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 an 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, on the 6th & 7th 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 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! From the 15th to the 19th it is Junior Foliz, a whole week dedicated to children. There's reading, crafts, outdoor activities, shows and more! It's just 8€ for a day ticket and 20€ for the week. Find out more on the Les 2 Alpes Tourist Office website.
Where to stay in Les 2 Alpes
4* luxury Le Cortina
Ideally situated just 200m from 6-seater Diable chair lift and in a lively neighbourhood surrounded by many shops, bars and restaurants.
Le Cortina is built in a chic contemporary style and despite having only 15 apartments, the residence offers free access to a hot tub, sauna and steam room.
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 this Easter is MUSIFOLIZ (16th-19th April). 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
4* luxury Les Cimes Blanches
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 the Tignes Val d'Isere ski area (formally Espace Kelly) and it's 300km of piste.
Easter events in Tignes
On April 16th, 17th and 18th, Tignes is hosting the 4th edition of the 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* luxury 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?
4* luxury La Reine des Prés
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.