Insted hit us up recently to let us know that they're offering their customers up to a quarter off Chamonix lift-passes this season! The company offers a slightly different take on the traditional snowboard holiday - they run language courses based out of Chamonix, so you can work on your French at the same time as working on your shredding. And if you book on one of their holidays this season you get 25 per cent off.

As well as their short-term holiday offers, Insted do season-long courses, for people who really want to up their game - both in snowboarding and language terms. OK, so studying on holiday might not be everyone's bag, but it's hard to imagine a cooler classroom setting than the freeride capital of Europe. And although some people will never be convinced that there's more to speaking foreign languages than talking English extra slooowly and a little bit LOUDER (as if you were talking to a particularly stupid child) for people looking to get 'cent quatre-vingt backs' or 'trois-six fronts' nailed both on and off the hill, Insted are well worth a look. Especially with that discount. Check insted.com for more details.