In 2014, the French resorts may be hyper-connected, offer a myriad of activities or provide reputed restaurants, but torch-lit ski descents, fondue or a glass of mulled wine remain the classics of any stay in the mountains in France.
Each season, the French resorts surpass themselves in diversifying their night-time events.Holidaymakers will, of course, appreciate them, but they still enjoy the traditional torch-lit descent just as much.
To make learning cross-country skiing more entertaining, fun spaces have been created in the French Nordic skiing areas, with moguls, modules, figurines… and even sometimes a ski lift!
The mountains are stunning when they put on their white coats! With mythical or not so well known panoramas, here is our selection of the most remarkable viewpoints in the French mountains. Accessible to all - to be enjoyed without reserve! In Grand Tourmalet
Benoît Vidal – l'Atelier d'Edmond Julien Gatillon – Chalet du Mont d’Arbois Le nouveau panoramic – Jean-Michel Bouvier VAL D’ISÈRE
The French resorts have continued to invest to provide more comfort for skiers, with the primary focus being the replacement of old ski lifts by new generation six seat detachable chairlifts.These upgrades are often accompanied by the reshaping and/or creation of new runs, more accessible to beginners and intermediate skiers.Here is an overview of the new winter features and facilities in the French mountains. Northern Alps Morzine - Avoriaz (Haute-Savoie)
No, there are no reasons not to climb to higher altitudes, to flirt with pure air or to get excited about pristine summits. Yes, you have everything to gain from going higher.Whether you suffer from asthma or have small children, there are numerous benefits from being in the mountains. 1 / What are the effects of winter sports on your body?
It was a real hit at the Hameau de Pierre Blanche (Les Houches) and this winter, the CGH hotel group will roll out its trendy new concept - a spa specially for children – across all 15 of its Alpine residences. Every Wednesday, the spa will be reserved for six to 16 year olds, by appointment. Dorothy Bouteillec, director of Spas & Beauté Montagne, has developed some very special treatments with help from After the Rain, a Swiss cosmetics brand.