Summer skiing in the Alps
Skiing is usually categorised as a winter sport - it’s in the Winter Olympics and requires snow. What most people don’t know is that in a small number of places, it’s possible to ski in the summer too.
Les Deux Alpes is one of those places, boasting a high-altitude glacier that remains snowy almost all year round. In the summer you can ski on the glacier between the end of May and mid August, allowing you to enjoy a holiday that really has it all.
The glacier boasts 90 hectares of marked runs for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, along with a world class snowpark. You could even find yourself rubbing shoulders with elite athletes, many of whom take advantage of the opportunity to train on real snow in the summer months.
And glacier skiing has other benefits too - it takes just 30 minutes to get from Les Deux Alps to the glacier but you can also enjoy the warmer-weather pursuits that the Alps has to offer. The region is famed for mountain biking, while e-bikes offer a more sedate way to get out into nature.
Nor is Les Deux Alps the only place that you can enjoy year-round skiing - a handful of other destinations in France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland also offer summer skiing opportunities in the Alps.
For those truly dedicated to skiing it’s a great opportunity to hit the slopes at a less popular time of year, while people who value variety in their holiday destinations will also love destinations like Les Deux Alps for the wide range of activities on offer.
If you’re a dedicated snowsports enthusiast keen not to miss out on skiing or snowboarding in the summer months, an investment property in Les Deux Alps could be a great way to enjoy this unique part of the world. Get in touch with us today to find out more.