If you haven’t been to Les Arcs you are missing out on one of France’s greatest and most underrated resorts. Built onto the side of the mountain and surrounded by trees, it is also one of the prettiest. There’s a good mixture of tourists and seasonnaires, and loads of fun to be had on and off skis.
Val Thorens is one of our most popular resorts. It’s perfect for groups of any size and for skiers and boarders of every level. Furthermore at 2300m it is the highest resort in Europe which means excellent snow is guaranteed from November until May.
Lying at 2100m, Pas de la Casa is the ultimate party capital of the mountains. Set in the heart of the Grandvalira Ski Area in Andorra, this tax free haven has been establishing itself over the past 10 years as a resort to reckon with The Alps.
Alpe d'Huez has certainly earned its reputation as one of France’s top five winter destinations. It has it all – combining fantastic skiing, lively après ski, excellent facilities and an abundance of bars, restaurants and nightclubs to keep its inhabitants busy until the early hours.
As the self-proclaimed capital of snowboarding, Avoriaz is quickly becoming one of the hottest resorts in Europe. It is the highest resort in one of the largest ski areas in the world, the Portes du Soleil, boasting more than 650km of pistes, spanning both France and Switzerland.
Les Deux Alpes is one of the few resorts in Europe that can boast all-year round skiing on its Mont de Lans Glacier – at 3600m, Europe’s highest and largest skiable glacier.
Risoul is found in La Foret Blanche ski area in the southern French Alps, linked to the resort of Vars. If you are looking for a high altitude resort, but trying to keep things low cost, than Risoul is the perfect option. This is partly because it is still relatively unknown in British snowsports’ circles, but it is fast becoming a very viable alternative to the popular Tarentaise resorts.
Tignes may not be as picturesque as its neighbour Val d’Isere, but it is still considered the destination of choice for many of our more experienced riders, given its incredible terrain and the ease of access to the slopes from this purpose-built resort.