The end of one year and the start of another is a fantastic time for letting your hair down and enjoying life. Clearly, there are many ways of doing this and making the New Year into a fun adventure by going abroad is one of the very best approaches.
If you want to take your family away on an action packed trip at this time of year then there are some tremendous reasons for making the picturesque French Alps the destination that you choose. Many of the top resorts in the region are perfect for family trips, while others have a more vibrant party atmosphere to them.
At the end of the year you can expect special events such as street parties, music shows and other great occasions. Yet, there are far more potential benefits to this kind of trip then just the party atmosphere.
Amazing Skiing Action
Of course, most of us know the French Alps most of all because of its reputation as one of the best places in the world to go skiing. This region is absolutely packed with glorious ski resorts such as Chamonix, Flaine, La Tania and Morzine among others.
Each of these places gives you access to a massive ski area where you will find loads of different slopes that are suitable for everyone in the group to ski on. Whether you are in the Three Valleys ski area or the Espace Killy, you can be sure that you will find a great deal of skiing action here.
What a thrilling feeling it is to go out skiing at New Year and to feel that you are really living life to the full. If you normally celebrate this time of year quietly at home then this change could do you the world of good.
Even if you are new to the world of skiing, you can have an excellent time in any of these resorts while you try out this exhilarating sport.
A True Sense of Adventure
Adding a splash of adventure to your days is one of the very best ways to end the old year and start a new one. This is a New Year that you are unlikely to forget in a hurry.
The sense of adventure is palpable when you head into the French Alps to one of these spectacular ski towns. You will feel as though you are ending the year in the most incredible way possible when you head over here.
Best of all, this is a far easier adventure to undertake than you might initially think. For example, if you are travelling from the UK then a short relaxing flight followed by an easy transfer to the resort will soon see you arrive refreshed and ready for some fun.
Explore New Types of Food and Drink
This is also a fine opportunity to try some wonderful new types of food and drink. The best ski resorts are filled with numerous great restaurants and cafes where you can try typical French Alps Savoyard cuisine or opt for international dishes instead.
While you will find stylish places to eat with expensive menus, there are also good value places where a fun-loving family can grab a tasty burger or pizza in comfort.
In addition, anyone who wants to enjoy a party to end the year can try some fantastic drinks such as French wine and champagne to make the occasion even more special. There are plenty of great bars and pubs around this region where you will feel right at home.
Stay in a Cosy Chalet or Apartment
If the thought of staying at home doesn’t inspire you greatly then what about getting away to spend a few days in a cosy Alpine chalet or apartment instead? This is a lovely way to enjoy a cosy, homely atmosphere while being somewhere different and exciting.
Even if you feel as though you are right at home, just by looking out your window at the amazing scenery will make you feel as though you are somewhere very special. This is the ideal type of accommodation for a family looking to enjoy an easy trip with all home comforts close to hand.
The kids will love the independent nature of a chalet or apartment as well, while eating out on the balcony in the evening is a fine way of ending any day at this time of year. A relaxing break in a classy ski chalet could be the cherry on top of the cake that is your excellent family New Year ski holiday this year.
Look for Exciting New Activities
Why not think about ending the year with some once in a lifetime adventure in the French Alps? This is a simply amazing place to try out something different that you will never forget.
This could mean going snowboarding, trying ice climbing, going snowshoeing or trying any of the other adventurous activities on offer here. If you want to end the year with an adrenalin rush then there are few better places to do it.
Even if you don’t feel like going out to do something as strenuous, you can still have an adventurous time without working too hard. For instance, if you head out to the centre of your ski resort just before midnight on New Year’s Eve then you can enjoy a superb party where everyone drinks champagne and brings in the New Year with a smile.
Start the New Year in the Best Possible Way
Perhaps the strongest reason of all for going away for a family adventure is to start the year in the best possible way. No matter how good, bad or indifferent your year has been, this is a way to end it in style.
Going away on a skiing break to the French Alps is a brilliant way to bond with your family and end the year on a high note. You will all feel a lot more positive about facing up to a New Year after a few days together up in the snowy mountains.
Sometimes all it takes to spice up our life is the chance to get away to somewhere completely different for a few days. Any of the great French Alps ski resorts will give you a fine place to relax and enjoy some of the finer things in life for a few outstanding days.
Whatever you get up to while you are away, it is will be a trip that remains memorable in the long term for all the right reasons. We all love a special break like this and you will soon be dreaming about heading back for another Alpine adventure.