Summer holiday at Alps (ski resorts)
UglyModernWindows · 17/06/2022 18:27
I'm interested in a family activity holiday in Alps, summer 23 and DC will be both early teens. Any ideas where to start to look? I of course have googled but not finding it easy.
I'm thinking of something along the lines like Neilson, a hotel or self catering by a lake where swimming and sunbathing would be possible. Good food and premium level accommodation.
Annexlife · 17/06/2022 20:44
Morzine, tons to do, fantastic infrastructure and great accomodation options as all the luxury ski chalets open on a self catering basis over the summer. The standard of accommodation is high as it's based around the high end ski market. Lifts are open, great walking, mountain biking and there is a lake to run/walk/canoe around. Les Gets is quieter but I'd opt Morzine to have everything walking distay. Check out Mountain Mavericks and Treeline Chalets and look on their summer section.
Hoppinggreen · 17/06/2022 20:47
We went to Courcheval one summer to visit friends, we had an amazing time and the DC absolutely loved it. I think if we hadn’t been visiting someone there though we probably would have been better a bit further down like Morzine
rookiemere · 17/06/2022 21:01
We went with Simply Morzine with DS and a pal when they were both 11. Had a great holiday.
AbleCable · 17/06/2022 21:03
I opened this thinking you were looking for somewhere to go summer skiing, but l guess not! The only places I know are in Switzerland - Bernese Oberland (Wengen, Mürren, Grindelwald) is beautiful in Summer, and the village hotels generally offer a tourist card in summer for free local buses, free entry to swimming pool, discounts on cable cars etc.
The Engandine valley is also fabulous in Summer, though a little more remote.
Some ski areas are not attractive at all in Summer - bare and the ski infrastructure is quite ugly (Davos is a bit like this).
For actual summer skiing, you can do it in Zermatt, which is always stunning, though pricey. The summer skiing isnt great, can only go till about noon, and it can be slushy. Skiing in shorts and t-shirt does have novelty value though!
KnottyKnitting · 17/06/2022 21:12
I second places like Wengen. Also have a look at Zell am See in Austria. Lovely swimming lake, great cycling and mountain trips.
Irrationallyanxious · 18/06/2022 07:12
I’d second Zell am See - we’ve just returned from a fab holiday.
One thing to note if you are likely to be hiking ( partic off the trails at all) consider getting vaccinated for tick born encephalitis. I had no idea how widely spread it is in Austria ( locals are 85% vaccinated). One of mine got bitten and then unwell and it’s been a bit stressful!
UglyModernWindows · 21/06/2022 19:37
Thank you for all the replies! Lots to google 😀
Morzine sounds great and Zell am See looks fun too.
@AbleCable Thanks for the thorough reply, we're not looking to do glacier skiing but will look into all of your suggestions 😍
Note taken re: ticks
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