Skiing outside the school vacations

What are the advantages of skiing outside the school vacations?

Going to the mountains for the winter vacations is often an opportunity to combine pleasure and well-being in an exotic setting. The French Alps offer exceptional holidays, and holidaymakers are well aware of the fact that ski resorts are sometimes overcrowded during the school vacations. That's why we're giving you all the advice you need to find the best dates for your ski holiday outside the school vacations.

When is the best time to leave outside the school vacations?

If you don't have children and would like to enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains, going outside the school vacations offers a whole host of advantages that could convince you to change your habits this year. In fact, periods outside the school vacations allow you to enjoy the mountains and stays without crowds on the slopes. Many of you are wondering when is the best time to go skiing. Here are a few tips to help you decide:

The beginning of December: a fairytale setting

Early December is the perfect time to go skiing with your partner, friends and family before Christmas. You'll be able to enjoy the opening of the ski area, freshly groomed slopes and uncrowded areas in a magical setting.

January: fewer people, more snow

Are you a fan of skiing and powder snow? January sounds like the best option to us! Between abundant snowfall, sunshine and few skiers on the slopes, you'll be able to enjoy some intense days on the 3 Vallées ski area.

March: longer days

If you have young children in your family, you may want to opt for a stay in March or early April, before the vacations. The longer days will allow you to take advantage of the ski area and villages with plenty of entertainment.

What are the advantages of leaving outside the school vacations?

Ski holidays outside the school vacations in the Alps are a great way to avoid certain inconveniences. It's an excellent way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the ski area.

Easy booking

Looking to book your next vacation in the mountains and find an apartment rental or hotel? Going outside the school vacations will give you a wider choice of accommodation in Courchevel. In fact, as the resort is less crowded during these periods, many chalets and apartments are more available, allowing you to spend your vacation by the slopes.

The best offers

Courchevel offers package deals throughout the season. This means you can book your accommodation with the help of one of our holiday advisors, while also adding activities to enjoy during your vacation. Our central booking office offers special offers and selections of holidays, as well as packages to suit your every whim!

The 3 Vallées company also offers preferential rates at the beginning and end of the season, so that you can come and ski at reduced prices. Click here to find out more about our ski passes.

Avoid traffic jams

Make sure you arrive at the resort in complete peace of mind, and avoid the classic traffic jams of vacation departure Saturdays. You'll arrive at the resort rested and ready to hit the slopes!

Save time

At Courchevel, whether you're traveling during school vacations or not, you'll never have to suffer the inconvenience of long lift queues. In fact, there's plenty of space to keep skiers moving. However, the periods outside the school vacations offer you the chance to enjoy the ski resort in a quieter atmosphere.

What's the best place to stay in Courchevel?

You've decided to go skiing outside the school vacations and have chosen Courchevel as your destination. You now have a choice of 6 villages. But where to go skiing?

Each area of the resort offers a range of quality services, including restaurants, ski rental stores and relaxation areas. Would you like to enroll your children in ski lessons? You'll find suitable packages for children and adults in our ski schools.

Enjoy easy access to the ski area thanks to the resort's lifts. Whichever village you decide to drop your bags in, you'll find benefits and activities for all ages.

Are you convinced? Book your stay outside the school vacations now by contacting our teams.

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