The French Alps are destined to be the next big destination for Australian skiers.
Australians have long had a love affair with Europe. Prior to the pandemic, the top three European locations for Australians to visit in July/August during the European summer were Paris, London and Mykonos.
So it makes sense that Australians are starting to look to Europe in winter for ski-ing, and the advantages are obvious, from the French Alp’s proximity to Paris and London for fly-in and fly-out, to the decedent restaurant food, the European service, stunning luxury hotels and apartments, and of course the range and quality of apres ski on offer.
Unlike American ski-ing, the apres ski starts at lunch time, with one of the world’s greatest apres ski performers, La Folie Douce presenting incredible upscale entertainment at lunch time in all of the big ski locations, with DJ’s, live music, dancers and performers.
The venues are set within the snow, mostly on the peaks with views and snow all around, and in some venues, the only way down is on skis, adding to the fun. The food at the venues is nothing short of incredible.
The French alps is one of the best locations for Australian families to ski as there are so many different slopes for every age group and ability – and instructors who speak multiple languages.
The French ski scene is very upmarket, with guests on location from every corner of the globe, and particularly Europe.
The French alps are just a short drive from Geneva airport, and there are many locations to choose from, each with a different personality and style. They include Val Thorens, Meribel, Val d’Isere, Chamonix, Courchevel and more, all bursting with fantastic slopes for all ski abilities and age ranges, as well as multiple restaurants, coffee shops, luxe shopping, and gorgeous five star luxury hotels as well as sprawling apartments.
The very best thing about the French alps and why Australians are predicted to choose the French Alps this European winter:
- The French Alps the highest altitude in France meaning there will always be snow
- The French alps have the biggest ski valley in the world
- There are multiple is a ski in, ski out resorts meaning hundreds of hotels have direct access to the ski slopes
- There are plenty of beginner slopes
- The French Alps in Val Thorens for example bring together 4 valleys, meaning there is extensive advanced and off-piste skiing
- There are a plethora of non-ski activities from dog sledges to spas, snow shoe walks, one of the longest taboggon trails in the world.
- There are five, four and three star hotels, as well as plenty of apartments
- It has some of the best apres ski clubs, including Le Folie Douce
- The French Alps have sensational restaurants including all day breakfasts at the Belleville diner, a fantastic steakhouse at 72 steakhouse, a Michelin star restaurant and too much more to mention.