The Portes du Mont-Blanc includes four ski resorts located between the Val d'Arly and the Aravis mountain range: Combloux, La Giettaz, Cordon and Megève Jaillet. it is a quiet and economical alternative to the Espace Évasion Mont-Blanc, of which Combloux and Megève Jaillet are also part of. The ski area with well over 100km of slopes offers skiing for all levels, great off-piste possibilities and a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc, the Aiguille Bionnassay or the Dome of the Miages. The ski area offers enough options for relaxed skiers and families with children.
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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..
Vall de Boi is in the centre of the Pyrenees. It is a narrow valley on the edge of Aigüestortes National Park, an area of soaring peaks. The ski station Boí Taüll is the highest ski resort in the Catalan Pyrenees, with an elevation ranging from 2020 meters to a whopping 2751 meters. This situation guarantees snow throughout the season and not have to be as aware of atmospheric whims. Add to this its north-facing slopes and the low humidity of the area. The result is a good snow that usually characterizes the ent..
Les Gets lies in the Massif du Chablais at the western end of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area, just below Lac Léman and is therefore easy to reach from Geneva. Les Gets is a great place for a last-minute break. With access to 650 km of slopes spread across 12 villages in both France and Switzerland, the vast Portes du Soleil area offers near-limitless skiing amid fantastic scenery. Border crossings are seamless. There’s something for everybody in Les Gets and the Portes du Soleil ski area: tough ..
Great family resort. Plenty of piste variety and good mountain restaurants. The town itself is relatively quiet and could do with a swimming pool but it's a pleasant size. Not a great base for exploring the Portes de Soliel as it is a bit of a drag t..
I have been going to Courchevel for several years with a fantastic company based in Le Praz (I wont tell you their name as the company is only small and I want to be able to book next year) who provide the best instruction I have ever received (I bee..
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.