La Clusaz

Short ski breaks

Here are our Top 5 tips to make sure your short ski break doesn’t just leave you hanging around on the valley floor.

Ski touring © Undiscovered Alps

All About Ski Touring

If you want to discover how your skis can take you into a perfect untouched Alpine wilderness this winter, read on...

Low side view of Aquensis thermal spa exterior with trees

Ski and Spa Resorts

Ski and spa resorts in the French Alps and Pyrénées with thermal spas or aqua centres where you can enjoy tailor-made treatments, luxurious beauty and well-being options.

Skiers and chalets, Les Menuires, Three Valleys, French Alps

Family Ski Resort Les Menuires

Les Menuires was voted Best Family Ski Resort at the prestigious 2015 World Snow Awards. We sent Paddy Daly and his young family to see what he thought of this acclaimed Three Valleys destination.

Snowboarder private lesson with ESF instructor

Skiing for Beginners

So, you want to learn to ski, but where do you start? Here are some hints and tips on skiing for beginners in the French Alps.

All About Ski-Lifts

From the humble drag-lift to the mighty gondola and more besides...

Behind the Scenes on the Piste

A look behind the scenes as we join the security teams keeping the slopes of the Grand Massif safe, even after the pistes have closed.

All About Artificial Snow-making

Perfect skiing needs lots of snow, and nature doesn't always deliver, so artificial snowmaking is now vital - here's how they produce it...

Skier leaving Grand Massif Express ski lift at Samoens, French Alps.

All About High-Speed Gondola Lifts

We take a look at the inner workings of the big guns of the ski resorts...

Night view of piste groomer above Samoens, Grand Massif, French Alps.

Perfect Piste Grooming

We join the piste-grooming teams as they begin the highly-skilled task of preparing the slopes for another day skiing.