Dating is a winter sport
A new piste and underground moving walkway will connect the slopes directly with the heart of town while a new shopping area, restaurants, apartments, a hotel, bus station and welcome area will also be created.There are new beginnings in the cult French off-piste destination La Grave too, which ushers in its first season under the ownership of SATA (operator of the neighbouring Alpe d’Huez resort), improving mountain infrastructure without changing its fundamentally “wild” nature.That’s cheaper than a seven-day lift pass to just one of those resorts.In Val d’Isère, France, work has started on the £170m Coin de Val project, set to redevelop the resort centre over the next five years.You can blow the budget with glamorous catered chalets but there are plenty of affordable options too.Ski France (uk) is offering a winter-long “Kids Go Free” deal for children up to 18 years staying with their parents at Hotel Le Mottaret in Méribel and Hotel Ibiza in Les Deux Alpes.Adventurous families can embrace the outdoors in the Swiss resort of Flims-LAAX, camping in heated timber pods equipped with double beds, with access to shared amenities and a restaurant, from just £422 for five nights (camping-flims.ch).
Craving peaceful slopes, a spot of culture and great value skiing?Furthermore, Norwegian Air (norwegian.com) has just launched direct London to Denver flights from £179 one-way.All snow-topped trees and fire-warmed mountain huts, family ski holidays are hard to beat for winter magic.Simply choosing a resort suitable for beginners is tricky enough, without booking up resort transfers, equipment hire and lift passes.By far the best, and least expensive, option is to let an operator package everything up for you.
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Different resorts and holiday options will suit different people depending on experience, preferences and party-type. Are you looking for fine dining as well as immaculate slopes?