Maximising a ski trip to the French Alps
May 31, 2016
Names like Chamonix, Les Arcs, Tignes and Courchevel are regulars when planning a French Alps ski trip and this iconic skiing destination has countless resort options that cater to every type of skier. However, our view is to consider some of the smaller more relaxed ski resorts that provide some extra options to help maximise your Alps experience by skiing as much of the region you can with the time you have. Here’s a couple of our best tips:
A number of individual ski resorts have joined forces over the years giving skiers and snowboarders access to each others slopes. The result is sensational for access to their slopes giving skiers and snowboarders’ enormous skiing areas with an extensive variety of levels and terrain. Resorts physically linked by their runs enabling you to ski from one resort to the other as know as Domaine Relies. Resorts allowing access to on the same lift ticket are called Domaine Skiable, skiers generally need to either take a bus or car to the next resort. Let’s fact it, skiing a new resort everyday and sampling their differing terrain definitely has its appeal.
The French Alps hut style accommodation found through out the region is unrivalled compared to any where in the world. The remote, comfortable and well-serviced huts have seen the rise of ‘hut to hut’ ski touring. Ski trips can be tailored to suit all levels and thrive in a small group environment. Our Alps Ski Trip can be likened to this type of skiing.
Backcountry skiing or ‘off-piste’ skiing is been around for a long time and the Alps have it all for those wanting something really memorable. A few words of advice though., off-piste skiing requires some preparation both physically and equipment wise. Our off-piste Alps Ski Trip comes with a local qualified expert who monitors the skiing conditions and your group’s skiing capabilities and preferences. Your days skiing can be adjusted at anytime giving you the best options throughout your trip.
We trust this helps in maximising your ski trip to the French Alps.