Exploring the French Alps: Ski Trip 2024

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We recently sponsored a couple of volunteers to join us on our annual ski trip to the picturesque French Alps. The experience was nothing short of extraordinary, and we’d like to share some highlights with you.

Accessible Accommodation Our hotel was fully accessible, ensuring that everyone could enjoy their stay without limitations. With a delicious and diverse buffet , there was no need to venture out in the evenings. The convenience of staying on-site allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the alpine experience.

Learning Sign Language During breakfast, we had the privilege of learning some sign language from Hamish! His patient teaching enriched our interactions and made the trip even more memorable.

Hotel Amenities The hotel had a bar, a pool table, and a relaxing spa. Nestled at the base of one of the slopes in the village, it provided easy access to the skiing action. After a day on the slopes, unwinding by the pool table or indulging in the spa was the perfect way to recharge.

Oxygen Ski School The team from Oxygen Ski School played a crucial role throughout our trip. Their expertise was invaluable as they assisted us with sit-skis, ski-taxis, and lessons. Their dedication ensured that everyone, regardless of ability, could fully participate in the joy of skiing.

Health Benefits of Skiing Beyond the exhilarating experience of whooshing down a mountain, skiing offers a range of health benefits:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness: The physical demands of skiing engage the heart and lungs, promoting cardiovascular health.
  • Balance and Coordination: Navigating the slopes challenges balance and coordination, enhancing overall fitness.
  • Bone Density Maintenance: Skiing is known to help maintain bone density
  • Holistic Well-Being: Skiing combines physical activity with outdoor recreation, contributing to mental well-being.
  • Socialization: Interacting with fellow skiers fosters connections, improves cognitive function, and boosts the immune system.
  • Stress-Resilience: The serene alpine surroundings and invigorating activity reduce stress and build resilience.

The bright and sunny weather in March made it an ideal time for a ski adventure. We eagerly anticipate returning next year for another unforgettable trip to the French Alps!