Tignes Le Lac

Deep in France’s Tarentaise Valley are the resorts of Tignes and Val d’Isère. Together they make up the world-renowned Espace Killy ski area, known for its 300km of high-altitude skiing, gentle beginner runs and fabulous viewpoints. There’s loads to do off the slopes too, whether you’re a non-skier or just fancy an afternoon off. Not sure where to start? Here are our favourites… Things to do in Tignes Go ice diving Down in Tignes Le Lac, you can dive into a frozen lake to explore…Continue Reading “TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE ESPACE KILLY”

France is a real favourite for families, and with good reason. There’s a lot of variety in French ski resorts, so you can find a holiday that works for the whole family. It’s got huge ski areas with pistes to suit everyone, from beginners up to advanced skiers. In purpose-built resorts, the ski schools and nursery slopes are easy to reach if you’re picking up little learners in the afternoon. And kids can generally start ski school from three years old in France, whereas Italian,…Continue Reading “BEST FRENCH SKI RESORTS FOR FAMILIES”

The snow train

Eurostar operate a direct service from the dreary skies of London to the crisp air of the French Alps. We jumped on board to try it out and after an effortless ride to the mountains, we’re big fans. Find out why should you skip the airport and head for the train station. Our journey At 8.45am, we joined the pack of multi-coloured coats and ski bags at St Pancras’ Eurostar terminal. Within the hour, we’d boarded the train and were off to the mountains. Our…Continue Reading “THE SNOW TRAIN TO THE SLOPES”

Skiing in Val Thorens

We all have our favourite runs, whether it’s the gradient, width, scenery or lack of crowds that’s got you hooked. With eight resorts connected by 600km of piste, France’s Three Valleys area has plenty of possibilities, especially for intermediates – but where to start? Combe de la Saulire – Courchevel Red run Catch the first lifts up from Courchevel or Méribel-Mottaret to get the crisp corduroy of the Combe de la Saulire all to yourself. Tackle the steep start of this 3km run and you’ll be…Continue Reading “OUR FAVOURITE SKI RUNS IN THE THREE VALLEYS”

Arc 1950 Le Village Apartments, Les Arcs

French ski resorts have a first-rate mix of hotels and apartments across every budget and style, but which to choose? Hotels often have bars, swimming pools and spas on site, so you can wind down in your own way after a day on the slopes. Couples and small groups will have all the space they need in a twin or triple room. And most hotels are half board, so your breakfast and evening meal are included, and you can still sample the local restaurants at…Continue Reading “WHERE TO STAY ON A SKI HOLIDAY TO FRANCE”