Skiing in Chamonix
Located within an hour's drive of Geneva airport, Chamonix Mont-Blanc is a spectacular resort in both winter and summer - playground for all ages. The Chamonix Valley is made up of a number of small ski areas: Les Houches, Le Brevent/ La Flegere, Les Grands Montets and Le Tour/ Vallorcine - all offering varied terrain and spectacular views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the Aiguilles. Skiers and snow boarders will love it here, whether you are looking for nice long sunny groomed slopes, small forest trails or off-piste free riding and untracked glacial terrain. Experienced skiers will love the gnarly trails on the Argentiere Glacier or the legendary off-piste itinerary from the Aiguilles du Midi - the Vallee Blanche (be warned a mountain guide is necessary for these areas!). Intermediates can take their pick from the miles of blue or more challenging red runs that are available in all areas of the Chamonix valley and beginners have ample to do as well. The gentle green slopes on the valley floor give the perfect introduction to winter sports before progressing onto the higher terrain. If you fancy going further a field, then the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass also enables you to ski in Courmayeur (Italy) and Verbier (Switzerland); both less than an hours drive from Chamonix (or a free bus ride in the case of Courmayeur!). Chamonix is a safe bet for early and late season skiers since 90% of the skiing is above 2000m. The highest area Les Grand Montets at 3300m offers exceptional skiing from December through to mid May. Wherever you choose to ski, there are unrivalled panoramas of the Mont Blanc massif that will take your breath away!
In summer Chamonix opens up into a playground of alpine adventure - Climbing, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, so many sports to do. Besides mountain adventure, there is a thriving cultural scene, amazing shops and boutiques, and a fabulous gastronomic offering - including 2 Michelin starred restaurants. The town itself has a charming pedestrianised centre, full of ambiance, bars, cafes, restaurants and shops - plenty to do when you come off the mountain. The smaller suburban villages of Argentiere, Montroc and Les Houches, also offer great access to the mountain trail in a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere.
Access to Chamonix is so simple with it being less than an hours drive from Geneva airport, making long weekends and short breaks very easy - from Geneva either hire a car or we can book you an airport transfer.
Chamonix has skiing for absolutely everybody but groups and families with non-skiers in their party will also love the range of alternate activities available. Whatever you decide to do, you can be sure that the views will be stunning and the food/ wine will taste great!
We have a wide variety of apartments, accommodation and chalets in Chamonix from studios to 4 bedroomed accomomdation, apartments and chalets. Most apartments and chalets are located in the centre of Chamonix, but we do have a small number of apartments in the ski areas of Argentiere and Le Tour. All apartments are fully equipped with mod cons and most Chamonix apartments come with balconies, parking and WI-FI.
Skiing in Les Arcs
Undoubtedly one of the best linked ski resorts in France, Les Arcs forms part of the Paradis ski area, one of the largest ski domains in the world. Linked to La Plagne by the Vanoise Express - a huge double decker cable car - the area has over 425km of groomed runs, offering terrain for every level of rider. One of the best aspects of Les Arcs is the ski in, ski out factor - click your skis on at the door and away you go!
Les Arcs itself is made up of 4 towns - Les Arcs 1600, Les Arcs 1800, Les Arcs 1950 and Les Arcs 2000 - with Les Arcs 1800 being the main hub. Each of the villages offer many bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal after a long days skiing if you cannot be bothered to cook! However, there are also many supermarkets and shops nearby with all the essentials you'll need for a self-catered holiday.
The easiest access to Les Arcs is via Eurostar to Bourg St Maurice, from where it is only a 20 minute journey up to the resort via the funicular railway or taxi. Alternatively, there are many airlines offering flights into Chambery, Geneva and Lyon airports, all around 2 to 2.5 hours drive away.
Les Arcs is an ideal destination for groups or families wanting ski to the door accommodation for a mixture of abilities!
Our apartments, accommodation and chalets in Les Arcs are ideally located in the village of Le Chantel just above the main hub/ centre of Arc 1800. Les Arcs (which is where you want to be). All apartments, accommodation and chalets span across 2 residences: Iseran and St Bernard, right opposite each other. Both the residences have been newly built in the last 7 years by the developer MGM and therefore the accommodation, apartments and chalets are of an extremely high quality - clients in these residences also have free access to an absolute gorgeous indoor pool. We have 2, 3 and 4 bedroomed chalets and apartments. We will not forget to mention the ease of skiing - it is unbelievable - literally start from just your accommodation! All apartments, accommodation and chalets are fully equipped with mod cons, balconies, parking and most with WI-FI.
Skiing in St Gervais
Set right at the foot of Mont Blanc, the French ski resort of St Gervais Les Bains has access to over 490 pistes and 300km of skiing. Linked to Megeve and St Nicholas de Veroce, together they make up the largest inter-connected ski area within the Mont Blanc region and with much of the skiing above 2000m, it is reliably snow sure. All levels of skiing are catered for here, but particular favourites of ours are the sunny blue and red runs across to Megeve for some superb quality mountain restaurants; and Les Contamines, one of the areas biggest secrets for a good powder day. It's only a 10 minute drive from St Gervais and is included on the same ski pass. From the summit of Mont Joly you get an amazing panoramic view of the Mont Blanc region and on a clear day can even see the summit of the Grand Mottes glacier in Tignes! Local buses also take you between the different areas if you do not wish to ski.
St Gervais itself is a beautiful little spa town with a well renovated centre that has retained the charm of its 19th century origins The bustling centre is full of ambience and has a good selection of bars, cafes and restaurants as well as a multitude of sporting and leisure facilities. There is a farmers market every Thursday where you can buy your local ham and cheeses and the St Gervais thermal baths in Le Fayet are also well worth a visit!
Access to St Gervais is so easy. Geneva airport is less than 50 minutes drive away or St Gervais/Le Fayet train station - linked to Paris - is only a 10 minute drive.
It is a charming town with loads of ambience and takes you away from the purpose built ski resort. St Gervais is ideal for all types of skier but particularly for families or groups.
Our apartments, accommodation and ski chalets in St Gervais are in a superb location, inside the beautiful centre of St Gervais but also with such easy access to the start of skiing - you can now walk across the bridge to the Bettex gondola from the apartments. The chalets and accommodation are located in a new residence Domaine de Crespin built to an extremely high quality in the last 5 years. The apartments and chalets are of a very high quality with magnificent views. We have 3 and 4 bedroomed accommodation,apartments and chalets which are fully equipped with mod cons, balconies, parking and WI-FI.