Sun, Ski and Party!
Whether you are a hardcore ski fanatic looking for your next rush down the slopes, a newbie to this winter sport activity or a family looking to enjoy their first frozen type adventure, then the Alps has all that you are looking for. These vast snowy mountains stretch from the Mediterranean coast of France to as far as Switzerland and Northern Italy.
There is plenty of dramatic scenery to adore along with some of the longest, steepest and best ski runs in the world. When heading to the alps to partake in the greatly talked about ski seasons, you can be sure that you will fall in love, like many others, with the relaxed European lifestyle, the food and the animated nightlife! If skiing isn’t your cup of tea then why not leave the others on the slopes and submerge yourself into a mountainous road trip where you can see all Alps has to offer. There are even some classic car experiences that will aid in blowing your mind as you journey around the mountain terrain.
Right, now let’s get on with it. I mentioned previously that it didn’t matter about your skiing capabilities when heading to the numerous destinations along the Alps. I’m going to give you a quick run down of the best places visit if you’re a beginner, can hold your own or someone who can reach the level of 007 Agent mode down the slopes.
Advanced – Chamonix, France
When looking for an extreme skiing destination, France is normally the best place to start. If you have already tackled the dangers and steep slops in La Grave then why not head to Chamonix? Home to 15,000ft Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, Chamonix offers an adrenaline fuelled ski session with some of the worlds most challenging ski routes. Extreme skiers and adrenaline junkies around the world visit this global off-piste capital.
Intermediate – St Moritz, Switzerland
St Moritz offers a vast amount of slopes to tackle for the intermediate skiers as well as offering around 100 miles of trails through the famous Engadine Valley and along side the sparkling St Moritz Lake. This resort has a top ski school to help further your skiing talents and is possibly one of the more fashionable resorts to visit. Once you have tired yourself out on the slopes, you can head to one of the resorts upmarket boutiques, a night being pampered in a spa or a nice meander through the many forests surrounding it.
Beginner – Val D’Isere, France
Now, if like myself you are a novice when It comes to skiing then you should definitely check out Val D’Isere in the snowy mountains of France. There are plenty of well-linked, wide and easy runs on these slopes and although slightly easier to tackle, it still gives you an authentic skiing experience in the Alps. Don’t be ashamed to check out the nursery slops for kids and beginners. Take on the nursery slopes on first to find your feet and then you can head out for a faster and more enjoyable ski trip. Like any ski trip, this snowy town offers top lodging, great food, some in-town shopping and of course the parties. I can honestly say that if you’re main aims of the trip are to ski and party then Val D’Isere has to be near the top of the list.