The Best 3 Ski Resorts in the French Alps.
If you are looking for a specific type of ski resort to meet your skiing ‘needs’, then read on. Co-founder of Powder White and ski industry veteran, Fraser Ewart-White, gives us the inside scoop on his view of the best ski resorts in the French Alps for…
Best Ski Resort for Food Fanatics: Val d’Isere, France.
Cheese fondue, classic Bordeaux and chocolate croissants. Yes, it’s without a doubt that France is home to some of the world’s best food and wine. Add in great skiing and Val d’Isere is the ideal ski resort for foodies.
For a lunch break in the mountains, try L’Edelweiss. A mountain restaurant with a terrace with dramatic views and a roaring log fire. Their specialty dish is hot dog with local sausage or pork chop with charcutière sauce.
Check in to a chalet close to the main high street, where all the best restaurants are located. Like La Casserole, best for raclette and all the other Savoyard cheese dishes. Including the best fondue in Val d’Isere.
For something a little more up-scale, La Table de l’Ours holds a Michelin Star. It is a true gastronomic experience. The menu includes dishes like scampi roasted with ginger and lime or rack of lamb with sweet potato mash.
Best Ski Resort for First Timers: Courchevel 1650, France.
Quintessentially alpine, the village of Courchevel 1650 delivers for beginners on both Savoyarde charm and ski terrain.
The quieter end of the Three Valleys has wide sweeping blue runs. These lead on to the other resorts and even free beginner lifts.
Courchevel 1650 also offers a daily mini ski pass. A mini ski pass gives reduced price access to a smaller section of the ski area. This means that you don’t have to shell out for a Three Valleys pass when you’re unlikely to make it beyond a couple of runs.
Best Ski Resort for Families: Meribel, France.
The vibe is chilled and the ski schools are English speaking and child-friendly. There are even electro-magnetic bibs for kids, which attach children securely to chairlifts so they can’t fall off. Acres of pistes link Meribel to the Three Valleys ski area with something to suit all levels.
Chalets in Morel are very convenient with just a short, flat walk to the blue slopes. Or they are just a chairlift away from the Altiport ski area. For families who dare to try the blacks.
Powder White Ski Chalets.
The choice of ski resort can seem endless, but do not fear, the expert team at Powder White has the answers to all ski dilemmas. With many years in the business, Powder White know what they’re talking about. No matter what type of skier or boarder you are, they have the answer.
All Powder White chalets include daily hot cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, Champagne and canapés and a three-course dinner with wine. All chalets come complete with free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, laptops, flat screen TV and DVD library.
Specialising in the French, Austrian and Swiss Alps, the Powder White team pride themselves on offering unparalleled expertise and local knowledge. Since 2003 they have been a ski company with a mission – to un-package the package and bring the fun and flexibility back to the booking experience.
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