Known for it’s traditional atmosphere, beautiful backdrop and wide meandering slopes Les Houches is often under-rated as a ski destination in Chamonix Valley. However, if you prefer a slower pace of life away from the hustle and bustle of Chamonix, enjoy breathtaking scenery, yet still have a good selection of challenging slopes then head to Les Houches at the bottom of the valley. Les Houches is perfect for families, progressing beginners or cruising intermediates as there are many mellow runs descending throug..
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The ski area of SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental is one of the most famous and popular destinations for a winter sports holiday in Austria. Certainly among the Dutch and the British the SkiWelt has been a longtime-favorite destination. The entire ski area counts no fewer than 284 kilometers of slopes and is therefore one of the largest interconnected ski areas in Austria. The SkiWelt offers a good choice of nine different Tyrolean villages, from traditional, quiet Scheffau to the more bustling Söll and Westendo..
Set high above the Tarentaise valley La Rosière is a traditional style ski resort which enjoys stunning views across the Isere Valley and across to Les Arcs. It has the benefit of being sited on the sunnier yet still snow-sure southern side of the domain. It's south facing slopes give it the reputation as one of the sunniest resorts in France, while it's altitude and snow making facilities ensures guaranteed snow cover December till April. La Rosiere is renowed for being a warmly welcoming, family-friendly, good..
Alpe d'Huez is one of France's biggest and best-known Alpine ski resorts, ranking alongside other top French resorts such as Val d'Isère for extent and variety of slopes. Alpe d’Huez lies on a sunny plateau, with amazing slopes in all directions reaching to the far corners of this ski area and neighbouring villages of Auris, Villard Reculas, Oz en Oisans and Vaujany. The slopes go down to 1100m and up to 3330m, while its glacier ensures snow cover is sufficient for a long season that stretches from early Decembe..
There are loads of good runs mostly red but with some challenging bits. The wider area provides some really good skiing, especially in Piz Sella where there is an excellent outdoor bar! Skiing around Arabba was also very good and the Marmolada was br..
Have been skiing in Alpe d'Huez for the last five years and it ranks as one of my favourites - a great variety of terrain that suits all abilities, generally the higher you go the steeper the terrain, although some great off piste can be had lower do..
An active front reached the Alps late Wednesday night and brought significant amounts of fresh snow, but also some rain to many regions on Thursday, heaviest in the west. It has not been notably cold again though, meaning that snow depths are much more modest lower down. The Alpine weather remains unstable and downright moody. Disturbances meander over the Alps as the region is enclosed in mild and cold air.