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What the papers say

Our award-winning ski holidays attract a lot of positive press and we hope that by browsing these pages, you will get a better sense of what you can look forward to. For further details, please email press@highlife.ie or call +353-1-6771100.

Irish Independent Weekend - 17th October 2015

Irish Independent Weekend - 17th October 2015

Fancy a ski holiday with a personal chef and slopes on your doorstep? Conor Power sings the praises of a chalet ski break in Val d'Isere.  full article

 
Sunday Independent Living - 27th September 2015

Sunday Independent Living - 27th September 2015

"In late March, conditions for skiing were perfect: blue skies, lots of powder snow and endless runs", writes Sybil Mulcahy  full article

 
Irish Examiner - 26th September 2015

Irish Examiner - 26th September 2015

Hand holding by a team of professionals and a state of the art chalet with its own chef to look after the family is the secret of a good ski experience, says Catherine Shanahan  full article

 
Eat, Drink & Be Meribel

Eat, Drink & Be Meribel

Barbara McCarthy travelled to Meribel with Highlife, an Irish ski chalet company that provides a personal chef, a thoughtfully stocked wine cellar and just about every other creature comfort you could possibly imagine. (Irish Independent Weekend - 25th October 2014)  full article

 
Life at the top

Life at the top

The food is sublime, the pistes exceptional, the chalets cosy and the views breath-taking, writes Susan Mitchell (Sunday Business Post - 2nd November 2014)  full article

 
Living the high life on and off the snowy Alps

Living the high life on and off the snowy Alps

Our eclectic group had come here to Meribel in the French Alps as guests of Highlife, an award-winning Irish ski chalet company which specialises in tailor made holidays for individuals and groups of any size. Basically, you just sit back and let Highlife take the strain. (Sunday Independent Living - 7th September 2014)  full article

 
Peak Season

Peak Season

Adrian Rutherfod gets a taste of the Highlife during a ski trip to the French resort of Meribel (Belfast Telegraph - 4th October 2014)  full article

 
Irish Times - 13th November 2013

Irish Times - 13th November 2013

Getting reacquainted with a snowboard after 11 years is no easy task - and it is worth the effort now that it's no longer so cool, writes Eoin Burke-Kennedy  full article

 
Sunday Business Post - 27th October 2013

Sunday Business Post - 27th October 2013

Our chef spoiled us with dishes such as mushroom and thyme tart with crispy poached egg and then blew us away with his white chocolate Ferrero Rocher cheesecake.  full article

 
The Irish News - 26th October 2013

The Irish News - 26th October 2013

In terms of rewarding the demands of a typical skier, Val d'Isere ticks every box. But when you combine the thrills of this superb resort with the comforts of Chalet Morelle, it's the ultimate ski holiday.  full article

 
Irish Examiner - 5th October 2013

Irish Examiner - 5th October 2013

First-timer Esther N McCarthy fell for the comfort, the food and the sheer excitement of skiing at Val d'Isere  full article

 
The Irish Times - 8th December 2012

The Irish Times - 8th December 2012

Les Trios Vallées provides some of the best skiing in the world, but the help of a good tour company makes for a much smoother run, writes Conor Pope...  full article

 
Irish Examiner Weekend - 22nd September 2012

Irish Examiner Weekend - 22nd September 2012

Tommy Barker slipped and sloped back into skiing after 30 years away, with some chalet highlife in spectacular Meribel  full article

 
newsletter.co.uk - 22nd September 2012

newsletter.co.uk - 22nd September 2012

Three thousand feet up in the French Alps, Sam McBride discovers Meribel  full article

 
Evening Echo - 29th September 2012

Evening Echo - 29th September 2012

Evening Echo - 29th September 2012  full article

 
Sunday Independent - 6th November 2011

Sunday Independent - 6th November 2011

Good comany, fine food and splendid accommodation make the experience of an Alpine skiing holiday especially magnificent, discovered Karen Creed  full article

 
Irish News - 5th November 2011

Irish News - 5th November 2011

Paddy Heaney gets a taste of the Highlife on the fine French slopes of the village of Morzine  full article

 
Irish Times - 29th October 2011

Irish Times - 29th October 2011

With everything from gourmet meals and luxury accommodation taken care of, all you have to worry about is honing your skiing skills on the mountains, writes Jason Michael  full article

 
Irish Examiner - 8th October 2011

Irish Examiner - 8th October 2011

Morzine is a cracking little hideaway nestled at the foot of the French Alps and ideal for both the novice and expert skier. Book a chalet, says Brian Canty, and enjoy the slide.  full article

 
Sunday Business Post - 25th September 2011

Sunday Business Post - 25th September 2011

It's Snow Time - The French resort of Morzine offers excellent skiing and a chance to live the Highlife, writes Gavin Daly  full article

 
Irish Times - 13th November 2010

Irish Times - 13th November 2010

With personal instructors, great ski chalets and unbeatable service, this takes the skiing experience to new heights, writes Madeleine Lyons  full article

 
Irish Examiner - 18th September 2010

Irish Examiner - 18th September 2010

If you want to keep the costs of your skiing holiday low, an all-inclusive option is the best way to go, says Siobhan Cronin  full article

 
Sunday Business Post - 22nd November 2009

Sunday Business Post - 22nd November 2009

It's hard to get a better endorsement for a ski operator than meeting their first-ever-clients on a chairlift overlooking the picturesque Alpine village of Morzine...  full article

 
The Sunday Tribune - 25th October 2009

The Sunday Tribune - 25th October 2009

An all-in skiing holiday in the French alps, where every little detail is cartered for, left Neil Dunphy on a high...  full article

 
The Irish News - 17th October 2009

The Irish News - 17th October 2009

Paddy Heaney of The Irish News stayed in Chalet Valmont in Morzine, enjoying Highlife's "excellent service, fine food, comfortable living quarters, and a pleasurable skiing experience."  full article

 
Irish Examiner - 26th September 2009

Irish Examiner - 26th September 2009

"My experience of skiing to date involved one ill-fated woosh down the bunny slopes in 1994. With this I had determined life on terra firma had its advantages; that was until I was invited to experience the Highlife."  full article

 
Irish Independent Weekend - 19th December 2009

Irish Independent Weekend - 19th December 2009

Dreams of Morzine - Ronan Price went to the French Alps a ski virgin and came back smitten with the sport, even after a few tumbles...  full article

 
Sunday Tribune Magazine - November 2 2008

Sunday Tribune Magazine - November 2 2008

Not so taken with the slopes after two previous trips, Clara Mannion was a convert after sampling Highlife's glorious package of pampering...  full article

 
Cara Magazine - 1st November 2008

Cara Magazine - 1st November 2008

William Hederman learns the lingo and brushes up on his boarding skills as he takes to the slopes in the Alpine village of Morzine..  full article

 
Irish Independent - December 1 2007

Irish Independent - December 1 2007

“With chocolate box prettiness, powder pistes and reliable snow, France’s Meribel is the perfect ski resort" - Catherine Murphy puts pen to paper in Highlife's Chalet Olivier and outlines why Meribel is one of the world's premier snowsports playgrounds...  full article

 
The Irish Times - 4th November 2006

The Irish Times - 4th November 2006

'Highlife's chalets in Meribel are very comfortable places, real homes from home'. Joan Scales unwinds in front of a log fire..  full article

 
Sunday Business Post - October 2 2005

Sunday Business Post - October 2 2005

"Stepping into my Highlife chalet was like sinking into a favourite armchair with a cup of hot chocolate and a box of Milk Tray." Fiona Ness takes to the slopes in Morzine and takes full advantage of her Highlife chalet...  full article

 
Dun Laoghaire Gazette - 7th December 2008

Dun Laoghaire Gazette - 7th December 2008

'Highlife understands that many parents are not ready to hang up their ski boots just because they have children'..  full article

 
Sunday Business Post - September 21 2008

Sunday Business Post - September 21 2008

The Sunday Business Post takes a trip to Chalet Amelie in the heart of the Three Valleys...  full article

 
Sunday Business Post - 21st October 2007

Sunday Business Post - 21st October 2007

If the afternoon snacks were a little taste of heaven, the evening meals were to die for'. Helen Boylan discovers that the food is one of the highlights of a Highlife holiday...  full article

 
Irish Times - September 20 2008

Irish Times - September 20 2008

"Chalet holidays aint what they used to be, I think as the hot tub bubbles up once more and the pleasing effect of an earlier back massage makes itself felt..." Paul Cullen enjoys some relaxation time in Chalet Morelle in Val d'Isere...  full article

 
Confetti Magazine - March 10 2008

Confetti Magazine - March 10 2008

Confetti reader Aideen Mangan and her husband Trevor Healy celebrated their honeymoon in Highlife's Chalet Lolana in Morzine...  full article

 
Irish Independent Weekend - 14th October 2006

Irish Independent Weekend - 14th October 2006

If Siobhan Cronin failed to enjoy the experience of remembering how to ski, having her own chef, hot tub, and luxury chalet in Meribel took most of the pain out of it.  full article

 
Sunday Independent Living - November 18 2007

Sunday Independent Living - November 18 2007

Emma Nolan waves goodbye to sun holidays as she gets hooked on skiing and mountain lifestyle…  full article

 
Sunday Tribune Magazine - November 11 2007

Sunday Tribune Magazine - November 11 2007

At first seeing only valleys, skiing is now all exhilarating peaks for an addicted Sarah McInerney...  full article

 
Sunday Independent - 2nd October 2005

Sunday Independent - 2nd October 2005

Shane Fitzsimons learns to ski in Morzine: 'this most charming of Alpine villages' and discovers the joy of skiing from France to Switzerland and back again..  full article

 
U Magazine - 2nd February 2009

U Magazine - 2nd February 2009

U Reader, Gillian Reith, took a trip to Val d'Isere in the snowy French Alps with Highlife Ski & Snowboard...  full article

 
KT Parenting - October 2006

KT Parenting - October 2006

“Staff at the chalet were exceptionally friendly and helpful and did everything in their power to tailor the routine to suit our family” - Rebecca Morgan takes her family to one of Highlife's Morzine chalets for a super week on the slopes.  full article

 
Irish Times Go Magazine - January 24 2009

Irish Times Go Magazine - January 24 2009

Highlife's Operations Manager, Seamus Shaughnessy, gives the Irish Times a run down of what his job entails on a daily basis, ensuring that each Highlife guest has the best possible holiday. Read Seamus' interview in the 'My Day' column...  full article

 
Irish Tatler Magazine - 1st December 2008

Irish Tatler Magazine - 1st December 2008

Combine a love of skiing with a love of fine wines by taking yourself off on a Highlife holiday this season. The venue is Chalet Amelie in the alpine town of Méribel...  full article

 
Sunday Business Post - November 2 2008

Sunday Business Post - November 2 2008

"With over 300 kilometres of trails to ski down, Espace Killy - the skiing area that encompasses Val d'Isere and the new town of Tignes - is a place not easily tired of." Julian Fleming explores the varied terrain on offer in Val d'Isere...  full article

 
Sunday Business Post - October 21 2007

Sunday Business Post - October 21 2007

“If there is a chalet chef who provides better, tastier and healthier food than ours did, I’ll do a ski run naked." Helen Boylan mixes a great ski week with delicious food & wine...  full article

 
Irish Mail on Sunday - November 12 2006

Irish Mail on Sunday - November 12 2006

Aisling Breen and her VBFs raise a glass to hot tubs, hunky instructors and on-call masseurs at a chic chalet in Meribel...  full article

 
Sunday Business Post - 7th October 2012

Sunday Business Post - 7th October 2012

While skiing can sometimes be intimidating for beginners, a good instructor can ensure your downhill experience ends well, writes Niamh Connolly  full article