WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 3
18th March 2018 | James Cove, St Gervais
Last modified on September 10th, 2021
They are growing in popularity & PlanetSKI is out with Skiweekender in France. Day 3 and we’re off to St Gervais. NEW & UPDATED
Day 1 was spent skiing in the resort of Le Grand Bornand near Annecy.
It was a fabulous day in a fabulous resort:
As you will see from my first report I’m staying 4 days with the UK company, Skiweekender, in the village of St Jean de Sixt.
The village gives access to the resorts of Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and Manigod.
The first day was Le Grand Bornand and then it was La Clusaz on Day 2 but the weather changed on my second day of four.
Another day, another resort.
This time it’s St Gervais, under an hour from St Jean de Sixt and one new to the Skiweekeder portfolio for this winter.
And it’s new to me.
Why have I not skied here before?
On the way up it was dripping off the trees.
And it was rather good inbetween them too.
There area has little challenging and advanced skiing, but it more than makes up for that in the extent of the slopes and its charm.
It is part of the Domaine Evasion Mont Blanc, which has 445km of interlinked pistes and is reminiscent of the Portes du Soleil.
• Just 1 hour airport transfer from Geneva
•Ski area covering 1000-2500m altitude
• Grand regency spa town.
And no visit to St Gervais is complete with a dip in this place.
Tomorrow I’m taking a wander round the town and squeezing in a spot of skiing.
The architecture is well-worth taking a stroll for.
From my hotel:
To the local church:
It’s the final day of my long weekend but with first lifts at 09.00 and my departure at 14.00 there’s plenty of time for a decent ski.
And the forecast?
Light snow overnight and clear blue sky.
My final day looks like it could be a cracker.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
See here for further details about Skiweekender.
4 day Weekends run from Thursday to Monday evening and 3 day Midweeks from Monday to Thursday evening.
Prices start from £459pp for 4-day weekends and £299pp for 3-day midweeks.
And, new for this year, the company is also offering two short breaks rolled into one.
We wrote about it earlier on PlanetSKI:
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