The ski season is in full swing and many of us are delighted to get back on skis. But with so many resorts, big and small, lively or quiet, to choose from, how to choose? Here are three great properties…
Best for high-altitude drama: Val Thorens
The highest ski resort in Europe offers both superb snow-sure skiing and high-octane partying. As part of the vast Three Valleys ski area, it’s a great choice for a ski pad as well as a buy to let investment. It’s got great restaurants, and plenty to exhaust all the family too, from tobogganing to table dancing.
This property is a great piste-side studio apartment crash pad at a bijou price too. Located in a residence with an onsite spa too.
Best for families: Peisey-Villandry
Located in the heart of the Paradiski ski region, this area is a great winter playground – with a collection of small, friendly low-key villages forming part of the larger Les Arcs and La Plagne ski areas with plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. There are nursery slopes and ski schools in Vallandry, and a great children’s ski area in Arc 2000.
This four-bedroom apartment within a traditional chalet building is the perfect family ski home.
Best for relaxation: Valmorel
Sitting on the edge of the Morel valley’s forests, Valmorel is a charming traditionally styled ski village with skiing up to 2,550m. Along with snowshoeing, paragliding, heli-skiing, ice climbing, hiking, and Nordic trails, igloo village, quad biking and tobogganing. There’s also a wonderful spa and well-being centre, cinema and many great restaurants.
This stylish new one-bedroom apartment is close to Valmorel and comes with parking and a ski locker.