Winter In The Mountains

Once all the colourful autumn leaves have fallen, the magical winter season in the Alps can begin. Wake up to a fresh crisp alpine morning and enjoy a hot coffee and croissants. The sun’s first rays will warm the frozen trails leaving you with an incredible day to discover all the mountains have to offer.

Winter Activities

Alpine Skiing

Peisey Vallandry, nestled in the heart of the Paradiski area, boasts one of the largest ski areas in France, with 2 glaciers over 3000 m and 425 km of prepared and natural slopes. There are numerous freestyle zones, snow-parks, boardacross, chrono speed, water slides, toboggan runs and video zones. 

This is an experience you will never forget, whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, here, you will find something for everyone both day and night!

Nordic skiing

Over 40 km of cross country skiing with the most stunning views in the National Park of Rosuel at the foot of the Bellecote mountain. 

Reindeer sleighs, horse sleigh rides and Husky sledging can also be found here, giving an atmosphere of having arrived in Lapland.

Randonne skiing

There are prepared areas for extra safety, where you can leave the noise of the lifts behind and travel uphill on your skis at your own pace away from the crowds. Available to all ages, and equipment available to rent in all the ski hire shops.

Go on, try something different!

Snow shoeing and walking trails

Young or old, there are many prepared trails available just for walkers, and for the more adventurous who want to go ‘off piste’ strap on your snow shoes and visit the natural ice caves and animal tracks found in the forest. There are guides to take you touring, or you can simply pick up a map load up your back pack and off you go.

Paragliding and speed flying

Tandem flights over the peaks for a bird’s eye view, or exhilarating speeds just above the ground are both available here if you are looking for altogether different snow experience.

Sledging/Tobogganing

From the Olympic bobsleigh track in La Plagne, where you can shoot down at terrifying speeds with a qualified driver through 19 crazy turns, to fun filled toboggan tracks for all the family, you will find what you are looking for here.

Village Igloo

Experience a nice cold beer at the ice bar and visit the ice sculptures in the ice cave. You can even spend the night in one of the ice rooms if you dare!

Massage

Relax and enjoy a massage after a long day on the slopes. Alpine Essence have teamed up with Massage Me to provide the ultimate in luxury pampering. Their fully qualified therapists are available from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, and the best part… they come to you so you can be pampered in the comfort of your own chalet.

Swimming and Spa

The nearby Mille 8 experience,  Nama springs or the deep nature spa  allows for both pampering and fun with indoor pools, jacuzzis, water falls, heat treatments, gyms and sensorial baths.

Go on treat yourselves, you are on holiday!

Après ski

Bowling, Cinema, bars and restaurants, cultural visits and museums, visits to the local avant guard farms and many more après ski activities are on site for any of those who want to keep going after a day on the slopes. Just let us know what you are looking for from your Alpine Essence experience, and we will help you find it.