April is the perfect time for hitting the ski-slopes – not just for the good snow, but also for the Easter festivities! One of the best French resorts for families, spring celebrations and high-altitude snow is Courchevel. It has a wide range of luxury catered chalets to stay in, excellent shops and restaurants, and plenty of ways of keeping the kids entertained in-between the gondola rides and slalom runs.
With so many events in Courchevel taking place this spring, it’s a great chance to combine skiing with some seasonal family downtime. April is also a fantastic month for catching some of the best conditions of the year, with pistes that are ideal for skiers of all abilities, big or small. If you’re a regular visitor to Les Trois Vallées, why not consider timing your next visit for the holidays?
Every year on Easter Saturday, the festivities kick off with a children’s dance party. This “Party on the Piste” has music, fireworks and lots of dancing in the snow, followed by The Enchanting Stroll, a magical night-time walk through the woods with some ‘surprising characters’ guiding you along the way! This is one of the biggest events in Courchevel of the year, so get your day’s skiing in early – you don’t want to miss out on the fun!
Easter Egg Hunts
With over 900 eggs hidden all across Courchevel on Easter Sunday, there’s plenty for kids to get stuck into on this mammoth treasure hunt. With chocolate eggs hidden on the gondola lifts, what better way to give your Sunday skiing that extra boost? It’s brilliant for helping the youngsters practice their skills on the slopes and pick up rewards along the way.
If that’s not enough, there is also live gospel music and mass on the ice rink in town on Easter Sunday. After all that partying and egg-hunting, this is the perfect time for those little ones – and perhaps, more importantly, parents too! – to sit back, have a bit of rest, and savour the meaning behind Easter.