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NATURE AND FAMILIAL SKI RESORTS


Holidays in family? Ok but in a woody and preserved atmosphere! Forget about city spirit and take off for our authentical ski resorts selection.

Recommended for > Family | Seniors

 

Hautes Alpes > Abries

Abris is located in the regional park of the Queyras. This family resort has old houses made with old stones. In Abries you will be able to go for lovely walks in the Qeyras park under the... (Read more)

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Hautes Alpes - Abries
 

Savoie > Areches Beaufort

Ski resort of the Beaufortain, Areches-Beaufort is a small village which rises between 1080 and 2300 m. 25km from Albertville, it’s easy to access and offers a ski area suitable for all.

You can go skiing along forest, with views of Mont Blanc or the Pierra Menta. An authentic atmosphere that... (Read more)

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Savoie - Areches Beaufort
 

Hautes Alpes > Arvieux

Arvieux, located in the regional park of the Queyras, is a very sunny resort. Its nickname is Val d'Azur! In Arvieux, no big buildings but small... (Read more)

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Hautes Alpes - Arvieux
 

Savoie > Aussois

Aussois is an authentic savoyard village built around its square. It is located in the south of the Massif de la Vanoise, in the Maurienne valley.

This village, with people living during the whole year, offers many activities during the whole... (Read more)

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Savoie - Aussois
 

Pyrenees Orientales > Bolquère Pyrénées 2000

The village of Bolquère is famous for being a charming village.

You can walk in the narrow street with stone walls, and you can see the many fountains of the village.

Bolquère stands out by his chalets spread at the heart of the forest but also by his excitement : the heart... (Read more)

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Pyrenees Orientales - Bolquère Pyrénées 2000
 

Haute Savoie > Carroz d'Araches

At 1200 meters, Carroz ski resort is easy to join (only 20 minutes drivibg from A40 highway).

Made with small residences and chalets, resort center and residential districts are familial.

Ski runs access is provided by a free shuttle... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - Carroz d'Araches
 

Hautes Alpes > Ceillac

Far from mass tourism, Ceillac is a small village locatedin the Regional parc of the Queyras.

4 lakes, big forest, 2 valleys (Cristallin and Melezet), a ski area with lots of snow, hiking and sun: this is what is waiting for you in... (Read more)

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Hautes Alpes - Ceillac
 

Savoie > Champagny en V.

Champagny en Vanoise is an amazing village linked to la Plagne ski area.

Village is very stretched (displacement with free shuttle service). It will be great if you think winter holidays are not only for skiing.

With beautiful landscapes all around, Champagny has great natural heritage. As... (Read more)

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Savoie - Champagny en V.
 

Isere > Chamrousse

At the forefront of the Massif Belledonne is the village of Chamrousse. Composed of small urbanized sites, Chamrousse managed to carve out a place in the middle of the nature without degrading the environment. The main sites of the station are connected by forest paths, ski runs as well as road.
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Isere - Chamrousse
 

Haute Savoie > Chatel

Chatel ski resort is divided in 5 small villages: Petit Chatel, Chatel, Villapeyron, Pré la Joux, Plaine Dranse.

Common point between these villages are the authentical aspect they have. Made of hamlets, Chatel is thus a quiet and charming place to stay.

The other side of the coin is few... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - Chatel
 

Haute Savoie > Combloux

The resort of Combloux is a small mountain village located in front of the Mont Blanc, in Haute Savoie.

Easy to access, the resort offers a breathtaking view on the Mont Blanc or the Aravis and has kept all its authenticity. Chalets and farms succeed one another in the center of the village and... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - Combloux
 

Haute Savoie > Contamines

Located in the Mont Blanc area, the resort has kept its traditions with constructions in wood, stone and slate, respecting the surrounding nature.

The village is spread out in different hamlets, pedestrian connections have been put in place in order to connect them without taking the... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - Contamines
 

Pyrenees Orientales > Font Romeu

Situated in the heart of Catalan Pyrenees, Font Romeu is a very appreciated tourist destination. The village is very intimist but does not lack anything : wide range of accommodation, many shops and restaurants, etc.

The resort have modern infrastructures and Font Romeu is considered as its... (Read more)

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Pyrenees Orientales - Font Romeu
 

Haute Savoie > G. Bornand Chinaillon

Grand Bornand Chinaillon is a gorgeous ski resort located at 1300 meters in the North French Alps.

Seated at Bargy moutains feet, Chinaillon has kept its authenticity. Latest buildings are pretty and you have to take a tour to old Chinaillon hamlet: an amazing traditional place.

Despite 4... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - G. Bornand Chinaillon
 

Haute Savoie > G. Bornand Village

Grand Bornand Village is a french ski resort located in the Aravis massif, at 1000 meters.

With its onion dome church, its grenette (covered market place) and its charming square, resort downtown has choosen tradition as a trademark.

Residential districts spread along the valley. They are... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - G. Bornand Village
 

Hautes Alpes > La Joue du Loup

La Joue du Loup is one of the two stations of the ski area of Dévoluy.

It is one of the youngest French stations and probably one of the most attractive with his smalls residence around the place of shops.

It is similar to a station village and has a very cosy atmosphere.

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Hautes Alpes - La Joue du Loup
 

Savoie > La Norma

Very easy to access, La Norma is a small resort that seduces families with its human scale and her properties near ski slopes. Situated on a plateau overlooking the Vanoise massif, La Norma enjoys a beautiful location which guarantees snow coverage throughout the season and sunny slopes.

Free... (Read more)

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Savoie - La Norma
 

Savoie > La Rosiere

La Rosiere is a lovely resort located at the end of the Tarentaise Valley. It faces South so it is very sunny.

The resort is built with balcony, so it offers a exceptionnal view on the valley.

You will find some traditionnal accomodations mixed with modern buildings.

Saint Bernard... (Read more)

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Savoie - La Rosiere
 

Savoie > La Tania

La Tania is a young resort great for families. Located at 1400 meters, in a woody context, it has a modern resort center made of large buildings (direct access to ski runs and shops). You will also find 3 residential area made of small chalets only (Formier, Tagna and... (Read more)

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Savoie - La Tania
 

Savoie > Les Coches

Les Coches (1450 meters) is a familial ski resort linked to la Plagne ski area.

It manages to keep its traditionnal aspect (little street, residences faces with wood and stones) and to propose great equiment (nursery, ice rink...).

Resort center is built around 2 main square. Telebuffette,... (Read more)

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Savoie - Les Coches
 

Haute Savoie > Les Gets

Gets ski resort is well known for its authentic side. Quite spread out, it is divided in 3 ski departure place.

Most of the accommodation are not close to ski runs, a free shuttle service will lead you to the... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - Les Gets
 

Haute Savoie > Les Houches

In the heart of Mont Blanc Valley, the village of Les Houches will offer you traditional and warm ski holiday. Its small hamlets, its tracks traced in the middle of the forests and the exceptional panorama on the Aiguilles de Chamonix will satisfy lovers of natures!

The two slopes of the domain,... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - Les Houches
 

Jura > Les Rousses

The Resort of Les Rousses divides in 4 villages :

Les Rousses, Lamoura, Prénamon and Bois d’Amont. They are all typical villages of Haut-Jura with extraordinary panoramas and a very montain spirit.

Most : villages suggests trailing round you in sled or in carriage throught... (Read more)

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Jura - Les Rousses
 

Savoie > Les Saisies

In front of the Mont Blanc, Les Saisies connect the Savoy and High Savoy. In the heart of the Beaufortain Valley, this ski resort offers a amazing view of the Mont Blanc. Cottages dressed with stone and wood completely blend into the natural landscape offered by the valley.

Nicknamed the "Snow... (Read more)

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Savoie - Les Saisies
 

Savoie > Meribel Mottaret

Real crossroad in the 3 valleys ski area, Mottaret is the highest resort in Meribel valley. With a family and calm spirit, it has been built vertically following 2 slopes. Most all the residence are close to ski... (Read more)

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Savoie - Meribel Mottaret
 

Savoie > Meribel Village

Located under Altiport, Meribel village is a small peaceful village great for families. It is linked to the ski area by a detachable chairlift. To come back, you can use a nice blue ski run.

You will find in Meribel Village first facilities but life is very... (Read more)

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Savoie - Meribel Village
 

Savoie > Montalbert

Plagne Montalbert (1350 meters) is a small ski resort great for families. It is linked to Aime 2000 by ski lifts and ski runs.

You will find a large forest around the resort and the ski... (Read more)

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Savoie - Montalbert
 

Savoie > Montchavin

Montchavin (1250 meters) is a familial ski resort linked to la Plagne ski area.

It manages to keep its traditionnal aspect (little street, church, residences faces with wood and stones) and to propose great equiment (nursery, swimming pool...).

Notice that Vanoise Express cable car which... (Read more)

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Savoie - Montchavin
 

Hautes Alpes > Montgenèvre

Located in the Hautes Alpes, near from the Italy-France border, Montgenèvre is a lovely traditional village with lots of sun.

Montgenèvre is a close to the slopes resort and you won't walk for more than 5 minutes to reach a ski lift.

Thanks to it's huge snowfront, the fact it is... (Read more)

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Hautes Alpes - Montgenèvre
 

Haute Savoie > Morillon

Between Mont Blanc and Leman, Morillon is a charming traditional village typical of Haut Giffre valley

Best for families with children, resort is divided in 2 levels.

You can first find "Morillon Village" (700 meters, Ski area access by shuttle). This one is linked to the second level by... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - Morillon
 

Savoie > Notre Dame de Bellecombe

Easily accessible because not far from Geneva or Lyon, Notre Dame de Bellecombe is a resort located in the Val d'Arly, in the heart of the Espace Diamant. Located between Mont Blanc and Beaufortain, the resort offers a beautiful panorama to skiers.

From this station you will have access to two ski... (Read more)

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Savoie - Notre Dame de Bellecombe
 

Isere > Oz en Oisans

Located 45 minutes from Grenoble, Oz en Oisans is a ski resort, connected to the Alpe d’Huez ski area and therefore offers a great ski area of 250km, while remaining friendly and familial.

The pedestrian center that includes all accomodations, shops and restaurants makes this ski resort very... (Read more)

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Isere - Oz en Oisans
 

Savoie > Peisey Vallandry

Located at 1600 meters, Plan Peisy and Vallandry are to resorts linked to les Arcs ski area.

Very appreciated by families, they are made of chalets and small buildings.

They also have a great location to take benefit from Paradiski (Plagne junction). The cable car which link both areas... (Read more)

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Savoie - Peisey Vallandry
 

Savoie > Plagne 1800

Built in border of a forest and on an old mine area, Pmagne 1800 is made of small residence and chalets.

Known as a quiet and nice place to stay, it is located close to olympic bobsleigh... (Read more)

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Savoie - Plagne 1800
 

Savoie > Pralognan la V.

Pralognon la Vanoise is located at the end of the Bozel Valley in Tarentaise.

It is a real savoyard village which is alive all year long. It is made with chalets and small building.

The resort is quite vaste, so few accommodations are closed to the... (Read more)

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Savoie - Pralognan la V.
 

Alpes de haute Provence > Praloup 1500

Praloup 1500, or les Molanes, is a small hamlet 2km before Praloup 1600.

No big buildings, in here, you will find chalets or buildings melted into white landscapes, and southern warmth. Morevoer, Praloup 1500 offers big fields which become amazing slopes for sledge!

Les Molanes: crazy... (Read more)

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Alpes de haute Provence - Praloup 1500
 

Haute Savoie > Saint Gervais

Saint Gervais is the most direct access point to reach the highest peak in Europe, Mont Blanc. Located in the heart of the Mont Blanc Valley St Gervais is a cozy little mountain village.

The resort wants to preserve its heritage and nature in state. You will find an authentic village and full of... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - Saint Gervais
 

Savoie > Saint Martin de B.

Located at 1450 meters close to les Menuires, St Martin is one of the most beautiful village linked to the famous 3 valleys.

Built around its church, resort has kept a real human aspect with small buildings and chalets. It is a great choice for family looking for... (Read more)

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Savoie - Saint Martin de B.
 

Hautes Alpes > Saint Veran

At 2040m, Saint Veran is the highest French village. This attract many tourists during Summer or Winter.

The center of Saint Veran is pedestrian and you can admire the famous safely cottage foist, sundials or see artisans working their wood... (Read more)

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Hautes Alpes - Saint Veran
 

Savoie > Sainte Foy en Tarentaise

In the heart of the national park la Vanoise and the Tarentaise valley, is a village called Sainte-Foy. Unlike the other ski-resort of the Haute Tarentaise valley (Tignes, Val d’Isère, les Arcs, la Plagne) the destination preserves a human dimension and its authenticity.

In the... (Read more)

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Savoie - Sainte Foy en Tarentaise
 

Haute Savoie > Samoens

Located in Haut-Giffre valley, Samoens is divided in 3 ski resorts. The largest is Samoens Village (750 meters).

Protected from ugly building, it is a pleasant village with its church and its stones chalets. Samoens Village is linked to the ski area by gondola (no ski run to go back, the gondola... (Read more)

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Haute Savoie - Samoens
 

Hautes Alpes > Serre Chevalier 1500

Treasure of Guisane valley, Monetier les Bains (real name of Serre Chevalier 1500) is a small traditionnal village which has managed to keep its charming aspect.

Accommodations are mostly based on chalets and small residences. Ski runs are far from the village center (about 1 kilometer walking). A... (Read more)

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Hautes Alpes - Serre Chevalier 1500
 

Savoie > Termignon la V.

"The entrance of the Vanoise door," another name for Termignon la Vanoise is a family ski resorts. Part of the "Alpine Pearls" resort, it put the environment at the heart of its strategy and encourages the use of public transport (the... (Read more)

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Savoie - Termignon la V.
 

Savoie > Tignes Brevieres

Located at 1550 meters, close to Chevril dam, Brevieres is the nature level of Tignes ski resort.

Its wooded universe, its church, its real chalets and small residences work on familial village spirit.

Ski area access using Sache gondola or Brevieres chairlift. Come back with blue or red... (Read more)

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Savoie - Tignes Brevieres
 

Savoie > Val Cenis Lanslebourg

Associated with Lanslevillard to create Val Cenis ski resort, Lanslebourg village is located near Italy and is easily reachable thanks to the motorway. It has a rich heritage (architecture, paints) in order to combine sport and... (Read more)

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Savoie - Val Cenis Lanslebourg
 

Savoie > Val Cenis Lanslevillard

Associated with Lanslebourg to create Val Cenis ski resort, Lansvillard village is located near Italy and is easily reachable thanks to the motorway and Modane rail station. It has a rich heritage (architecture, paints) in order to combine sport and... (Read more)

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Savoie - Val Cenis Lanslevillard
 

Savoie > Valfrejus

Valfrejus, at 1550m above sea level, is one of the ESKI-MO area’s ski resort and is located in Alps facing the Vanoise National Park. You will ski in Terra Modana, and discover a rich cultural and natural heritage of a border region.

Lined with fir trees, its authentic wooden chalets and its... (Read more)

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Savoie - Valfrejus
 

Savoie > Valloire

Valloire, alpine village with 17 hamlets from 1390m to 1730m, is located at the foot of the mythic col du Galibier, in the south of Maurienne valley.

Its location makes of Valloire a sunny resort.

This village is wellknown for its warmly welcome and nice parties are organised. There is... (Read more)

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Savoie - Valloire
 

Savoie > Valmeinier

Valmeinier is composed of two levels, Valmeinier villages and Valmeinier 1800 both in the heart of the Galibier Thabor ski area.

Valmeinier village, is composed of twenty small hamlets. It is appreciated by the families for its calm and its panorama on the surrounding peaks.

Valmeinier 1800... (Read more)

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Savoie - Valmeinier
 

Savoie > Valmorel

Valmorel la Belle is a lovely village/ski resort located in Tarentaise.

You will love this village built in respect of natural stone, wood and slate roofs. Small squares, pedestrian streets, walkways complete the station.

In Valmorel, you have to pay for parking: 130 places in covered... (Read more)

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Savoie - Valmorel