With Easter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to pick up a great deal for a family ski holiday in the French Alps. We have plenty of self-catered apartments to suit every budget and Easter ski offers in selected resorts and residences. Spring skiing also means longer days, good snow conditions and many resorts put on a good show during the school holidays.
This family orientated resort sits on the Italian border and provides excellent terrain for beginners and intermediates all within the ‘Milky Way’. Montgenevre is the only French resort in the entire circuit of this ski area which means you can ski over to Italian resorts like Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere.
Easter events in Montgenèvre:
The 1000 Patte (millipede) ski race, one of the largest gathering of young skiers in France. Montgenèvre hosts more than 1,000 children (aged 5 to 10 years). More details on their website
Where to stay in Montgenèvre?
4* Hameau des Airelles:
Outdoor heated pool and fitness facilities. The residence has its own ski school desk and is located at the foot of the Chalvet slopes, just 200m from the cable car.
The resort of Sainte Foy is great for families but also provides some of the best off piste terrain for intermediates and expert skiers. Located in the Tarentaise valley it shares the neighbourhood with well-known resorts such as Tignes and Val d’Isere.
Easter events in Sainte Foy:
Snowshoe with the ESF for a unique mountain experience. Day outing to Le Monal mountain refuge – Traditional fondue in an alpine chalet......... 49€/pers.
Where to stay in Sainte Foy?
Etoile des Cimes:
Central village location at the foot of the slopes with indoor pool and aqua relaxation area.
Tignes 1800 vs Tignes Les Brevieres
Newly developed Tignes les Boisses 1800 has been a village for centuries however it now a French resort that you come to, to ski the Espace Killy. Similarly Tignes Les Brevieres is a quite alternative to the other resorts in Tignes and boasts an excellent beginner’s area.
Easter events in Tignes:
Jazz Festival (4 concerts) (8€) Saxophone, piano, double bass… Musician François JEANNEAU brings together the best musicians of the new jazz generation for 4 concerts showcasing the sonorous sounds of "swing"!
Where to stay in Tignes?
4* Kalinda in Tignes 1800:
Recently built with indoor pool and kid’s pool as well as spa and fitness facilities.
4* Santa Terra Tignes Les Brevieres:
Ideal central location in a quiet area with indoor pool and spa.
The tree lined resort of La Rosiere lies in the Haut Tarentaise on the border of Italy. La Rosiere is a south facing resort so you will often be graced with sunny days it enjoys access to an international ski area that provides great skiing for friends and families.
Easter events in La Rosiere:
For the kids: A chance to see some freestyle tricks performed and have a go yourself with help from the ESF’s instructors. Every Tuesday evening on the Place des Eucherts. From Sunday 27 March to Saturday 16 April 2016 from 5pm till 6pm every Tuesday.
Where? Place des Eucherts
For the adults: On Friday 01 April 2016 from 4pm to 8pm at the Salle Jean-Arpin square, La Rosiere will be hosting a wine and beer exhibition.
For all: Happy days A springtime celebration for families – a week filled with festivities, music and shows that will take you back to your childhood! Every day from 2pm, the bottom of the slopes and the slopes themselves will be transformed into theatre stages!
Where to stay in La Rosiere?
4* Luxury Cimes Blanches:
Indoor heated pool and spa facilities located in the Quartier des Euchererts close to the slopes, ski school meeting points, shops and restaurants.
A traditional and family orientated resort, Châtel offers an ideal base for families looking to explore the extensive Portes du soleil ski area. The village has a real authentic French/Swiss mixed feel to it as it lies in between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
Easter events in Châtel:
Head back to the slopes when the sun goes down for some night skiing from 7.30pm to 9.30pm every Thursday during the holidays.
Where to stay in Châtel?
4* Les Fermes de Châtel:
Brand new luxury residence with indoor pool and spa. Ideal location directly in front of the slopes and close to all shops and restaurants.