If authenticity is what you are craving for your skiing holidays, it doesn’t get much more authentic than Les Deux Alpes, France.
Often stylised as Les 2 Alpes, the ski area is France’s second oldest resort falling just behind Chamonix, and that isn't the ski areas only claim to fame... the resort also owns bragging rights to the largest skiable glacier in Europe.
In 1925, La Berarde ski was founded in the area that we now know as "The Two Alps", with a tow rope used as the resort's first ski 'lift' - we'll pass on that! Fast forward 19 years to 1946 and some impressive developments had taken place.
Considered by many as the hidden gem of the Swiss Alps, Grimentz is brimming with charm, class, and all of the qualities that a quintessential ski resort should possess.
Grimentz, Switzerland, is at the heart of Val d'Anniviers and has transformed into the skiing hub of the valley over the years - and it's easy to see why.
The ski resorts high altitude is accessible by gondola, and it boasts a generously sized ski area, varied terrain, world-class ski facilities, exquisite panoramas and a tranquil village setting to wind down during your evenings away from the slopes.
As the gateway resort to the Portes du Soleil ski area, La Chapelle d'Abondance, this authentic village-resort is also regarded as one of the most stunning in the area, with its vast and unspoiled views.
Although La Chapelle d'Abondance is within arms reach of the Portes du Soleil's extensive ski network, the village has two ski areas of its own that are perfect for beginners to the exhilarating sport, and the quintessential family ski destination.
What started as a traditional mountainous farming village, Combloux slowly transformed into the world-famous ski resort that we all know and love today.
Combloux, France, is part of the French Alps’ Haute-Savoie area, with excellent connections to the nearby Megève just across the valley, and Chamonix Mont-Blanc just 30km away. In fact, it is often lovingly nicknamed ‘le perle du Mont Blanc’ (the pearl of Mont Blanc), thanks to its breathtaking panorama of the Mont Blanc.
The Alpine village of Morzine, France, is nestled in the Chablais mountain range, sandwiched between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. The beloved Morzine is one of the closest major French ski resorts to the Swiss city of Geneva.
The charming ski resort sits lower than most at 900m, but the resort’s insane ski lift network reaches to the heights of Chamossière at 1800m and Avoriaz at 2100m, allowing you to soak up views that you wouldn't believe
La Plagne France is currently the world's most popular ski area, with 2.5 million keen skiers heading to its resorts every season. The French Ski area sits in the Alpine Valley of the Haute Savoie, and it was originally created to prevent the valleys from becoming deserted.
But why is the La Plagne ski area so popular? Well, the ski area spans four communes Aime, Bellentre, Champagny-en-Vanoise and Mâcot-la-Plagne and 11 resorts (yes, eleven!), and offers an impressive 140 miles of slopes for you to surf.
Megève France, is an Alpine commune and a popular luxury ski area in southeastern French Alps and part of the Mont Blanc massif.
The town evolved in the 1920s after the Rothschilds family sought a French alternative to St. Moritz, and it has since remained one of the most luxurious ski resorts in the French Alps that is regularly frequented by the rich and famous.
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Châtel France is a traditional Alpine village in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps. It's nestled on the French/Swiss border, making both countries accessible to holiday-makers and residents alike.
Châtel is renowned for its world-class ski resort and is enjoyed by skiers of all abilities, every single season. One of the biggest appeals of Châtel ski resort is its connection with the Portes du Soleil domain - the world's largest interlinked ski area, with 650km of ski terrain spanning four Swiss and eight French ski resorts.