Wondering where to go on your next ski holiday? You’ve come to the right place. Finding the right skiing destination for you depends on a number of things: your ability, the size of your family, the ages of the people in your brood, and even your very nature. Read on to discover Graham Bell’s top three destinations for skiing and discover which is best suited to you and your family.
For those with itchy feet: Cervinia, Italy
For those with an appetite for exploring, Cervinia is the perfect place to do so. The ski-in / ski-out, 4T Club Med resort sits at 2,050 meters high, allowing guests breath-taking views out over the valley. You even get the opportunity to ski over the border into Switzerland, but as Graham Bell points out, this is ‘for the more adventurous family members.’ The ability to do this brings a whole new appeal for the more exploratory traveller, who is keen to head off-piste and see what lies beyond the next mountain. After all, not many people can say that they’ve skied in two different countries in one day!
For those with large families: Serre Chevalier, France
One of the biggest challenges that comes with having a larger family is trying to find somewhere that caters for everyone. You want somewhere with a good mix of runs, so that everyone feels comfortable, regardless of their ability. Graham Bell describes Serre Chevalier as ‘one of the best resorts for family skiing, with the big, varied mountain offering something for all the family.’
The 3T Club Med resort at Serre Chevalier offers skiing and snowboarding lessons from professional instructors, as well as four different clubs for various age groups, so when the kids get a little fed up of skiing, there are plenty of activities to keep them occupied. And the best thing? It’s all included in the cost.
For the thrill-seeker: La Plagne, Paradiski France
For those that enjoy living life in the fast lane, there’s the option to do just that at the Club Med La Plagne 2100 resort. Bell says: ‘The Vanoise Express cable car linking to Les Arcs opens up a whole new area for the more adventurous skiers’. With 425km of runs to traverse and the stunning Mount Blanc to look out over, this resort has it all. It’s even been awarded a Green Globe certification for sustainable tourism – so you can rest assured that your holiday won’t be having a negative impact on your surroundings.
So what kind of holidaymaker are you? Whether you’re more at home doing lightning speeds, nipping in and out of countries’ borders, or being somewhere you can keep an eye on the kids, why not choose from one of Graham Bell’s favourites? Being a renowned Olympic skier and family man has to count for something, after all.