I love holidays and I try to enjoy my holiday by going on a different adventure every year. But for the last three years I am going on only skiing holidays. If you ask me skiing holidays are very invigorating. It is difficult to describe the feeling that you get when you go down a slope. The cool air and the white snow only add to that refreshing feeling. I have been to many places for skiing but the place that I go to now is only Courchevel. It is one of the prime skiing spots in the world and a place that any skiing enthusiast should visit at least once.
If you travel to the Savoie region of the French Alps, and then make your way to the Tarentaise Valley, you will come across this magical place. Here, you get splendid views of the famous Mont Blanc. You get access to the Trois Vallées which has miles and miles of skiing tracks. There are many fabulous lodging and dining opportunities. There are many designer boutiques for the shopping enthusiasts too.
The place offers the best of attractions to people who take their snowy sojourns very seriously. Ski slopes cater to the beginners and the experienced. Apart from skiing, you can also get your fill of adrenalin by Tobogganing, Airboarding, Hot air balloon rides, Snow mobiles and Paragliding on skis – to name just a few activities.
You can also plan a visit here at certain times of the year in case you want to enjoy specific events for which this destination is famous. For instance, December sees the Ladies Alpine and April sees the Dynastar X3 Mountain Triathlon. It would be a good idea for you to book your accommodation well in advance so that you are not disappointed at the last minute.
Central Courchevel is certainly the biggest attraction of them all. In and around this place, you get to choose from 5-star hotels, Chalet Courchevel, self-catering places and budget hotels too. Again, there are different prices and sizes of accommodation here and all you have to do is to book your preferred place well in advance and soak in the snow. If you want to explore the surrounding places, you can visit villages and resorts such as Moriond which has a lovely serenity to it. There is Le Praz which is at a lower elevation and known for its traditional charm. Interestingly enough the 4 village resorts that make up Courchevel are sometimes also know by numbers – Courchevel 1300 which is Le Praz, Courchevel 1550 is Courchevel Village, Courchevel 1650 is Courchevel Moriond and Courchevel 1850 is Courchevel of course.
You can travel around and take in different pistes and slopes and come away with some awesome memories. This place will draw you in with its energy and warmth of spirit and you will always carry a part of it wherever you may be. Once you visit the place you will always want to come back for more. Ask me, I am doing this for the past 3 years and plan to do it this year too!