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Beat those winter blues...
  
After considerable digging around on the internet, I located a great and afforable way to beat those winter blues! This seems downright do-able compared to a ski vacation at Vail, Co for two...


 

 

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Ski vacation Les Angles in French Pyrenees

Airfare for two - NY to Barcelona  $1100 on Air France
Lodging, Transfers PLUS 4-day ski pass including equipment rentals- $906
Two hotel nights Barcelona- $200
Grand total: $2200!
  

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SKI.FROGBUS.com offers accommodation at two luxury residences with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom self-catering apartments. All furnished in a cosy and warm blend of Catalan and Alpine styles, they are spacious, well appointed, welcoming and very private. The complex also boasts an indoor swimming pool, hammam spa, sauna, jacuzzi, gym and a secure play area for children. 

 

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  SKI.FROGBUS.com 4 day packages are available in the last 2 weeks of January and the first 2 weeks of March, flights to Girona airport are still very cheap, early booking is recommended. Different dates and durations can be organised on request. Les Angles has already been open for over a week with fantastic snow conditions. The transfer time from Girona airport to Les Angles is approximately 3 hours. 

 

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The resort of Les Angles is widely regarded as one of the best in the Pyrenees and one of the few where you can ski directly into the town.  It has guaranteed top to bottom snow coverage until mid April over a vertical descent of 800 metres. With over 50km of award winning groomed pistes it has plenty to offer every level of skier or boarder and boasts spectacular views from every slope. There is also a state-of-the-art Snow Park which hosts a number of national and international competitions.  Catalonia SCI, our home share near Spain is not far away.

 

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 Les Angles has retained a strong Catalan identity which is evident in its food, culture and even its language. There are bars, dozens of restaurants, a nightclub, a bowling alley, an ice rink, an impressive wildlife park open year round, a crèche open to all kids, 3 ski schools and a kids' supervised snow-park. All facilities are within a couple of minutes walking distance and there are free shuttle buses that run throughout the town.

 

 

 

 

Five tips about a ski holiday in France

 

  1. It's pretty darn affordable! Expect to pay between 100-200 euros for a six day ski pass on the French slopes
  2. Roughly 100-150 euros per week for lodging
  3. Save another 20% when you purchase a family pass, available in 66% of the resorts
  4. If you are a septuagenarian, you cna ski for free on most French slopes!
  5. Try to plan around the French school breaks (from Feb12-mid March and April 9th-8th of May).

 

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Why not enjoy the best of all worlds??  Winter skiing in the Pyrenees (a 2 hour drive) and scuba diving in the summer ~                                     Catalonia SCI a lifetime ownership (1/8th share) for only $62,900. Annual dues are very reasonable- 400 euros for 2011.

 

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Time near the mountains & sea 
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Catalonia in Cerbere, France

Catalonia beach Carcassonne

 

  

Things to see and do near Cerbere

Catalonia SCI- 2 bedroom overlooking Mediterranean- 5 km from Spain
 
 
Arles-sur-Tech: beautiful Roman church with 12th century cloister; 13th century palace with private art collection; factory outlet with traditional Catalan fabrics and espadrilles.  Just beyond the town are the Gorges de la Fou, a spectacular canyon plunging 100 metres down.  There's a trail and you can hike in. 
 
Banyuls-sur-Mer: large aquarium; port; spa ("thallassotherapie" in French); visits to wine caves; and the Aristide Maillol museum.  
 
 
Castelnou: fortified, medieval village built into a mountainside and dominated by a park your car outside the village and walk in, making your way up the narrow (sidewalk width) winding cobblestone streets.  Halfway up to the castle there is a lovely restaurant with a large terrace and a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. 
 
Céret: frequented by Picasso, Georges Braque and Juan Gris in their early years, Céret features a museum of modern art (which Picasso helped establish).  High in the mountains, the medieval town is noted for its corridas and its cherries, which are considered to be the best in France.  Directly south of Céret is the Pic de Fontfrede.  At 1,000 metres up, it offers a view of the entire Roussillon region, right to the sea. 
 
Collioure: popular with tourists, for the natural beauty of its site, as well as the Chateau Royal, a superb 13th century castle which belonged to the Kingdom of Aragon, until France wrested it back in the 17th century.  Plan on at least an hour and a half to visit the entire castle. Afterwards, you might want to settle into a cozy chair at a cafe along the beach and contemplate the sea.  Collioure also has an excellent market every Wednesday.  By the way, if you've always hated anchovies, try some of the fresh product for which Collioure is justly famous.  
  
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