WHAT IS IT LIKE TO SKI IN THE ALPS FOR CHRISTMAS ?

22nd December 2013

You should fly to this idyllic place where Christmas is always white. Many ski resorts in The Alps offers Packages include lashings of festive spirit. I don’t think you can imagine a better Christmas than skiing all morning and coming back to a cosy lounge, a glowing fireplace and a place where magic will carry you somewhere unusual. Instead of rushing after work, getting everything ready for Christmas Eve, running for the gifts until you are out of breath, why don’t just give yourself freedom in a catered chalet to enjoy peacefully this magical time of the year. You can spend Christmas morning skiing in the beautiful mountains while the representatives are sorting everything out for you. All you have to worry about is finding a room for the Christmas pudding, for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, snow tubing and skiing.

In this second part of our Christmas blog we will talk about the 3V (3 valleys) the best ski resort in Europe and one of the main reasons why you won’t be able to resist coming to the Alps. As you might already know the 3V are home to 8 international well known ski resorts. To be honest there are more than that but we will focus on the famous one. With over 600 km of ski slopes and over 200 ski lifts, this incredible area attracts a huge number of people from all over the world.

First of all, Saint Bon valley the birthplace of Courchevel was the first to offer winter sports facilities and is also the one in which the largest number of ski resorts are linked by ski lift and by ski run. Secondly Meribel Les Allues including two resorts that make up the heart of Les 3 Vallées, Méribel and Méribel-Mottaret, located at an altitude of 1500 and 1700 metres respectively. Next is the largest valley in the ski area, the Belleville valley is home to three resorts: St-Martin-de-Belleville (1400 metres), Les Menuires (1850 metres) and Val Thorens (2300 metres).

The most incredible thing is the sensation you will have when you will ski, in one word freedom. For those who have never skied you must know how incredible it is. You will probably fall several times, and be frightened but you won’t regret it. It’s a feeling you will only meet once and you will want to feel that way your entire life probably, that’s why ski lovers come back every year. It’s not about an activity or a sport; it’s about passion and beauty. The views from the top are panoramic, incredible, fantastic, breath-taking and unforgettable.  Everything has beauty, you just need the right eyes to see it and enough of desire to reach it. # Meribel – Courchevel – Les Menuires – Les Gets

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