While many travellers get excited about a sun destination, for others, winter signals a chance to get out into the cool brisk air and enjoy a variety of winter-themed sports and activities. Perhaps the most popular winter activity of all is skiing, which is something kids and adults can enjoy together. If you’ve decided to book your first family ski holiday in France this year and see what all the fuss is about, then we’ve got some tips that will help. These tips will ensure you plan the holiday you’ve been dreaming of and that it is a huge success.
Because this is your first ski holiday in France, you may not realise that each month will be a bit different. Picking the right month will help the trip to be more enjoyable. Early to mid-December tends to be relatively quiet and the snow conditions are usually perfect. The closer you get to Christmas and New Year, however, the busier it will get.
For those who don’t like crowded slopes, January can be perfect. Keep in mind that it will be colder, but you won’t need to worry about the Christmas holiday crowds. Family vacations in the Alps tend to be the most common in February, so keep that in mind. Maybe you don’t mind being surrounded by other families? February tends to offer lots of sunshine, making for perfect days out on the slopes.
March and April offer longer days and warmer temperatures, and the crowds thin out quite a bit. Just be mindful of when the season will close.
Because it can be rather time-consuming and even confusing to book your accommodation and ski lifts separately, you may want to look into using a ski holiday provider that offers a wide array of ski resorts and options. Ski holidays are available for all skill levels, so you’ll have no trouble finding an option that suits a beginner-level family.
Some resorts are known for offering beginner-friendly nearby hills/slopes such as Flaine, La Rosiere, Isola 2000 and Les Gets. Working with a ski holiday provider means you can ask questions, get inside advice and tips and make sure you’re comfortable and happy with your final choice.
Of course, when looking at resorts you need to factor in location and budget, but also the amenities, making sure it is family friendly.
As great as the skiing is in France, and even though it’s the main focus of the trip, there will be a time you’re not on the slopes. In that case, what is the plan? This is why location matters, as it’s wise to pick a resort that offers nearby attractions, sights, dining, shopping and options for the family to enjoy.
Using these few simple tips can make a world of difference when planning your first family ski holiday in France. It’s a great way to ensure everyone has a blast.