How about a holiday in the mountains this year? Skiing, snowshoeing, sledging or hiking, there is something for everyone and we bet that one of the 350 ski resorts in France will manage to charm you.
If you like thrills, board sports are for you; skiing remains the most popular winter sport but snowboarding, which is less popular, still appeals to speed fans.
Are you hesitating between the two? You are not the only one! And that's probably why the splitboard, a board that splits in two to allow its owner to choose between snowboarding and cross-country skiing, is gaining new fans every season.
The young ones or those who want to embrace their inner child will be delighted to hurtle down the slopes thanks to their sledge.
But those who want to taste new sensations will choose the snowkite; a discipline made up of a aerotracted snowboard or skis.
If you prefer calmer sports but still want to exercise, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, which are practised on flat ground, will suit you.
Going to the mountains also means immersing yourself in an incredible setting with breathtaking scenery. So, while you're skiing or hiking, take the time to stop and admire the exceptional views.
If you take the less travelled paths and tracks, you will discover absolute silence and tranquillity. And remember that during your stay you will breathe in the pure air of the mountains and thus do your body good without any extra effort. How wonderful!
Don't hesitate to ask at the hotel reception, the tourist office or local people about the activities offered by the area. Sled dogs, night hikes, horseback riding, paragliding... Each ski resort offers original activities, to do alone, with family or friends, that will certainly create unforgettable memories.
Do you prefer fondue, raclette or tartiflette? In the mountains, there's no need to choose! You will need to regain your strength after your efforts of the day.
Downhill skiing will make you burn between 300 and 600 calories every hour and for cross-country skiing, it will even be between 400 and 800 per hour, depending on your weight and the intensity of your effort. So there's no better way to get your energy back and enjoy delicious meals throughout the week.
One of the biggest costs of a stay in the mountains is the accommodation. Travelling with B&B HOTELS is the assurance of saving money thanks to our comfortable and low cost hotels.
Once you have chosen B&B HOTELS, all you have to do is put on your ski boots and hit the slopes! Book now in one of our hotels near the mountains.
If you want to do other activities and simply take a day trip to the mountains, we have the hotels for you:
Enjoy the joys of the mountains with B&B HOTELS!