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Planning Your Ski Trip To The French Alps

Dec 3, 2007
The French Alps are sometimes considered to be the ultimate destination for hardcore skiers. It's a huge industry in the region - there are many French ski resorts that you can choose from if you decide to take a vacation there. It may feel like it's far away and inaccessible, but it is actually very easy to plan a ski trip to the French Alps.

First you need to plan your itinerary. It's a good idea to fly into the country, then get rested up at a hotel before you head out to the slopes. Perhaps you can spend a few days touring Paris so that you can catch up with the jet lag. You don't want to be skiing if you can't think clearly because you're so tired. There are plenty of other sites to keep you busy - just don't be too impatient.

Next you'll need to choose a ski resort. Since the industry has been increasingly popular and globalized, most French Alps ski resorts have web sites, or at least profiles on web sites. With those, you can find the ones with the best slopes, the best rates, and the best service. You can also use the internet to find the experiences of people who have stayed there in the past. You can find positives and negatives about every ski resort, and that will help greatly in making your final decision.

It isn't very practical to bring your own skiing equipment on a plane trip, so you will probably need to arrange to rent your own once you get there. Usually this is quite easy to do. You should just remember your size and what kind of ski works best for you, so that you can get the right kind immediately, and feel familiar with the new skis. A ski trip to the French Alps is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make sure you plan it well, and be safe!
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