I have many fond memories of Puy from when I was a child, such as all night snowball fights on New Year’s Eve, the endless amounts of snowmen that have been built and all the friends I’ve made in ski school. As I got older I realised there were other ski resorts other than Puy St Vincent although after asking to go on a school trip my dad, Michel, did say ‘but why would you want to go anywhere else?’ He was right!
I’ve now been fortunate enough now to ski in lots of other resorts with friends but I can honestly say some of my best skiing memories are when I’ve skied in Puy. Obviously as a family ski specialist our aim is for every member of the family to have a great time. This is why I’m going to tell you six things which make Puy St Vincent a great holiday for the big kids too!
A great way to do a little bit of easy off piste through the trees to a truly beautiful picnic spot! For the less confident skier there is another route via the six man chairlift at 1400 with a small walk to join the others. Not only is it a great way to do something a little different, it’s a nice way to meet all the other families who are out the same week as you. The instructors provide an absolute feast with some wine of course – what more could you want? How about some ski guiding after?
OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL
The outdoor pool has only recently been introduced to Puy St Vincent and it’s been greatly received. It’s a brilliant way to end your day especially when it’s snowing and you’re swimming outside in the heated pool. Don’t let the ‘Only Speedos Allowed’ rumour scare you off – they’ve relaxed this and other swimwear is fine.
PRIVATE SKI LESSON
If you’ve been skiing a couple of years and you want to try something different then how about a private ski lesson? Whether it’s to improve your technique or you want to try some of the more challenging runs or some off piste like the Col du Bal then we have an instructor for you. Speak to Michel in resort who will be able to arrange everything for you to make sure you get the most out of your ski holiday.
After a long day’s skiing sometimes you just don’t want to have to cook. How about booking a babysitter and going out for some dinner at La Chaumiere? For any real foodies there are a couple of French dishes you really should try such as a fondue (meat or cheese), a raclette (be warned cheese dreams are a given after eating one) or for the meat eaters, a pierrade. Einsti and his team are really popular so make sure to ask Michel to book for you so you don’t miss out.
As you’re already out having dinner you should really finish your day by having a drink at the Le Pub. Situated at the ground floor of the Sun Vallee Residence you have no reason not to pop in for a quick drink. Here at Snowbizz we’ve found that their 5 Euro Kir Royales have definitely helped with our skiing, so we of course suggest you try one.
If you fancy doing something a little different in the evenings how about going on a Ski-doo ride up the mountain? Starting at 1600 you make your way up to 2000 where you’ll make a quick stop and have a French delicacy, Genepi, before making your way back down again. If you ask for more details from Michel when in resort he will be able to help you book this.
And finally – total peace of mind.
I’ve sneaked this one in at the end. As one of the smallest ski tour operators our aim is to ensure that our personal friendly service is great from start to finish. Our resort team are ready to go the extra mile and are there to make sure you all have a fantastic and memorable holiday.