If you’ve been considering taking a trip (with your family, significant other or on your own) over the Christmas, new year or Easter period, the good news is that most airlines have now opened sales for travel between November 2018 and April 2019! Looking for destination inspiration ahead of booking those flights? Here are two snow destination inspiration ideas for travel between November and April:
Val Thorens, French Alps
Val Thorens (located within the Three Valleys as mentioned above), the highest ski resort in Europe, is hard to beat for snow fans. At 2,300m, it has one of the longest ski seasons, beginning in November with good snow conditions running up all the way until May. It is situated at the head of the 3 Valleys – and is the largest ski/snowboarding area in the world.
It has 100 percent ski-in/ski-out accommodation with virtually unbeatable skiing and snowboarding: powdery fields, perfectly groomed slopes – 600km of runs and snow guaranteed right through the season. The snowboarding facilities are cutting-edge, with high-tech ski lifts that take you right up to the highest peaks with views over more than 1000 mountain tops. What about logistics? It’ll take a +-10 hour direct flight to Geneva, accompanied by a 2-hour luxury coach ride up to the magical snow-filled village of Val Thorens.
Samoëns, French Alps
Samoëns is a town located in the Vallée du Giffre (Giffre Valley) in the French Alps – and just a 75-minute drive from Geneva airport. Known as one of the best family snowboarding (and ski) destinations in the world, this place is ideal if you’re looking for a destination that caters to children and adults. The region has become so popular with families that Club Med was prompted to open a resort, Club Med's Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon, which opened in December 2017. Samoëns offers exceptional snowboarding for the whole family, offering 265 km of runs, as well as off-piste and between-piste slopes. Ideal for a snow holiday between November and April.