Ski holidays in the French Alps and other winter sports too!

The typical French ski resort offers a lot more than just skiing.

Once upon a time, ski holidays meant just that – skiing and lots of it. Nowadays, travellers are looking for more variety in their winter vacations, and ski holidays in the French Alps can give them variety galore!

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Alpine ski resort Val Thorens is a perfect example of a French ski resort which has broadened its range of winter activities in order to appeal to a wider cross-section of visitors. In addition to various skiing disciplines, snowboarding and a snowpark, there are a range of other leisure pursuits, ranging from the adrenalin-pumping to the more sedate, for instance:

  • Ice diving
  • Paragliding
  • Dog sledding
  • Segway trips
  • Snowshoeing
  • Helicopter rides
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiles
  • Zipline rides

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What is particularly good about the activities on offer at a French ski resort like Val Thorens is that they cater to all budgets, meaning that booking cheap ski holidays need not be a pipe dream.

 

Cheap ski holidays: the Eldorado of the Alps!

Ski holidays in the French Alps have an unfair reputation for being pricey. In fact, many a ski resort offers very competitive last-minute deals, online-only offers and other special packages which can really bring prices down. Resorts can help you source the best-value accommodation, tell you about ski-pass discounts and generally enable you to cut costs without taking the fun out of your stay.

Obviously, a huge part of the cost of your holiday will be your holiday accommodation. Luckily, your average French ski resort offers more than just five star chalets and exclusive hotels. For cheap ski holidays, you’ll need to find some competitively-priced lodgings. These might take the shape of youth hostels, an apartment in a ‘résidence’ or other private rental arrangements. Even air bnb has made its appearance in Val Thorens! The local tourist office will have more information on the options available.

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