Skiing the French Alps: At Abbey Road, we enjoy Europe any time of the year!
Summer 2014 is still a few months away, but you don’t have to wait to have fun in Europe this winter season. Put away your beach towel and goggles, and take our your poles and skis! The French Alps are just as fun in December as they are in August, except much funner.
Join our Nice-based French team for a holiday skiing break! You can ski on a multitude of spectacular tracks with dazzling views, or try a snowboard, a snow mobile or even a snow mountain bike, if you feel more adventurous. Oh yes, and after spending the day on the slopes, you can do a “warm up” on all that French we taught you in the summer! Or at least “unthaw” it a little.
There are a few main skiing stations in the region: Auron, Isola 200, La Colmiane, Valberg and others. Isola 2000 is the first and probably the best known resort in the region. Our students will remember Isola from their day trip last year with Abbey Road. Well, there is a lot more snow and much less green foliage. Isola is one of the largest resorts of the French Alps. Here you can choose between skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, heli-skiing, or driving a snowmobile. There are 120 km of tracks, with various levels of complexity: from blue, for beginner to intermediate levels, to red and black for advanced skiers. The skiing village has shops, restaurants and cafes, and even a club, or as our staff members would call it, a “discotheque.” And if you need more excitement, Nice and the rest of the French Riviera is only an hour and a half away.
Auron is another popular resort, with its four different ski areas, 136 km of slopes, beautiful views, and an authentic mountain village. For romantics and thrill-seekers, there is even night skiing on the Riou slope.
We hope you can make it to the Alps this holiday season! Bonnes vacances from Abbey Road, France!