December 14, 2020 – 15:52 GMT Tracy Schaverien Skiing in the French Alps review: Tracy Schaverien stayed at Chalet Saskia in family-friendly Vaujany with son Paddy
Snow-capped mountains and fresh alpine air seem like a distant memory in a year when life has seemed like an uphill struggle, but now that we finally seem to be on the home stretch, a skiing holiday is starting to feel possible again.
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And for families fed up with months of lockdown, a short flight to the French Alps could be the perfect way to dust off the winter blues following months confined to our own homes.
When I headed there for a spot of mountain fun with my 15-year-old son Paddy earlier this year, we based ourselves in family-friendly Vaujany, one of seven small resorts and villages that make up Alpe D’Huez Grand Domaine Ski, a wintery playground that features 250km of runs for every taste and ability.
Family-friendly Vaujany is the perfect post-lockdown skiing destination
Not feeling the need for the glitz, glamour and party atmosphere of some of the better known French resorts, we were drawn to the easy vibe and child-friendly facilities on offer in this pretty village, which boasts a government approved Famille Plus label – awarded to resorts that meet criteria on childcare, entertainment, activities and price. Just an hour’s drive from Grenoble airport, it’s also easy to reach for those travelling with impatient little ones and means you can comfortably fit a trip into a long weekend.
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