After a month-long hiatus, due to the untimely travel ban imposed by the French Government, ski holidays in France are back.
From the luxurious corners of Courchevel to the family-friendly slopes of Morzine and the adrenaline of Chamonix, here’s where to go and the best packages to book if you’re joining the race to return to the French mountains this winter.
Fun for all the family
Set on a shelf on the sunny side of the Isère valley, La Rosière is a great place for the whole family – from little kids to grandparents. The ski area links to La Thuile in Italy to give 154km of mainly easy slopes, with a few tougher reds on the French side. Kids have a wonderful fun run, with objects to ski through and bells to hit. There’s a lovely cleared path through the woods that is lit at night, a lift pass that allows non-skiers to admire the views from the summit and a special snowshoeing map.
How to do it: Seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment sleeping up to six people in the 4-star residence Le Lodge Hemera with Ski Collection (023 9289 0960; skicollection.co.uk) costs from £2,020 including a Eurotunnel crossing with a FlexiPlus upgrade on most dates.
Morzine is a well established resort that is as popular in summer as it is in winter. Priding itself on its ability to appeal not only to skiers and families, but non-skiers well, the resort has its own ski area with 110km of pistes that is shared with Les Gets, offering terrain for all standards. Keen skiers will also want to explore some of the slopes in the rest of the huge Portes du Soleil area. There are a couple of fun areas for kids on the local slopes and it’s a great area for snowshoeing, ice skating, watching weekly ice hockey matches and snowmobiling; there’s even a good aquatic centre.
How to do it: Seven nights at the 4-star Hotel Les Champs Fleuris with Ski Solutions (020 3944 7053; skisolutions.com) costs from £1,039pp.