Skiing The French Alps: S’il Vous Plaît!

Jet-setter Jennie Hobbs shares her insight on the ultimate ski vacation: A trip to the French Alps.  Jennie, my bags are packed!

Let’s be honest, when you think of France, you think of doing nothing other than stuffing your face with the world’s finest cheeses and washing it down with some incredible wine. Most Americans take off to Paris or Provence in early spring or summer, with dreams of exploring the romance of the French countryside and lights of the capital city. But I’ve got a tip for you, you’re missing out on one of the country’s most enchanting experiences.

La Clusaz Village, Courtesy: Pascal Lebeau

Picture this… you’re curled up by a fire in a gorgeous hotel room with a tummy full of extraordinary cuisine from a restaurant with three Michelin stars watching perfect white snowflakes fall outside your window. You don’t feel guilty about indulging because you’ve had a full day skiing or snowboarding. Plus, if you party too hard tonight, you can book yourself in for a stellar spa treatment tomorrow.

Skiing The French Alps, Courtesy: Pascal Lebeau

The French Alps offer killer snow and après skiing at its best. With more than 300 resorts spread throughout the region, there is truly something for everyone. You can go bobsledding, snow-mountain biking, air-boarding, ice diving, (think snorkeling under ice), and more. And to top it off, there are 19 Michelin-starred restaurants spread throughout the ski resorts.

The French Alps, Courtesy: Pascal Lebeau

Now that I’ve bragged about it, I know what you’re thinking. How much does this cost? Well, unless you live within driving distance to Lake Tahoe, you’re going to have to fly to get to North America’s best ski fields. So, you might as well spend a little extra money and enjoy the guarantee of fresh powder, fine food, and first-class fun for the whole family. (there are plenty of kid-friendly resorts in the French Alps). Add it to your bucket list now, you won’t be disappointed.

For more info: www.france-montagnes.com

 

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