Christmas is such a special time of year as it is let alone being up a mountain surrounded by snow, fairy lights and just being outside! I absolutely love being outside wether that on a dog walk on a Sunday or an outdoor activity, I’m there! When my parents suggested a skiing holiday over Christmas I don’t think I could have said yes any quicker!
We stayed in a resort called Les Menuiers which is in the French alps, about an hour and half on the plane from London Gatwick then 3 hours by coach up the mountain to the resort but trust me now, the travelling is worth it!
This resort is part of the three valleys which is surrounded by different towns and mountains with loads of different slopes to ski on at a range of difficulties. Each Valley contains something unique and there is so many things to do other than skiing and snowboarding. Courchevel is the life of luxury with shops galore and beautiful restaurants serving the best food around! Val Thorens has more activities providing anything from paraskiing (paragliding with skis on, crazy I know), jumps and zip wires where as Les Menuires is quieter with a more family atmosphere, it has amazing restaurants as well as the olympic ski park.
At the top of each main slope of the resort there was statues of animals with amazing views in the background. Going up the mountain on a chair lift looking up and then suddenly going over the peak and having a view of a thousand miles was breath taking every time. Stopping for hot chocolate at a mountain side restaurant, always with roaring fires inside the log buildings, being able to devour crepes at every opportunity I don’t think I could have asked for a better Christmas. If you ever get the chance to go skiing, even just for a few days, GO!
We where so lucky with the weather, the sun shone 6 out of 7 days with the sky as blue as it could be and the snow glittering like diamonds. Christmas eve there were fire works over a full moon and an evening of food and drinks and celebrations for everyone, then waking up on Christmas day knowing that there is all the snow you could want right outside, I mean what else do you want other than a white Christmas?! So my question is, who wants to go next year?