France’s flagship ski resort has long been the primary choice in L’hexagone. A two Michelin Star restaurant in gorgeously ornate, oaky surroundings makes Le Chabichou Hotel stand out as a fine choice for gastronomes.
148 lifts make ample transport across 600km of slopes, with more than half of that ideal for beginners, running from early December to late April. The season runs from mid-November to early May, but there’s plenty outside of skiing to keep you entertained. One of the better known events is the Festival Ski et Toiles, where visitors mingle with the stars and watch new films side-by-side with the actors and actresses themselves.