Travel with me: La Plagne

Hello lovelies, I am back on the blog and want to share with you my recent travels.

As you may know if you follow me on Instagram (I mean I don’t shut up about it, apologies), but I recently went on a wonderful trip to the mountains to snowboard. Therefore, of course I wanted to share my travels with you all. I have put my holiday into different categories to make things easier so let’s go…

Journey

There were four of us going on this trip so we all decided to go from a London airport. We flew from London Stansted to Geneva and overall the journey was short and sweet and there were no complaints.

Once we arrived at Geneva we were getting a transfer to our hotel through a local company, and they were easy to find at the airport and friendly. The transfer from there to our hotel was about 2 and a half hours, and I’m not gonna lie that was long. However, the views on the way were just spectacular. I think I fell in love right then and there.

Hotel, Le Centaure

Once we arrived at our hotel we didn’t really know what to expect. However it looked exactly how I imagined. The cute wooden building and a lovely log fire in the reception. Also they offered us champagne on arrival, which we were not expecting but was lovely!

Our room was for four people, and it wasn’t the biggest space but we knew it was just going to be used for sleeping so we were not that bothered. There was one bedroom and then a sofa bed, so that is also something to keep in mind! Also you have your own kitchen, and have to take the bins out etc.

Overall, the people were lovely and we enjoyed our stay. It was simple and just what we needed, even if we did wish that there were two rooms. However, we did have a lovely balcony with the most stunning views.

La Plagne

As my first time on a ski trip I don’t really have places to compare haha. We choose to go to La Plagne in the French Alps, and we did research and look into it before we made a final decision. This is something I definitely recommend doing if you are planning a ski trip!

As a beginner I was mainly on the easy runs, but I thought these routes were great and perfect for me. However, some of the blue runs (the easy ones- they are all colour coordinated) are not the best for a snowboarder and definitely suit a skier much better. This is something to consider if you are a beginner boarder.

There were also a variety of shops and they were very close to where we were staying which was perfect for us. I loved the unique, quirky gifts they had. I regret not getting the cute skier photo frame, but I did pick up a key ring, a t-shirt and some biscuits for my parents.

Restaurants 

During our trip we choose to eat out for dinner everyday, but we did have a kitchen if we did want to cook dinner in our room. The restaurants all had a similar menu, with a variety of choices and the food overall was great!

Renting gear

Once we got there we picked up our snowboards and boots. Of course we choose to rent as it was our first time. The people were brilliant and friendly and helped us with whatever we needed. They just made it super easy for us.

Lastly, I will say make sure you have a ski map. Most hotels or places you stay will give you one on arrival so this shouldn’t be a problem, but if not just ask or go into town to pick one up. Trust me when I say you will use it a lot to navigate, plus if you get lost it will be useful.

There you have it, I hope you enjoyed reading about my trip of a lifetime! I hope there will be more travels to come within 2020.

Also you may have realised that my name has changed throughout my socials and on here now! The last thing for me to sort is my domain, but all in good time…

Thanks for reading and for your continuous support!

Gemma Jayne x

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Author: gemmaajaynee

24 year old just wanting to write with her spare time.

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