Winter is a season we embrace as a family, there’s so much going on that we love to enjoy with our kids. As relative newcomers to the joys of skiing we have seen our children become more confident out on the slopes each year, and now it’s something which we really look forward as the colder weather sets in.
One of the real delights of our ski trips has been discovering that there are plenty of extra activities to enjoy together after the skiing has finished for the day. To be able to share more outdoor fun in the snow is a great opportunity to make family memories for a lifetime.
I love the sound of the new Make My Day experiences now available from leading holiday company Pierre & Vacances who have put together a wealth of unforgettable activities to enjoy in a number of their French resorts including Avoriaz, Arc 1950 and Val Thorens. From sled rides and igloo building, to snowshoe hiking or mountain biking on specially designed snow bikes, there are plenty of novel and unforgettable ways of getting out and enjoying something new in the snow.
My kids would love to try out the Inuit camp experience in Avoriaz, which includes sledging and exploring igloos, and then trying their hand at the electric snowmotos which are like motorised sledges on a race track. As they’re suitable for five to 12-year olds it means even my youngest can get involved.
One sport Mr G has really wanted to try out is biathlon, and for older children and adults there’s the chance to experience it in Avoriaz and Arc 1950 where you can mix your skiing skills with shooting the laser rifles in an event which mixes speed and accuracy.
For the whole family who couldn’t resist taking part in a team snowball fight in an arena filled with obstacles. My children would absolutely love this, before trying out ‘airboard’ which is the new generation of sledges used on a special course.
For adventure seekers in Val Thorens there’s another new experience to seek out with the E-FAT, an electric bike designed specifically for use in the snow, and for families with older teenagers you can head out for a two-hour night hike for Dynafit – pulling on snow shoes and exploring the snowy surrounds.
I think my favourite has to be finishing off the night with dinner, snug in a private yurt reached either by foot or by snowmobile which is a great way to arrive for kids.
These Make My Day experiences from Pierre & Vacances would be a great addition to any family ski holiday. You can find out more at the Pierre & Vacances website.
This is a collaborative post.