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Still unsure where you want to go for your ski holiday? Read on for recommendations on the best resorts for Family ski holidays, local charm, ski in ski out apartments, cheap ski holidays and ski resorts suitable for large groups.


Best ski accommodation for families

We would recommend L’Amara in Avoriaz – which itself recently won best Family ski resort in the World Snow awards.

L'Amara: New Family friendly apartments in Avoriaz

L’Amara: new family friendly apartments in Avoriaz

The residence has lots of 2 bedroom apartments, many with 2 bathrooms and spacious and comfortable living areas. BBC TV is available (including CBeebies). In Avoriaz there is a great children’s club and baby sitting can be arranged.

If you need to rest after a long day on the piste, have a break in the spa area complete with treatment rooms, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and relaxation room.

Relax in the swimming pool area at L'Amara

Relax in the swimming pool area at L’Amara


Best for ski-in ski-out

Avoriaz ticks this box as well, but we would recommend Arc 1950 le Village at the top of the vast Paradiski area.

You can usually manage to ski right back to the actual door of your ski locker as well as access all Arc 1950 bars, restaurants and shops by skiing through the village itself.

Arc 1950 is composed of 8 buildings, each having their own reception and access to the  indoor car park. The large self-catering apartments are stylishly decorated in modern Alpine style. There are a wide range of facilities available in the village including supermarket, a pharmacy, cash point and plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes. There is also the possibility to relax in style in the brand new luxury spa.

Arc 1950 Le Village

Views of Le Village, Arc 1950

Best ski accommodation for large groups

Les Ecrin des Neiges Tignes

Les Ecrin des Neiges Tignes

The definition of large could be interpreted as large apartments or good places to go with a group, so we have gone for a mix! Les Ecrins de Neiges in Tignes has a lot of apartments which sleep 8 or more. Plus the geographical/high altitude nature of the resorts suits groups.  Also the ski area works for groups of mixed abilities and the après ski is varied enough to suit most people.

However a good runner up in this category, which also has a plethora of larger apartment sizes is Les Menuires Alpages de Reberty.

Poolside views at Alpages de Reberty

Poolside views at Alpages de Reberty

The residence sits in the area above Les Menuires and benefits from doorstep skiing. There is also a large selection of mountain sports and activities available: Quad biking, sledging, ice skating, snowscooters, snowshoes and more…

Best for traditional charm

Les Carroz d’Arraches is located in the heart of the Grand massif ski area. Our rustic Fermes de Soleil residence is built around the ice rink which gives you a very ‘ski resorty’ feeling and the village itself is charming and has the added bonus of being one of the closest ski resorts to Geneva with a transfer of only 45 minutes.

Best ski resort for people on a budget 

At Residence la Marelle et le Rami  in  Les Coches prices now start from only £311 for a studio cabine for 4 (week commencing January 2017) – only around £80 per person if you fill it with 4 people.  Add to that, resort prices down in Les Coches are markedly less than in its higher neighbours and there are some great happy hour offers. If you do decide to splash out on a Paradiski pass you actually have a chance to use it effectively as the Vanoise Express is only 1 lift and a short ski away.


We hope that’s given you some options to suit the type of ski holiday you want. Feel free to browse more ski apartments on the Pierre et Vacances website. We’re in pretty much every France ski resort.  Whatever you choose – have a great time!



Spa and ski holidays to France

January 30, 2012 4:53 pm
posted by Rebecca

Ski breaks are hard work! A full day whizzing up and down the French pistes can result in tired and aching limbs… So what better way to prepare yourself for some après-ski drinks and delicious alpine ski cuisine than with a relaxing swim and sauna, a light warm-down in a state of the art fitness suite, or a soothing massage for those weary muscles.

Deep Nature Spas’ by French marine brand Algotherm are offered at seven of the Pierre & Vacances’ Premium residences in French ski resorts including Aime la Plagne, Arc 1800, Chamonix, Les Carroz D’Arâches, Les Menuires, Méribel Village and there is also a brand new spa for this winter in Arc 1950 alongside Le Village district.

Facilities offered include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, cardio fitness suites and relaxation studios. And spa packages are pre-bookable, so you can plan your post-piste pampering before you leave home.

Here are some examples of the facilities on offer at the Pierre & Vacances Premium ski and spa residences, whether it’s a short weekend break or a two week holiday:

Les Arcs 1950, Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Le Village 

Le Village is a Savoyard-style district offering eight Premium residences. The spacious, comfortable apartments all have a balcony or terrace overlooking the Arc 1950 village or the mountain. The newly launched ‘Deep Nature Spa’ is located in the lower part of the resort and is designed in the style of a cave with walls made up of rock and timber. There are seven treatment rooms, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, fitness suite, sensory shower and nail bar.

Enjoy Arc 1950 with its beautiful views of Mont Black, with prices at Le Village starting from £40 per person per night.

Aime-La-PlagnePierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Hauts Bois

The ski in ski out residence lies in the heart of the vast Paradiski area and is just a stone’s throw away from the resort’s shopping centre. The apartments are decorated in the traditional Savoyard style and all guests have access to WiFi and the underground car park. The residences’ ‘Deep Nature Spa’ has a cardio-training room, indoor heated swimming pool, saunas, steam rooms and treatment rooms.

Enjoy the Paradiski area with a stay at Les Hauts Bois starting from £23 per person per night.

MéribelPierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Fermes de Méribe

The recently renovated Les Fermes de Méribel is set in the heart of Méribel Village, just 50 metres from the shops. Its six chalets made of wood and stone have ski in ski out facilities, a balcony or terrace, a bakery ordering service and a covered car park. The Algotherm Spa has a well being area with a steam room and sauna, a heated indoor pool, fitness room and lounge with fireplace.

A two week ski holiday to Les Fermes de Méribel in the heart of the beautiful Portes du Soleil region starts from just £26 per person per night.

For more details and to book a spa and ski break to France visit the Pierre & Vacances website or ring 0870 0267 145.