There are over 50 ski resorts in France, each with a range of activates for you to sample while on holiday. Most have a wide variety of accommodation on offer too. You can pick your resort based on the accommodation, the region, or the range of activities available. Self-catering is a popular choice of accommodation because it is one of the cheapest options. Other cheaper ways to stay in a french ski resort include renting a large 12, 16, or even 20 sleeper cabin. These usually have 1 bathroom per 3 people and sleep 2 per bedroom. They tend to be privately owned and offer a more homely meal than other catered accommodation. These cabins also tend to be very well looked after and maintained. As a result, you may be paying a premium for some of them. As with all holidays, accommodation costs will vary depending on the season and local events. You may want to check which weeks tend to provide the best snow. It is also essential you book early to avoid disappointment.
One of the most popular ski resorts in France at the moment is the Val d’Isere. The town sports some very trendy boutique hotels and fine dining restaurants. A full range of chalet accommodation is also available. There is a good variety of clubs to enjoy the nightlife too. Val d’Isere sits at an altitude of 1850m and has 142 pistes.
If you are staying at Val d’Isere, you may want to check out one of the online resort guides such as http://www.allchalets.com/val-d-isere to find out more about the latest accommodation available. This resort offers a lot of luxury accommodation nearby in Le Fornet and provides a gondola and ski buses to the main pistes. If your budget doesn’t quite stretch that far, you can try a self-catered ski apartment in one of the large complexes.
There are also a large number of chalets or log cabins available. You can choose to be catered or self-catering. These buildings are a mix of stone and wood to blend in with the mountains, and help maintain the beauty of the scenery. This resort is particularly popular with British skiers so you are likely to find lots of people speaking English you can socialise with. There are so many slopes to choose from. Beginners are well-catered for, but as the Tignes area is the choice of champions, there are many challenging and free run slopes to choose too. There are over 300km of runs in total.
If you are looking to book your next holiday in Val d’Isere, you may want to consider some of the other activities on offer too. There are a few luxury spa centres open all year round, and an excellent range of summer sports to try. Golf and mountain biking are very popular. Horse riding is also available. You could try tennis, paragliding, hiking and rafting too. With so much to do at this resort, it is obvious why it is so popular.