With plenty of snow still falling near daily in the French Alps do not start thinking the ski season is winding down to an end just yet!! There is still plenty of time to hit those slopes in style, feel the fresh, fluffy snow underneath your skis, or snowboard, enjoy the inevitable vin chaud’s you will be drinking and the numerous après-ski parties you would rather forget happened the next morning whilst nursing your hangover and questioning what embarrassing things you did the night before!
Whether you’re a Bridget Jones type skier trying to find your mojo…
…or you’re channelling Kim from Chalet Girl showing everyone whose boss on the slopes, listen up to these top tips!!
Firstly, if you can’t ski, make sure you look the part, fake it until you make it girls and boys!! Please also dress warmly, someone shivering and moving around frantically to get their blood circulating isn’t cute, even if you are wearing Fusalp!
If you’re an advanced skier push yourself, go beyond your comfort zone; I was really pushed this year and I had my best season skiing yet! Remember, when you’re skiing in deep powder, if you fall, it’s like falling on clouds, so there really is nothing to be scared of. Always be careful going off piste when the avalanche risk warning is high, if you’re not sure, take the slope…drastic changes in weather cause the risk level to increase, skiing is fun but it’s dangerous, so be aware!
Hitting the slopes in Chamonix?
Make sure you know how to ski, it’s an advanced resort so expect tough skiing as soon as you touch down. Beginner? Try Megève, the slopes are beautifully wide and open and you can ski for a long time without taking a lift allowing you to take your time and ski at your own pace!
Venturing to Courchevel?
This is a resort filled with people ready to après-ski all day and all night! Want to join them? Head to Cave des Creux or Nammos! Cave Des Creux is typically French, Nammos is typically Greek, more of a party place and have crowds that flock there due to its reputation from Mykonos. There are also plenty of more ‘chilled out’ and less ‘high maintenance’ spots lower down at the bottom of 1850 and at 1650.
Val D’isere bound?
This resort is packed with everything you could possibly need; advanced off piste, advanced on piste, blue and green slopes for beginners and being such a big resort there is no risk of getting bored. Of course there is the famous Folie Douce to get your après-ski on, numerous shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and hotels-it’s a resort suited for everyone of any age and any ski level. Struggling to choose a hotel? Look no further than Hotel Le Brussels, positioned on the slopes for ski in, ski out luxury!
Their rooms have just been renovated and the hotel is complete with a stunning spa for those days hit by a blizzard, or for those who prefer to enjoy the mountains but not the skiing. If you have any other questions you think I can answer, don’t hesitate to comment below, or contact me through my Instagram @diaryofanitgirl_ where you can also see all the highlights from my ski trip!