Easter skiing means longer days, good snow conditions, sunnier slopes and the lifts open for longer. Many of our resorts organise family-friendly events, especially for Easter skiers! Here are our top 5 ski resorts for Easter in the French Alps!
Montgenèvre is a historic ski resort, which sits on the Italian border, offering snowsure conditions, plenty of intermediate cruising and new facilities including nurseries and a cinema. Montgenèvre village is a popular destination with plenty of après ski to keep the whole family happy!
Easter events in Montgenèvre
The 'La 1000 Pattes' (millipede) ski race, usually at the very beginning of April, is one of the largest gatherings of young skiers in France. Every year more than 1,000 children (aged 5 to 10 years) participate in family-fun snow races. For more details see the 'La 1000 Pattes' Facebook page. This is sure to inspire your little skiers!
Where to stay in Montgenèvre
These great value apartments are at the foot of the slopes and 200m from the Chalvet cable car. Facilities include outdoor heated pool, a spa with hot tub, sauna and steam room and a dedicated space for teens.
The residence appeals equally to families and couples and groups of friends, offering a truly authentic experience of a French skiing holiday.
2. Les 2 Alpes
Set high in picturesque Isère, France's third biggest ski area, Les 2 Alpes is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery and with slopes on both sides of the town, you’re never far from a lift! Les 2 Alpes is all about high-altitude skiing. It has an excellent snow record plus there's brilliant après ski with plenty of bars and restaurants.
Easter events in Les 2 Alpes
As a Famille Plus resort there's always loads going on for little ones and Easter looks fab! Previous events include the Junior Foliz, a whole week dedicated to children. There's reading, crafts, outdoor activities, shows and more! Find out more on the Les 2 Alpes Tourist Office website.
Where to stay in Les 2 Alpes
New for the 2020/21 season. The residence is located in the Grand Plan area of Les 2 Alpes with a number of good shops, bars, restaurants and mini-market available.
The residence is 200m from the slopes, nearest lifts and ESF meeting point. The apartments at Neige et Soleil have an elegant take on mountain style and are warm and welcoming.
3. La Rosière
The tree-lined resort of La Rosière lies in the Haute Tarentaise on the border with Italy. La Rosière is a south-facing resort graced with sunny days. Skiers have access to an international ski area, which provides incredible skiing opportunities for the whole family.
Easter events in La Rosière
La Rosière has many weekly family-friendly events to choose from throughout the season. Top of the bill is MUSIFOLIZ (usually mid-Aprill). It's a FREE celebration for families, filled with music and shows that will take you back to your childhood. See the La Rosière Tourist Office website for more details.
Where to stay in La Rosière
These apartments are close to the slopes, main ski lift and ESF ski school meeting point in the Eucherts area of La Rosière.
Enjoy the use of the free private indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, saunas, steam room and fitness room. Or enjoy some pampering in the superb O des Cîmes Spa Centre where we can arrange for you a selection of fabulous massages and beauty treatments in advance.
4. Tignes 1800 and Tignes Les Brévières
Tignes offers some of Europe's highest skiing and with summer ski on the glacier, it is proud of its snow-sure reputation. Tignes 1800 offers a large beginner's area and Tignes les Brévières is a quiet alternative to other resorts. Both offer access to the Tignes Val d'Isere ski area (formally Espace Kelly) and its 300km of piste.
Easter events in Tignes
In mid-April Tignes usually plays host to LIVE IN TIGNES by FRANCOFOLIES, a music festival! There's three days of free concerts on the pistes and at the heart of the resort. It will be brilliant. Find out about this, and all other events, on the Tignes Tourist Office website.
Where to stay in Tignes
4* Kalinda in Tignes 1800
Located at the foot of the Boisses telecabine and guests can ski back to the residence.
Facilities include a good-sized indoor pool, a separate pool for little ones, hot tubs, saunas and steam room, and you'll find restaurants, a bakery, the ski school etc. all within easy reach.
Samoëns is a beautiful ski village offers easy access to the huge Grand Massif ski area (including Flaine) with large beginners area and plenty of intermediate cruising. You really do get the best of both worlds in Samoëns.
Where to stay in Samoëns?
These lovely 4* apartments are really well located close to the Grand Massif Express gondola, and just 5 minute walk from the main village square.
Highlights include a free private indoor heated swimming pool with hot tub, saunas, steam room and fitness room. You may also find time to be pampered in the superb O des Cîmes spa.