One of the largest ski resorts in the French Alps, Alpe d’Huez is set within the centre of the Grandes Rousses Massif, where skiers and snowboarders can benefit from 249km of piste. This high-altitude resort is also referred to as l’Isle du Soleil for its reputation as one of the sunniest spots in the French Alps. Popular among beginners and intermediates alike. It boasts a range of slopes, fantastic ski schools and exhilarating snow parks. The charming town also has plenty to offer once you’re ready to set aside your skis for the day. Enjoy activities such as skidooing, ice skating and sledging or take a stroll around the resort’s many shops and boutiques. And with 40 eateries around the resort, you’re sure to find some fare to satisfy the hungriest of skiers after a long day on the slopes.
At the centre of the Three Valleys lies the picturesque resort of Méribel. A firm favourite amongst skiers all over the world for its easy access to 600km of piste, ideal, snow-sure seasons and beautiful chalets. A mix of traditional French charm and modern ski facilities. Méribel is the piste-lover’s choice. Made for skiers seeking an idyllic winter retreat with a vast selection of slopes, it caters to beginners through to seasoned pros. Head to the snow parks in Méribel and Mottaret if you’re looking for some thrill-seeking action. Or enjoy the stunning mountain views, on or off piste, through Courcheval and Val Thorens.
Méribel also hosts one of the best après-ski scenes in the French Alps. Live music gets the party started and there are enough bars and nightclubs to keep you going through to the early hours. If you’re looking for activities off the slope, check out the Olympic centre, hop on a snowmobile, or tag along on a dogsled – there’s something for everyone.
Variety meets snow action in the French Alps resort of La Plagne. 10 purpose-built villages come together to offer a holiday style to suit your needs: Whether it’s a family trip, a weekend get-together with friends or a romantic winter getaway for two. Part of the Paradaski ski area, you have 225km of marked pistes to enjoy, as well as snow parks, boardercross, half pipes and much more. This is a haven for snow bunnies. The characterful villages of La Plagne are made up of wooden and stone-built houses and chalets, while the town centre is home to numerous shops, restaurants and bars for you to explore.
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