It is never too early to start thinking about your next escape to the slopes! Whatever you're looking for this winter, we have a great variety of ski resorts throughout the French Alps and Pyrenees to suit skiers and snowboarders of all tastes, budgets and abilities, from peaceful hidden gems and family-friendly village ski resorts to big-name ski domains with challenging slopes. Plus, we have early booking discounts of 15% off or 20% off stays over selected dates at selected Lagrange Vacances properties if booked before 15/9 - the perfect excuse to book now and save on your ski holiday!
We have put together a round-up of our five of our favourite ski resorts for winter 2017/2018 to suit all winter sports fans, all of which offer selected accommodation with 15% off or 20% off stays over selected dates if booked before 15/9...
Perfect for family ski holidays... La Toussuire
Sitting squarely on an expansive sunny plateau and boasting a great array of slopes to keep beginner and intermediate skiers thoroughly entertained, as well as lots to challenge more experienced skiers and snowboarders, La Toussuire is still something of a well-kept secret amongst British skiers. It's location in the extensive Les Sybelles ski domain (an impressive 310km of slopes) means winter sports fans have access to excellent skiing opportunities at a much lower price than other large domains! The resort also boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere, panoramic views from the slopes and a selection of family-friendly amenities including convivial restaurants and a bowling alley.
Stay in... Les Hauts de Comborciere - ski-out/ski-in apartments at the foot of the slopes and just 100m from La Toussuire's resort centre, from £484/apartment/week if booked before 15/9 (selected apartment types only).
Perfect for experienced skiers... La Plagne (Plagne 1800)
A leading winter sports domain that needs no introduction, the extensive La Plagne domain is an ideal choice for any skiers and snowboarders looking for high-altitude skiing and challenging slopes this winter. The old mining village of Plagne 1800 is a relaxed, tranquil resort within the ski domain, giving access to everything the wider La Plagne and Paradiski domain has to offer but at a laidback pace. Plus, serious skiers can head over to the neighbouring Les Arcs ski area and discover the network of slopes that make up the Paradiski domain's 425km in total.
Stay in... Les Chalets Edelweiss - ski-out/ski-in apartments ideally located in the heart of Plagne 1800 next to a ski lift, from £583/apartment/week if booked before 15/9 (selected apartment types only).
Perfect for budget ski breaks... Brides-les-Bains
A 30-minute gondola ride from the world-renowned slopes of Meribel, Brides-les-Bains is a lovely spa town boasting convenient access to the Les 3 Vallées ski domain (600km of slopes in total). It's location in the valley, rather than on the slopes, means accommodation prices are much lower than in other resorts in the surrounding ski area - perfect for any winter sports fans trying to stick to a budget this winter or who simply want more spare cash for their apres-ski!
Stay in... Residence Cybele - great value apartments with an on-site indoor swimming pool 300m from the resort centre, from £212/apartment/week if booked before 15/9.
Perfect for getting away from it all... Pralognan-la-Vanoise
For winter sports fans who need to relax and unwind as well as hit the slopes, the beautiful hidden gem ski resort of Pralognan-la-Vanoise is the ideal destination. Tucked away in the heart of the Vanoise National Park and surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery, it is a world away from busy nearby big-name reosrts La Plagne and Courchevel thanks to its tranquil atmosphere and the opportunities to spot Alpine wildlife such as ibex, chamois and marmots whilst exploring the slopes! Pralognan offers 26km of slopes in total, meaning it is small but perfectly-formed (but perhaps too small for major thrillseekers) and lift pass prices are a fraction of those in bigger resorts, too.
Stay in... Les Hauts de la Vanoise - recently-built apartments located at the foot of the slopes in the upper part of the resort, from £272/apartment/week if booked before 15/9 (selected apartment types only).
Perfect for a change of scene... Les Angles
Why not head to the Pyrenees this winter? Winter sports fan keen to try somewhere new can benefit from relaxed slopes with fewer crowds, excellent snow conditions, fantastic value lift passes (yes, even in these post-Brexit times) and ease of access from the UK thanks to plenty of cheap flights and short transfers to the resorts. We love Les Angles, a picturesque village ski resort nestled at the foot of the slopes and boasting all necessary modern amenities and facilities, as well as a lovely medieaval centre with authentic restaurants for sampling traditonal Pyrenean dishes. Plus, the resort's slopes are ideal for family groups, with beginners being particuarly well-catered for.
Stay in... Prat de Lis - Pyrenean-style apartments located at the foot of the slopes by the ski lifts, from £240/apartment/week if booked before 15/9 (selected apartment types only).
The small print: don't forget, all early booking discounts are applicable to selected accommodation and departure dates only, are subject to availability and specified booking deadlines and cannot be applied retrospectively. For full details of the accommodation and departure dates included for each property mentioned here, please visit our main website using the links provided.
Can't see what you're looking for here? Our main website features our full Ski 2017/2018 programme, with a wide variety of resorts and accommodation to choose from plus other early booking discounts to look out for...
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