After a tough 2020, you might be planning an all-singing, all-dancing family holiday for 2021 when (fingers crossed!) it’s safer and restrictions ease and you can travel more freely in Europe and beyond.
But when you’re planning a blow-out vacation to make up for lost time this year, will you plump for sun, sea and sand, or risk it for a biscuit with something totally different?
A French skiing holiday ticks all the boxes for many families ̶ there’s stunning scenery, sumptuous food, eclectic apres-ski, cool children’s activities and swish accommodation that feels like a serene sanctuary from the outside world.
Sounds tempting? Take a look at a few reasons you should hit the slopes for your next family getaway.
OK – we know that getting exercise probably isn’t the top priority when it comes to booking a holiday. But nevertheless, if you can keep fit while having fun, what’s not to love? According to boffins at , skiing can burn 226 calories in just 30 minutes, which is not bad at all!
Most ski resorts go the extra mile when it comes to kids entertainment and activities. Take Samoens in the French Alps as a prime example ̶ the Indiana Parc there has a wonderful woodland setting and features bridges and climbing obstacles, underground tunnels and thrilling zip lines, while there’s also laser tag, paintball and ice rink and cinema.
Ski resort accommodation is usually available in the form of traditional chalets, hotels and apartments and many complexes offer convenient doorstep skiing as well as onsite spas, pools and wellbeing facilities. Comfort and security are always a priority and the interiors are usually perfectly set up for cosy family nights in ̶ ski package expert can help you find the ideal setup for your stay.
A ski holiday is also the ideal opportunity to eat healthy and tasty cuisine. If you’re holidaying on a self-catering basis most resorts have well-stocked supermarkets, delis and bakeries to stock your cupboards, and there are ample cafes serving delicious snacks like pizzas, paninis and hot chocolate. Meanwhile, real foodies should make a beeline for Courchevel, where there are more Michelin-starred restaurants than you can shake a celery stick at!
Pick a ski resort with certified childcare facilities and qualified nannies for hire if you want the rare treat of a date night with your significant other ̶ and embrace the apres-ski entertainment with open arms! You’ll find varied venues in the form of traditional pubs, chic wine bars, bustling karaoke dens and cabaret emporiums like , which has outlets across the Alps and features everything from toffee vodka to tabletop dancing and live music.
As you can see, an Alpine skiing holiday has something special for every family member ̶ are you ready to slip into your snowsuit yet?
Have you been on a skiing holiday? Let us know about it in the comments section!