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10 reasons to visit Arc 1950

A great ski station for families in the Rhône-Alps, with a secure play area, a pedestrianised village and all the services and amenities you could ask for…


What makes a great family ski holiday in the French Alps?

It’s simple: start with the best ski resorts in France. For twenty years, Alpine Elements have been offering skiing holidays to some of the best ski resorts in the Alps including Les Arcs, Méribel, Morzine and Val D’Isère, amongst others.

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Ski Holidays in Les Gets with Chalets1066

If you enjoy skiing holidays, you will love Les Gets. Although it is not as well known as some of the more fashionable resorts, Les Gets has much to offer. Twice voted best family ski resort in the world Les


Disabled Skiing in Belle Plagne

For Mia, an 8-year-old living with cerebral palsy, disabled Skiing in Belle Plagne was her top choice for an adaptive ski holiday in March 2012. Ski 2 Freedom was able to provide information on the disabled skiing side of the


The hills are alive…

When thinking about summer holidays in France, rustic villages and turquoise swimming pools doubtless spring to mind. Florence Derrick serves up ten holiday ideas which prove that France’s mountains shouldn’t be overlooked as a summer destination…


Skiing with Down’s syndrome – Morzine

Jacob Howes has Down’s syndrome and nothing gets in the way of him having an action packed ski week in Morzine. Knowing how well he was looked after by ESF Morzine and Morzine Kids ensured that the whole family had a fabulous and very therapeutic ski holiday…


The ‘S’ Word: Samoëns gourmet après-ski weeks

The French Alps village of Samoëns achieves top marks from its local cuisine & wine to its offerings for some of the best skiing in France. This winter, you can combine the neige with the vin rouge so get your Gordon Ramsay-esque hat on for a food-filled après-ski not to be missed!

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Ski in France the French way

Award winning Peak Retreats is a friendly, independent tour operator which gives British skiers the opportunity to experience skiing in France the French way.

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Skiing with children

Getting your child dressed and keeping them warm are two of the greatest challenges. After that, it’s all downhill as they say; well, allowing for the occasional tantrum when they fall face first in the snow.

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Staying safe on the slopes

An environment praised for its slippery surfaces carries an increased risk of injury for holidaymakers. Make sure you have all bases covered when you set off on a ski break in France, including adequate travel insurance and safety equipment.

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Where to ski in France

France offers a choice of purpose-built or natural resorts depending on how you wish to spend your time après ski, both catered and self-catering chalet accommodation to suit all budgets and child-friendly fun should you be looking for it.


The history of skiing

For many of us, skiing has become an annual treat. It is one of the most popular types of holiday and at this time of year, it seems our thoughts turn to the sun-kissed glamour of the French ski resorts – and away from the depressing drizzle of the British winter.

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Travel from the UK to French ski resorts

Ski bunnies are spoiled for choice when it comes to travel options, as the mountainous regions of France are well served by planes and trains. Taking the channel tunnel or ferry in your car or hiring a vehicle on your arrival offer yet more possibilities.

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Snow sports to try this winter

With the arrival of the first snowfalls, a flurry of activity overtakes the mountains. Everyone’s attention is focussed on the snow sports for which many variations are added to the list each year. Here’s our pick of those you should definitely try while holidaying in the Alps or Pyrénées…

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Real-life story: skiing in France

In 2007, Christian Lawler went on his first ski holiday in France. Now, he spends at least seven days each year at a French ski resort and has even invested in a few pieces of equipment. Here, Christian tells FrenchEntrée about his experience.