Mountain Magic-3 First-Rate French Alps Ski Resorts

Mountain Magic-3 First-Rate French Alps Ski Resorts

If you’ve been feeling cooped up during lockdown, chances are that you want your next holiday abroad to be extra special, even if you’re planning head for 2021.

For something a little different, how about a ski holiday in the French Alps?

Nothing could be more cathartic and invigorating than watching the sun rise over snow-capped mountains every morning, carving up fresh powder on (or off) the pistes during the day and indulging in a spot of après-ski or family bonding round the fireplace in the evening.

And whether you’re a first-time skier or a group with mixed experience levels, resorts with a range of green, blue, red and black runs will ensure everyone maximises their enjoyment.

Ready for some mountain magic? Take a look at the following three first-rate French Alps ski resorts.

  1. Avoriaz

A completely car-free resort in the middle of the popular Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz has gorgeous groomed slopes to suit novice, intermediate and advanced skiers and an authentic Alpine village ambience. If you’re a snowboarder, this is paradise  ̶̶  there are five terrain parks here and it’s regarded by many as the world’s snowboard capital.

Tip: The Stash is an amazing ungroomed, eco-friendly snowboard run in Avoriaz full of fun obstacles.

  1. Arc 1800

The largest of the villages in the legendary Les Arcs and it’s set amidst amazing scenery in the Tarentaise Valley. Arc 1800 is part of the expansive Paradiski area, which means you have access to a mind-blowing 435km of pistes and three peaks which are over 3000m high. There’s skiing here to suit enthusiasts of all aptitudes, the après-ski at venues like Red Hot Saloon is excellent and kids are entertained with 10-pin bowling, a cinema, a laser quest arena and much more.

Tip: ski package experts NUCO Travel can arrange the ideal customised Arc 1800 holiday for you.

  1. Chamonix

A renowned resort set in the shadow of majestic Mont Blanc, Chamonix is only an hour’s transfer from Geneva and attracts skiers looking for exciting runs and off-piste terrain, but its 155km of piste also has slopes suitable for skiers of all abilities. The cobbled town centre oozes traditional Gallic charm and you’ll find chic boutiques here selling everything from designer watches to mountain couture. There’s a lovely après-ski scene supported by an eclectic mix of bars, clubs and restaurants, and off-slope activities for all the family include a bowling alley, cinema, ice rink and sports centre with indoor pool.

Tip: watch this wonderful Chamonix video from The Pitt Stops.

There’s a little more logistical organisation involved in a ski trip but it’s worth the effort and choosing a package trip takes the weight off your shoulders.

Each of these three first-rate Alpine ski resorts can offer an amazing experience, so choose the one that best suits your needs and prepare for the blast of fresh air you’ve been yearning for!

What’s your favourite Alpine resort? Let us know in the comments section.