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We booked a family holiday in Chalet Annapurna1 in Tignes in January 2013. We booked two rooms one was for three adults. We were assured that the room for the three adults was a proper three bedded room with ample space for all the adults plus their luggage. On that basis we booked the holiday. When we arrived we were given a double room with a third bed pushed in to make it three bedded. The staff in the chalet thought that the extra bed was for a child and were astonished to find it was for an adult and those staff did find a proper adult bed for us. However, that left very little space, about 6-9 inches between two of the beds and two of the beds were pushed tighly together. We complained to ifyouski and whilst they replied they did not take the complaint as seriously as they should have. They tried to claim that it was a mistake on the part of the suppliers of the chalet rather than them. Eventually after many attempts to get some sense and recompense from them they stopped replying to my emails. Put simply, I will never deal with ifyouski again. When we we were having our conversations with them prior to booking and prior to travel we were told untruths, whether it is because they are incompetent or some thing more sinister was involved we will never know. I cannot think it was a mistake because they charged us full adult prices. Whatever the reason, they are not to be trusted.
IfYouSki is by far the best winter sports site on the web. It has all the information you might need on over a thousand resorts, plus travel offers, hundreds of pages of news, features, how-to etc. And it's the only ski site I have found with a really vibrant community section. Definitely one to visit and bookmark. The team producing it update it daily and really know their onions. There are also French, German and Danish versions, and the same people produce ifyoudive.com, ifyougolf.com and other sites.
The website formerly known as The Complete-Skier has undergone a revamp, and is now snappily entitled ifyouski.com, with a fully separate section for snowboarders. What is good about this site is that it is fast-loading and is updated daily. Here you will find a complete run-down of snow-related news, together with comprehensive resort information, user surveys (you, too, can be a 'survey hero'),equipment reviews, holiday-finder service, snow reports, fitness tips and occasional competitions. In terms of being easy on the eye, it is a tad busy in appearance, but dull it ain't. Fresh up this month is the "Whazzzup?" discussion section - check it out. If you are passionate about skiing, I suggest that you bookmark this site and visit daily - you won't be sorry!