Ski Accommodation in Avoriaz

Avoriaz is located in the enormous Portes du Soleil Ski area. Portes du Soleil is spreads across France and Switzerland and consists of twelve fantastic alpine ski resorts. The huge ski area has a wide ranging variety of slopes - catering for everyone from absolute beginners to intermediates and expert skiers alike. Avoriaz is an excellent resort for families, offering good childcare facilities and a no-vehicle policy that ensures the town is always safe and traffic free.

In addition to the fantastic slopes, Avoriaz has around 100km of off-piste terrain. Avoriaz is extremely popular among snowboarders and the resort has a number of purpose built terrain parks, including a beginner’s park.  A massive 300m vertical drop, known as ‘The Wall’, is one of the most challenging black runs in Europe and will prove a challenging test for experienced skiers and riders.

Away from the slopes, Avoriaz has a lively and well established social scene and plenty of apres-ski activities including a cinema, bowling alley, ice-skating and a gym. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the village to really take in the astonishing scenery in Avoriaz.

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Les Deux Alpes

With a huge glacier to ski, summer skiing, lively après ski and some great advanced off piste skiing and boarding, Les Deux Alpes is an impressive resort. The surrounding alpine scenery is stunning and spectacular.

Les Deux Alpes offers a sizeable 200km of ski pistes, one of the biggest glacier skiing areas in the Alps and a huge terrain park. Blue pistes form the biggest percentage of the terrain but there are equal amounts of green, red and black runs.  The runs back to resort can be tricky and crowded. Off-piste terrain in Les 2 Alpes is extensive, whilst the pisted ski area joins the famous La Grave area around the Dome de La Lauze.

Families in Les Deux Alpes will enjoy the straightforward access to most accommodation from the slopes. Lifts are located around the resort and provide access to the many green nursery slopes that are located just above Les Deux Alpes.

 

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Bansko Skiing

Located at the foot of the beautiful Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria, Bansko is a traditional town that has recently developed into a superb ski centre. With 65 kilometres of marked ski runs and some great off-piste, all abilities of skiers are well catered for. This rapidly expanding resort manages to retain a mixture of old world charm along with all its modernity. Offering Alpine quality at Bulgarian prices, it is little wonder that Bansko has become a firm favourite.
Bansko offers fantastic opportunities for beginners, and English speaking ski instruction is available.  The ski area is a paradise for the intermediate skier. The picturesque runs are well maintained and many of the descents are wide and tree-lined. Bansko also offers a fantastic 16km non-stop run from the top of the Todorka peak, right to the base of the gondola station at the head of the resort. The last 7km of this piste is floodlit, and much of the mountain is now equipped with snow cannons, making for great skiing throughout the season.

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Ski Chalets in Nendaz

The Swiss resort of Nendaz offers top class skiing, with stunning scenery and views right across the Rhone valley.

This region has a tremendous variety of skiing, ranging from the main  point at Tracouet, and the easy link to Super Nendaz (Siviez), providing access to the fantastic and vast 4 Vallées ski area. There are more than 400kms of marked pistes and excellent Swiss ski school facilities. There are a number of snow parks and half pipes for snowboarders.  Considerably cheaper than Verbier and far better placed, the resort even has a World Cup Downhill Run.

This resort has a friendly atmosphere and the village is relaxed. Nendaz is proud holder of the Swiss ‘Family Friendly’ resort award, and families are made to feel very welcome here.

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Ski Chalets In Chamonix

Chamonix, the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, is the main resort in a valley dominated by Mont Blanc, western Europe’s highest mountain peak. It boasts some of the best skiing and scenery in the French Alps, and a hard-to-beat list of winter sports activities. One of the world’s greatest downhill runs is the 13-mile journey down the Valle Blanche glacier and the Sea of Ice, a drop of 9,200 feet; the highest lift-served vertical descent in the world. Chamonix has six separate ski areas within the valley, offering a total of more than 90 miles of prepared slopes and trails and 48 lifts.

Les Grands Montets,which rises above the village of Argentiere near Chamonix, is particularly popular with powder skiers and snowboarders.

Courchevel Ski Chalets

Courchevel is the largest of the resorts located in the world famous Three Valleys area of France. The Three Valleys makes up the world’s largest ski domain: an area with 372 miles of trails and slopes that are interconnected with 198 lifts.  Courchevel alone has 65 lifts and 102 runs, with a top vertical descent of more than 4,700 feet. Courchevel is built on four different levels, from 4,290 feet to 5,940. The highest cluster of buildings at Courchevel 1850 (m) is, arguably, the most fashionable with luxury hotels and chalets and an energetic night life. Much of the accommodation allows skiers to step out of the door and into their skis.

Morzine Skiing

Morzine Ski Resort Morzine Ski Chalets

Morzine is a traditional village in the Haute-Savoie area in the Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France. It is famous for panoramic mountain views, modern ski facilities and highly rated ski chalets and restaurants. A traditional market town in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, Morzine is dominated by attractive chalets spread across a river gorge, bordered by partially wooded slopes allowing skiing in poor weather conditions. Morzine, at 1000 m, is the most northerly of the French Alpine resorts (with the exception of the areas of La Grande Terche at Saint-Jean-d’Aulps and Mont Drouzin), and weather wise benefits from the Mont Blanc microclimate.

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