Everyone’s catered for in terrific Tignes. Made up of a cluster of villages, this resort is great for peaceful slopes and more challenging routes, and the lift system can get 75,000 skiers around super speedily. Take the weight off – an atmospheric party scene unfolds after dark. Find out more about Tignes.
Near to the mammoth Mont Blanc, you’ll find various carved-out runs in this snowy bowl. Across the tree-lined pistes, skiers and snowboarders alike will have plenty of choice, but the challenging Diamond Noir is a top option for pros. In the village, the Bauhaus-style buildings are architectural focal points. Find out more about Flaine.
Part of the acclaimed Four Valleys area, Verbier epitomises brilliant ski getaways. It’s a celebrity hotspot with an exclusive feel, but it’s also got some pretty tough terrain beside striking Matterhorn views. The snowy streets sit among the hillside, so you’ll be in prime position to hit the bars, pubs and lounges. Find out more about Verbier.
The International Hot Air Balloon Festival takes to the skies in Château-d'Oex from the 21-29 January, wowing children and adults as it passes. The colourful balloons even fly through the night.