All posts tagged: France

Go Pro with Powder White

Ski lessons aren’t just for beginners – even the most seasoned of skiers can pick up a few nifty tricks from the experts to take their skills up another notch. Try Powder White’s latest ski package which arms you with all the techniques to transform your skiing from amateur to professional in a week. In a set of five three-hour sessions, you’ll learn everything from perfecting your carve turn to mastering a mogul run, as well as picking up more advanced off-piste and freestyling tips. (The Powder White Complete Package costs from £949 per person and includes seven nights in a fully-catered chalet in Meribel, France.

Fresh off the ice: Koori at L’Apogée Courchevel

If you’re going to get back on the slopes day after day, you need to get some real sustenance in. At L’Apogée Courchevel, it’ll be Japanese restaurant Koori (translates as “ice”) fuelling you up for the season. Amongst slick, slate grey interiors with marble countertops, you can enjoy indulgent but delicately prepared dishes such as black cod with miso sauce and salmon with daikon radish. That’s alongside the naturally popular choices of sushi and sashimi. And there’s plenty of Japanese tea and sake to help warm you up too. (Koori at L’Apogée Courchevel, France.

Room with a Winter View: Chalet Dorian, France

Here’s an idea of what lies under all that snow in Megève. At this private chalet, which has enough room for 12, you can lap up sprawling views over town and across at the mountains over three floors. Although the interiors encourage snuggling up inside by the fire with the curtains drawn, tall windows and wide sliding doors beckon you to admire the landscape wherever you are in the chalet until you’ve been successfully lured outside. But in or out, you’ll be treated like a king – concierge services by Le Collectionist means you can call in housekeeping, a nanny or even a chef at your whim. Chalet Dorian in Megève, France.

French fancy: Hotel Royal at the Evian resort

Newly opened after a major refurbishment, the five-star Hotel Royal at the Evian resort, France, makes for the most idyllic little getaway. Perfectly nestled in 47 acres of lush green gardens and situated between the mountains and Lake Geneva, a stay at this sprawling hotel is exactly what is needed to help you relax and take stock. (Double rooms from £485, bed and breakfast.