2014/15 New year skiing in the Alps
Alpe d'Huez is a famous ski resort based at an altitude of 1860 metres. The ski domain is 1100 metres to 3330 metres high. Alpe d'Huez is a mountain pasture in the Central French Alps, located on the territory of the commune of Huez, in the IsÃ¨re dÃ©partement.
ArgentiÃ¨re is located near the head of the valley of Chamonix. It is connected with Switzerland by the pass over the Col des Montets, and the Col de la Forclaz to Martigny in the RhÃ´ne valley. ArgentiÃ¨re is the starting point for the cable car up to Les Grands Montets (3,295m), a skiing area famous for its steep and demanding slopes, both on-piste as well as off-piste.
The resort of Avoriaz is set in the fabulous Portes du Soleil ski area, with an enormous 650kms of high altitude slopes in both France and Switzerland. Avoriaz, characterised by its bold, modern architecture, is entirely traffic free and offers doorstep skiing and first class snow for all abilities.
A resort that combines the charm and tradition of a mountain town with one of the best ski areas in the world and breathtaking views of the famous Mont Blanc. Great for all level of skiers and boarders alike offering something for everyone on and off piste.
Just a stone's throw from Switzerland, Chatel ensures it stands out among the French resorts thanks to its unique tradition of woodcarving, its thriving farming economy and the generosity that you'll find everywhere, a sign of the open-mindedness of the people here.
Courchevel is located in the Savoie region of the French Alps, and part of Les Trois Vallees, the largest linked ski area in the world.
La Plagne is an intermediate's paradise, with 85% of the piste comprising blue or red runs. La Plagne also offers excellent off-piste terrain. Due to its high position, La Plagne sees a lot of snow-fall and has some fantastic views over the surrounding area. La Plagne comprises 10 villages, each well-equipped with shops, bars and restaurants.
In the heart of the Alps, La RosiÃ¨re is situated near the Petit St. Bernard pass, close to the Vanoise National Park, Italy and the Mont Blanc.
La Tania is a ski resort in the Courchevel area of Les Trois Vallees at 1400m above sea level. It was developed for the Albertville Olympics of 1992 and can be reached by road, being about 25 minutes drive from Moutiers.
Les Arcs located in the Savoie Region and connected to the Paradiski area offers something for all level skiers and boarders. 120 runs â?? over 50% being red and blue runs, great off piste and challenging black runs as well as a specialist park and speed skiing course.
Sitting on a sunny mountain plateau at 1140m, surrounded by majestic mountains, Les Carroz, is a typical Savoyard village with a thriving year round community which has maintained its authenticity throughout the years providing a range of cultural and sporting activities for all ages.
The ski resorts were established between the two world wars. This period, the "big bang" of the winter sports, ended with the creation of a renowned resort in Haute Savoie just after 1945. This resort was an achievment of the baroness of Rotschild to challenge the neighbouring Swiss alpine resorts
Located only 80km from Geneva airport Les Contamines is a traditional mountain resort offering a great range of skiing for all levels, fantastic off piste and bucket loads of mountain charm!
Les Deux Alpes boasts the largest skiable glacier in Europe and is Franceâ??s second oldest ski resort behind Chamonix.
Located between the Lac Leman and the Mont Blanc, Les Gets is the Eldorado of mountain lovers and visitors in quest of an authentic mountain holiday. In this magnificent winter wonderland, take pleasure in a well-preserved environment.
The village resort of Les Houches is located in the Chamonix valley in the Haute Savoie, only 6km from Chamonix, the world capital of skiing and mountaineering. Situated at an altitude of 1000 metres and lying at the foot of Mont-Blanc (4807m), Les Houches offers an exceptional panorama of the peaks surrounding Chamonix.
Fantastic snow facilities, vast variety of ski terrain and links to the famous Three Valleys ensures that all who visit here are spoilt for choice when it comes to fun in the mountains!
Situated at an altitude of 1650m, only 30 kilometres from Albertville, the Saisies mountain pass lies between the Beaufortain and Arly valleys, linking the Savoie and Haute Savoie regions.
Megeve exudes old-fashioned charm with narrow streets, small squares, trendy boutiques, quality antique shops, crowded bistros, dozens of small hotels, even an old-style bakery wafting the fragrance of fresh bread through the town square.
Meribel is a unique resort that brings together all the key characteristics topping your ski holiday wish list â?? Fantastic ski terrain suitable for all levels, chocolate box town and great apres ski!
The perfect Alpine respite that ticks all items on the check list when looking for the ideal ski resort Access to great ski conditions, terrain for all level skiers, excellent apres ski, a variety of accommodation for all budgets set amongst beautiful surroundings that have retained the charm and magic of a traditional mountain resort.
Spoilt for choice is what all visitors to Mottaret are! Set in the heart of worldâ??s largest ski area, with access to the best ski conditions, facilities and apres ski, Mottaret is the perfect base for an adventure in the Three Valleys on and off piste!
Puy St Vincent is one of the Alps little gems, situated on the border of Les Ecrins National Park, offering stunning views and a snow record that is second to none. The resort really is a hidden treasure. Located at the heady heights of 1400m-2700m above sea level, the ski area and its 33 slopes (2 black, 12 red, 14 blue and 6 green) offer ski ing for all levels and has proven to be a hit with families thanks to the crowd free resort and a reputation for being almost queue free.
Couple this all with the ability to ski from your doorstep and all the resorts facilities being close at hand, Puy St Vincent needs to be added to your must visit resorts for your next trip to the snow!
Sainte Foy – A Beautiful resort located at 1550m offering fantastic ski terrain for all level skiers. Perfect for couples, groups and families with a great variety of runs for beginners through to advanced skiers and some of the most sought after off piste terrain in the Alps! Stay away from the crowds and indulge yourself in all that Sainte Foy has to offer both on and off the piste!
Record snow levels, fantastic variety of terrain, access to 265km of runs in just 8minutes and a charming town to relax in ? No wonder Samoens is proving the popular destination of choice for holiday makers!
Serre Chevalier, the perfect slopeside getaway, complete with season round snow conditions, great variety of runs and a short transfer from 3 different airports
Saint Gervais-Mont-Blanc is a picturesque spa town on the West side of the Mont Blanc massif (French Alps). Unlike many well-known Alpine resorts, this is not a purpose built ski town, but has character spanning centuries and a year-round community life.
St Jean d'Aulps is a beautiful quiet alpine village situated 5km from Morzine, and part of the immense domaine of the Portes Du Soleil.
Traditional mountain charm, 600km of piste terrain suitable for all levels, fantastic snow facilities and a wide variety of off piste activities and apres ski make St Martin de Belleville a great destination for your escape to the mountains!
Tignes comprises 5 Villages; Val Claret, Tignes le Lac, Le Lavachet, Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes-les-BrÃ©viÃ¨res. The first three are close together at 2100m and Les Boisses and Les Brevieres are further down the valley, above and below the dam respectively.
The resort has a taste for fundamentals, and knows the secrets of how to make people feel welcome and at ease. Intimate tea rooms, cosy wine bars, trendy pubs or elegant hotel bars. Luxury boutiques, local produce, sports shops and ready to wear clothes - Val d'Isere has it all!!