2014/15 New year skiing in the Alps
Les Carroz Village, within the Grand Massif ski area is without doubt the best kept secret in the Alps for family skiing.
This wonderful alpine Village and resort has everything you need including; A great atmosphere, 265 km of piste accessible from the village centre , regular free shuttle bus service, all shops and amenities situated around the lovely picturesque Village centre, ample free car parking next to the main telecabin from where you can ski the whole of the Grand Massif including Flaine, Morrilon, Samoens and Sixt fer a Cheval.
Les Carroz is not a purpose built resort; it is a pretty Village with origins of the resort dating back to 1939 when the first drag lift was installed, which at the time was the longest in Europe. It is often said that Les Carroz appears to have its own micro climate with consistently excellent snow and skiing conditions as envied by higher altitude resorts.
The main hub of the Village is a traditional busy square where you can find cafes, restaurants, numerous ski hire outlets, butchers, bakers, supermarkets, tourist information, cinema, local food specialists, some very nice boutiques and even a nightclub! Marlow's is a great apres ski sun catcher and has happy hour specials, Club 74 is the only club within a 50km radius that fills up with locals and tourists alike from other resorts and towns every weekend.
There is also an outdoor ice skating rink in Les Carroz centre which is great fun for children and adults of all ages in Winter. In Summer the sports centre offers a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, a skate park, a brand new fitness and exercice circuit, a beach volley ground, and suggests a lot of varied entertainment.
Les Carroz is a pleaseant change from the hustle and bustle of many main stream ski resorts and makes for a perfect family ski holiday destination.