SnowYogi: Skiing and yoga holidays France
Sunday 9th – Sunday 16th March 2014
Book before December 9th and get the early bird discount of 5% off!
For more detailed info go to our SnowYogi France FAQs page.
Invigorate your body & mind with our yoga & skiing/boarding holiday
We at AdventureYogi are the experts of snowboarding or skiing and yoga holidays. Running now for six years in different resorts we know what our guests want. We place equal emphasis on the yoga and skiing/boarding but know when to give you a break, as we believe that relaxation is as important as being active! With this unique combination of yoga and snowboarding/skiing and relaxing you are guaranteed to feel great when you get home, not tired and beaten like you need another holiday!
The snowboarding or skiing yoga holidays are run in the winter weeks from Sunday to Sunday. Individuals or groups are welcome. Maximum group size is 14 – so spaces are strictly limited.
Go by train: The train option means that you leave Sunday day time and arrive in time for yoga to stretch out the journey on Sunday evening. No long transfers, Bourg St Maurice is 20 minutes from the chalet. Arrive refreshed and ready to go AND get a FREE 1/2 hour treatment for your efforts plus a Neals Yard Remedies goody bag worth £20!!
For more info on travel and FAQs click here.
To see the fun in traveling by train, watch the Snowcarbon video.
The Chalet: Chalet La Chantelauze
Our chalet on our yoga and skiing holidays in the French Alps is beautiful, and a walk away from the lifts. After 4 years of being out of the resort we listened to our clients feedback to move nearer the action. And we feel we have found the perfect place by joining forces with our great friends Green Rides. A true mountain chalet experience / mountain yoga and skiing retreat awaits you at their newest and most wonderful of chalets. Chantelauze caters for the more discerning skier located within a quiet wooded area of La Rosiere, so is the peacefully quiet and tucked away.
Unbroken views over the Tarantaise valley provide a breathtaking backdrop from the living and dining room whilst only being 1 km from the La Rosiere village center. The walk is only 15 minutes from the chalet and there is a ski bus stop right outside the chalet to give you independence. There will also be complimentary mini buses available to drive you up to the slopes in the morning. So no carrying your skis unless you want to!
Chalet Chantelauze sleeps 14 people comfortably. 3 of them are en-suite and another 2 bathrooms provide facilities for the other four bedrooms. There is a large living room with D.V.D. library to keep you entertained and a wonderful outdoor hot tub where you can relax at the end of your skiing day. You can look forward to the usual excellent AdventureYogi service, gourmet food, excellent local wine and experienced hosts will look after your every need throughout your stay.
The Ski Area of La Rosiere and La Thuile: San Bernadino
At 1850m above sea level right in the heart of the Haute-Tarentaise, La Rosière is a picturesque resort with excellent runs, links and bustling village. Catering for all levels, it is the only resort in the Savoyard to offer an international ski area of over 150 km pisted runs. ski or snowboard over to La Thuile in Italy for a well earned lunch, an afternoon of heli-skiing, some downhill slalom, Italian style or fresh powder untouched for days…a hidden gem.
The resorts of St Foy, Val D’Isere, Tignes and Les Arcs are also within an easy 40 minute drive of the chalet meaning there are infinite ski areas on offer during your stay. So whether you want to ski gently through quiet tree-lined runs, carve up clean lines in fresh powder or pack as many valleys as possible into your trip, the ski areas around Chantelauze have something for everyone.
A Typical Day at La Ferme
Morning Yoga: Prepare your day of snowboarding or skiing in La Rosiere with a dynamic yoga class to awaken the mind and bring heat to cold muscles. These sessions pay special attention to warming the body, stretching out the legs and building stamina for your turns and powder runs. The yoga class will be 1 hour, so we can get up to the slopes early too!
Evening Yoga: Then after your full day skiing or snowboarding, return to your mountain yoga retreat and unwind and relax tired bodies in the restorative evening yoga class. This gentler, slightly longer session will vary each evening and include pranayama and meditation to help mind and body really let go and allow you to enter a state of deep relaxation after a hard day’s exhilaration. Afterwards, pamper yourself with a massage, have a well deserved hot tub or simply enjoy a good glass of wine in front of the fire while we make you a hearty dinner.
Read here for our FAQS page: Concise info about daily schedule, what’s included in the price, travel details, ski hire and passes.
To book please contact us here. Active relaxation at its finest.
Why combine Yoga with snowboarding/skiing?
With the adrenaline rush of riding through fresh powder combined with mountain air, sunshine and the chance to completely let go, it’s no wonder the addictiveness of skiing and snowboarding appeal to so many. The slow and thoughtful practice of yoga in contrast seems very far removed from the high-energy, fast paced action of the slopes. Yet their differences make them totally complimentary to each other.
Both skiing and snowboarding ask a lot from your body as cold muscles are called upon to perform a variety of tasks on the slopes, not to mention the high levels of concentration needed to stay upright, pick your path and avoid less controlled riders. The last thing you want to happen when you come on holiday is to injure yourself. Especially if the sun is shining and there’s a fresh blanket of snow. So by using your daily yoga practice to strengthen and improve your stamina and then stretch out tired muscles at the end of the day, you’re not only looking after your body but giving yourself a good chance. Instead of a hot toddy, try yoga after a day on the mountain.