Annecy is a hidden gem for Skiers / snowboarders, located just an hour’s drive of more than 10 major ski resorts. Why not combine your French course in Annecy with weekend excursions to the slopes and a spot of après ski!
Annecy is only an hour away from The Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallées) the largest ski domain in the Alps with 600km of prepared and maintained pistes. The slopes connect the ski resorts of Courchevel, Meribel, La Tania, Val Thorens and Les Menuires. I myself have spent a ski season in The Three Valleys and can vouch for it being one of the best locations that I have ever snowboarded!
If you want to ski closer to Annecy, why not visit the ski resort “La Clusaz” , just 30 minutes drive away . If you like, you can follow your morning French classes with half a day’s skiing in the afternoon , as it is so close!
Finally, after immersing yourself in the French language in the morning and perfecting your carving skills on the slopes in the afternoon , why not warm yourself up by sampling a “Raclette,” one of the local delicacies. Raclette is the name both of this Swiss dish and the cheese used in it. The cheese is melted under an electric grill element and scraped over delicious accompaniments.
Annecy, also known as “Little Venice,” is certainly one of, if not the most quintessentially French town I have visited. It is not often that the beauty of a location really takes my breath away but Annecy definitely did that.
Additionally, throughout the month of December the locals will be pulling out all the stops for visitors: twinkling Christmas lights, activities for visitors of all ages, concerts, nativities, two Christmas markets and an ice rink, everything that one needs to make the perfect stay in Annecy even more special!
Annecy is particularly stunning at Christmas time, everything covered with snow, giving it a truly festive Alpine atmosphere.
Reserve your place on one of our French courses in Annecy and pack your skis now . I can assure you that you will have an unforgettable experience in Annecy and not be disappointed… in fact I had better book my flights now!