Lockdown entertainment, ski-style!
Last week would have marked the official end to the ski season but whilst we're all staying home, we've seen some innovative ways to stay entertained & keep the winter spirit alive.
A recent Telegraph article reported how seasonnaires, including three of our chalet hosts, have been swapping ski kit for scrubs on the NHS front line, battling COVID-19.
Meanwhile, others staying at home have found fun ways to stay entertained and keep the sprit of the ski season alive during lockdown. So, here are some ideas to inspire you!
Spend an evening with Ski Sunday's stars
Tomorrow night (May 5th) join Ski Sunday dream team, Chemmy Alcott, Graham Bell and Ed Leigh in Snow-Camp’s virtual Alpine evening & fundraiser via Zoom. Enjoy an evening of cocktail making, interviews with Snow-Camp’s inspirational young people & a free to enter raffle. Click here to RSVP.
Fix your old ski kit
Charity One Tree at a Time held a virtual ‘Fix-It’ event since they couldn’t do the real thing in resort. Usually, a seamstress would be on hand to patch up worn-out ski kit but why not pick up a needle and thread and give it a go yourself? Surely there’s another life in those well-loved salopettes…
Cook like our Chalet Hosts
Chalet Host Eilidh from La Tania found baking is the best way to keep spirits high on her hospital ward at work. Her apple and cinnamon cake went down a treat.
Not as experienced as our chalet hosts? Tune in to The Avenue Cookery School’s regular live ‘cook-along’ videos on Facebook. Learn new recipes and kitchen skills, yum!
Join Val d’Isere mountain physio Jo Pollard with her video workouts. Even if we’re not skiing right now, it’s important to keep moving and stretching to keep those muscles in good shape for when we hit the slopes again.
Mix it up & make a cocktail
Popular wine and cocktail bar, Copiña, where we hold our Welcome Drinks in Courchevel, has been hosting virtual cocktail masterclasses each week. Vote to choose what they teach next. So far, we’ve enjoyed Whisky Sour, Daiquiri, Mojito and more…
Credit: Copina Courchevel
Embrace online après
The season would have ended by now but the après is still going. Jack’s bar in Meribel has held regular live stream videos from well-loved après artists such as The Wingmen and Sian Hayley-Smith. All you need now is an Aperol Spritz!
Can't wait for next winter?
And if all of that has got you dreaming of spending next winter in the mountains, visit our website to book your chalet - 30% of our chalet places are already full!