- Skiing in France
- Ski Chalet France
- Ski Holidays France
As the new season begins on the slopes, it brings with it multitudes of new developments within the French skiing scene. New slopes open, chalets and apartments offer new and exciting facilities for guests to enjoy away from the slopes. Whether you are a seasoned skier or attempting this unique sport for the first time there is something for everyone when skiing in France. With so many destinations and activities to choose from, you could find yourself spoilt for choice. The key is to know what it is you are looking for and to tailor your package accordingly.
Choosing a catered ski chalet France has many advantages, particularly for larger groups or families. Skiing is hard work as well as great fun. It will leave you tired and sore particularly for the first few days. It also burns a great deal of energy. Given this, eating the right types of food is very important if you are going to be able to cope well in the cold temperatures and with the extra exertion. While the local town will have plenty of stores that will provide the basic ingredients needed to create a substantial meal, you still need to shop, choose and then cook these ingredients. Choosing a catered chalet takes this off your hands and leaves you with more time and energy to enjoy your actual holiday. Not only that but many chalets offer top chefs in their catered chalets, and you would be hard pushed to create a dish that surpasses their abilities. If you are looking at skiing in France on a smaller budget then some chalets will give you the option of half-board or bed and breakfast. This way at least you start the day on a full stomach and with the money you save, you can experience the wonders of local restaurants during your stay.
Luxury and skiing may not be two words that you would automatically put together. But, as well as the cold and the need for endurance on the slopes, there is a whole other side to ski holidays France. The luxury element is found in your chalet, apartment or hotel and in the services and amenities that are provided as part of the price of your holiday. Luxury accommodation provides you with more space and home comforts, it can include the services of a chef and house keeper and access to babysitting services if required. Additionally there are the off slope activities. Many luxury resorts include top quality restaurants, spas, gyms and welcoming bars. In addition, a luxury resort include many extras that you would normally pay separately for such as ski schools, lift passes and equipment hire. For your time of the slopes, you may find that your luxury resort has a car service to take you to and from the local town, giving you ample opportunities to take part in local life, explore local cuisine and enjoy the odd drink or two in the evenings. If this isn’t enough to make you consider a luxury holiday then think about the shopping opportunities.
For those after quality family time during ski holidays France this season, there are various family friendly resorts that are sure to excite every member of your household. To make the best use of your time, choose a resort that has apartments and chalets that are only a short distance from the slopes; the last thing you want is tired little legs at the start of the day. There is a wealth of versatile accommodation available that has both small families and larger extended families in mind. Many include game rooms, televisions and indoor pools to keep everyone happy and occupied when they are not skiing. Others will provide childminding, babysitting or holiday clubs to give the smaller members of your party that little extra for their holiday. Family holidays are not just about looking after the children though and most family friendly resorts understand that parents need to relax and have time out too. Many include or arrange other activities for when weather conditions turn the slopes into a no-go zone. This could involve anything from guided tours of local towns to spa experience days, or even games tournaments. The possibilities are endless.
Once you have made your choice and fallen in love with your dream place to stay, your first concern is going to be getting there, preferably while avoiding any heavy fees for travelling with your skiing equipment. One of the best things about skiing in France is the easy access from the UK. With four main airports nearby – Lyon, Chambérly, Grenoble and Geneva – you are bound to find cheap flights within the season to help you on your way to your dream destination. For those of you who prefer to use your own equipment rather than include skis in your ski chalet France rental package, your ideal airline would be Swiss International as they have no additional charges for gear. If you are travelling on group ski holidays the best way to avoid lengthy queues up the mountain and allow yourselves as much time on the slopes as possible, is to travel outside of peak weeks. You might also find that ferry and Eurostar prices, and most accommodations including the ones from France Skiing, have better deals during these periods. Most resorts offer competitive ski package holidays France at these times, so by avoiding the busy Christmas period and the traditional European Spring breaks in February and March, you could save yourself up to half the expense.
Whether you are looking for group or family holidays, or are heading away with just your partner, going skiing in France on an affordable budget does not mean relinquishing on luxury. Booking with France Skiing provides you with some of the best deals on the market. To find your dream ski holiday, have a look at the latest offers on our website http://france-skiing.net/resort-type/bestsellers/ or search for your own bit of glamour in our luxury section. If anyone in your party still needs persuading, check out our photos at @FranceSkiing. Book today at http://france-skiing.net/ for the best winter destinations in France.