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Party in Val Thorens
Val Thorens is not just the highest ski resort in the magnificent Trois Vallées area, which includes Meribel and Courchevel, but also the highest in Europe (2,300m) meaning snow cover is a sure-fire bet. On top of the superb ski slopes Val Thorens is home to the nightlife of the Alps. Après starts in either the infamous Folie Douce or Bar 360 before heading to The Frog & Roast Beef for table dancing and the yard of ale challenge. Finally, it’s time to put on dancing shoes and party until the small hours at Le Saloon or Malasysia nightclub.
WeSKi offer a six-night ski trip to Val Thorens from £578 per person from 25 – 31 March 2018 based on four people travelling together. The package includes flights from London, accommodation in Apartment Le Serac, car rental and ski passes. (www.weski.co.uk, 020 3807 0040)
Off-piste skiing in the Chamonix Valley
With the incredible heights of Mont Blanc as its beautiful backdrop, the Chamonix Valley provides guests with some seriously exciting terrain. Chamonix became a tourist destination in 1741, and since has become a superb winter sports playground for all levels of skiers and is renowned for its off-piste offering. One famous route is the Vallée Blanche, a 20km unpatrolled off-piste itinerary which runs back down through the glaciers to Chamonix delivering spectacular scenery of the Mont Blanc range. Meanwhile, for those looking for something ‘gnarlier’ than skiing, the adventurous can channel their inner mountaineer and try wielding a couple of ice axes on the ice falls of the Chamonix valley.
WeSki offer a six-night ski trip to Chamonix from £749 per person from 01 – 07 April based on five people travelling together. The package includes flights from Edinburgh Airport, accommodation at Apartment Les Charmoz, car hire and ski passes. (www.weski.co.uk, 020 3807 0040)
Head to Tignes for an all-round adrenaline rush
Tignes not only offers skiers unbelievable skiing via the Espace Killy ski area which is joined with Val D’Isere, but also a huge range of other activities. Whether aboard a microlight, spending an evening high up in a yurt, or diving experiences under the ice of Lake Tignes, Tignes appeals to skiers and non-skiers alike. Tignes also has the extreme Bun-J Ride, which combines high diving, bungee jumping and zip-lining. When not exploring the outdoors, visitors can pop out for a delicious fondue and sample traditional French alpine cuisine.
WeSki offer a seven-night ski trip to Tignes from £478 per person from 28 March – 04 April 2018 based on five people travelling together. The package includes flights from London, accommodation Les Olympiques, car rental and ski passes. (www.weski.co.uk, 020 3807 0040)
Enjoy the sun in Les Deux Alpes with year round skiing
Les Deux Alpes is one of the few resorts in Europe where skiing and snowboarding is possible for large periods of the year as it also opens over the summer months for glacier skiing. It’s the perfect spot for sunseekers looking to catch a tan and perfect their goggle marks as Les Deux Alpes is known for having more sunshine than Marseille or Perpignan further south. What’s more, for the adventurous, ski-paragliding is an exhilarating way to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the mountains and marvel at the spectacular scenery.
WeSki offer a five-night ski trip to Les Deux Alpes from £636 per person from 08 – 15 April 2018 based on two people travelling together. The package includes flights from Liverpool Airport, accommodation at Apartment Chalets Du Soleil, car hire and ski passes. (www.weski.co.uk, 020 3807 0040)
Snow parks and family fun in Avoriaz
Home to two magnificent snow parks, including the famous Stash area, Avoriaz is a must for those keen to flip and twist their way around the Alps. Situated in the middle of a large expanse of un-groomed snow the Stash area is ideal for jumps, drops and turns for skiers of all levels. Meanwhile for the advanced riders seeking larger jumps and rails Avoriaz also features Le Snowpark D’Arare. One of the world’s scariest ski runs, La Chavanette, or ‘The Swiss Wall’ is a short ski from Avoriaz and a must for all advanced skiers. At the same time, Avoriaz is also one of the best ski resorts in France for families with ski-in-ski-out accommodation, lots of activities including a new waterpark and ice skating for kids and safe pedestrianised roads with only the occasional horse and sleigh going by.
WeSki offer a seven-night ski trip to Avoriaz from £690 per person from 01 – 08 April 2018 based on three people travelling together. The package includes flights from London, accommodation at Apartment Snow, car hire and ski passes. www.weski.co.uk, 020 3807 0040