Winter is coming! And with it the opening of winter sports resorts. Last year wasn’t a good season at all, so this year we’re planning to make up for it and enjoy the snowy slopes!

1. Luxury resorts

Among the best-known are Megève, Méribel, Courchevel and Val d’Isére.

Why are we going? For a stay in a comfortable chalet, luxury boutiques and an impressive number of Michelin-starred restaurants.

On the program here: huge Christmas trees, top-notch decorations, but good luck finding a Franprix!

2. Winter sports resorts for partying

Arc 1800: the most famous resort for partying. And with good reason: the many bars and nightclubs!

For several years now
Folie Douce
in Val d’Isère, Méribel and Val Thorens has been going from strength to strength. The program includes an open-air party and dancing on the tables, all with a superb view of the mountains!

A little less well known, but highly regarded for its “Rock The Pistes” festival.
Rock The Pistes
“Avoriaz also promises some great festivities. Here you’ll find the “Yak” nightclub, the “Snowboxx” festival and the not-to-be-missed opening night “Rock on Ultimate”.

3. Families

With its recognizable logo, La Plagne welcomes you to over 225 km of pistes and 6 high altitude resorts. Here, everything is in place to take care of your family, whatever your level.

Another of our favorites: Les Arcs. With 4 different resorts, unforgettable views and pistes to suit all abilities, you’re sure to find something to suit you!

Last but not least, Les Deux Alpes offers not only skiing but also dog sledding!

4. The most intimate

Here, we must confess that we have our favorite:
Champagny en Vanoise
. A tiny resort just opposite Courchevel (for a change of pace). The locals are adorable, and there are plenty of restaurants and small grocery stores to choose from.

You’ll also find Arêches-Beaufort in the Beaufortain, Albiez-Montrond and Pralognan-la-Vanoise.

Theadvantage of these smaller ski resorts? Get closer to nature and enjoy a more authentic holiday.

And what are your favorite stations? And if you’re looking for something special to do on your vacation, we’ve got something for you too.
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