The charming French village of Val d’Isère is one of Europe’s most popular ski resorts.The historical village is built around stone farmhouses. It has an 11th century church and a bell tower built in the 1600s.Val d’Isere is linked to
Horse-drawn sleighs are the only vehicles at this family-friendly, pedestrian–only village in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski domain.The location in the Portes du Soleil gives access to 650 km of runs from France to Switzerland, all
With wood clad and chalet-style buildings, it is one of the most tastefully designed of all French purpose-built ski resorts, with lots of fun for families and great nightlife.Méribel consists of 3 villages between 1400m and 1750m altitude situated
Courchevel is nestled in the heart of the French Alps, in the upper part of the Tarentaise Valley.The ski resort has 6 pretty villages which gradually appear as you round each corner of a pretty zig-zag mountain road, surrounded by
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe at 2,300 metres.Val Thorens is known for its high-quality, dry snow and long season, which usually runs from November to May.Catching the cable car up to Роіntе dе Тhоrеns, the highest
Chamonix lies at the foot of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s tallest mountain at 4,810 metres.It has a reputation for challenging skiing both on and off-piste.It boasts the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world, which
La Plagne is the most popular ski resort in the world with more than 2.5 million visitors a season on average.La Plagne is a modern ski resort offering variety through its collection of 11 small concentric villages, each having a
Situated in the heart of the Alps, facing Mont-Blanc, Les Arcs ski resort is a collection of 4 purpose-built villages constructed in the 1960s and 70s at different altitudes: Arc 2000, Arc 1950, Arc 1800, Arc 1600, all connected to
Families are increasingly discovering this former farming village which centres around an ice-skating rink with a free toy-like train running through it. Les Gets is a picturesque traditional village perfectly suited for families or friends with beginner to intermediate ski
The car-free medieval farming town of Megeve has cobblestone streets encircling a 1000-year-old church.Adding to its charm are horse-drawn sleigh rides, traditional markets each Friday and visits to a nearby deer farm.
Unlike historic Val d’Isère, Tignes is a purpose-built French ski resort at 3,656 metres.It is set around a natural lake fed by the Grande Motte glacier in the Espace Killy ski area.A free shuttle bus runs between its five villages.
Valmorel is a purpose-built family ski resort set around a charming pedestrian-only village and decorated with fairy lights at night.Built in the 1970s, it consists of five villages – Valmorel, Doucy, Nâves, Celliers and LaLéchère-Les-bains – which are connected by
Le Grand Bornand is a family-friendly resort situated in the mountains behind Lake Annecy, between Mont Blanc and Lyon.It is the leading farming township of the region and home to a traditional Savoyard village dotted with wooden chalets, the oldest
Flaine is a family-friendly ski resort built at the bottom of a large glacial cirque in the late 1960s.It has a car-free village centre featuring a large sculpture by Picasso and other artworks.While its modern concrete buildings aren’t as charming
Sainte Foy is built around an old farming village in a traditional architectural style retaining plenty of authentic alpine charm.The quiet, car-free resort is situated at 1550m with the top lifts at 2660mSince its inception in the early 90’s, Sainte
Alpe d’Huez has a longer season than many other French resorts due it’s high altitude and situation on the southern flank of the Grandes Rousses Massif.The village itself lies at 1,450 metres, while the ski slopes rise from 1,860 to
The second-oldest ski resort in France after Chamonix is Les Deux Alpes.Les Deux Alpes is a purpose-built resort known for its reliable snow and vibrant party scene along a 2 kilometre-long Vegas-esque “strip”.
The purpose-built, La Rosière is the most low-key resort in the Tarentaise Valley.It lies at the same altitude as Val d’Isère and Courchevel (1,850 metres), but just doesn’t have the same crowds.It is a great affordable destination for families, and