A Ski Holiday In Les Gets?
A ski holiday in Les Gets? Les Gets was my home for 17 years, so after this topsy turvey summer when Alpine Learning Curves relocated HQ to the UK I was curious to know how I would like it, well – on a ski holiday!
Just to explain, Joe Beer is still out in the PDS offering private lessons in Ski or Telemark and meeting clients in Les Gets, Morzine &/or Avoriaz. However, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I will be manning the phones and booking in ski lessons from our new home in the UK.
This change in circumstances has been made much, much easier by the fact that we are living only 10 minutes away from London Southend Airport. EasyJet fly regularly and cheaply to Geneva throughout the ski season, enabling me to head over for the odd cheeky visit and indulge myself with a day or so ski holiday on the slopes whilst Joe is working. Not exactly the same as having it all literally on the doorstep but so many of our clients do it, well how hard can it be?
Well so far, not hard at all! I spent Christmas with Joe, heading out on Christmas Eve and returning Boxing Day, so in all respects a flying visit. I am not an enthusiastic traveller so didn’t relish spending so much time in transit for the sake of one clear day with hubby but who can resist a White Christmas in the Alps?
So far as the travelling was concerned, my journey to & from the slopes went super smooth. I can’t recommend Southend Airport highly enough and would suggest anyone in the South East checks it out as an option for a ski holiday. Small is definitely beautiful so far as the terminal is concerned, with efficient and friendly service throughout.
Best of all though, was arriving to a fully open ski resort! No waiting anxiously peering at the skies or checking the weather reports, here it was beautiful, crisp, cold snow all ready and waiting for me! And no half measures either, all the pistes are fully open with the lifts and links fully functional! Not only that, more delivered during my stay so I did actually get one of those elusive powder days! My perfect ski holiday!
And Christmas lunch in a ski in- ski out restaurant, after a couple of runs on the Chamossier Black in superb condition. Does it get any better than that?
Back here in our English cottage (which does at least have a log fire to dream beside) I am already looking forward to my next trip to the slopes at the end of January. But there is plenty over there for you, so what are you waiting for? Go book those flights and go get some!
A word to the wise though and put a bit of thought into your ‘spontaneous’ trips, it could save you a few quid. For example, getting a taxi home from Southend Airport was super easy – but on Boxing Day it was double fair and nearly cost as much as my flight!! Similarly if I had checked out the prices for a one day or two day lift pass I would have realised skiing on a weekend can result in savings.
And don’t forget, maximise your time on snow and book a lesson with Joe Beer & Alpine Learning Curves!!