Here are 5 activities to help you celebrate International Women’s Day with true alpine flair. So grab a group of girlfriends and head for the mountains and enjoy spending some quality time those special women who help hold you up.

Morzine Women’s Week
Each year the Portes du Soleil goes big on celebrating International Women’s Day, with an entire week dedicated to the ladies.  Between the 6-10th March 2017 the tourism office will offer a full schedule of initiation workshops focused on beauty, health and wellbeing. These will cover a variety of activities from Yoga and Tai-Chi -to sessions on how to create a new look –  and Nordic walking sessions. Find more information on hours to book here.

A Snowga Retreat in Chalet Les Brames with EliteSkiPink
What could better than a week full of skiing and yoga in the French Alps with a group of your favourite girlfriends? Working in collaboration with the Elite Ski Team, the magnificent luxury chalet in Méribel – Les Brames, has announced a new focus on health and wellbeing for Winter 2017 and are offering Snowga retreat packages. Specifically, the EliteSkiPink package is a program developed for women by women: “Women enjoy the mountain sports differently than men. After more than 15 years of experience as an instructor, I completely reoriented training system for women and has developed a new program, the basic principle of which is to obtain the maximum pleasure and positive emotions of riding in the mountains … ”  Aurelie Chretien hybrids, ski instructor and yoga and co-founder EliteSkiGroup. The package includes 7 nights in Les Brames, Méribel full catered and staffed with a private chef and incorporates an intensive schedule of yoga – Stretch – Pilates – Skiing – Snowshoeing – Meditation in nature – Massage – Gastronomic menus and hot chocolate on a mountain top – Hammam – Sauna….. Not much more needs to be said, it is amazing as it sounds. For more information contact  contact@eliteskiteam.com or visit Eliteskiteam.com

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Backcountry Adventure Ski
A perfect activity for adventurous girl at heart, escape the frantic pass of modern life into the silence of the back country in the French Alps. Embarking on a new challenge such as venturing in vast off piste of Val d’Isère can be a testing and daunting experience – but one very much worth it! Grow in strength and confidence with a friend by your side and an expert guide to navigate the way. Drop off into untouched powder and discover beautiful peaks in remote area of the mountain, before being collected by helicopter and safely returned to your chalet to warm up by the fire with a glass of champagne. Curated by Consensio Chalets,  find out more information or book an adventure ski girls holiday by calling + +44 (0) 203 393 0833

Shop at Mountain Girl
You’ve been on the adventure and now you’re looking for some downtime and perhaps wouldn’t mind leaving with a little memento to mark the occasion. Meander through Val d’Isère village lined with a fantastic array of boutique shops. You will come across the very chic Mountain Girl shop located in the heart of village. Filled with everything a girl could desire to keep warm and comfortable during winter, it stocks everything from beautiful cashmere to cute slogan hoodies and accessories. Guaranteed you won’t leave empt handed. Browse the Mountain Girls new collection online here.

Women’s Week in the French Alps
Zooming ahead to summer… following the success of last year’s cycle event: Women’s Week in the French Alps,  on the 26th August ladies on bikes will once again hit the road to cycle the big mountains. Climbing some of the most famous mountains regularly featured in the Tour de France, participants can refine their technique whilst taking in some spectacular scenery under the guide of team ride leaders who will support and coach cyclist along the way. Find out more information here.

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