There are few things better in winter than taking to the snow to do a little skiing. The scenery is beautiful – with white powder topped mountains and rural wood lodges that are warmed with a traditional open fire and set in acres of woodland or in pretty mountain villages, and Mark Warner’s award winning ski holidays in Europe are some of the best available world-wide. Even better – there are so many options to choose from – with varied levels of terrain, home cooked food (think of the fondue!), family resorts, adult-only resorts and great snow conditions.
If you’re hoping to get away with the family this Winter – then by now you no doubt already know just how much planning is needed for the perfect family ski-holiday. Happily, Mark Warner takes care of this for you – with a wonderful collection of ski chalets aimed at the winter loving family. They come with ski schools, childcare services, supervised creches and of course plenty of opportunity for family skiing. The Chalet Hotel Beranhere in Les Deux Alpes, France is one of France’s oldest and most prestigious ski resorts. Located at the foot of the slopes alongside the piste, and with wonderful views of the mountains, the hotel comes with pretty balconied rooms, an excellent restaurant, a health and beauty spa and kids activities for those aged all the way from 4 months to 12 years. If you want a peaceful locale to do your skiing then there is none better than the Chalet Hotel Schweizerhof in St Anton, Austria. The hotel is decorated with wood panelling and rich warming colour schemes and comes with a full compliment of activities – including a spa for the adults and ski-school for the kids.
Mark Warner’s adult only Ski Holidays are a great option for couples that want a little alone time in-between ski-sessions or for those just wanting to get away from the pressures of daily life for a few days. The focus is very much on skiing – with great slopes to take advantage of, but the resorts all have a lively adult atmosphere and are close to great amenities such as bars and nightclubs. The best way to take advantage of these resorts is to travel outside of school holidays – as some of them do allow children during the holidays. The Chalet Hotel Moris in Val d’Isere, France and the Chalet Hotel Rosanna in St Anton, Austria are two of the best – in great locations and with special attention paid to creating the perfect adult only ski resort. The latter is located right in the heart of the village
– close to some great nightlife hotspots and just a few minutes walk away from the ski lifts.
A town name that often crops up when talking about Mark Warner ski holidays is St. Anton in Austria – this charming resort location is for those serious about skiing – best known amongst experienced skiers – but welcoming to the beginners who are in need or a little help. The town itself is a magical mix of old and new – with typical wintery scenery at every turn – including quaint old-town municipal buildings that now house rustic restaurants and lively bars. Another worthy mention is La Plagne in France – which is set high up in the French Alps (with runs between 2000m and 2700m). As well as being a perfect spot for skiing and snowboarding, La Plagne is great for nature lovers – with miles of unspoilt countryside just waiting to be discovered. It’s also a great spot for a warming Savoyard meal of Tartiflette or Raclette.
If you would like to find out more about Mark Warner Ski Holidays then speak to one of our travel consultants today and remember – when you book with us you can save up to 5%.
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