Socosy in and out
What with winter sports and Marseille, European Capital of Sport in 2017, it’s clear that you need some trainers and walking shoes in your suitcase!
The expression winter sports was first used in the late 19th century, to define sports that you can only practise in the winter and which depend on essential weather conditions, namely ice or snow. In short, the sports model applied to physical activities in countries of ice and snow, an invention of those “Northerners” . Nowadays, winter sports are not just limited to skiing and ice-skating. Ice diving spots were opened. Ski Jöering lets you mix skiing and horse-riding. And ice biking is something the whole family can do before night falls. Mix things up with a touch of snow kayaking: tear down the slopes in your kayak, directing it with paddles.
Once your stay at the Jeu de Paume hotel in Chamonix has come to an end, it’s time to get ready for your spring holidays and be the first to soak up some sunshine. The sunlight in Marseille is a delight for all athletes as they can play outside just about the whole year round! Not only that – the city has been named European Capital of Sport in 2017 and is getting ready to organise the events. Until then, take a quick look at the sports that await you during you stay at the Belle-Vue or Saint Louis hotels.