The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

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Issue No. 24

Bringing you the best of France - full length features on Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Montpellier, Boulogne, Le Havre, the Dordogne, the French Alps and loads more. Delicious recipes, brilliant guides - don't miss this jam-packed issue - it's the next best thing to being there...

If you're not mad keen

If you're not mad keen on skiing but you love the beauty of the snowy French alps in winter, why not try something new says Lucy Pitts as she explores Les Arcs I love the mountains and snow, but I’m not a great skier. So, while I’m always delighted to tag along on a ski holiday, there’s only so many pistes that my nerves and my knees can take. I don’t necessarily want to miss out on the pine forests and beauty, but I’m always on the lookout for something “off piste” and a bit different. And in fact, this year, I opted for an altogether different experience, going all-inclusive at the new Club Med Panorama in Arc 1600. Club Med The Club Med Panorama is almost brand new having opened in December 2018 in the Les Arcs Paradiski region. As you’d expect, it’s got pretty much everything you could expect and beyond with snacks and drinks waiting for you as you ski off the piste, food and drink of every description and an endless supply of jollity and entertainment. And, of course, kids’ ski classes and a locker service that’ll have your kit ready to hit the slopes the moment you arrive. If you’re here with your family, they really have got all bases covered! Skiing into Spring Spring skiing is a relatively new concept which the region is trying to promote, and it makes a lot of sense. Covering the period from the end of March to the end of April, there’s still plenty of snow to be had with the added advantage of much warmer days, lighter evenings and less people on the slopes. I was amazed that in early April, I quite often had the slopes to myself which makes it a great time for beginners or families with young children to ski.