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Whitebeam Chalets - Catered Chalets in Peisey Vallandry

Ski and yoga retreat in the French Alps

Yoga retreats in the French Alps.

Ski Yoga Retreat FranceJoin us for a ski, board and yoga immersed week at our boutique chalet in the French Alps.

Being in the mountains is an truly incredible experience – crisp mountain air, moving all day, using your body, sliding over the snow, relaxing in the evenings with delicious food, and taking some time for yourself in breathtaking surroundings.

Expect to be delving into a considered and tailored yoga week in our own private yoga room with breathtaking views out to the Vanoise National Park.

A total of 450km of pistes await you for the week in the massive Paradiski area of Peisey-Vallandry/Les Arcs and La Plagne combined for your daily snow fun.

Come back to the chalet to the outdoor hot tub experience in this tranquil area or enjoy the relaxation room that hosts the sauna!

Stretch out the days ski / board legs with your yoga evening session and relax before your evening meal.

Hearty, delicious food with local French wines to be ready for you when your class ends.

Dates of the yoga and ski retreat

Saturday 14th March to Saturday 21st March 2020

Yoga teacher

Rebecca Griggs will be leading this yoga retreat; she has a strong connection with the mountains and snow.

Choose feeling. I never want to leave any experience with regret. I want to feel grateful, fulfilled, joyful, privileged. I want to feel like I took advantage of every opportunity in my life.

Feeling is when we get away from thought and get into what’s really real. When you are completely in the moment, you have the opportunity to feel a connection to everything.

My name is Rebecca and I am passionate about connecting with people and the world around me because when we’re no longer connected to ourselves and the world, we are no longer present, and the present moment is the only time that we really have.

Throughout this week, I will guide you towards feeling more connected to you, enabling you to naturally embrace the present moment. I will guide you through pranayama – the practice of breath control – flow and meditation.

The chalet in the French Alps

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Our chalet is located in the village of Nancroix, just a short hop from the charming village of Peisey Nancroix in the massive Paradiski area and on the door step of the Vanoise Express, linking Les Arcs and La Plagne to make one of the largest ski areas in the world.

It is a stunning chalet with a hot tub and indoor sauna, with views over the Vanoise National Park.

Made up of 3 floors, it has 6 en-suite bedrooms.

On the middle floor you can warm up by a roaring fire, snuggle up and watch movies, read, journal, play some games or if it is warm enough the balcony is a great sun spot for more of that fresh mountain air! The top floor has a few of the en-suite bedrooms.

On the bottom floor is a few of the en-suite bedrooms, the relaxation room with sauna, exit to the outdoor hot tub, and our dedicated Yoga room, with floor to ceiling windows with direct views straight down the valley.

The perfect view for your morning and evening yoga sessions. It really is stunning.

Yoga and ski itinerary

Saturday 14 March

  • Everyone arrives and settles in with welcome drink.
  • Evening meal.

Sunday 15 March

  • 7.45am: Wake up and warm up with yoga. 60-minute dynamic vinyasa flow to awaken the body. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 9.00am: Continental breakfast.
  • 10am: Head up to the pistes
  • Ski / Board time or take a stroll in the mountains.
  • 4 / 4.30pm: Back to the chalet for afternoon tea, a sauna or a Jacuzzi.
    Massages are available and must be pre-booked with Alpine Hands.
  • 6.00pm: Evening yoga – 75-minute calming restorative flow focused on unwinding the body and mind ready for the next day. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 7.30pm: Three course evening meal.

Monday 16 March

  • 7.45am: Wake up and warm up with yoga. 60-minute dynamic vinyasa flow to awaken the body. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 9.00am: Continental breakfast.
  • 10am: Head up to the pistes
  • Ski / Board time or take a stroll in the mountains.
  • 4 / 4.30pm: Back to the chalet for afternoon tea, a sauna or a Jacuzzi.
    Massages are available and must be pre-booked with Alpine Hands.
  • 6.00pm: Evening yoga – 75-minute calming restorative flow focused on unwinding the body and mind ready for the next day. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 7.30pm: Three course evening meal.

Tuesday 17 March

  • 7.45am: Wake up and warm up with yoga. 60-minute dynamic vinyasa flow to awaken the body. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 9.00am: Continental breakfast.
  • 10am: Head up to the pistes
  • Ski / Board time or take a stroll in the mountains.
  • 4 / 4.30pm: Back to the chalet for afternoon tea, a sauna or a Jacuzzi.
    Massages are available and must be pre-booked with Alpine Hands.
  • 6.00pm: Evening yoga – 75-minute calming restorative flow focused on unwinding the body and mind ready for the next day. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 7.30pm: Three course evening meal.

Wednesday 18 March

  • 7.45am: Wake up and warm up with yoga. 60-minute dynamic vinyasa flow to awaken the body. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 9.00am: Continental breakfast.
  • 10am: Head up to the pistes
  • Ski / Board time or take a stroll in the mountains.
  • 4 / 4.30pm: Back to the chalet for afternoon tea, a sauna or a Jacuzzi.
    Massages are available and must be pre-booked with Alpine Hands.
  • 6.00pm: Evening yoga – 75-minute calming restorative flow focused on unwinding the body and mind ready for the next day. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 7.30pm: Three course evening meal.

Thursday 19 March

  • A day off too do as you wish! No yoga today.
  • Continental breakfast is available.
  • We can offer restaurant suggestions for your evening meal out.

Friday 20 March

  • 7.45am: Wake up and warm up with yoga. 60-minute dynamic vinyasa flow to awaken the body. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 9.00am: Continental breakfast.
  • 10am: Head up to the pistes
  • Ski / Board time or take a stroll in the mountains.
  • 4 / 4.30pm: Back to the chalet for afternoon tea, a sauna or a Jacuzzi.
    Massages are available and must be pre-booked with Alpine Hands.
  • 6.00pm: Evening yoga – 75-minute calming restorative flow focused on unwinding the body and mind ready for the next day. We will add the exact class here ASAP.
  • 7.30pm: Three course evening meal.

Saturday 21 March

  • Departure day!
  • 8.45am: Continental breakfast.
  • You can ski / board today too with bags left in the chalet if your departure time is later in the day.

It is your holiday, so the schedule is not set in stone, we can be flexible.

What’s included in our ski and yoga retreat?

  • 7 nights catered accommodation.
  • Welcome drinks on arrival.
  • Daily continental breakfast with a hot option.
  • Afternoon tea including freshly baked cakes.
  • 3 course evening meal on 6 evenings.
  • Locally sourced French wines and beers each evening with dinner.
  • Quality linen, towels and toiletries.
  • Separate yoga room.
  • WiFi, games console, TVs in each room.
  • Laundry room.
  • Heated boot storage.
  • Daily shuttle service to the ski lifts.
  • 10 Yoga sessions, varying lengths with the minimum at 60 minutes.
  • Let us know if you do not have your own mat.

How to get to our ski and yoga retreat

  • Flights are frequent to Geneva Airport. We can help with flights on the Saturday so everyone arrives at a similar time. We can also help arrange the transfers from Geneva Airport to the chalet if you wish.
  • Transfers average cost is £100-£110 per person return for a private transfer for the 2.5-3 hour trip each way.
  • Alternatively, you can get 1 extra ski day in the beginning of the week if you are taking the Snow Train from London St Pancreas to Bourg St Maurice which gets you in bright and early Saturday. Bourg St Maurice is 30 minutes from the chalet. You can take a taxi from there, which we can help advise on too.

Ski passes

Lift passes can be purchased through Whitebeam Chalets and the cost depends on how many days you would like to ski, the area you would like to ski in and the level you are. Please do email us to [email protected].

Ski and board hire

At chalet Cairn there is a heated boot room. This ensures all your clothing, even your gloves, are dry and toasty warm before your day out on the pistes each day.

Whitebeam can arrange ski hire for you via Skmium, a local company here in Peisey-Vallandry. Hire averagely costs £120 per week.  We can even arrange rental of ski clothes, but you must give us some warning.

You can always bring your own skis or board.

Pricing and booking information

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  • 9 spaces left.
  • Price per person – shared room – £750.
  • Price person – single room occupancy – £1130.

Book your space now with a deposit of £200 per person! This deposit is non refundable.

The remaining balance to be payable before 29th February 2020.

If you would like to purchase please email us at [email protected] for information.

New to yoga and / or skiing

Don’t worry, having a small group of 11 means that you will get the attention you need. You can expect lots of help with suitable variations given to you to modify your practice.

Equally, do not be worried if you have never been skiing before! Whitebeam Chalets can arrange ski lessons for you – these are at an extra cost and not included in the price of the retreat. Simply let us know if you’d like us to help.