Author Archive for Ceri Tinley

Ceri Tinley is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Consensio, the leading upmarket operator of the most luxurious catered chalets and villas in France. Each property comes with your private team of hospitality professionals, trained to look after your every need.

Christmas in Val d'Isère

Christmas in Val d’Isère

Choosing where to ski over the Christmas period can be a tricky business. It is notoriously difficult to predict snow conditions at this time of year, and historically there have been good times and bad. Finding the perfect resort is always a challenge. With its high altitude, snow sure reputation, and easy access to La Grande […]

Top 5 luxury chalets with unique swimming pools

Top 5 luxury chalets with unique swimming pools

All the top luxury chalets now come complete with the type of facilities you expect from the best hotels and a pool is a great addition when looking to book a private chalet for your ski holiday. Perfect for relaxing after a hard days skiing and also for entertaining the children they are a valuable […]

The 5 Best Things to Do in St Tropez, France

The 5 Best Things to Do in St Tropez, France

St Tropez has changed dramatically from the Provencal fishing village it once was; back in the 1920s it attracted the likes of Coco Chanel and it continues to attract the jet set during the summer months. Whilst they may anchor off shore in their super yachts the attractions ashore are similar for the famous and […]

Top 5 destinations when chartering a superyacht in the Mediterranean

Top 5 destinations when chartering a superyacht in the Mediterranean

The West Mediterranean is the place in Europe to charter a superyacht during the Summer months. There are many different destinations to head to from May through to September, each with their own unique appeal and where you can enjoy a life of luxury. Here are our favourite top five: Cannes, France This is the where the […]

Top 5 facilities now found in luxury ski chalets

Top 5 facilities now found in luxury ski chalets

Luxury hotels in ski resorts have always come packed with facilities to entertain and pamper their clients.  Now that there are a more and more clients looking for the privacy and flexibility a chalet can provide, the top end lodges are having to up their game to compete but how much more than a Jacuzzi […]

The Alps are not just for Winter...

The Alps are not just for Winter…

We are now approaching the end of the Winter ski season with only the high altitude resorts of Val d’Isere and Val Thorens still open. Many people assume that the Alps are only good for skiing and that everything is closed up until next December, however there are some ski resorts open their doors for […]

Fresh snow in the French Alps - top tips for skiing in poor visibility

Fresh snow in the French Alps – top tips for skiing in poor visibility

We are now well into this winter season and skiers and snowboarders alike have enjoyed exceptional snow conditions. We have experienced over 50cm of fresh snow across the French Alps in the last week, making the already fantastic piste conditions even better and off piste is a powder playground. It looks to continue snowing for […]

7 things to do on a ski holiday, other than skiing

7 things to do on a ski holiday, other than skiing

It is the time of year where the choice of family holiday is often a ski one, however there are often members of the group who don’t ski or snowboard or who want to spend some of the day doing other activities. The choice and variety does depend on which resort you are visiting but here […]

Courchevel, Val d'Isere or Meribel - which ski resort to choose?

Courchevel, Val d’Isere or Meribel – which ski resort to choose?

Val d’Isere, Meribel and Courchevel 1850 are popular, well known ski resorts in the French Alps. However they are all unique, each appealing to a completely different type of skier or group. Val d’Isere is the high altitude station that thas retained a lovely village feel. Skiing is the focus for this resort, with access […]

St Tropez - top 10 'to do' list

St Tropez – top 10 ‘to do’ list

1. Club 55 – the classic place to sip Champagne and enjoy a long lunch. 2. Brigitte Bardot exhibition – visit from 23rd June to 31st October 2011. 3. Nikki Beach – perfect to people watch and lounge in the sun. 4. & 5. Wine tours – visit Chateau Minuty vineyard in the harbour for […]

Courchevel 1850: still the ultimate ski resort in the French Alps

Courchevel 1850: still the ultimate ski resort in the French Alps

Courchevel 1850 has long been the St Tropez of the French Alps; this high altitude resort ensures a long snow sure season and is the most famous of all the resorts within the vast Three Valleys ski area. However it isn’t just the skiing which has turned this into a world renowned resort – the […]