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Club Med Peisey-Vallandry, France: Ski, Activities & Heritage

The Daft Punk Mode

Maybe because of the goggles. It is the first time I wear a mask on my helmet! I am more glasses than mask, well I thought … I arrived yesterday for the press conference of the Skiing Into Spring event. And this morning, I join Gary my ESF ski instructor to discover a bit of the ski area of Peisey-Vallandry.

Then we swing by Les Arcs, at the Arc 1800. In one of my previous posts, I reviewed you the Lodge at Mille8 (Arc 1800). I don’t tire of the superb panorama with serrated mountains, nor skiing on the tracks lined with fir trees!  

 

Baroque Walk

  

The Gorgeous Notre Dame de Vernette Chapel

In the afternoon, my walk in snowshoes is canceled due to lack of snow. so I go along with a group of walkers. In the program, visit and heritage of the astonishing Notre Dame de Vernette chapel. A jewel of the Savoy baroque art, nestled at 1816 meters above the village of Peisey-Nancroix.

I highly recommend the guided tour organized by the Fondation Facim. Exciting!

    

Instrospection

Contemplative Mood

Beautiful scenery reminiscent of Japanese prints. A moment for me in communion with nature. This bench lost in the middle of nowhere brings more magic! But we have to go back to cars because the weather is becoming threatening.

Who said there was no snow?

Epic Back Home

Last day… already! It’s been snowing non stop since last night. What a surprise when I discovered the landscape from my room terrace (photo-montage above)! Finally everything is white and a few hours later, I leave the Clud Med village under heavy snowfall.

Who said there was no snow? LOL!

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Many thanks to France Montagnes and the Club Med Peisey-Vallandry for this beautiful invitation! As always are my opinions. 

The Skiing Into Spring Event in The Fench Alps

Under A Radiant Sun

Back in The French Alps,

I am invited to the Skiing Into Spring press conference at Club Med Peisey-Vallandry. On the way from Geneva (picture 1 of the above photo montage), I enjoy the shores of the Lake Annecy (pictures 2 and 3 of the above photo montage). The trip seemed endless (not slept yet; lol).

The Club Med village is located at 1600m altitude in the Paradiski ski area. What a nice surprise when I arrive! I stay for a long time on the sun-drenched terrace with a panoramic mountain view (picture below and first picture of the article). The cold is pungent, an invigorating fresh air!

Skiing Into Spring

Why Skiing Into Spring?

The reasons given at the press conference are multiple: ideal snow conditions for all skiers, beginners and advanced; less people on the slopes; the discover other activities; partying or the observation of nature and especially great deals (some stays at the best prices). The Skiing Into Spring starts March 20th in France. For the participating ski resorts and partners, click HERE.

And for those who would still be hesitant, I asked the initiators of this operation during the event dinner: why skiing into spring? Their answers are in the video below.

Michel Giraudy, Mayor of Bourg-Saint-Maurice / Les Arcs and Chairman of France Montagnes: 

 

Jean-Marc Silva, Director of France Montagnes:

 

Henri Giscard d’Estaing, Club Med CEO:

 

Photos & vidéos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.

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Many thanks to France Montagnes and the Club Med Peisey-Vallandry for this beautiful invitation. As always these opinions are my own.

Back To Val Thorens, France (Part 1)

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I am back in Val Thorens

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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.

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Ski & Sun

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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.

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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

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Snowshoeing and Yoga

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Zen Fog

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!

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France MontagnesSkiing Into Spring Club Med Val Thorens Sensationswww.valthorens.com

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.

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Many thanks to France Mountains, Club Med Val Thorens Sensations and Val Thorens Tourist Office. As always, these opinions are my own.