Whether you’re a regular ski holiday goer or you’re looking to explore winter holiday options for the first time, our friends at Crystal Ski Holidays are the go-to guys to help you select your perfect ski holiday.
We caught up with Crystal experts David and Marion and asked them to share their top 3 destinations with us…they didn’t disappoint.
#1 LES DEUX ALPES
Snowsure glacier skiing and exciting off-piste terrain have made Les Deux Alpes an established favourite among British skiers. You can explore over 220km of piste in this ski area, complete with incredible views from the slopes.
Off the slopes there’s a lively après ski scene spread along the 2km long main street, split between friendly pubs, sports bars, clubs and a couple of quiet, more traditional venues. The six-day lift pass also entitles you to entry to the outdoor heated swimming pool and ice rink.
Brand new for winter 16/17, Crystal Childcare has arrived in Les Deux Alpes, offering everything from ski lessons to painting, arts and crafts and building snowmen.
Accommodation: Hotel La Brunerie
The hotel is located right in the resort centre, 5 minutes' walk to the main Jandri Express lift and 10 minutes' walk to the ski school.
Its bar has been renovated in recent seasons for a fresher look and the interiors are spacious throughout. There's a pool, sauna and fitness room, along with kids' facilities on request.
And, the complex is even more child friendly this winter, with free and reduced prices for kids aged 2-11 years inclusive when they are sharing with two adults.
From £549 average price per person (departing 24 December 2016 from London Gatwick, for 7 nights half board)
Renowned for everything from wooded beginner runs to high-altitude skiing, variety is behind the enduring popularity of Les Arcs.
Linked with La Plagne to create the massive Paradiski area, there’s access to 425km of piste for all abilities. And with 70% of the skiing at over 2000m altitude, snow conditions are reliable throughout the season.
Our accommodation options can be found in five villages. The buzzing Arc 1800 is where you’ll find the après ski crowd, while nearby Arc 1600 offers more of a village environment. In Arc 2000 you can ski to and from your doorstep and if newly-built but traditional style is more your thing, then Arc 1950 is a great choice.
Accommodation: Arc 1950 Apartments
Ski-in, ski-out apartments in winter wonderland village, two minutes' walk to nearest ski lift, within a pedestrianised centre full of shops, restaurants and bars.
There’s a swimming pool, Jacuzzi®, sauna, steam room and fitness room. For an additional charge, you can access a massive spa and wellness area by ‘Cinq Mondes’, with sauna, spa treatments and ice caves.
Pre-bookable private nanny service is available, with free and reduced prices for kids 2-11 years sharing with two adults (supplements apply).
Passo Tonale links the Italian regions of Trentino and Lombardy. It’s got a compact lift system with little to no queuing and most of the hotels are within easy reach of lifts.
The snowsure slopes run mainly above the tree line and get long hours of sunshine. Runs aren't very long and have little gradient, so they’re ideal for children learning to ski, as well as beginners.
The town itself is purpose built and offers great value for money accommodation options, along with a strong selection of bars, restaurants and shops.
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Paradiso
Just two minutes' walk to the cable car up to the Presena glacier, and even less to the vast beginners' ski area of Passo Tonale, this hotel ticks combines a spot of luxury and a winning location.
It offers an exceptionally high standard of accommodation and service. Relax and unwind in the spa, before taking a dip in the indoor pool, or enjoying a drink in the bar.
Little ones are well taken care of too, with a Recommended by Crystal hotel-run kids' club, babysitting service and a games room to keep them entertained.
To find your perfect ski holiday this season, head to crystalski.co.uk or speak to a friendly member of the team in-centre at Xscape, located within Snozone.