When you think of a summer holiday in the Alps, you might imagine getting in touch with nature. Calming walks through the mountains, relaxing by a tranquil lake and deeply breathing in the fresh air and scent of wildflowers and conifers.
Although the peace and quiet might be the norm in places like Morzine, it's not always the case and from September 1st to 3rd, visitors to this alpine village might notice the smell of petrol in the air and the sound of revving engines. That's because it's the annual Mont Blanc Rally.
There are plenty of high-adrenaline sports that visitors to Val Thorens can try throughout the year, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter through to paragliding and mountain biking in the summer. But if you're looking for something a bit more calming, then maybe you should give yoga a try.
Yoga is an activity that aims to connect the body and mind. Various postures, also known as asanas, and breathing techniques (pranayama) are used to achieve a sense of harmony and improve wellbeing. According to those who practise yoga, it can provide numerous benefits. For example, stretching techniques can loosen up the body and are said to have a positive effect on glands and nerves. Asanas can also help to release physical and mental tension may leave people feeling more energetic.
When you head to the Alps, you're probably planning an adrenaline-fuelled holiday. In the winter, that's likely to mean skiing or snowboarding and during the summer months, mountain biking, hiking and watersports are popular. But if you need a break from all the high-energy activities, it might be a good idea to take some time out and explore the resort or local village in more detail - you never know what treasures you might find!
During the winter months, Cervinia is a popular destination for the skiing and snowboarding crowd. With stunning views of the Matterhorn and plenty of pistes, it's easy to see why this Italian village is a favourite choice for mountain sports. But there's one downhill event that you might not realise has ties with the town: bobsled.
Back in the early 1960s, there was only one Italian bobsledding slope, in Cortina. At the time, Breuil-Cervinia was gaining popularity as a winter sports haven and so a group of bobsledding enthusiasts from Milan decided to install a bobsled run in the area around Blue Lake.
Sunnegga-Rothorn Valley Station is a popular spot for skiers and snowboarders, offering plenty of pistes as well as moonlit skiing excursions, rides on piste-grooming machines and other snowy activities. But just because it's summer time doesn't mean the resort is empty. In fact, the warmer months bring a completely different range of activities, which are perfect for families looking for fun in the sun.
For almost 20 years Skiset have been equipping skiers, thanks to its teams of professionals in European and North American ski resorts. Hiring ski equipment is quick and easy.
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It is also a partnership with the biggest accommodations brands such as Belambra, CGH, Goelia, Maeva, MMV, Pierre et Vacances, Pierre et Vacances Premium, VVF Villages and Odalys in the heart of the greatest ski areas in the world :
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Winter holidays approaching? Don't delay, hire your skis online! You wills save up to 50% on in-resort prices, depending on your dates. We have shops throughout Europe and North America – and our 800 ski rental shops can be found in 400 resorts. For each resort, a detailed map will indicate precisely where the Skiset shops are located. Trust in the professionals for the rental of your ski equipment and get onto the slopes without a fuss.
For ski rental in France, we recommend the following resorts:
St Anton - Val Thorens - Orcières Merlette - Courchevel 1850 - Arc 1950 - Les Ménuires - Méribel Centre - Les Deux Alpes - Serre Chevalier - Risoul - Montalbert - Megève - Tignes - Avoriaz - Morzine - Méribel Mottaret - Les Saisies - Valmeinier - Arcs 1800 - Alpe d'Huez - La Clusaz - Valmorel - Plagne Bellecote
For your rental SkiSet takes care of everything. Reservation is quick and easy. We pass your order on to the shop who will prepare your order in advance. Whether you want to order skis or a snowboard, we offer both adult and child packs. Skiset is made up of 800 rental shops in 400 resorts in Europe and the USA, so there's bound to be one near to your accommodation.
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At Skiset you will be welcomed by professionals who are passionate about the mountains. Renowned skiers or instructors, our advisors are best able to advise you according to your preferences, your level and also the snow conditions in resort. Located in the most convenient areas of the resorts, our shops are dedicated to the enjoyment of skiing. Depending on the range of equipment you choose to hire, you may also change your skis or try a snowboard during your stay, without any additional charge.
An accompaniment to all events and to the preparation of skiers, that's the Skiset mindset.
By choosing your skis online at skiset.co.uk, you will benefit from the best price.
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