Skiers on forested piste, Grand Massif

Les Carroz

August 12, 2014 Written by

Les Carroz is in an exceptional location on a wide, sunny plateau to the west of the Grand Massif domain. A traditional style village with excellent services for families.

The Roselette chairlift providing access to the Hauteluce sector.

Les Contamines

August 12, 2014 Written by

Tucked away at the end of a valley this Evasion Mont-Blanc resort is not linked by piste to the other stations in the domain. Back to nature feel with magnificent views.

Red piste, Les Gets

Les Gets

August 12, 2014 Written by

Part of the Portes du Soleil, the resort has safe intermediate territory among forested slopes and a sunny, mid-mountain beginners sector. Lively atmosphere in the evenings.

The Saint Gervais sector offers a variety of entertaining tree-lined descents, amid truly spectacular scenery.

Les Houches

August 12, 2014 Written by

Often overlooked by those dazzled by the lure of nearby Chamonix, Les Houches is a significant ski area in its own right, with tree-lined pistes and friendly atmosphere.

Le Bouquetin, Les Menuires

Les Menuires

August 12, 2014 Written by

Skiing on this side of the Three Valleys will bring savings on accommodation whilst having access to what is billed as the World's Largest Ski Area.

Treeline and piste, Les Orres

Les Orres

August 12, 2014 Written by

Between Gap and Briançon in the Southern French Alps, and all but hidden from view above the vast Lac de Serre-Ponçon, Les Orres catches significant snowfalls.

Les Saisies village from Mont Bisanne

Les Saisies

August 13, 2014 Written by

Les Saisies has accss to a wealth of varied terrain and a great snow record. Family skiers and mixed-ability groups with varied interests will have plenty of options here.

Potential off-piste, Luz Ardiden

Luz Ardiden

August 14, 2014 Written by

Besides a relaxed, friendly environment and safe areas for beginners and children, Luz also offers more than a hint of the big-mountain ski experience.

Top of Le Mont Dore cable car station.

Massif du Sancy

August 14, 2014 Written by

The Massif du Sancy is dominated by the 1866m Puy du Sancy, highest peak in the Massif Central. The linked resorts of Le Mont Dore and Super-Besse offer 85km pistes.

Alpette summit with Massif des Aravis in background


August 12, 2014 Written by

Traditional, upmarket skiing experience with a range of premium services though plenty to entertain more modest budgets.