Booking your skiing holiday at the end of the winter and as the first signs of spring appear is a real option. This season has its regulars who wouldn’t consider staying at any other time for all the world! Today, we are meeting the Dumont family who come every April to stay in our Roc des Tours complex in le Grand Bornand.
WHAT HAS INSPIRED YOU TO TAKE YOUR SKIING HOLIDAYS AT THE BEGINNING OF SPRING EVERY YEAR FOR 5 YEARS?
We are a family who really feel the cold and we very much appreciate the pleasure of skiing in the perfect sunshine we get at this time of year.
Of course, we have to be early risers to make the most of the better quality snow in the morning. All my children learnt to ski at this time of year and, quite honestly, we have very often had good snow conditions.
HOW DO YOU FILL YOUR MORNINGS AND AFTERNOONS?
We generally ski until 1.30 then have lunch on the terrace of a mountain restaurant. The atmosphere is always good, everyone is relaxed and we are far from the February crowds, which is really great.
We always book the same category of apartment in the Roc des Tours with a large balcony overlooking the slopes which lets us relax in a deckchair with a good book in the afternoons or play with the children.
My wife also appreciates the Spa Montagnes du Monde® treatments.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO ON YOUR 2022 HOLIDAY?
This year, we plan to take the time to get to know the village better, its local produce market on Wednesday mornings, the heritage museum and to arrange a visit to Annecy old town and why not a trip on the lake?
The season really lends itself to enjoying more activities thanks to the longer days.
WHAT’S YOUR LAST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR HOLIDAY?
You should adapt your ski kit: a good under layer, a soft shell type jacket and light but waterproof gloves.
Finally, I recommend you bring a decent quality sun cream and sunglasses with good UV protection.