Although skiing trips are always great fun, I think that it is really important to pick the right time of year to hit the slopes. Most avid skiers agree that it is never as fun during peak season when you face lengthy queues, busy pistes and people all over town, which is why I think that it is best to organise your trip for the start of the year. Skiing is increasing in popularity, so it is becoming even busier during the school holidays and this is something that a lot of couples would rather avoid.
In terms of location, you cannot beat La Plagne in January and February.
The main benefit is that it is a lot quieter around town and on the slopes. This means that the queues are much shorter, the pistes are empty and all the facilities are more accessible. Additionally, there are fewer children around - those without kids will certainly appreciate this! You also benefit from a much more relaxed atmosphere which can make the trip that little bit more special.
La Plagne is brilliant for skiing in January and February. It snows much more at the start of the year and the cold weather helps it to stay fresher for longer. When this is combined with fewer people on the slopes, it means that the fresh snow remains untracked for longer for much more enjoyable skiing.
Those that have been in La Plagne over the festive period know just how rowdy it can get. Fortunately, January and February are much quieter, but there is still a fun atmosphere around town. If you prefer to share a Glühwein in front of a roaring log fire than to dance on the tabletops until the early hours then this is the time of year for you.
Events & Activities
Although the busy period is over, that is not to say that La Plagne shuts up shop at the start of the year. There are still plenty of events and activities to keep you busy and entertained away from the chalets. La Plagne is hosting both the Ice Climbing World Cup and the Grande Odyssee de Mont Blanc (the world’s toughest dog sledding competition) in January.
Beat the Blues
Naturally, people tend to feel slightly blue after the festive period. There is no better way to beat the January blues than to head out to La Plagne for a peaceful and enjoyable ski break. In addition to shredding powder, you can recharge after indulging over Christmas with spa treatments, swimming, massages and more.
The resort is well known for its fantastic accommodation with romantic catered and self-catered chalets. La Plagne’s accommodation is perfect for those looking to spend some quality time together in a cosy environment. You might even find some great deals on chalets in the January sales.
As you can see, the start of the year is a brilliant time to come to La Plagne. If you are seeking a chilled out atmosphere, great skiing and fewer people then this is the best time of year to book one of its romantic chalets. La Plagne is waiting for you!
Belinda Smythson works for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service that has been helping avid skiers craft their perfect winter holiday for over a quarter of a century. If you're looking for ski chalets, La Plagne is an ideal choice, and for accommodation any-where in the Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy or Chamonix Valley, Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans searching for the holiday of a lifetime.