Our End of Season Ski Trip to Val Thorens!
The Erna Low team arrived into Val Thorens on the evening of Saturday 15th April for the well-deserved end of season trip. We were accommodated in the Le Hameau du Kashmir residence, located conveniently just at the entrance of the resort. The 4* residence definitely lived up to expectations as the rooms and facilities were fantastic.
When we arrived we were welcomed to a fridge full of food provided by the food delivery company ‘Huski’. Huski is a great company which delivers food straight to your chalet/apartment ready for when you arrive which means you won’t need to think about buying any food when you get to your accommodation. This was very handy and saved us a lot of time as we were all quite tired after a day of travelling!
The residence is completely ski in/out so in the morning we went down to the onsite ski hire shop, got kitted out, sun-creamed up and headed straight out onto the slopes for our first ski of the weekend. Being the highest ski resort in Europe, Val Thorens still had plenty of good quality snow for us late in the season. The lovely Wybe, from Prosneiges ski school, gave Jane, Richard and Ellie a lesson which saw them touching their ankles whilst skiing and finding some muscles that hadn’t been used for a while. At the end of the day the resort was kind enough to give us a trial of the 6km toboggan track running through Val Thorens, which although a bit tiring, was great fun.
We then went for a traditional Savoyard dinner at the fabulously named “la Joyeuse Fondue” where there was much cheese consumption and the party continued late into the night (allegedly).
The second day in Val Thorens gave us beautiful blue skies so we were keen to get out on the slopes as early as possible and it was another great day of skiing!
The Erna Low team also did a few site visits to check out some of the fantastic properties we offer in Val Thorens and to make sure they are all up to scratch for our customers. One of our favourites is the 5* Koh-I nor hotel based right at the top of the resort, mainly due to its fantastic panoramic views across the resort and valley but also exceptional rooms and facilities.
Dinner on the last night of the trip was at “La Maison”, the highlight of which was amazing steaks and the house speciality dessert which was a crème brulee/chocolate rice cake combo.
On check-out day Club Med very kindly offered us a delicious buffet breakfast before a site tour of their flagship property, and then it was back to Geneva for some lunch and one last beer for me on my 21st birthday before flying back to the UK.
The team has come home very enthusiastic and much more knowledgeable about the Val Thorens resort and the various accommodation options within it so feel free to give the office a call on 020 7584 2841 if you are unsure of the best place to stay or want a bit more information on the resort.