Take the family to the snow for Christmas

Posted by Kate Whittaker 15th November 2010

It's offers like this one from Paradiski that make us think seriously about dropping the usual extended family affair and heading for the hills!

Mad Dog Ski logoMad Dog's Hannah stayed in Peisey a few years ago and reckons it's ideal for families. The home slopes have a fan of wide red runs that have a long blue cat-track winding back and forth between them - ideal for beginners and intermediates skiing together. Above that is a wide open sunny hillside with several restaurants, and the village down below is cosy and small enough that you could send the kids to the patisserie without worrying. The off-duty parent has the rest of the extensive Les Arcs pistes to race about in, and you can all head over to La Plagne for a day out. Big thumbs up from us, and check out this offer to be even more convinced! At today's exchange rate this is £895!

"Now for just €1050 you can guarantee a white Christmas for the family thanks to Paradiski – the unique mountain playground that offers 425km of pistes for all levels of ability in a truly breathtaking ski area in Savoy, part of the modern Rhône-Alpes region of France.

Paradiski opens for the 2010/2011 season on 18 December 2010 and what better way to get into the festive spirit than to be one of the first to experience the ultimate in skiing in this white paradise.

This offer is for a family of four (2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years) for eight nights (18 – 26 December 2010) staying at the foot of or alongside the piste at the Peisey-Vallandry ski resort, in the heart of Paradiski, half-way between the Les Arcs and La Plagne ski resorts, both of which are ideal for younger skiers.

Accommodation is near to Paradiski’s famous Vanoise Express – a unique and ultra modern ski lift system that links the three resorts of Peisey-Vallandry, Les Arcs and La Plagne.  The two double-decker panoramic cabins are capable of carrying 4000 people an hour.

Also included in the price is a 7 day Paradiski Decouverte* ski pass for 4 people and full equipment rental for the whole family.

Reservations need to be made before 10 December 2010 via the central booking office in Peisey at resa@peisey-vallandry.com Tel : 00 33 (0) 4 79 07 89 86.  For further information on the resort visit www.resa-peisey-vallandy.com."

About the author

Kate Whittaker is the founder and owner of Mad Dog Ski. After a career in the City she swapped commuting for chairlifts and spent two seasons in the Three Valleys in search of the perfect vin chaud. Mad Dog was born out of her passion for all things snowy and her desire to make the most of every minute on the mountain. Kate gets involved in as many aspects of Mad Dog as possible but, for some reason, particularly likes researching new resorts.

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