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Name: Kieon Date of Holiday: Jan 06
After our usual Crystal holiday to Italy was stopped in its
tracks by outrageous price hikes courtesy of the 2006 winter
Olympics, Amanda and I voted with our feet and decided to spend
the money for 2006 on a Neilsons trip to Flaine. Travelling with
our children, a veteran 7 year old and a 3 year old who liked
the idea of skiing in principle we decided to pre book almost
The snow had been falling as we arrived and with ski passes
already received courtesy of our highly efficient rep it was
quick march down to the ski hire shop. Equipment hired at the
resort was excellent. All the equipment supplied was in very
good condition. The fitting was very well organised, even with
arrival day the kids were in, kitted and out in around 20 mins.
Scott the 7 year and I managed a few experimental runs before
dark (never managed to ski on the day I arrived before!) and we
enjoyed a very nice meal to celebrate New Years Eve arranged in
the Hotel Flaine. Ski school's first morning drop off was chaos
(possibly to do with new years eve) delivering 2 children to 2
different places at the same time required a lot planning and
organisation. The drop-off points are easy to find however as
they look a lot like candy lolly pops. The remainder of the week
went without a hitch.
Free from the rigors of the children our first run is a long and
beautifully powered Red called Mephisto. Its full of connections
and tows to other runs and ultimately brings you out near to the
Rabbit clubs ski area great at 12:30 to get the little one.
The mountains offer every thing to a wide range of ski and
boarders with jump parks hidden away and a little off-piste
action for those who need it. The wide red runs flattered my low
skill levels as a boarder and the steeper and bumpier runs
challenged me as a skier. Flaine is so full of options it is
probably impossible to ski every run available to you in the
week. It's difficult to think of a run we didn't enjoy.
The weather was mostly dull and grey and that is the price you
sometimes pay for riding fresh snow. On occasions we found
ourselves above the clouds in clear blue sky.
Nightlife was great and taking the orange lift to the top and
sledging down the snow covered steps is an incredibly easy and
fun way to entertain just about all the children at the resort.
Other family nights out included a trip to the very friendly
bowling ally. There was when we were there a chance to do a
torch light descent arranged by the ski school instructors,
also if you fancy it there are skidoo's for hire (around 80
euros), an ice driving track and para gliding is also available
if you're really adventurous.
Scott developed well over the week doing the morning ski school
run and the 3 year old scared her mum witless by appearing on a
green run on day 3 that's progress.
We are going back again next year what better recommendation do
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