If you are planning a February half-term ski break but still need some ideas and inspiration to find the right holiday to suit your tastes and budgets, help is at hand! We have put together a selection of some of our favourite resorts in the French Alps and Pyrenees that make an ideal base for February skiing with friends and family, as well as offering a change of scene from the usual 'tried and tested' ski destinations...
Why not browse our selection of ski resorts and residences that we think are great for a February half-term holiday (all based on a week stay 10/2 to 17/2) and start planning your next trip to the slopes today!
If you like Les Gets for gentle family skiing, try Les Saisies - boasting relaxed, gentle tree-lined slopes ideal for beginners and families hoping to avoid the hectic atmosphere found in big-name resorts, Les Saisies also has an excellent network of Olympic-standard cross-country trails to keep more experienced skiers entertained.
Stay in Les Chalets d'Emeraude - recently-built apartments just 200m ski lifts, FROM £1112/apartment/week.
If you like Tignes and Val d'Isere for their extensive slopes, try La Toussuire - part of the expansive yet still relatively unknown Les Sybelles ski domain and boasting access to a total of 310km of slopes, La Toussuire is also a laidback, welcoming ski resort with lots of family-friendly local amentities and convivial atmosphere. Plus, its location perched on a sunny plateau means the resort and its slopes offer stunning panoramic views for as far as the eye can see...
Stay in Les Hauts de Comborciere - ski-out/ski-in and conveniently nestled at the foot of the slopes, FROM £1314/apartment/week.
If you like Montchavin for its peaceful village vibe, try Pralognan-la-Vanoise - tucked in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, Pralognan-la-Vanoise is a tranquil and traditional Alpine village surrounded by beautiful natural scenery a world away from the busy neighbouring resorts of La Plagne and Courchevel. With just 26km of slopes, it is an ideal choice for anyone who wants wants to relax and enjoy the peace of the mountains in winter, with some skiing on the side.
Stay in Les Hauts de la Vanoise - ski back to door apartments at the foot of the slopes in the upper part of the resort, FROM £797/apartment/week.
If you like Serre Chevalier and the laidback Southern Alps, try Valloire - a traditional village ski resort that has kept its rustic charm along with its pretty village centre, Valloire offers an extensive network of wide, tree-lined slopes to suit beginner and intermediate skiers, plus excellent links with the neighbouring resort of Valmeinier. There is also plenty to entertain non-skiers, including an annual ice and snow sculpture festival in January and the occasional chance to walk with llamas later in the season!
Stay in Les Chalets du Galibier - cosy apartments at the foot of the slopes and close to the ski lifts, FROM £1047/apartment/week.
If you like Cauterets in the French Pyrenees, try Ax-les-Thermes - a pretty spa town renowned for its curative and resorative thermal springs, Ax-les-Thermes is part of the Ax-3 Domaines ski area and the resort's slopes can be accessed by a 10-minute cable car journey from the centre of the resort or by road (8km).
Stay in Les Chalets d'Ax - typical Pyrenean-style apartments, FROM £595/apartment/week.
As usual, these top tips for charming resorts for half-term skiing are just a selection of the resorts and residences we offer and are taken from our full selection, as featured in our Ski 2017/2018 brochure or on our main website. If you can't find the right resort or residence for you in this list, have any questions, want to order a brochure or make a booking, get in touch with the small, friendly team in our London office - call 020 7371 6111, email email@example.com or use the handy Contact Us form provided on this micro-site.
The small print: all prices are based on a week stay 10/02/2018 to 17/02/2018 and are based on accommodation-only, including a £30 booking fee per unit booked. All accommodation prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability.