Spring skiing means longer days, good snow conditions, sunnier slopes and lifts open for longer. Many of our resorts organise family-friendly events, especially for Easter skiers!
Here are the top 5 ski resorts for Easter in the French Alps!
1. La Rosière
The tree-lined resort of La Rosiere lies in the Haute Tarentaise on the border with Italy. La Rosiere is a south facing resort graced with sunny days. Skiers have access to an international ski area, providing incredible skiing opportunities for families.
Easter events in La Rosière:
La Rosière has many weekly family-friendly events to choose from. These include snowman-making contests, family ice skating lessons, snowball fight sessions, and toasting marshmallows at the bottom of the slopes. See the La Rosière Tourist Office website for more details.
Where to stay in La Rosière?
4* Luxury Cimes Blanches:
Located in the Quartier des Euchererts close to the slopes, ski school meeting points, shops, and restaurants. This residence has an indoor heated pool and spa facilities.
2. Sainte Foy
Sainte Foy is located in the Tarentaise valley. It shares the neighbourhood with well-known resorts including Tignes and Val d’Isere. Not only is Sainte Foy great for families, it also has some of the best off-piste terrain for intermediates and expert skiers - double win!
Easter events in Sainte Foy:
One of the events Sainte Foy holds is 'La Piste des Etoiles', a fun-packed event for charity where teams attempt 10 challenges such as a 'paret' relay and a piste race. Whether participating in the races or exploring the hidden treasures of this village, there's plenty to do! See the Sainte Foy Tourist Office website for more details.
This family orientated resort, nominated for 'Family Resort of the Year' in the World Snow Awards 2017, sits on the Italian border. Skiers can ski across to Italy for the day, to resorts such as Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere! Montgenèvre has excellent terrain for beginners and intermediates, all within the ‘Milky Way’ ski area.
Easter events in Montgenèvre:
The 'La 1000 Pattes' (millipede) ski race, one of the largest gatherings of young skiers in France, is run by the Montgenevre Ski Club every year. In 2017, the annual race celebrated its 30th birthday! More than 1,000 children (aged 5 to 10 years) participated in these family-fun races on the snow. For more details see the 'La 1000 Pattes' Facebook page.
Where to stay in Montgenèvre?
Located at the foot of the Chalvet slopes, just 200m from the cable car. This residence has its own ski school desk, an outdoor heated pool and fitness facilities.
4. Tignes 1800 and Tignes Les Brevieres
Although only recently developed into a ski resort, Tignes 1800 has been a village for centuries. It lies in the Tignes Val d'Isere ski area (formally Espace Killy) with Tignes Les Brevieres. Both are quiet alternatives to other resorts in Tignes. Tignes Les Brevieres, in particular, boasts an excellent beginners' area.
Easter events in Tignes:
Visit Tignes Le Lac or Tignes Val Claret for the 'Live in Tignes by Francofolies' event. A variety of musical acts on outdoor stages and its all free! See the Tignes Tourist Office website for more details, or watch this video from 2016's event.
4* Luxury Kalinda Village in Tignes 1800:
Located at the foot of the Boisses telecabine, these recently built apartments have on-site shops and eateries, an indoor pool and kid’s pool, plus spa and fitness facilities. Guests can ski back to the residence.
Châtel is a traditional, family-orientated resort offering 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:
There is a range of fun activities to take part in at Chatel whether you're with family or friends. Have a ride on a snake-glisse, join the dance floor on the slopes, or for under 6's, there's 'The Games Festival'! For more information or activities see the Chatel Tourist Office website.
Where to stay in Châtel?
Recently built luxury residence ideally located directly in front of the slopes, adjacent to the Super-Chatel gondola. It's close to shops, restaurants and ski school meeting point.