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Resort news for winter 2021/22

image Friday, 30, July, 2021

Our resorts are always busy, making sure they can offer you the best experience in the mountains! Here's what our resort partners have been up to, and if you're looking for new additions to our programme (including super self-catered apartments and heavenly hotels) check out our dedicated What's New area

Saint Martin de Belleville

The new speed mountain toboggan run has opened! Whether it's solo or sharing with a child, this over 1,000 meter-long run with series of twists and turns is great for the family. Make sure you smile on the way down and take home a souvenir photo, available at the speed mountain shop. 

Accessible to children over the age of 5 years (minimum height: 1.10 meters) sharing a parent’s toboggan.
Children taller than 1.40m can ride solo.



You can now switch up your regular family hike and take a trip into the mountains with the new unusual llama walk in Montgenèvre! So get those snowshoes on and head out on a wander in this beautiful valley accompanied by a furry friend. Did you know? Llama's are the ideal animal to take on a hike as they are sure-footed on steep paths and don't require a great deal of food or water. 


Saint Gervais Mont Blanc resort ski beginners

Saint Gervais

Located on Mont d'Arbois at 1,840m and easily accessed by the Bettex-Mont d'Arbois gondola, a brand new novice area offers a drag lift and covered magic carpet lift, all improving the comfort for beginner skiers to develop their skills. 

Areches Beaufort new gondola lift, Le Bois

Arêches Beaufort

The Le Bois gondola opened for the 2020/21 season. The lift departs from Le Play (1200m) and ends at the Plateau du Cuvy (1736m). It will transport 2800 people p/h, with 10 people per cabin and a journey time of only 6 minutes.

Valmorel Facebook Biollene chairlift


The original 4-seater Biollene chairlift linking to the top of the resort has been updated to a new high-speed 6-seater chairlift, with a journey time of just over 5 minutes and transporting 2800 skiers p/h.

Snakegliss in Orelle

Orelle (Val Thorens)

A new snakegliss track is open! Snakegliss is a variation of sledging and very popular! It combines multiple sledges together in a snake-like formation before descending down the mountainside.

Sainte Foy ski resort

Sainte Foy

Upgrades to both the Arpettaz and the Grand Plan chairlifts will increase in capacity on the routes. The Arpettaz lift has increased to 3000 passengers per hour and the Grand Plan to 2000 passengers per hour! 

The resort celebrates its 30-year birthday in 2021! You can take a look at the history of the resort including a celebratory video of materials from the archives.

Modernised Marais charlift in Tignes


Updates to the Marais chairlift includes replacing the previous lift, the new 6 seater express lift links the Aiguille Rouge (which is above Tignes 1800) to the Aiguille Percée, with an estimated journey time of 8 minutes and 20 seconds.

Choose either a solo or duo zorb and hurtle down the new zorb track reaching up to 50km/h whilst trying to knock down as many inflatable skittles as possible. Definitely a unique experience in the Alps!

Sylvotherapy in Saint Martin

Saint Martin de Belleville

Sylvotherapy is a new experience for those wishing to reconnect with themselves and nature. Available for free in March and April, this unique activity is derived from yoga and meditation. It is, on a basic level, a discovery walk harnessing the positive energy emitted by trees.

Most Resorts!

Our food delivery service lets you pre-order delicious prepared meals for your stay, to be delivered directly to your apartment, making self-catering even easier! We love the meal plans and choice of the traditional French dishes and if you're staying during the winter holidays you can order a full Christmas lunch! 

Samoens Grand Massif resort image


The brand new Vercland gondola has replaced the original four-seater gondolas from the ski village. As the main route up to the Grand Massif, the new lift will run at 7 metres per second, carrying 2000 passengers per hour, making it the fastest ski lift in France!  

Les Gets

Immerse yourself in an enchanted world during the Alta Lumina night walk, set amongst magical forest and beautiful scenery! This unique experience guides you along an imaginative journey, surrounded by an awe-inspiring light show and accompanied by atmospheric music. 

Tickets are free for under 4s and then range from €10 to €19 with family tickets also available. 

This looks so magical!

Are you looking for more inspiration for your next winter holiday? Take a look at the beautiful new properties and additional authentic French resorts we have added to our programme. You can also take advantage of some great special offers including discounts and extra nights! Get even more info and news from the French Alps by signing up for our newsletter, or following us on Facebook and Instagram

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