New Year With Ski Olympic

Chillin!

Ski hosts Mel & Tash take ‘time out’ after spending the day guiding guests around the ski slopes of Vallandry & Les Arcs.

The girl’s both work for award-winning independent tour operator Ski Olympic, a Doncaster based company offering ski & snowboard holidays to top resorts in the French Alps.

Myself and the family enjoyed are fourth stay at the company’s Chalet Hotel La Foret over the New Year break. Located in Vallandry it makes up one of the six separate villages making up Les Arcs. The area linked with La Plagne by the fantastic Vanoise Express, a double deck cable car linking the two resorts, makes up the Paradiski area, one of the biggest resorts in the world!

If your considering a winter ski holiday in the French Alps then look no further than Ski Olympic, I cannot recommend them highly enough from their attention to detail, delicious food & drink, friendly staff and excellent ski hosting service.

Check out their website      www.skiolympic.com  and follow them on Twitter:  @skiolympic  for their latest offers.

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First edit with the GoPro HD Camera – Paradiski

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Well, having made the decision I opted to buy the GoPro HD over the Countour 1080p and finally had the chance to put the camera through it’s paces during our Christmas ski trip to Vallandry in the French Alps.

The camera it is not much bigger than a matchbox with 2 buttons, shutter release and menu. The lens is a very compact piece of convex glass of about 10mm in diameter, I had to ask myself ‘could this tiny unit produce the kind of images that GoPro show on their website?

Well, the answer is yes!

My movie was shot using the r3 setting on the camera which shoots HD video at 1280×720 resolution with a frame rate of 50 frames per second. A little conversion of the clips was required to take advantage of the 50 fps setting (Cinema Tools) along with changing the mp4 files (MPEG Streamclip) shot in camera to Quicktime files (.mov) in order for them to be recognised and edited in Final Cut Pro.

I came home with 60gb of clips, here’s the first edit of these, make sure you select the 720p HD setting to get the most from the stunning quality!

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Paradiski – Christmas in the French Alps

A great time was had by all over Christmas and New Year during our stay in Vallandry in the French Alps.

As usual we stayed with our friends at the Doncaster based operator Ski Olympic @skiolympic in their chalet hotel La Foret.

The village forms part of the Paradiski area in the Tarentaise Valley and offers uninterrupted skiing in the areas of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, accessed by the spectacular Vanoise Express.

I’ve started to ‘trawl’ my way through the 60gb of high def video shot on my GoPro Hero camera and hope the trailer above gives you a ‘taster’ for the film to come?

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