When the mountains are calling, answer with a stay in the French Alps. And what better place to give your skiing muscles a workout than Val Thorens – one of the world’s largest ski resorts, boasting over 600km of runs. Served by the comprehensive Three Valleys cable car network, you’re always an easy ride away from the best descents the mountains have to offer.
The après-ski scene is just as impressive. As well as the lively nightlife – including the famous Folie Douce ‘dancefloor on top of the world’ – you’ll discover unique ways to relax. Why not try Snow Yoga? Or snow-shoeing your way up a mountain, and back down via an exhilarating ice dive?
For luxury in the heart of it all, book a stay at the Pashmina Le Refuge hotel and indulge your senses in the L’Occitane spa. Settle into an all-natural treatment, or soothe tired muscles with a steam and massage. And then round off your evening at Le Base Camp restaurant, or scale new culinary peaks with the Michelin starred international menu at Les Explorateurs. You’ll want to get your skis on though – the 2019 season ends on 5th May.