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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.
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.
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.
Best ski accommodation for large groups
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.
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!