When it comes to skiing, British holidaymakers head to France more than anywhere else. A choice of fabulous ski destinations is a huge lure plus a massive variety of resorts to suit all tastes and budgets. One of the most economical ways to enjoy a ski holiday is with a self-catering chalet and at French Connections, we’ve got a fabulous array for you to choose from.
Here we take a look at three great resorts and where to stay for a superb ski holiday…
Les Arcs, Savoie
A great choice of slopes makes Les Arcs, part of the Paradiski area, a standout ski resort for all powderhounds. Here you’ll find a vast range of winter activities from skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, heli-skiing, huskie-riding, snow parks, toboggan run and much more. It has a reputation for friendly locals and a traditional feel to the villages in the area.
Where to stay: The 5-bedroom luxurious and gorgeous Chalet des Sangliers on the outskirts of Séez which is part of the town of Bourg Saint Maurice. It’s perfect for friends and family to enjoy a fabulous break. With a traditional wood-fired hot tub and sauna, a well-equipped kitchen for heating up that tartiflette you bought at the market and within walking distance of fabulous Bourg, this is one you’ll absolutely love. Oh and did we mention the stunning views?!
La Clusaz, Haute Savoie
Close to the lovely city of Annecy, La Clusaz is a traditional ski town with great restaurants and bars, quirky shops and stunning scenery. Le Grand Bornand, another stunning alpine town is close by and the smaller Manigod is within easy distance by free shuttle bus.
As a skier, you’ll find everything you could possibly want here – a wide range of pistes that cater to skiers and boarders of all levels. There are friendly towns and fabulous après ski and for those with a sense of adventure how about go-karting on ice!
Where to stay: The lift-linked village of St Jean de Sixt is just 5 minutes from La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand. It has all the essentials you’d need and is close to the lovely market town of Thones with its fabulous Saturday morning market and excellent gourmet food shops. We love the 2-bedroom Chalet le Meleze which sits on a private estate and is cosy and traditional. The ski bus stops at the gate and it’s just a 5-minute walk to the village for supplies.
Renowned for its traditional and lively feel, Morzine, based in the northern edges of the French Alps and close to Lac Leman and Switzerland offers a wide range of shops, bars, and restaurants. Morzine is linked to Les Gets which forms part of the Portes du Soleil circuit, one of the largest ski areas in the world, with 123 resorts and about 650km of marked ski and snowboard runs catering to every possible level and ability.
Where to stay: The gorgeous 5-bedroom Chalet du Chene, a 5-minute drive from Morzine, with a free bus service throughout the day just 300m from the door. This lovely green oak house has a hot tub, games room and its own bar. Beautifully decorated, fabulous views and just a couple of minutes’ walk to the local shops including a boulangerie, fromagerie and everything you need for a truly spectacular ski holiday.
We’ve got a wonderful range of ski chalets for you to stay at – French Connections, making your ski holiday dreams come true…