Skiers on forested piste, Grand Massif

Skiers to get more options in the French Alps this winter

French Alps specialist Peak Retreats reveals new resorts and properties for the winter ski season 2020/21

Paddy Daly and family skiing at Areches-Beaufort, French Alps

A short break in Arêches-Beaufort

Paddy Daly and his family visit the traditional ski village of Arêches-Beaufort for a late season short ski break. Luckily they have fresh snow to explore the slopes but also try out other activities and sample the local cheese.

Moontain Hostel, Oz-en-Oisans, French Alps

Budget Places to Stay in the Mountains

New generation flexible and affordable hostel and hotel options look set to challenge traditional ski accommodation.

Ski Equipment – is it better to rent or buy?

We look at whether it's better to rent or buy ski equipment and offer you some tips.

Group of skiers overlooking the Chamonix Valley, French Alps.

Going on holiday with friends ? Nowhere measures up like Chamonix

No matter what time of year you are planning your getaway, when it comes to catering for larger groups with different tastes and expectations, Chamonix certainly ticks every box.

Skier, snowy mountains and trees, Grand Massif

Best Ski Resorts near Geneva

Ski resorts near Geneva airport where the transfer time is less than 90 minutes. Fly into Geneva and take advantage of speedy transfers to some of the best ski resorts in France.

The vast panorama from Pic Blanc, Alpe d'Huez

Best Ski Resorts near Grenoble

There’s a wide choice of flights heading for Grenoble this winter, so here are some of the best resorts within easy transfer distances of this popular airport.

TGV train in snow, France

By Train to The Alps – with a Paris Stopover

Travel to the Alps by train with a Paris stopover and enjoy the advantages of a night in Paris, a fast TGV to the slopes and skiing the same day.

Snow Express coach, Tignes, French Alps

Coach Service from London to the Alps

The Snow Express service is an alternative way to the Alps that produces significantly less carbon than flying - and it's not by train

Crest Voland village with snow on rooftops

Great Value Ski Villages

Hesitating about the cost of a ski break this year? Choosing one of the great value ski villages linked to a big-name resort can cut costs yet still deliver the same great skiing you crave.

Morzine, Portes du Soleil, French Alps

Best Short Break Ski Resorts Near Geneva

Each winter Geneva airport becomes a major hub for skiers travelling to the French Alps. We compare nearby resorts and look at their potential for a short ski break.

Driving to the French Alps

We look at ways to make the long journey to the Alps altogether more pleasurable, including overnight stops, money-saving tips and the best routes to the slopes.