Alpe d'Huez Mine de l'Herpie

When Skiing Replaced Mining

Skiers may be surprised to learn about abandoned mine workings that lie beneath the snow covered pistes of some famous ski resorts.

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.

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.