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Look to the hidden gems of the French Alps for a warm welcome and lower prices

Beyond the big-name resorts with their probability of lift queues and high prices are dozens of small villages in great ski areas. Often oozing in traditional charm and still home to vibrant year-round communities, they can offer an intimate and relaxed locale to have a ski home…

In the charming village of Chatillon-sur-Cluses in the Haute-Savoie, Porte de Soleil ski area, is this one-bedroom new build apartment. In the unlikely event of you getting bored of 265km of pistes; Lake Annecy is only 50 mins away for a summer trip.

The Maurienne Valley, 35 minutes to the Italian border, is a bit of a secret that’s quickly being discovered, in part due to a new TGV link between Lyon and Turin. This is a three-bedroom house in the cute village of Notre-Dame-du-Cruet, near Saint Francois Longchamp ski resort.

The small resort of St Nicolas de Veroce in the Haute Savoie sits at 1180m, facing majestic Mont Blanc. It sits close to the popular town of St-Gervais-les-Bains in the Domaine Mont Blanc, France’s third largest ski area. This one-bedroom ski apartment is only two minutes from the piste.