Find out why we love the winter so much…
‘I love crisp cold mornings with clear almost translucent blue skies and that makes me think about my favourite sound: my ski boots clicking into their bindings.’ Diane – Sales and Marketing
1. It embraces all the best things about winter
We love our warm ski sweaters and colourful beanie hats, incredibly creamy ‘chocolat chaud’ and spiced mulled wine and, not to forget, putting our feet up by a cosy open fire… The list is endless!
Exercise releases endorphins in your brain, which help lift your mood so what better way to exercise in the cold weather.
‘Why do I love winter? Because I can ski!’ Mick – Finance
3. It gets you outside
It’s easy to hibernate in the winter but skiing and snow boarding get you outside in that fresh mountain air. Whether you’re on your own or socialising with friends and family it automatically boosts your mood. The more we stay inside the more we wallow in our winter blues!
4. Vitamin D
We don’t spend nearly as much time outside, soaking up the vitamin D, in the winter. Negative effects of vitamin D deficiency include sluggishness, suppressed melatonin production (sleep hormone), difficulty concentrating and feelings of depression and apathy. In the mountains, there is nothing quite like throwing open those windows to soak up the morning sunlight or feeling the sun on your face as you slide gracefully down the slopes. Embrace those goggle tans! Most importantly though, don’t forget your sunscreen.
5. The Après-Ski
Out of this world music, dancing and entertainment. Plus your beer stays cold. Need we say more?
‘Feeling refreshed with cool, crisp mountain air (even after a big night… especially after a big night!)’ David – Marketing
Things don’t halt to standstill every time there is a snow storm; snow can be enjoyed in its entirety in the mountains. Waking up to the magical sight of snow topped chalets and white trees every morning is worlds apart from it snowing at home. Rather than the sense of dread at the thought of getting to work, it’s only feelings of excitement and impatience to get out and ride that fresh powder. Building a snowman is enormous fun too, and for all ages. Let the competitions commence!
‘I love winter most of all because of the snow and the mountains, my favourite place to be in the whole world.’ Jennifer – Sales
7. Food, glorious… (Mountain) Food
Great news for those fondue lovers! Cheese is a good source of protein and B vitamins making it one of the recommend food types to help lift those lethargic moods during winter. You burn serious calories on the mountains, so you really can eat as much as you want and you will always be hungry, which makes the delicious mountain food even tastier.
‘When it’s cold outside, it’s a great excuse to go to a restaurant and eat tonnes of Tartiflette, Gratin Dauphinois and other cheese based dishes!’ Rebecca – Marketing
What better way to spend Christmas then in a winter wonderland, enjoying a superb day on the slopes followed by an evening of great food, company and an open fire? Get your lift pass for an astounding £1 lift this Christmas. (Offer now expired)
‘…wood burning fires, roast dinner and a white Christmas (with a £1 lift pass!)’ Amanda – Marketing
9. Beat the January Blues
It’s normal to feel a bit down after the festivities of Christmas and New Year so pick yourself up with a winter ski trip. The mood is cheerful and the ski resorts are in full swing. Take a break from work or make the most of those big holiday dates such as half-term and Easter.
10. Early Booking Deals
Plan your winter ski holiday with our spectacular early booking deals, helping you save more money this season! Find out more.
So there you have it. An indefinite list (there must more) of reasons why you should go on a ski holiday this winter season. Time to get planning!
We love to hear from you! Please tell us the reasons why you love winter: