Skiing

I’m not really one for the cold, to say the least, however if it involves a holiday and/or skiing then I’m the first one there! Up until 2009 I’d never set foot on a ski slope, except the artificial one at Xscape in Milton Keynes, and since then I’ve tried to ‘hit the slopes’ as much as feasibly possible.

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Seeing as its the time of year when snow trips are being booked I thought I’d give you the low-down on where I have been:

Val D’Isere, France – my first ever ski trip (the year that I lost my passport 4 days before departure doesn’t count, obviously) was to VD which is located in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps and offers both fantastic runs for all abilities plus a vibrant night life. As this was my first week of skiing it was pretty nerve-wracking and I ended up opting for lessons after a day or two of going for the ‘I’ll just throw myself down a mountain’ approach.

Val Thorens, France – pretty much the same as above but maybe 5% less lively night life, skiing equally as good and I was more confident has already had a week under my belt.

Bansko, Bulgaria – this is a small resort in comparison to the Alps however it is the largest in Bulgaria and offers an array of slopes and a good selection of bars although a lot tamer than either of the Val’s.

Chamonix, France – at the base of Mont Blanc is this vast French resort with both excellent on piste and off piste options. The week I was here it seemed very quiet in terms of aprés ski – of which I am a big fan – which was a little disappointing but the runs more than made up for that. I even tried my hand at boarding…man that’s hard work, here I am standing for approx. 3 seconds!

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If you haven’t given winter sports a go before, try it, you might like it!

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3 Comments

  1. December 13, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Ok to ski. But probably not board!

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