Apartments & Chalets in the Best Ski Resorts in the Alps
Originally posted on & updated on 11th January, 2024
Autumn is well on the way and many families are turning their attention to winter holidays, particularly those who enjoy the white cold stuff and ski activities. One of the most popular destinations for winter fun are the French Alps where snow is guaranteed every year.
Large Ski Domaines
The French Alps are famous for their huge skiing domaines, many ski resorts and breathtaking scenery, located on the easter side of the country mostly in the Savoie and Haute Savoie departments. There are several options to get there depending on the country you’re coming from. From the UK there’s regular flights (in season) to Chambéry and Lyon, with Geneva an excellent option for those travelling from further afield.
The Best Time to Hit the Slopes
January is usually the best time for deals to ski resorts and quieter slopes, in the Alps many domaines can stay open until spring when the days start to get longer and warmer, March and April are great months for French ski holidays. But a chalet or ski in - out flat isn’t just for Christmas and Easter, there’s plenty to do in the summer months too.
Raclette and Ginépi
A blog on the French Alps wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the heart warming food and those unforgettable Fondue and Raclette evenings in a packed chalet at the end of a tiring day on the slopes or rackets. Along with plenty of wine and local spirits to keep warm and help the digestion process, so purely medicinal you’ll understand!
Popular Resorts in the Alps
We have a great selection of ski properties and real estate in some of the most famous domaines, including in the Trois Vallées, the world’s largest alpine ski domain, with Courchevel the largest and most famous. The highest ski resort in France and in Europe is Val Thorens at 2300m with pistes as high as 3200m.
From functional to luxury, you’ll find apartments and chalets in the best ski resorts the French Alps have to offer; Megeve, Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Tignes, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val d’Isere, Chamonix and Alpes d Huez.