

The grapes of sloth Nina Caplan relaxes in Savoie's vineyards…

Buckets, bobsleds and a battery-powered bike.

The Sun

February 8th 2015 - "Hit Slopes on a top skiing deal"

2,4 million copies per day

Snippet about Flaine holiday packages and Michelin Stars in Savoie Mont Blanc

Sunday Post

February 15th 2015 - "Summer in the Alps is like walking on Sunshine" by travel editor Katie Wood

250 000 copies per day

Sunday People

February 8th 2015 - "Beers for Skiers" by Lewis Panther

345 000 copies on Sundays

Great value Valloire even has a brewery

Bthere Magazine

February 2015 - "Peaks+Troughs" by Jane Wrights

100 000 copies per month / 1 million passengers

Being 2,000m up a montain in the French Alps doesn’t mean you have to lower your expectations of a good feed. Jane Wrights finds 10 great eats between Avoriaz, Megève and Lake Annecy.

Bthere Magazine

December 2014 - "The Kids are Alright: 11 top resorts for family-friendly skiing"

100 000 copies per month / 1 million passengers

“Rosy cheeks, troika rides, hot chocolate and half-pipes: nothing males magical memories like a family holidays in the mountains” Leslie Woit reports.

Metropolitan – Eurostar Magazine

December 2014 - "Alpine Feast"

250 000 copies per month / 1 million passengers

To ski or to snowboard isn’t the only choice you’ll be facing when heading to the French Alps this winter. You ‘ll also have to pick from a plethora of new gourmet and street food options on the slopes.

The Sun

30 november 2014 - "Ever wonder why they are called mountain bikes?" By Matt Hampton

2 358 000 copies per day

“Why on earth am I riding a bike down a ski slope?” That’s what Matt Hampton is wondering after experiencing MTB on snow in Les Menuires during the Roc’n Bike event last January.

JetAway Magazine

Winter 2014 > 2015 - "The season we've been waiting all year for" by Mike MacEacheran

It is the 150th anniversary of winter tourism in the Alps (introduced by us Brits). Here's how to get more out of it than ever before...

EasyJet Magazine

November 2014 - "The 2014 EasyJet Traveller Ski Awards" by Rebecca Miles

250 000 copies per month

To mark the start of the ski season, EasyJet Magazine is celebrating the best new additions to this year's winter scene.