If you were to glance at my Instagram account on any given week, you'd probably walk away with the impression that my taste is for light and bright interiors and that we spend most of our spare time ambling around the local countryside. And you would not be wrong. However, a casual glance a couple of weeks ago would have left you wondering if North Wales had been experiencing some kind of bizarre heatwave ... it's own little microclimate ... and if we'd rid ourselves of our back garden and installed a fabulous pool instead. Actually, I'm probably doing you a great disservice here. One look, and I think you'd have pretty much guessed that we'd left the cold and miserable British shores for somewhere a whole lot warmer and a whole lot bluer instead. We were, in fact, in Kos, and my oh my was it out of this world.
While I've shared quite a few aspects of our recent family skiing trip with Mark Warner to Chalet Hotel L'Ecrin in Tignes Val Claret, I wanted to write a full review post to give you a complete overview of our experience. I know that holidays can be expensive, especially skiing trips, so you want to be really confident that the travel company and resort is right for you. We had an amazing time with Mark Warner and would definitely return but here's the lowdown to help you make your own decision.
Before we left for our Mark Warner ski holiday to Tignes, I asked on this blog, Twitter and Facebook what you wanted me to report back on about our time away. Well, the overwhelming response implied that many of you are married to keen skiers but don't really fancy a Winter holiday yourself. So ultimately, what you wanted to know is can you go on a ski holiday and not ski? And how would that work?
Having planned to ski every afternoon (lift passes and ski equipment had been booked and paid for), I was going to take a look around the hotel and town and collect up a few ideas and suggestions for you. However, as my littlest dude didn't really take to being left in the crèche for long periods of time, thus scuppering my intentions to practise my pitiful parallel turns, I can now actually give you a more informed response. Hence the reason for dedicating a whole post to the question.