French ski resort Val Thorens: the ideal family destination!
If you’d like to grab some last-minute ski holidays in the French Alps, it’s not too late. Val Thorens, thanks to its status as the highest French ski resort at 2,300 metres above sea level, offers snow right up to the month of May. This year, the Val Thorens ski area will be open until May 8th.
Ski holidays in the French Alps have long been a family favourite due to the very wide range of activities the average French ski resort has to offer. Snow-related activities include:
- Downhill skiing
- Dog sledding
- Telemark skiing
Of course, ski holidays don’t have to be just about skiing. For when the kids want a break from the outdoors, there’s a bowling alley, cinema, special events and a raft of restaurants serving delicious Alpine and international dishes.
Cheap ski holidays are available – watch out for online offers!
If you have a family, you may be put off ski holidays in the French Alps because of a perception that this kind of break costs the earth. In fact, if you shop around a bit online, you can find good-value vacation deals directly from many French ski resorts. Cheap ski holidays in Val Thorens are available in the form of themed packages aimed at couples, groups of friends and families, amongst others. Being able to choose from a range of accommodation, including self-catered apartments and youth hostels will also help you ensure that your cheap ski holidays really do stay that way!
If you love the Alps, but can take or leave winter sports, remember that Alpine resorts are popular summertime destinations too. You can enjoy everything from quad biking, rafting and archery to hiking, arts and craft workshops and local heritage tours!