Amazing Eco Ski Resorts for Group Ski Holiday 2014
The Winter Olympics are on, and the result is a renewed love for winter sports.
If you have found yourself watching the Olympians on the slopes and thought, “I want to be out there too”, then you are in luck.
We have compiled for you some French Ski Resorts available for a magnificent ski holiday with friends resorts for the environmentally conscious looking for a “green” and white holiday.
Alpe d’Huez is a premier ski resort in the French Alps. At Alpe d’Huez, you will have a wide variety of choices both in your ski slopes and your night time activities. They are known for their first-class lifts and pistes.
At Alpe d’Huez, beginners are treated to an array of nursery slopes near the centre of the resort. Once you’ve become comfortable on your skis, there are plenty of mild green slopes to choose from before moving to more difficult pistes.
There are options for intermediate skiers as well. They can explore the blue slopes if they need a bit of an easier run. Red slopes are also available throughout for those looking for more of a challenge. And those who are feeling really brave can enjoy alternative black runs. An 1860-metre black run, the longest in Europe, is also available for advanced skiers.
If you love to snowboard, Alpe d’Huez has snow parks with jumps, rails, and ramps, as well as natural gullies, and boarder-cross parks to choose from.
All of this in a natural, eco-friendly environment.
Le Corbier ski resort is part of the Les Sybelles ski area. At Le Corbier ski resort alone there are 310 kilometres of piste. The Les Sybelles ski area also includes St. Sorlin d’Arves and La Toussuire. All three resorts connect with one another by pistes and lifts. Together they are the 4th largest ski area in France.
Between the high elevation and the snow cannons, Le Corbier has plenty of snow for skiing no matter when you go. They have a fast chair that takes you from the resort all the way to the top, where you have access to a nursery area. Your lift-pass covers three ski areas, which provide plenty of areas to ski.
At Le Corbier, there are extraordinary blue slopes with plenty of great snow. As part of your ski-pass you get access to La Toussuire, which is a little more challenging but still appropriate for beginners. Intermediate skiers have access to runs with great views and adventures. Advanced skiers have awesome mileage that grows yearly as they add new lifts.
Snowboarders can enjoy the runs here as well as the two snow parks that they have available.
Montgenevre is known for having everything, including the most amazing non-glacier skiing in France. Because everything at Montgenevre is within a 15-minute-or-less walk, the resort is an awesome choice for families. Get from one side of the resort to the other in no time at this resort that is ranked 7 out of the 30 French ski resorts in customer satisfaction.
The Mont de la Lune ski-pass is used at Montgenevre and includes Claviere and Montgenevre ski resorts daily as well as 1-day access to the Italian Milky Way. Access to the Milky Way increases the ski area by about 50% because it includes Sestriere, Sauze D’Oulx, Sansicario, and Cesana.
Beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers have a large number of pistes to choose from. Advanced skiers have double the terrain due to unofficial pistes created by skiers going through the trees and the gullies.