Reviews of ski resorts in France

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Date 12 August 2019

From: Monica about Serre-Chevalier

Great ski area for experts

The runs are fantastic but a bit steep for beginners. I'm a snowboarder and loved the ski area and the quality of the snow, I'll be back again next year! The spa is also a must.

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Date 12 August 2019

From: William about Evasion Mont-Blanc

Expensive but charming ski resort

Don't come here if you have a small budget because everything is dear in Megève! The ski passes, the drinks, the mountain restaurants... But it's a charming station with a friendly atmosphere... As for the skiing, can't say enough good things about i...

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Date 12 August 2019

From: Marissa about La Rosière

Beautiful ski resort with fantastic slopes and lots to do

The ski area is amazingly beautiful and the views are unbeatable. The supermarket and lifts were nearby, loads of great hiking trails in the area and hardly any wait times for the lifts. Friendly staff and good facilities.

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Date 6 August 2019

From: Anne about La Clusaz

Nice red slopes, tree-lined skiing, not too big

La Clusaz is a nice ski resort with a good variety of slopes for every level. There are slopes through the trees, a few green and blue slopes for beginners and nice challenging slopes for more advanced skiers. Although there's a freestyle zone, we wo...

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking
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Date 4 August 2019

From: Timber about Tignes

Great ski resort for young, old, beginners and experts!

We spent a week in Tignes and had great snow, you could ski almost everywhere, both on-piste and next to the pistes. The slopes are nice and wide, which helps reduce crowds. We never had to wait longer than 5-10 minutes for a lift! Overall a super ex...

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Date 31 July 2019

From: Anne about Les Gets

Les Gets is a lovely town with lots of ski-in, ski-out shops, hotels and restaurants

Visited Les Gets earlier this year and loved exploring the shops and restaurants that are conveniently located right next to the slopes. Nice wide pistes, perfectly groomed. Cosy après-ski scene next to the pistes. Most accommodation is within walkin...

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Date 26 July 2019

From: Peter about La Tania

Relaxing village just a stone's throw from amazing skiing

I was here with my partner in February. We were looking for a place where we could relax after skiing. La Tania fulfilled all our expectations for a winter sports holiday, tranquility but exciting slopes. Incredibly beautiful ski area! Top marks all ...

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Date 17 July 2019

From: Baerbel Kupisch about Méribel

Good variety of terrain

We spent most of our time savouring the delicious Savoyard food! I've known this ski resort for more than 30 years. It's got something for everyone and some great mogul runs.

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Date 17 July 2019

From: amber about Avoriaz

Magical

No cars no dirty snow just white the sound of the snow of skis and of horses it's a marvellous place and fairytale-like with an enormous ski area and no queues... trees snow sun everything is done on skis arriving leaving it's amazing

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Date 16 July 2019

From: Juliette about Flaine

Breathtaking scenery

At the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is a small mountain town with an authentic and welcoming atmosphere. The free ski bus takes you to the ski areas, which each offer something unique so you can ski a different ski area each day on your ski holiday. ...

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Date 16 July 2019

From: Crystal about Courchevel

Wonderful outside of school holidays

We spent a week at Courchevel 1850 during February half-term with our children aged 7 and 10. Great ski resort with lots to do for the kids, cinema, luge, climbing wall, skating rink and the Family Park, which they really enjoyed. Only thing was it w...

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Date 5 July 2019

From: Danny about Val Thorens

Highest ski resort in Europe

Was in Val Tho this winter and loved the way the slopes run right through the village centre. It was a 2-minute walk from my apartment to the slopes. This is intermediate paradise - not so many black slopes but you can carve to your heart's delight a...

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Date 4 July 2019

From: Alice F about Morzine

Sunny Morzine

We had heard loads about the skiing in Morzine but weren't expecting such a beautiful little town - that was a nice bonus. The clientele was largely British, which also helped - no communication problems like in some other French towns! And of course...

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Date 27 June 2019

From: GAUTIER about Les Menuires

Super

Skiing, skiing, skiing, it doesn't get any better!

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Date 12 June 2019

From: Christine about La Plagne

La Plagne 1800, great village right at the pistes

La Plagne 1800 is a small village with a few bars, restaurants and ski rental shops. We stayed at the Residence Edelweiss and had a lovely time!

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Date 12 June 2019

From: William about Les Arcs

Les Arcs 1950, luxurious renovated village

We're in our sixties now and find that Les Arcs 1950 suits us best. The ski area is appropriate for all levels, and the village has a certain mountain charm to it.

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Date 22 May 2019

From: Lily about Chamonix

Bucket-list material

"You HAVE to ski Chamonix!" We were getting tired of hearing this all the time so we decided to check it out for ourselves - and we weren't disappointed. We are both serious skiers and we found ourselves right at home both on and off-piste. Chamonix ...

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Date 3 May 2019

From: Anonymous about Vaujany

Don't come for the après-ski

The village is really quiet, don't come here for the après-ski! Other than that the ski area is good, not super large so maybe a little boring for advanced skiers. But that might also have had something to do with the weather; when we were there it w...

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Date 3 May 2019

From: Doreen about Oz-en-Oisans

Oz en Oisans is perfect for kids

We were in Oz en Oisans last winter. Very nice village if you have young children. My husband and I weren't looking for hugely challenging terrain so this ski area was perfect for us. Although I think experts can also manage well here. Very nice staf...

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Date 19 April 2019

From: Anonymous about Les Deux Alpes

Nice wide slopes

First time skiing in France and I had a great time. Beautiful wide slopes, good quality snow thanks to the glacier. Very friendly people, very helpful. Nice village with many bars and restaurants and shops. Although the bars on the slopes were pricey...

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Date 19 April 2019

From: Anonymous about Les Deux Alpes

Wonderful wide slopes

First time skiing in France, and I had a great time. Beautiful wide slopes, good quality snow thanks to the glacier. Very friendly people, very helpful. Nice village with many bars and restaurants and shops. Although the bars on the slopes were...

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking
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Date 14 April 2019

From: Jill Ruston about Le Grand Massif

Grand mastiff express

The staff at the ticket station were not helpful. My ski lift pass stopped working after lunch and I had to come back down from the slopes to sort it as there was no one who could do anything up in the slopes. By the time I had go back up to the go...

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Date 25 February 2019

From: Michael about Valmorel

Car-free ski village with an authentic atmosphere

Good selection of mountain restaurants, nice slopes and a wonderful atmosphere in the village

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Date 12 February 2019

From: Nick about Les Sybelles

Not recommended for advanced snowboarders

We found this to be an unsatisfactory resort for a group of boarders. At least in La Toussuire, there were mostly short, boring pistes and some extremely slow lifts. It's a little better in the other villages but the connections aren't well set up....

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Date 13 January 2019

From: Graham Biggart about Val d'Allos 1800 La Foux

Great ski area, off piste very good

This area is high, not well known and so the queues are tiny. I have been the only person on a slope on an Easter Monday. The snow is less sure here as it doesn't snow when the wind blows from the North East. However they manage the snow well and it ...

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Date 13 January 2019

From: Bobski about La Plagne

Wonderful for long distance blue run cruising

The best of many places I have skied in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria when looking for multiple options to cruise non-stop blue runs over long distances, linked with all of the Les Arcs area also. A paradise for all Blue Run Cruisers, but n...

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Date 8 January 2019

From: Daniel about Les Orres

Nice slopes

Very sunny. Nice atmosphere in the village and everyone spoke English.

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Date 8 January 2019

From: Daniel about Les Orres

Nice slopes

Very sunny. Nice atmosphere in the village, friendly locals and everybody spoke English.

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Date 21 November 2018

From: Marius Sandker about Val d'Isère

Top-notch ski resort

Best ski resort in Europe for advanced/expert skiers. Incredible off-piste terrain. Even Val Thorens, my #2 ski resort, has nothing on this. Nice town with good après-ski bars.

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Date 27 March 2018

From: ArneVerb about Les Deux Alpes

Large ski area with something for everybody!

After three years in a row we're still discovering new off-piste terrain! Good snow park as well.

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Date 28 January 2018

From: Mireille Maestro about Alpe d'Huez

Wonderful ski resort, nice shops

The pistes at L'Alpe d'Huez are fantastic; we particularly enjoyed La Sarenne.

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Date 17 January 2018

From: Chip about Val Thorens

Highest ski resort in Europe

Superb ski resort with modern facilities. There is always loads of snow so we are never disappointed.

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Date 24 November 2017

From: Mick about La Chapelle d'Abondance

Family-friendly skiing in La Chapelle

La Chapelle is a fantastic family ski resort. It's well-connected as part of the Portes du Soleil so the expert skier in the family can easily find more challenging runs. It's still a working village so most food is locally sourced by the restaurants...

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Date 18 November 2017

From: Kim about Val Thorens

Awesome holiday!

Best ski resort ever! Val Thorens has a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. The après-ski scene is not as crazy as in Austria but rather nicer, and none of the carnival music.

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Date 1 November 2017

From: Juliette about Chamonix

Breathtaking mountain scenery

Located at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is a small, authentic mountain village with a warm and lively atmosphere. There is a free shuttle that takes you from the village to the ski areas, making it easy to visit a different ski area each day. C...

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Date 14 August 2017

From: Pat Flisher about Orelle

An Open Backdoor

Orelle is more of a base than a resort. There is one large apartment complex with a swimming pool, spa and restaurant plus some smaller ones and gites spread through the various hamlets but that is about it. However, for easy access, both in terms of...

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Date 10 April 2017

From: Taylor about Flaine

Fabulous resort, no car allowed!

What a great time we had in Flaine! Tons of snow, fantastic live music at night, practical resort (supermarket, shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, appartements, and so on..) all at walking distance. The architecture is not what you would expect from c...

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Date 2 March 2017

From: Jess about Isola 2000

Great Resort

Fantastic Snow and Sun with ocean view!

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Date 12 November 2016

From: Mel Swan about La Tania

The best kept secret in the Three Valleys.

La Tania is far from the backwater ski resort that is the first impression. The Skiing is fantastic located so skiing to Courcheval ,Meribel and Val Thorens could not be easier. Ski hire is also available. My family and I have used Ski Wave for year...

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Date 24 October 2016

From: Fred about Morzine

Access to the best ski area in Europe

I've been this year for the third time to Les Portes du Soleil, and this time we stayed in Morzine. The ski area is without doubts one of the best in Europe (in my opinion the best). The area is huge, I stayed for three weeks in Portes du Soleil this...

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Date 19 September 2016

From: Wilco about Orelle

Small resort

This ski resort is pretty small and was a bit too calm for us. Also, a quite long ride is needed to reach the ski resort by bus or car. However, for anyone looking for a calm and quiet ski resort, this is the perfect spot!

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Date 20 July 2016

From: Gary about Champéry

Access to a huge ski area

I've been to Champery a couple of times already and I don't want to go to any other resort. The ski area linked to Champery is huge, I usually go for a week at a time and I hardly ski the same run twice. The cool thing about this ski area is that you...

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Date 7 June 2016

From: Alex about Val Thorens

Wonderful ski area

We went there with Skikot, a famous travel brand in Belgium who was really good for the organization. We had a small (perhaps too small) room for 4 pers. at the foot of the slopes and the ski lift. Hopefully we had all stay long a wonderful sunshine,...

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Date 23 May 2016

From: Ineke about Val Thorens

Amazing ski resort

Even after the 15th time visiting Val Thorens, we are still amazed by the skiing possibilities offered by this ski resort. The slopes are lovely for both beginners and more advanced skiers. It's only a pity the prices on the slopes for food and drink...

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Date 4 March 2016

From: N Thomas about Val d'Allos 1800 La Foux

A wonderful place with great runs and enough free space to enable you to ski in complete freedom

A fabulous resort, quiet open pistes and a very pleasant traditional feel. Very friendly people too.

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Date 10 February 2016

From: Laura about Val Thorens

Perfect resort for a mixed group

Just an amazing resort for a mixed group including total beginners and black run skiers and snowboarders. Les Trois Vallées is a very large ski area offering many possibilities. The snow is unbelievable. As the resort is located high in altitude, eve...

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Date 2 December 2015

From: Steve about Les Orres

Great ski resort for snowboarding with friends

Les Orres is a great ski resort for snowboarding. The snowpark in particular is great! The apres ski possibles are nice but limited. Overall, a great ski resort and very good slopes even for snowboarders (not too many flat slopes)

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Date 16 September 2015

From: Lily about Val Thorens

Fantastic ski resort day and night

I've been going to Val Thorens for the past 2 years with a group of friends and we just want to go back again. Great nightlife, incredible skiing possibilities, cosy accomodations, a bit pricey but totally worth it!

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Date 16 April 2015

From: Brian about La Tania

Another great week in La Tania

Another super ski holiday in La Tania this winter. Great conditions just the week we were there!! The Snow Dance paid off. All runs and lifts were open so we ventured a long way every day. The long blue run back down to resort is really super and a b...

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Date 14 April 2015

From: Alix about La Rosière

Cozy, family resort

La Rosiere is small, cozy and perfect for families. No big nightlife scene. In January there was no-one there and we never queued for lifts and the slopes were empty. The off-piste is just wonderful especially between the Plan du Repos and Fort chair...

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Date 9 April 2015

From: Vicky about Les Deux Alpes

Great all-round ski resort

We went to Les 2 Alpes just after the French ski holiday rush with our young son and a group of skiing friends with their young kids. We chose to treat ourselves and stayed in the Club Med - no we're not rich! All in all, when you add everything up a...

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Date 2 April 2015

From: Sean about Les Menuires

Super skiing - outside school holidays

My wife and I went to Les Menuires in February and I have to say the drive was hell! We didnt even realise it was French school holidays and the traffic was just awful - there are so many bottle-necks. So highly advise planning holidays outside the ...

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Date 31 March 2015

From: Roger about La Plagne

Super skiing for mixed groups

We returned from holidays in Feb in La plagne and the conditions were about as good as anyone could ask for this year. Although it's not a record year for snow, most runs was open and the ski conditions were pretty good. La Plagne has made some go...

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Date 31 March 2015

From: Sarah about La Clusaz

Traditional, pretty French resort with varied skiing

I have been skiing in La Clusaz since the early 90s. My children learnt to ski there. The whole family fell in love with La Clusaz and we come back every year. La Clusaz is a friendly, relaxed ski resort with pretty buildings, good choice of restaura...

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Date 30 March 2015

From: Ed about Tignes

Incredible skiing!

For both experienced or less experienced skiers, Tignes has skiing for everyone. Walk out your door and immediately you're on the slopes! Few queues at the lifts can handle large capacity. A beautiful and very extensive ski area - miss the trees at t...

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Date 27 March 2015

From: Anabelle about Val d'Isère

Always a pleasure to come back to Val!

Extensive skiing opportunities, cozy 'village atmosphere', beautiful chalets, lovely surroundings. However, it's getting more expensive each year, but then you have a certain clientelle who can pay so why lower the prices ! Every time it's a real ...

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Date 24 March 2015

From: Chrissie about Samoëns

Very good and varied ski area, good value for money

We stayed a week in February at Le Giffre approx. 250m walk from the Grand Massive gondola express (8 pers.). Once at the top you can ski off and start your day. There are no valley runs back to the valley station though. You always have to go back d...

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Date 24 March 2015

From: Giles about Méribel

Meribel in the spring - just perfect

We were in Meribel last week - didnt even realise it was the World Cup and so very surprised to see all the entertainment - music, etc and also we were lucky to actually see Linsey Vonn win! We had some amazing weather but of course if you get sun at...

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Date 21 March 2015

From: Jennifer about Courchevel

Super sized ski resort

We just finished a week with the kids in Courchevel - we stayed in 1850. Snow low down in terrible condition and no snow in the village which is a shame as I can imagine how stunning the resort looks when there's snow everywhere - there are some real...

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Date 12 March 2015

From: John about Châtel

Châtel is a nice resort with great skiing

Having worked one winter season in Chatel i can call myself an expert and even at the end of the season I was still not bored with the area. Really beautiful area but it is true that the ski lifts are old-fashioned compared to other ski areas in ...

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Date 12 March 2015

From: Nick about Châtel

Chatel is a nice resort with great skiing

Chatel is one resort where you never get bored of the ski area. One of the most beautiful areas in france even if the lifts are a bit old and slow. No-one's perfect!

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Date 12 March 2015

From: Claire about Flaine

Incredibly nice ski holiday

Flaine is a very nice village despite its rather severe appearance, especially for people who like to enjoy a quiet drink without busy apres ski and loud music, like me. The restaurants are good quality and prices are as expected. The ski area was ...

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Date 10 March 2015

From: Dan about Courchevel

Super snowboarding spot

Great snowboarding but very expensive resort! Nice to discover the different villages of Courchevel which each have their own character. What is consistent is that they are all quite expensive - Le Praz is the least pricey. The ski area is vast and r...

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Date 10 March 2015

From: Lenny about Chamonix

Snow sports mecca!

Nice and cozy in this snow sports mecca - you don't feel like you're a tourist here as the town is large and not purpose built. Prices can be high especially on the slopes but the beautiful ski runs and off-piste opportunities make up for this. There...

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Date 10 March 2015

From: Graham & family about Avoriaz

We love the Portes du Soleil

The Portes du Soleil seems to have infinite slopes, wherever you go! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned skier, you'll find your dream slopes here. For freestylers there are more than enough options, the choice of snow parks is great - Gary our t...

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Date 10 March 2015

From: Victoria about Alpe d'Huez

Great holiday on and off the slopes!

Excellent ski area with extensive possibilities in particular the off-piste trails are endless. After a day's skiing there is still plenty to do in the resort and the is apres-ski is very lively. Our accommodation was pretty much right on the pistes ...

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Date 9 March 2015

From: Peter about Val Thorens

Lovely ski area

We went this season the week before Christmas 2014 to Val Thorens. We usually go to Austria, but there was not much snow. Val Thorens had just enough to make most runs stay open although connections to other valleys were not open! Thus we only skied ...

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Date 23 January 2015

From: Lilian & friends about Tignes

All about the skiing

Don't go to Tignes if you like pretty little mountain villages - it's ugly, full of concrete blocks and purpose built infrastructure - not really its fault as the old village was destroyed! Do go to Tignes if you like skiing and doing lots of it! Lin...

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Date 23 January 2015

From: Susanne about Megève

Let's keep it secret

We stayed at Praz-sur-Arly (to save on accommodation costs) about 3 miles Megeve with its own ski area, part of the Espace Diamant. We found these great picnic rooms where you leave your bag with lunch in the morning and, amazingly, it is still there...

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Date 23 January 2015

From: Christopher about Les Menuires

Going back for more fun in Les Menuires

We are going back to Les Menuires again in the school hols after a fantastic ski holiday there last year. We stayed in the Belhambra Neige et Ciel residence - great for families and pretty good food. The ski lifts in Les Menuires are very efficient -...

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Date 9 January 2015

From: Giles about Morzine

Great snow parks and endless slopes

Morzine is one of my favourite ski resorts. Some of the best skiing and snowboarding can be foud here - great choice from the 8 snow parks in the Portes du soleil. Star wars, Prolays and the Stash are the best. This seems the ideal ski resort for all...

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Date 9 January 2015

From: Max about Megève

Great family skiing if you have a healthy ski holiday budget

The short transfer from Geneva makes life easy travelling with kids. There's plenty of easy, safe skiing - reassuring for parents as there are no dangerous bits. Everything is tasteful and expensive and a bit on the flashy side - fur coats and dogs i...

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Date 9 January 2015

From: Caroline & family about Les Menuires

Great family ski resort

We bought our daughter here (3) for her first ski holiday and we would highly recommend it for family ski holidays. The staff were great in the kids facilities - really run and jolly (not always the case in France)! We chose a ski in, ski out club ...

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Date 9 December 2014

From: Chris about La Tania

Hidden corner of the 3 Valleys

Even though we went to La Tania during French holidays, the slopes seemed empty - think everyone went straight over to the rest of the 3 valleys. Fantastic new Bouc Blanc ski lift links to Courchevel and Meribel. We were lucky and had awesome snow. A...

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Date 9 December 2014

From: Barry about Alpe d'Huez

Great family ski resort

Alpe d'Huez is pretty extensive with different skiing areas. About a 10 minute wait for the main lifts in themorning even though we were there in half term so not too bad. However, the easy runs get busy with all the ski school kids and families. It'...

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Date 5 December 2014

From: Stuart about Tignes

Skiing paradise

As you would expect from a high level ski resort, the skiing is just awesome. Compared to other large ski areas, you don't get teh feeling you spent your day on a lift going somewhere. I always felt like i was skiing just to get the most out of the s...

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Date 5 December 2014

From: Mike about Serre-Chevalier

Mixed ability skiing suitable for groups

Went to Serre Chevalier with friends in January 2013 thought the ski area with very well suited to mix groups - wide runs and good lifts made us feel we got the best out of our days on the slopes. We stayed in Monêtier-les-Bains where you just have t...

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Date 5 December 2014

From: QT about Morzine

Research before choosing Morzine

Lively apres-ski atmosphere in comparison to some other French resorts and really pretty village centre. we've been to. Good choice of bars & restaurants (reasonable prices). Portes du Soleil goes without saying that the skiing was superb although s...

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Date 5 December 2014

From: Max about Méribel

Expensive but worth it

We've been to Mottaret Meribel a few times now and each year have had a great time. The staff in bars and lifts are really friendly and the off-piste is great! The ski passes are expensive but you get what you pay for - you have to remember what goes...

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Date 5 December 2014

From: Jeffrey about Megève

Really charming ski resort

Having skied all over Europe and north America I say you cannot beat the French Alps (for the skiing). THis is one of the more expensive resorts in France and is excellent for all types of skiers with good restaurants and bars. The resort itself is o...

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Date 4 December 2014

From: Chris about Les Menuires

Reasonably priced 3 valley option

Reasonable prices in Les Menuires for food and drink, in comparison to other 3 valley ski resorts apparently. Val Thorens was easily accessible, as was Meribel and Courcheval. Self catering accommodation in Chalet Dame Blanche was very pleasant. Afte...

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Date 4 December 2014

From: Richard about Les Arcs

Low key pleasant ski resort

After years skiing in Italy, Les Arcs was a delight. Great choice for end of season sunny skiing with good snow almost everywhere except the inevitable end of after brown patches and slush in sunny spots. Really good choice for intermediate skiers b...

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Date 2 December 2014

From: Mona about La Tania

The perfect family ski resort

We quite simply loved our ski hoidays in La Tania. What made it the best ski holiday ever was the fact that our 2 young kids (4 and 7) had such fun. The beginners area is easily accessible, the ski school great and we even found an English instructor...

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Date 2 December 2014

From: Anonymous about La Rosière

Great ski holiday at chalet oliver

We spent a great week in Chalet Oliver ia couple of years and had a great time. The chalet staff were friendly and they knocked up some nice food. We were lucky with the weather and had great snow conditions and had a go at some safe piste side off-p...

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Date 2 December 2014

From: Beth about La Clusaz

Great all round French resort

The skiing is what you would expect - varied, relativley well looked after pistes (although not every day). Reasonable prices for generally good service - in restaurants and hotel. Nice resort to wander around in the evenings and a super spa with jac...

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Date 2 December 2014

From: Gillian about Châtel

Absolute favourite ski resort

We stayed in the lovely Hotel Macchi - super place with really nice staff. Chatel is an all-time fave with the whole family since the kids were tiny. The creche staff remembered our kids each year and this made life so much easier and more relaxing f...

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Date 30 November 2014

From: Sam about Saint Sorlin d'Arves

Huge linked ski area with loads of untracked off piste

This is a ski resort that is rarely heard of in the UK but it is a real gem and is part of a huge linked ski area (les Sybelles). Very popular with French families and great facilities for kids. Fantastic restaurants catering for mainly French touris...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Liz about Les Gets

Fairytale ski resort

Last year my husband and I went to Les Gets with our children (5 and 7) and we had a super ski holiday. The village is so cozy and exudes a real fairytale atmosphere, especially at night when everythihg is lit up! The ski area was great for the kids ...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Gareth about Les Gets

Real French ski resort

We've been to Les Gets many times and still like it. For 2014, I therefore booked again in this authentic French village where everyone is still friendly, both in the restaurants, the supermarket and in particular in the ski hire shops. I have my own...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Sandra about Les Deux Alpes

All time fave

We have been going to Les 2 Alpes for several years now for the : guaranteed snow (glacier area where you can ski up to 3200m), wide well-groomed slopes and plenty of apres ski in the village. Les 2 Alpes is a long and narrow village, so be careful w...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Evelyn about Les Deux Alpes

Something for everyone

Les Deux Alpes has a lot to offer all types of snow sports fans. Free slopes for beginners and varied slopes for intermediates to fabulous off piste for the experts - my husband had a ball here. Apart from skiing, there are plenty of apres ski bars o...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Dave about Chamonix

A skier's ski resort

Great ski city but you have to use the car to get anywhere. For a relaxing week with friends I found it ideal but I could see that it wasnt ideal for families with young kids - saw quite a few families have a bit of a hard time. Skiing great though e...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Alison about La Clusaz

Full Moon Party in La Clusaz

Every year we come to La Clusaz, it's really convenient to get to from Lyon. This year, we chose to come out of season in January with the kids and we saw the difference: the slopes are much less crowded than in February and it is much more enjoyable...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Adrian about Flaine

Never judge a ski resort by its cover!

Despite the somewhat "psychedelic" appearnce and large concrete buildings in Flaine, we found that it's actually a really nice resort. Already, no need to take the car, everything is on your doorstep, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and especially th...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Anthony about Courchevel

The top of the top in the 3 Valleys

Can't give Courchevel a 10 because of its disappointing, overrated, overpriced nightlife. This resort has unfortunately been spoilt by its reputation as a resort for the jet set. This is very true in the palaces of Courch '1850 but its not the case e...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Jeremy about Châtel

Chatel is a great choice for the whole family

The advantage of the Portes du Soleil, of which Chatel is one of the gateways, is that you have a variety of amazing pistes to choose from. But do not be fooled: from Châtel, even skiing really well, you can not go to the other end of the ski area to...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Charlie Porter about Les Arcs

Our dream ski resort

Les Arcs, we have finally found our dream ski resort and we now come back every year - if possible off-season because in February, otherwise you have to fight with the crowds! You come to Les Arcs to ski miles and miles and to enjoy the altitude, the...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Geoffrey about Alpe d'Huez

Great value ski resort

Skiing, sun and fun, what more could you ask for? Maybe the only problem here is the fact that everyone loves La Plagne so its gets a bit crowded! The next time, we will come off-season to be able to really enjoy all the possibilities offered by the ...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Neal about La Tania

Nice Brit friendly ski resort in 3 Valleys

We are huge fans of the Three Valleys and we go back every year. Last year we chose to stay in La Tania as the resort is situated between Courchevel and Meribel and we fancied a change. La Tania really is just beautiful, all the buildings are made of...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Petra about La Rosière

Away from the skiing hoards

We did well to come to La Rosiere! We found a warm atmosphere, on and off the slopes! Sun on the slopes, good restaurants and friendly people. Don't hesitate coming to La Rosiere if you have children as the resort has the Famille Plus label which mea...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Grace about La Plagne

Great for ski holidays with teens!

We have been regulars at La Plagne and the Paradiski area since the kids were small and its so great here, there's no chance we getting tired of the skiing, the area is so huge. Skiing is one of the few activities that our teens still want to do with...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Jack about La Clusaz

The perfect ski resort!

La Clusaz really is the perfect ski resort - I am trying to think of something it's missing! Lovely traditional resort centre with its church and chalets for the authentic charm and then a modern area, with facilities a gogo! The skiing is varied and...

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Date 28 July 2014

From: Hannah about Flaine

Not the most charming ski resort - but great skiing!

I was reluctant to spend a week in Flaine because of the architecture of the resort, as I personally prefer charming ski resorts with tons of pretty ski chalets. But my husband convinced me and I do not regret being convinced: the skiing is simply wo...

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Date 24 July 2014

From: Jean about Avoriaz

Great all round resort

Ski resort in a super setting up on a cliff - don't go near the edge if you don't like heights! Tons of activities for the whole family - great skating rink and awesome new indoor pool with so much to do for all ages. the kids prefered this to the sk...

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Date 8 July 2014

From: Geoff Search about La Rosière

Family friendly, felt safe

Our 5 and 6 year olds learnt to ski for first time, and they loved La Rosiere. Great ski school, and didn't feel overcrowded. Also our ski chalet at Chalet Chez Robert was just 150 metres from the lift - a godsend at the end of the day.

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Date 30 January 2014

From: Claire about Saint Martin De Belleville

Pretty skiing

Really perfect for families who want to ski in the Three Valleys but who don't want to pay the high accommodation prices in the other big resorts.

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Date 30 January 2014

From: Sophie about Brides Les Bains

A treasure!

Right on the edge of the huge 3 Valleys ski area, this mountain spa town is a real treasure - the baths are out of this world. Really nice atmosphere and plenty to do - great place!

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Date 31 December 2013

From: Maryline about Saint-Gervais

Great for a quiet family holiday

Don't come here looking for lively après-ski! It's perfect for a quiet, relaxing falily ski holiday. Great meeting point at Le Bettex. Some nice restaurants and a peaceful feel about the resort. A little gem that really I should keep secret!

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Date 3 November 2013

From: Dave about Val Thorens

Lives up to its reputation

Awesome skiing in a lunar landscape - don't go to Val Tho looking for pretty tree-lined ski slopes - there's hardly a tree in sight! Great for a change of scenery though - even when you're right at the top you can only see snow!

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Date 3 November 2013

From: Dave about Val d'Isère

A winner

Perfect for a group of mixed skiers and snowboarders - mostly intermediate to advanced. The nightlife is nice and varied too - everything a bit on the expensive side but you can't complain when you get up on the slopes!

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Date 3 October 2013

From: John about La Plagne

Great place for a family ski holiday

This resort is great and the ski area is vast, the name says it all - Paradiski! We skied and snowboarded! We had heavy snow while we were there and not great conditions but the slopes were still really well maintained and hardly any runs closed! T...

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Date 28 August 2013

From: Jeff about Val d'Isère

really great all round resort

lovely town centre with lots of charm and some great restaurants and nightlife - if a little out dated - skiing lives up to its world class reputation - absolute must for all ski buffs

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Date 8 April 2013

From: Tilly about Flaine

Huge ski area with speedy lifts

Stayed in Flaine Forum and happy we did as this where the evening activity happens. There are some pretty ugly buildings here but the centre is at least pedestrianised so it's nice and quiet.

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Date 22 March 2013

From: Wendy & family about Avoriaz

Great resort for a family ski holiday as everything is easy to access

Great doorstep skiing which made this ski holiday really stress free - although you have to be careful to get the right lift back to the resort or you could walk quite a way! Nice family holidays spent here - kids loved the snowy streets and horse sl...

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Date 17 March 2013

From: Michelle, Steve & kids about Châtel

Lovely resort right in the middle of the Portes du Soleil - excellent skiing

Ski resort full of charm, some great facilities for young kids and a calm nightlife which meant we weren't kept awake all night (like in some resorts). Skiing was just excellent - goes without saying I guess!

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Date 15 March 2013

From: Wendy and kids about Samoëns

Lovely old village with great skiing up top

We stayed in a holiday village with a great swimming pool, sauna complex, pool room - thankfully as there's not a lot of apres ski in the resort for young teens to enjoy.

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Date 2 March 2013

From: Matt, Janie & the kids about La Plagne

Great for kids - excellent ski schools, etc

We stayed in La Plagne Soleil which is just a little higher than La Plagne where we made the most of doorstep skiing (perfect for the kids). There's tons to do to stop the kids getting bored. There are some great mountain restaurants although there ...

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Date 2 March 2013

From: Sarah & Steve about Chamonix

Really authentic mountain town with awesome skiing

Most people don't bother with the ski areas of Brevent and Flegere right down near the resort and go straight up to the ski slopes at Grand Montets - they don't know what they're missing - there is some amazing skiing here and there were no lift queu...

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Date 2 March 2013

From: Angela Costa about Avoriaz

Really fantastic all round resort with skiing for all levels and tons of atmosphere

The skiing here is just superb - we heard everyone talking about the famous 'Wall' slope, with huge moguls - we're good skiers but not quite that good! Apparenty it's awesome! The ski and snow parks here are great fun for all the family, with jumps,...

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Date 1 March 2013

From: Jeff about Avoriaz

You'll never find another ski resort like this one!

The pedestrian centre is really bizarre to start with - when you arrive, you have to carry your luggage to your accommodation on a sledge! Even though there are a lot of high apartment blocks, I actually really felt at home here and the high building...

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Date 21 February 2013

From: Nathalie about Alpe d'Huez

Reasonably priced ski resort with a friendly atmosphere

Serious competition for the more popular resorts like Val d’Isére or Méribel. Prices are extremely reasonable and this resort doesn't have that pretentious feel that a lot of the big resorts have. Great place for kids and apres ski - there’s loads of...

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Date 21 February 2013

From: Samantha about Les Gets

Unspoilt, traditional feel

Les Gets has tons of extra activities for kids including a chocolate workshop and a mechanical museum. The resort itself has an unspoilt traditional village charm about it and has built itself a good reputation as one of the most family friendly reso...

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Date 14 February 2013

From: Louise about Serre-Chevalier

Pleasant resort made up of lots of little resorts each with different feel

Some great skiing. Ski resort is really easy to access - no hairpin bends so great if you get car sick! We liked this ski resort so much we came back in the summer - wonderful holiday walking, swimming, rafting and relaxing. All the little villages ...

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Date 14 February 2013

From: Julian about Val Thorens

A real change of scenery in this lunar landscape!

In Val Thorens, you're really on the top of the world - there are no trees at this altitude which, I think, makes this resort really special. You can't see the snow line, all you can see if snowcapped peaks and they go on for ever. A great place fo...

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Date 14 February 2013

From: Mike about Les Deux Alpes

Good all round resort, something for everyone.

2 resorts joined together so 2 quite different atmospheres. One side is rather old fashioned and the other is more modern with some not very attractive 70s style buildings. But overall, a great resort with something for everyone - loads of nightlife ...

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Date 14 February 2013

From: Chris about Méribel

Pretty, stylish ski resort.

Right in the middle of the 3 Valleys, we found this resort a lot less expensive than its reputation. We stayed in a great apartment with open fireplace for 400 euros and even though the ski passes were expensive, we managed to eat at lunchtime and i...

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Date 14 February 2013

From: Leny about Val d'Isère

Lives up to its reputation of super ski resort

We've been going to Val for years and have seen its evolution from popular, not too expensive ski resort to trendy, stylish and rather expensive resort. Even if it's expensive now, we cannot resist returning each year. This ski resort has something ...

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Date 14 February 2013

From: Simon about Avoriaz

Pedestrian resort with some wonderful skiing

On first impression, this ski resort seemed a bit ugly and modern but once you get used to the many large apartment blocks, it actually has a rather cozy feeling about it. You don't see any cars, just horse sleighs and skiers in the centre - it's a ...

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Date 14 February 2013

From: Jo about Chamonix

Great resort with fantastic skiing for advanced skiers.

Super atmosphere - you really feel like you're in a French town and not just a purpose built ski resort. Tons of great restaurants - when we left after a week, there were so many places - on and off the slopes, that we hadn't had time to visit yet. ...

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Date 6 February 2013

From: Emily Bain about Courchevel

Great skiing, great access to three valleys. not great night life, more fairly friendly, over priced

Excellent skiing but the resort and nightlife is disappointing and very over priced. Excelletn ski schools who all speak English! Found the food quite average compared to other resorts. Hated the bus service. However the skiing is good.

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Date 30 January 2013

From: Saul about Chamonix

Wild snowboarding and great, real resort

Some awesome off piste - did the Valley Blanche - will remember it for ever. Great atmosphere in the town - not like a lot of purpose built French resorts! There are snack bars and restaurants for all tastes and budgets - we loved the snack bars - d...

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Date 29 January 2013

From: Catherine Adam about Courchevel

Beautiful place, Fantastic skiing

I have always stayed in Méribel before which although I think it has better aprés ski has not a patch on the beauty of Courchevel. The lifts are queue free at the bottom making it just so easy to get up and go and get onto the mountain as early as y...

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Date 28 January 2013

From: Ced about Courchevel

Lovely village atmosphere in Le Praz with amazing skiing just up over the mountain

Le Praz, sweet little mountain village, part of Courchevel but without all the glitz and glam of most of the 3 Valleys resorts! Same amazing skiing of course, with endless wide motorway runs to suit everyone. Nice off piste just next to the slopes ...

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Date 28 January 2013

From: Caroline van den Bergh about Courchevel

Great area that has a something for everyone.

We had an amazing week with plenty of variety to satisfy everyone. The area is quite vast and if you're prepared for it you can travel a great distance in one day. The snow was incredible thanks to a couple of days where it snowed all night and was g...

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Date 28 January 2013

From: Roy about Courchevel

Was in a large party staying in 1350 booked through Mountain Heaven. Chalet great and 1350 a nice feel to it rather than overly full of nightclubs etc. Really civilized and yet still in amongst it. Small supermarket and a couple of bars, very helpful...

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Date 28 January 2013

From: Sophie about Courchevel

Endless ski area, easy to get to, charming ski resort

Stayed in Le Praz which is the lowest part of Courchevel - pretty little, traditional mountain village full of mountain charm with the 3 Valleys ski area on its doorstep - just amazing! Went for 1 week and have the feeling that we only skied a tenth...

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Date 14 January 2013

From: Valerie about Orelle

Tiny little resort with nothing much going on but great skiing on the doorstep!

We stayed in the Hameau des Eaux d'Orelle where there was enough going on to keep us and the kids busy - pool, spa, aquagym, etc - no kids club - which is a shame! The resort is tiny but if you're looking for complete calm, this is a great place to ...

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Date 3 January 2013

From: robin priestly about Samoëns

superb skiing for us all. Village just delightful.

your details were excellent I have many friends who will be looking at your straightforward site. Well done & thanks

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Date 27 December 2012

From: Sophie Peel about Val Thorens

Just awesome skiing and tons to do in the evening

Although the resort seemed a little lost in a lunar landscape and felt a little unwelcoming when we arrived, we soon warmed to this lovely resort. THe skiing is just out of this world and there are so many restaurants and bars to choose from, we're ...

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Date 27 December 2012

From: Shelley about Tignes

Endless skiing in a lunar landscape

Skiing into May on the glacier! Great experience - we went at the end of the season - skied on the glacier and water skied on the lac in the village centre! We made it across - a lot of others didn't - very entertaining ! Great links with Val d'is...

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Date 27 December 2012

From: Mark Oliver about Avoriaz

Cracking resort for beginners and apres-ski

I visited Avoriaz with friends last year for a long weekend and it was a cracking all-round experience. I had never actually skied, or even visited a ski resort before, so I didn't know what to expect. I gave skiing a shot, the instructor I had was b...

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Date 24 December 2012

From: Emily about Risoul

Great little resort with really French atmosphere and very lively nightlife!

Excellent toboggan run on rails where you actually control your own speed - think it's called luge deval (yep that's it) - quite terrifying - if you want it to be!

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Date 21 December 2012

From: Sarah about Montgenèvre

Great resort with something for everyone

Fantastic skiing and good après ski.

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Date 4 December 2012

From: Jojo about Morzine

Great atmosphere

Very pleasant, pretty village to wander around - lots of bars and restaurants and good nightlife...

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Date 4 December 2012

From: Melanie about Méribel

Lovely resort!

Charming, lively ski resort with great skiing. Loads of restaurants and bars - not all expensive as we feared!

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Date 3 December 2012

From: Stuart Kelly about Flaine

Good for powder skiing but not an attractive resort and expensive

Unattractive village. All pistes arrive back in the resort through the beginners slopes which can be dangerous as skiers are going full tilt to keep their speed up so they don't have to walk up into the village.

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Date 3 December 2012

From: Jo Kelly about Les Arcs

Huge ski area but pistes can be dull to ski if there's no powder to go off piste

Huge ski area but pistes can be dull to ski if there's no powder to go off piste

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Date 26 November 2012

From: Sally about Samoëns

Really charming and interesting resort.

Very pleasant place ideal for a relaxed family holiday. A very typical and authentic atmosphere and good skiing.

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Date 26 November 2012

From: Nathalie about Risoul

Medium-sized, compact resort with decent skiing

Great resort for kids - loads to do apart from skiing! All ski slopes end in the same place infront of apartment blocks with many restaurants and cafés all facing the sunny slopes.

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Date 26 November 2012

From: Richard Owen about Val d'Isère

Endless ski area and great atmosphere in the evenings!

Fantastic all-round resort with easily accessible skiing with access to Tignes and the glacier skiing and a great choice of extra activities. Lots of bars and restaurants and even a couple of decent night clubs!

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Date 26 November 2012

From: Janet about Avoriaz

Really unique ski resort with a winter wonderland feel!

Great atmosphere due to completely pedestrian center with horse sleighs replacing cars! Easy access to ski lifts, lots of shops and restaurants with sunny terraces, excellent skiing...

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Date 26 November 2012

From: Emma & Ben about Serre-Chevalier

Great overall ski resort with good activities for kids

Piou Piou right next to kids care facilities and main lifts so no trekking around to drop off and pick up the little ones! Excellent day care facilities for kids from 3 months to 6 yrs with great staff.

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