Stressed? You Need A Fun Winter Break!

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The nights are coming in earlier and this means the end of the long, lazy summer evenings and the beginning of rushing home from work to get into the warmth! As Ned Stark repeatedly said, winter is coming and while we have Christmas and all manner of cosy things to look forward to (think hot chocolate by the fire!) we sometimes need a little more.

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If you haven’t heard of it, there is a condition called SAD – seasonal affective disorder – that literally means depression in the face of the cold weather. To alleviate symptoms of SAD, a lot of people like to keep busy or book themselves a holiday somewhere far away from the rainy, cold commute. The holidays that get booked aren’t always a last-minute sun holiday either, especially when there is the opportunity to head to a gorgeous, luxurious ski chalet in France. Mountain adventures in the French Alps require a little planning and a lot of luxury, and we’ve got a simple list of ways you can enjoy yourself in the snowy peaks of France!

One of the most popular pastimes for an adventurer, skiing in the French Alps is something everyone should experience at least once in their life. If you haven’t considered skiing before, then you need to move away from those winter sun websites and over to something a little more rigorous!

A great winter workout, snowshoeing is one way to enjoy that amazing mountain scenery without the thrill of the downward slopes. Explore the trees – hiking, without the sinking feeling! Snowshoes help you ‘float’ on top of the fluffy white stuff, which makes your walking adventure quieter and easier.
Spa Days
Freezing cold weather, white and wintry scenery and you there in a hot tub outdoors having just enjoyed a day of massage and pampering. The initial getting into the tub in the cold air is a shock, but enjoying the cold breeze on your cheeks while you warm up in a bubbling tub of hot water is nothing short of delicious. French champagne and hors d’oeuvres set off an evening of relaxation that is nothing short of amazing.
Want to be a bird? Do it safely with this Alpine paragliding company. Soar over the mountains and take in that breathtaking view from above. It’s all about fun in the French Alps!

Most people hear ‘Alps’ and immediately think of skiing, snowboarding and all number of snow-related activities. But there is just so much more than enjoying the slopes that is available to you. There’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence and when you’re looking to get out of the rat race of your commute and get your adventure on, you won’t find something more beautiful than the sparkling white of the mountains in France. There’s so much more to France than Paris or Disneyland, you just have to go a little further to find a break that makes you happy, not SAD.

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