Instagram is where we head to connect with some brilliant people who love the French Alps as much as we do! If you haven’t joined us yet you’ll find us as @peak_retreats. We asked some of the team here for their pick of the most Instagrammable spots on the slopes, and we’ve put them together in this handy list, so you can give your viewers (and us!) a serious case of wanderlust...
TOP TEN INSTAGRAMMABLE MOMENTS
The one with friends and fondue.
Because friends and food is always a winning combination! Check out our in resort food delivery service too.
The one with the piste marker.
Whatever level of skiing you're at, you will be able to get this shot. It's a great way to remember the route you took too!
The one with the chair lift selfie.
Just don't drop your mobile!
The one with you dancing at La Folie Douce.
What ski trip is complete without a bit of on piste merriment? La Folie Douce is the most famous of all. Stay in Orelle (Val Thorens) and visit the one in Val Thorens (we love the Loungy lunches) or stay in Saint Martin de Belleville for Meribel's Folie Douce.
TIPS TO MAKE THOSE CAPTURES AMAZING
Here’s a couple of tips to help you get the best from your photos...
If you are capturing a photo of a skier leave space ahead of them so you are showing the journey, the story, of the skier. The viewer will be able to imagine where the skier is heading.
Stop the snow looking too grey by getting familiar with your histogram. You can learn how to make the snow look white without over exposing the image. There’s some great advice for iPhone users on Ask Tim Grey.
Take time to feature the natural terrain. It adds depth and feeling to any photo.
Great light happens early and late in the day. The sun at a lower angle, the light is less harsh so has a warmer feel. High sun flattens images. Get wrapped up and plan ahead to get yourself out there when the light is fab. Early birds will be rewarded.
Remember the scene mode on your camera. This will stop the people in your photo coming out to dark. If your camera also has a beach/snow setting have a play with that too. It will help make the snow white but the also have well lit people.
Keep the horizon level. Or at least take the time to adjust it before posting to your Instagram. If things looked crooked, it throws our sub-conscious perception out of balance. Of course, if you’re tilting intentionally to create an interesting composition that’s more than okay!