Esprit ski resorts offer plenty of off slope activities that have children in mind, but also plenty for adults to.
So get ready to make the day all about you (or at least until the children’s ski lessons come to end), as we share with you some of our favourite activities to enjoy just for the adults:
This resort is known for being one of friendliest in France, a sun-trap location in the Alps with views on the infamous Mont Blanc. With an impressive selection of family chalets, a welcoming town centre and fantastic skiing opportunities - it’s a favourite of Esprit families. Offering plenty of winter activities for the adults, such as:
Sky Spa is the ultimate place for relaxation. As the name implies, the views from the spa are of snow covered mountain tops, the ideal scenery when enjoying some peace and quiet. Sky Spa offers all you could need from a spa day with relaxation areas, massages, a pool, sauna and jacuzzi.
Too’n Ice Glisse Ice rink is the perfect afternoon activity. Glide around the ice rink hand in hand before heading out for a warming hot chocolate (or maybe a glass of wine), all in all, a relaxing and romantic way to spend some time together.
The resort of Val d’Isere provides a high chance of quality fresh snow throughout the season as it is an ultra high-altitude resort. With modern lifts that take you across the resort and over to its neighbouring resort Tignes, there is a lot to explore. With a great mix of hotels and apartments to choose from and all based close to the town centre, Val d’Isere provides the best base for a family ski holiday. There is plenty to do for adults in this resort:
Spend some time together meandering through the local museum of history (Musée Val Histoire) and soak in the vast history of Val d’Isere and the surrounding areas. The museum is open 7 days a week during the ski season and often has local volunteers to talk to and discuss the history of Val d’Isere itself.
Appreciating the culture of apres ski is part of any ski holiday. Val d’Isere certainly likes to celebrate this past-time and has plenty of places to enjoy some drinks, live music and good food. A popular stop is La Folie Douce, an easy, short lift ride to a lively outside bar. A great place to meet friends and spend an afternoon come snow or shine.
Tignes is a family favourite, often being selected as one of the top resorts in France. The resort itself isn't too vast, so it’s easy to go from accommodation to the town centre, ski schools or lifts. There is plenty of scope when it comes to ski runs, with over 300km of slopes to discover. A great mix of activities for adults is offered here:
Paragliding is considered an extreme sport, but the views seen as you glide down the mountain are unbeatable and something to tell the family about when you return home. A chance to do something exhilarating as a couple.
There is something magical about a horse drawn sleigh across a snowy landscape. It evokes a romantic feeling as you wrap up warm together under a blanket as your horse proudly wanders through the landscape.
At Esprit, we call Champoluc a hidden gem. With an authentic Italian feel and based in a charming village with a collection of classic accommodation choices, Champoluc is a must visit. Often quieter than some of the more popular resorts, you will find well groomed slopes, lifts with little to no queues and a lift pass that covers Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna. With plenty to do on and off the slopes, it's the perfect place to explore without the kids:
Quality time to spend with your friends on holiday is all part of the experience. Add a bit of competition to the mix and try Champolucs Driving Park with karts on ice. Challenge your friends to a race around the ice track, situated in the middle of the Aosta Valley natural park.
Just because you are taking a break from skiing for the day doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fresh snow and great snowy pathways that surround Champoluc. Try some Snowshoeing, a fun and popular winter activity that is considered a slightly more relaxed approach to snow sports. Pack yourself a picnic and head out by yourselves or on a guided tour for a day of exploration.
Wandering what to do in your time off the slopes with the kids? Then read our guide: Off slope family activities (with the kids).