I am back in Val Thorens
It’s Always A Great Pleasure
returning to Val Thorens! The road is a bit long (I’m carsick). As we drive up to the resort, there is more and more snow. I am euphoric … and also a little worried watching the overcast sky (lol). During my previous visits, I learned that the weather could change very quickly.
We head to the Club Med Val Thorens which I did the opening. This time I am invited by France Mountains to discover the Skiing into Spring: an important operation to make you want to ski in the spring (and during the Easter holidays for families), with special offers and events in different French resorts.
Ski & Sun
My First Slopes
Quick lunch at Club Med restaurant. I barely had time to change me that I’m on my first green and blue slopes at the Deux Lacs and Cascades …
My ESF instructor and Aliette, managed to convince me to follow them! What a wonderful view and fullness feeling! For the first time in my life, I finally slide! It’s just magical! On the photo above: a resort view from the Deux Lacs.
Skiing Into Spring
By late afternoon, I go to the press conference organized by France Montagnes, the Club Med and various ski resorts, held in one lounges of Club Med (photos below). Why skiing into spring?
For the very good snow, sunshine, longer days and the best argument (in my opinion): there are “fewer people on the slopes.” If like me, you hate when slopes become congested highways …
Participating stations offer great special offers, for example: free stays for children, or free ski lessons for dummies. I highly recommend you to visit this page: http://www.skiingintospring.com/offres.
The participating stations : Alpes d’Huez, Chamrousse, Châtel, La Clusaz, La Plagne, La Rosière, Le Grand Borgnand, Les 2 Alpes, Les Arcs Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Les Carroz d’Araches, Les Gets, Les Menuires, Morzine, Orcières Merlette, Puy Saint-Vincent, Saint-François Longchamp, Serre-Chevalier Vallée, Val Cenis Valloise, Val d’Isère, Val Thorens, Valmeinier, Valmorel, and Vars
Snowshoeing and Yoga
The day after my arrival, just before leaving the Club Med, I participate in an output Snowshoeing and Yoga. I join Brigitte Ruff, the founder of Nature Raquette and Anita, a yoga teacher I meet for the first time.
Snow and fog thick enough (almost zero visibility, pictured above), but the mind is Zen. We will not go far … enough to have the feeling of being in another dimension. Very good breathing work! Enjoy!
Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.
What I’m wearing: a First Heat Wed’ze ski vest. I use the large pockets as a complementary bag, hence my yeti silhouette (lol)! First Heat Wed’ze ski pants (warning, wide cut and the size is a bit larger than average, but the fabric is resistant and easy to wash). Quechua Forclaz 500 waterproof hiking shoes (Decathlon). Plus an Yeti underjacket and my favorite Sun Valley beanie.
Many thanks to France Mountains, Club Med Val Thorens Sensations and Val Thorens Tourist Office. As always, these opinions are my own.