The crisp, clean air of the mountains during the winter is truly invigorating. Spending time outside is a wonderful restorative – whether you are on an exotic white sand beach in the tropics, or at a ski chalet surrounded by high mountains and valleys in France.
If you are the adventurous and sporty sort, you would undoubtedly appreciate spending time outdoors, surrounded by nature, and engaging in a challenging yet adrenaline-pumping activity as well. Skiing has been a popular winter sport for years, primarily due to the combination of nature and physical challenge that is quite addictive.
Challenged by skiing? Get rid of your fears at Courchevel
But you don’t have to be an avid skier who has been doing it since the age of three in order to find some benefits in the sport and enjoy it for what it is. Understandably, many people who are going into skiing for the first time as adults may find it difficult at first. After all, there needs to be the right combination of balance, agility, and flexibility in this age-old activity. But with the right attitude and mindset, as well as the right assistance from a ski expert, you will have your own fun on the slopes in no time.
If you’re a first-time skier, you can take advantage of a wide variety of ski areas around the world. Courchevel, in France, is an ideal spot for beginners, as it features 3 parallel valleys that are linked together by lifts or runs over the ridges or passes, and it is equipped with 62 lifts and 150 kilometres of alpine ski runs.
Finding a place for easy skiing is a breeze in Courchevel. You can take your pick among gentle slopes in safe, enclosed areas called ‘ZEN’ areas (with ZEN standing for Zones for Evolution of Novices). There are actually four ZEN areas found in Courchevel – Pralong ZEN, Golf ZEN, Mickey ZEN, and Envolée ZEN. All of these areas have their own special locations that are perfect for the reluctant beginner. On the other hand, advanced skiers can also have the time of their lives in Courchevel. For advanced skiing, there are 111 red and 30 black runs, more than enough to satisfy your craving for the adrenaline rush brought on by long runs and steep descents.
Luxurious ski resorts and other fun activities – Take your pick
After a day of skiing, you can relax in one of the many ski resorts in the area. If you are a beginner or looking to fine-tune your skiing skills, you can opt for Sweet Snowsports Courchevel Ski Lessons for private groups, where rates are more affordable as you can divide the cost between the total number of skiers in your group.
A few days at Courchevel are guaranteed to get your blood pumping and your adrenaline rushing in the right way. There are 10, 12, 15, and 18 hours of lessons to choose from, and in between lessons, you can spend your time having hot chocolate and fondue over a roaring fire.