O La La, La Plagne! An Alpine Valentine’s Day
A skiing trip is a great idea for Valentine’s Day – why not book a luxury chalet? La Plagne has many romantic activities on offer, too.
Seeking the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for that special someone this year? I think that a skiing break in La Plagne is the perfect way to spend the most romantic day of the year. In addition to being a skiing Mecca, this is also a remarkably beautiful part of the world, thanks to its snow-covered mountains, stunning sunsets and an all-around magical atmosphere. You can spend your days shredding powder, pampering yourself and indulging in fine food and drink before retiring to your chalet. La Plagne has it all for hopeless romantics – here are a few memorable activities to try as a couple over Valentine’s Day... other than hitting the slopes, of course!
If you and your partner are true adrenaline junkies, then I highly suggest that you check out this amazing activity. It involves leaping off the edge of a cliff and soaring high above The Alps attached to a tandem parapente. This experience will treat you to jaw-dropping views of the landscape and get your hearts racing. It’ll certainly be an activity that you and your other half will always remember fondly, and that you’ll be glad to have shared together.
In my opinion, no skiing holiday is complete without a healthy dose of pampering – especially if you’re on a romantic getaway! After a long day of skiing, a massage from Ski Massage will leave you both feeling incredibly relaxed, refreshed and at peace. Ski Massage only employ highly qualified therapists, who can tailor your session to individual requirements. So, whether you are looking for a sports, relaxation or deep tissue massage, they’ve got it!
Husky sledding is an absolute must for those on a romantic trip, and it is likely to be the highlight of your trip. There is something incredibly magical and romantic about being whisked across wintery landscapes under a blanket of stars by a team of beautiful huskies. Animal lovers will adore this activity because you get to meet all of the dogs beforehand and see how excited they are.
First Tracks at Sunrise
You can’t beat watching the sun rise as a romantic activity! Get ready for the breathtaking spectacle of The Alps, where the rays of the morning sun drench snow-capped mountain peaks in a radiant, sparkling hue. The sought-after First Tracks Experience allows you and your partner to ride up to the Grande Rochette early in the morning, and then treats you to an opulent breakfast on top of the mountain as you watch the sun rise. What better way to start off the day with your loved one?
Of course, your Valentine’s Day dinner will need to pull out all of the stops! I highly recommend reserving a table at the fabulous Le Chalet des Verdons Sud, which is nestled above Champagny. Its secluded location and cosy, wooden decor, which includes a roaring log fire, creates an utterly romantic setting as you enjoy the traditional specialities on offer. For additional comfort and privacy, you could enjoy dinner at your own chalet. La Plagne’s chalets provide plenty of peace and quiet, enabling you to have an intimate and special meal with your partner.
A skiing break over Valentine’s Day is certain to be an unforgettable experience, thanks the resort’s stunning scenery and the opportunity to stay in a cosy chalet. La Plagne is an incredibly beautiful and romantic part of the world with great skiing and a host of activities that are ideal for lovebirds.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Belinda Smythson works for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service that has been helping avid skiers craft their perfect winter holiday for over a quarter of a century. If you're looking for a ski chalet, La Plagne is an ideal choice, and for accommodation anywhere in the Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy or Chamonix Valley, Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans searching for the holiday of a lifetime.