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We have carefully selected resorts to encompass all types of ski holiday.  Our resorts cover the main ski areas in the French Alps: the Three Valleys, Portes du Soleil, Espace Killy, Paradiski, Grand Massif, Les Oisans and Les Sybelles.  This means that there is a wide variety of skiing available in all resorts, making them perfect for a family or group holiday, so that all abilities can enjoy the skiing and snowboarding.

For 2007/8 winter season we have greatly extended our catalogue, and have accommodation in the largest interlinked ski areas: Portes du Soleil and Three Valleys in France as well as the newly interlinked Paradiski area of La Plagne and Les Arcs.  We have extended into the Les Oisains - 6 valleys area with old favourite sunny, high Alpe d'Huez and interlinked Vaujany.
We have extended our accommodation in Les Deux Alpes for winter 07/08 and have added the well known Espace Killy resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere.  For quieter skiing, why not try the pretty and newly interlinked resorts of St Sorlin d'Arves and Toussuire which give the Les Sybelles area

Each resort is very different but all benefit from superb skiing for all levels, with  easy access from the chalets to the ski lifts and slopes..
Combine continual investment in the lift system, and snowmaking with good snow records - and the result is spectacular.

Les Gets, Portes du Soleil is a traditional, friendly alpine ski resort on the French/Swiss border -  a well kept secret, popular with the French and those "in the know". Pistes start and finish in the heart of the village.  Night life is low key and centres around the 25 bars and restaurants. The pretty village is in an open sunny mountain pass and is quite large with 100 or so shops. Snow conditions are much better than height would suggest as it is in the snow shadow of Mont Blanc, slopes are grassy and so pistes are skiiable with small depths of snow.  The slopes ae mainly north facing and so hold the snow well. Les Gets is often open when higher but rockier resorts are closed.
Les Gets is our original resort and most popular resort.  We are pleased to offer a wide variety of Les Gets ski chalets and Les Gets ski apartments including our old favourite ski in ski out Gibannaz apartments.

See historical ski record - you may have to register (free) with the ski club of GB

There are lots of activities for the non skier and the resort is child friendly.
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Travel is easy - 1 hour transfer from Geneva airport, or one of the most accessible resorts by car: 8/10 hours from channel ports on the autoroute.

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Morzine, Portes du Soleil, new to our programme for the 2006/7 winter season.  Morzine is only 15 mins from Les Gets  and 1 hour 15 mins from Geneva airport. Similar to Les Gets in many respects, Morzine is larger but the Pleney (main) pistes still finish in the centre, making it a true alpine ski village. Morzine forms the link in the chain of the Portes du soleil ski area, linking Les Gets and Avoriaz and the rest of the Portes du Soleil.  Night life is busier than in neighbouring Les Gets, and there are more non skiing activities, but Morzine avoids the brash hassle of the package ski resorts.  As with Les Gets, snow conditions much better than height would suggest as it is in the snow shadow of Mont Blanc, slopes are grassy and so pistes are skiiable with small depths of snow.  The slopes ae mainly north facing and so hold the snow well. 
see historical ski record - you may have to register (free) with the ski club of GB

We have a variety of ski chalets and ski apartments in Morzine, near to the centre and the Pleney slopes, or near to the Super Morzine lift which forms the link to Avoriaz and the extensive Portes du Soleil ski domaine.  New for winter 2007/8 are our luxury ski apartments with swimming pool in Morzine

Travel is easy - 1 hour 15 mins transfer from Geneva airport, or one of the most accessible resorts by car: 8/10 hours from channel ports on the autoroute.

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Flaine, Grand Massif is situated in a large sunny bowl with wide cruising pistes radiating from the centre.  Flaine is the highest and central resort in the Grand Massif ski area.  At 1600 - 2500m, Flaine is a high ski resort and has one of the best snow records in the French Alps. The Grand Massif offers exciting and varied skiing on 133 runs, totalling 265 kms and is good for all levels of skiers from beginners and children to the "expert" and off piste fiend.
We have accommodation in two areas of Flaine:  Our ski chalets are in Flaine Hammeau, an attractive hamlet of luxury painted wooden chalets, built on a sunny shoulder of the mountain,at the entrance to the resort with magnificent views. It is just a kilometre from Flaine Foret, where the ski runs start and is linked by a free shuttle bus, running until midnight. 
Our new ski apartments, all with large, south facing balconies, are in Flaine Foret, which is where the ski runs start.

Travel: Flaine is located in the Haute-Savoie region of France, and is just 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Geneva airport and 30 kms from the A40 motorway (Autoroute Blanche), and two hours from Chambery and Grenoble.

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Courchevel , Three Valleys  is a world famous ski resort. Considered by many to have the most varied and the best skiing in the Three Valleys, it combines wide, open, treelined slopes excellent for beginners and flattering for intermediates with testing couloirs and off piste for the experts.  With 650 km pistes in the Three Valleys ski area, there is plenty for all abilities, from absolute beginner to expert.  The Three Valleys ski area has an excellent snow record, and the high slopes mean that there is good skiing all year round.
Courchevel consists of four villages at different levels. Our luxury ski chalet, chalet Alpine and our ski in ski out apartments are in Courchevel 1550, perhaps the most charming of the Courchevel villages, having retained its rustic character with several charming bars and restaurants, whilst still having excellent links to the higher skiing at 1850 and the Three Valleys links directly to La Tania and Meribel.  The free ski bus  from Courchevel 1550 until late up to Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850 for those who seek the more sophisticated and varied shops and nightlife.
See historical ski record - you may have to register (free) with the ski club of GB

Travel is an easy drive, 1 hour approx transfer fom Chambery, with Grenoble about 2 hours away and a 2.5. hour transfer from Geneva or Lyon.  Alternatively take the snow train to Moutiers, and get a 20 min transfer up to Courchevel.

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La Tania Three Valleys is a pretty little ski in ski out resort, nestled in the midst of pine forest, with superb views down into the Tarentaise valley, great for families, with its pedestrianised centre and slopes finishing in the heart of the village. It has a strong British following, and a lively, friendly, easy going apres ski scene . We have a selection of high quality ski chalets, all with prestige service to make your holiday as hassle free as possible.  We also have ski in ski out apartments, some of which have their own sauna, and all of which are close to the pedestrainised La Tania centre.  With 650 km pistes in the Three Valleys ski area, there is plenty for all abilities, from absolute beginner to expert.  The Three Valleys ski area has an excellent snow record, and the high slopes mean that there is good skiing all year round.

see historical ski record - you may have to register (free) with the ski club of GB

Travel is an easy drive, 1 hour approx transfer fom Chambery, with Grenoble about 2 hours away and a 2.5. hour transfer from Geneva or Lyon.  Alternatively take the snow train to Moutiers, and get a 20 min transfer up to Courchevel.

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Meribel Three Valleys needs little introduction - a charming ski chalet resort beloved of the British with plenty of apres ski including bars, restaurants, olympic swimming pool and ice rink. Méribel is suitable for skiers of all abilities, and is an ideal destination for snowboarders, with snowparks.and plenty of chair lifts rather than drags.  With 650 km pistes in the Three Valleys ski area, there is plenty for all abilities, from absolute beginner to expert.  The Three Valleys ski area has an excellent snow record, and the high slopes mean that there is good skiing all year round.
Above Meribel is the resort of  Meribel Mottaret. Extemely popular with families and keen skiiers alike, Mottaret is a charming, small resort with direct and easy links into the Three Valleys ski area.  Our ski in ski out apartments are perfect for those wishing to ski the Three Valleys, without having to pay the high Three Valleys prices.

see historical ski record - you may have to register (free) with the ski club of GB

Travel is an easy drive, 1 hour approx transfer fom Chambery, with Grenoble about 2 hours away and a 2.5. hour transfer from Geneva or Lyon.  Alternatively take the snow train to Moutiers, and get a 20 min transfer up to Courchevel.

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Les Menuires Three Valleys is one of the lesser known Three Valleys resorts, situated in the Belleville valley, along with the traditional picturesque farming village and resort of St Martin de Belleville and the glacier ski resort of Val Thorens.  We have a lovely ski chalet, chalet Reberty in the pretty, pedestrianised village of Reberty, which is the highest level of Les Menuires at1800-2000m. The village of Reberty sits on a sunny plateau between between Les Menuires and Val Thorens and has stunning views. At 2000m it is virtually snow sure throuhout the whole season.  Les Menuires is an excellent resort for families, and like Mottaret, those wanting to ski the Three Valleys at a lesser cost.

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Plagne Villages, La Plagne is one of the nicer hamlets of La Plagne, built in Savoyard style on a plateau above Plagne Centre and with stunning views in all directions. It is a glorious natural suntrap remaining in full sun until sunset.  In the heart of the La Plagne ski area, which links directly into the fabulous Paradiski domaine (which includes both La Plagne and Les Arcs). the skiing in La Plagne is mostly above the treeline in open sunny bowls and snowfields with some interesting "canyon" skiing and natural and manmade snowparks. The new Vanoise express that links La Plagne and Les Arcs has extended the ski area to 426 kms making the Paradiski area third in size to the Portes du Soleil and to the Three Valleys. There is unlimited off piste, yet the ski slopes are wide and welcoming to beginners and children., with a high proportion of blue and red runs. Our luxury apartments with swimming pool in Plagne Villages sleep up to 7 and are the prefect ski accommodation: ski back to the apartments, which are just 100 m from the ski slopes and 300 m from the ski lifts and Ski School. The free indor heated pool is perfect after a days skiing.
see historical ski record - you may have to register (free) with the ski club of GB
Travel is an easy drive, transfer from Chambery, Grenoble, Geneva or Lyon or why not take the train?.

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Champany-en-Vanoise is an attractive, picturesque alpine village, which links up with La Plagne and the Paradiski area (La Plagne and Les Arcs). A perfect family resort, Champany combimes a small picturesque village, with the extensive and varied skiing of the Paradiski, perfect for all abilites.  We have high quality, 4 * apartments  with swimming pool in Champany.


Alpe d'Huez - fabulous skiing for al abilities in the "Islnd in the sun"  near Grenoble in te southern alps. High altitude ensures good snow conditions and a long ski season. longest black rn in Europe;
Resort has a lot of facilities like indoor swimming pool as well as otdoor swimming pool, open and heated in winter and open air skating rink. Plenty of night life, but our traditional chalets are quietly situated, 500/600 m from the centre set amidst the vast ski fields in the altiport area.  The resort itself is not particuarly pretty with a mixture of architectural styles, but the scenery is fabulous. Alpe d'Huez is on a wide plateau and is one of the few ski resorts where you don't have to climb hills and where the roads are wide.  It is therefore excellent for pushing buggies and easy for non skiers to walk about;
see historical ski record - you may have to register (free) with the ski club of GB
Travel is an easy drive, transfer from Chambery, Grenoble, Geneva or Lyon or why not take the train?.

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Vaujany Vaujany is a small, traditional-style mountain village in the French Alps, full of alpine charm.  Whilst small, the resort is very well equipped, and Vaujany is linked to the Skiing area of Alpe d'Huez, so there is a large variety of skiing available.  It is an excellent option for those looking for a relxing holiday, in one of the more traditional resorts. We have a selection of ski chalets and ski apartments in Vaujany.

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Les Deux Alpes is the second oldest ski resort in France and has a fantastic variety of slopes in an area famous for excellent snow quality all season.  Superb for beginners, with its gentle nursery slopes radiating from the village and the easy runs on the glacier, Ideal for intermediates and advanced skiiers and snowboarders with masses of runs, snow parks and off piste which even links through to La Grave.  The village of Les Deux Alpes is  picturesque and lively, with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars lining its broad level streets, set against the stunning background of snowy peaks..  There are plenty of apres-ski activities: with heated outdoor swimming pool, outdoor ice rink with dodgem cars, Turkish baths and saunas. We have a large vareity of ski chalets, some with individual swimming pools, and ski apartments in Les Deux Alpes.

Being just 44 miles from Grenoble, Les Deux Alpes is one of the most easily accessible ski resorts, wtih many low cost airlines, such as Easyjet and Ryanair now flying into Grenoble.

Val d'Isere, Espace Killy is one of the most famous ski resorts in Europe, known for its fantasitic skiing: its unlimited off piste and perfectly groomed runs, its unbeatable snow record and it bustlng village with lively nightlife.  Sharing the Espace Killy ski area with neighbouring Tignes, Val d'Isere has access to 300 kms of piste and is heaven for those who love powder snow.  We have apartments in the centre of Val d'Isere, as well as ski in ski out apartments in the Legettez area of Val d'Isere.  The resort has a swimming pool as well as a wide variety of shops cafes, restaurants, bars and a few night clubs for those wishing to party!

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Tignes, Espace Killy shares the Espace Killy ski area with neighbouring Val d'Isere, however has a lower key nightlife.  Still a large resort Tignes has plenty to occupy any visitor, and like Val has a first class snow record, fantastic varied skiing and enough powder fields to satisfy even the most keen skiier.  We have a selection of luxury chalets with swimming pool and spa area in the picturesque, traditional style village Tignes-les-Brevieres and a variety of luxury apartments with swimming pool and spa area in the highest village, Tignes Val Claret.  We also have a selection of standard apartments in Tignes for those looking to ski the Espace Killy on a budjet.

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Sainte Foy is a traditional style resort, created in 1990 in a sunnny south west facing bowl with chalets nestling amongst the trees. It was designed to recreate an authentic alpine village atmosphere with magnificent doorstep skiing and excellent accommodation. Sainte Foy is perhaps best known for its extensive off piste areas, and its ideal situation, allowing you to ski the well known resorts of Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere, which are between 10 mins and 25 mins drive away.
However, Sainte Foy is developing into more than this: it now has a skiing area which caters for children, beginners and intermediates as well as having lots of non ski activities.

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