What’s new in our lives? We started to love snow. And not because it looks good in our winter photos, but because a new experience changed our mindset. Who would’ve thought, huh? So what really happened is that we accepted to go on trip snow-mountain-ski related. LES MENUIRES – VAL THORENS were the ski resorts that opened the door to a new passion. Our trip started with Les Menuires, part of the largest ski area in the world (more than 600 km of slopes and a vertical drop of 50,000 metre), the place where we first had our ski lessons. We have to admit we were not ready, because we never thought we’ll be brave enough to do it, but here we are in our not very ski-professional outfit on a very sunny morning, renting our ski boots and poles and putting them on with the excitement of a kid. A bit afraid at the beginning, we learned the ‘first steps’ and the fear disappeared and immediately replaced by excitement. This resort was just perfect for our first experience, but it is also everything a skier would want. Located at an altitude of 1850 meters, Les Menuires has ultramodern ski lifts, fun snows ports areas, improved ski-ability, and the opening of new routes aaaaand a route for Roc N Bob. A sledge experience, 4 km long run, which was the coolest thing we ever experienced. It was all about adrenaline, speed and snow in the face :)) But this trip was also about calories: Snowshoeing with the mountain guide around les Menuires. What does this mean? Cca 700-800 calories burned/hour. It was harder than the first ski lesson. Climbing for two hours was in the first 30 min like an advanced spinning class. OMG this was crazy, but climbing down was just a piece of cake so suddenly it became more fun.We recommend to you Saint Martin de Belleville – Small-village atmosphere: big-resort skiing! This is St-Martin de Belleville, a cute little village attached to the world’s most famous lift system, Les 3 Vallées, which has managed to retain its style, charm and sense of proportion. And when we thought it cannot get anything better than that, we went to Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, situated at 2300 meters above sea level in the Belleville Valley in the Savoie region, and the highest point in the 3 Vallées ski area, the most extensive skiing area in the world (600 km of slopes and 196 ski lifts). It has some of the world’s most snowsure ski slopes thanks to its altitude and to a glacier. Completely ski-in / ski-out, it’s a french ski resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres. Along with a great range of slope-side accommodation and plenty of apres ski and dining opportunities, from burger bars right up to Michelin star restaurants, there are all the extra adrenaline activities to try out there, including Europe’s highest zip wire.The resort is semi-pedestrianised and has everything you need just a stone’s throw away so the skiers can escape from the day-to-day grind and enjoy their holiday to the max. Here is where we actually started to ski. Three full hours of learning how to ‘fly’ through other ski enthusiasts without being afraid and two hours of 6 km long Roc N Bob sledge aaaaaand…YOGA ON THE SNOW. Can you believe it? What would you need more? Oh! A cool hotel with a nice colorful terrace and lovely rooms with a slide view. Fahrenheit 7 Hotel was amazing! And so were all the restaurants we discovered. If you decide to go in a vacation in this area you must try: La Follie Douce– if you like dancing in the middle of the day (from 2 pm to 4 pm on the slope :). And if you go to the area you need to go to Chez Pepe’s Nicolas restaurant! Not only for the view but for the food that is amazing and the lovely. So yes! It was an amazing experience and the fact that we learned to ski (we are not professionals but still) in France was absolutely fabulous. So if you didn’t try France for Skiing you should. Go to Accent Travel Events, find the right package for you, fly to Lyon with Blue Air and then you need 2:30 minutes to arrive to Val Thorens and that`s all! Have a nice trip!
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