Snow may be settling across the UK, but all we can think about is grabbing a pair of skis and heading to the slopes. Luckily there are still three whole months left until the end of the season and after a recent trip to Val Thorens, we can’t think of anywhere better to ski, eat Raclette and enjoy the amazing views of the French Alps. The best way to get there is to fly to Geneva, and then it’s around a two and a half hour drive to Val Thorens which is the highest ski resort in Europe at 2300m altitude. We stayed at the amazing brand spanking new Club Med Hotel right in the heart of the 3 Valleys which is all inclusive – hell yes. If you aren’t convinced already, here’s five other reasons why you need to get yourself on a plane and check into Club Med’s newest venture…
1. You Can Ski To Meribel For Lunch
Set at the top of the 3 Valleys in the French Alps, it is possible for adventurous skiers to whizz over to other nearby resorts such as Meribel for lunch and a nose around. Various chairlifts provide this, so just pick up a map when you get there and you can be having croissants for breakfast in Val T, and then Fondue for lunch just hours later in Courchevel.
2. You Can Eat As Much Steak As You Want
Club Med invented ‘all-inclusive’ and it really is the crème de la crème of all you can eat and drink. In the hotel there are two restaurants, Epicurious, and Yurts. Breakfast is served in the latter and it has everything you could ever dream of. Dinner is even better. In one sitting we had fillet steak, spaghetti Bolognese, oysters, prawns and onion soup! Most drinks are included too.
3. If You’re Bored Of Skiing You Can Hit The Spa
It’s easy to forget that skiing is actually quite hard work. So if you’re tired and need to relax a bit after a day on the slopes, Club Med has an amazing spa where you can enjoy a massage and a sauna to help relax those muscles.
4. You’ll Never Be Short Of Snow
Due to Val Thorens being the highest ski resort in Europe, snow is rarely a problem. We visited at the beginning of December when all the other resorts in the area were closed due to a very mild winter. However when we got to Val Thorens there were still plenty of slopes open for us to ski and snowboard down.
5. The Apres-Ski Is Brilliant
Whether you spend your nights in Club Med’s bar or hit the notorious Malaysia nightclub (yes it is as amazing as it sounds), you won’t be short of night spots to visit in Val Thorens after a day skiing. An even better reason to be up early the next day to clear the head.
We flew with Swiss Airlines
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