Ski Collection's Top 5 Ski Locations in the French Alps
Which properties made it into our Ski Accommodation Top 5?
At Ski Collection, we always want to offer you the very best self-catered ski accommodation, in the fantastic high altitude, snow-sure ski resorts, at the best possible prices. Here's our list of Ski Collection's Top 5 Ski Locations for this season and more importantly what makes these places so special.
Val Thorens - ‘Le Hameau du Kashmir’ - 4 Star Luxury
"There is everything you need at Le Hameau du Kashmir, it even has its own bar & restaurants!"
Le Hameau du Kashmir is ideally located in a sunny position at the entrance to the ski resort of Val Thorens, just metres from the mid station ski lifts, offering you ski-in/ski-out possibilities onto the Plein Sud ski slope.
Le Hameau du Kashmir boasts a gourmet bistro restaurant, 'Le Karmin', which has a charming and sophisticated atmosphere and comes highly recommended by staff here at Ski Collection! We love the fact that the delicious French cuisine is inspired by traditional Alpine recipes, creating new and exciting flavours. The staff were friendly and attentive too.
In addition to the restaurant, there are five terraces and a small glass cabin located almost on the ski slopes for a more intimate dining experience under the stars. 'Le Yack' steakhouse offers a more relaxed rustic dining experience with plenty of meat dishes to choose from. With easy access via the Cairn run, lunch can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace with a unique view of the ski slopes.
Flaine - 'Le Centaure' - 4 Star Luxury
"Convenience is key at Le Centaure, everything is right on your doorstep!"
Le Centaure in Flaine is a 4 star luxury residence superbly situated by the 'Les Grandes Platieres' cable car, close to the resort centre and offering ski-in/ski-out possibilities. Flaine is well suited to families offering a large nursery slope area perfect for children or beginners, whilst the resort centre has a variety of shops, restaurants and bars.
Facilities at Le Centaure include free access to the Ô des Cimes Spa centre with indoor heated swimming pool with children’s pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness room. Massages, facial and body treatments are also available at a supplement (and can be pre-booked through Ski Collection).
Avoriaz - ‘Kouria' - 4 Star Luxury
"Kouria private apartments offer you something different. The luxuriously finished rooms are sublime!"
Kouria is made up of 16 luxurious privately-owned ski apartments. Kouria also boasts ski-in/ski-out possibilities and has an indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Kouria is ideally located in the Falaise area of Avoriaz, just a stone’s throw from the resort's covered car park and the main shops and services. These modern, homely, high-quality privately-owned ski apartments, all have south-facing balconies with exceptional views.
The advantages of choosing to stay in a privately-owned ski apartment are numerous: personal touches, more of an “at home” feel, good value for money, independence and privacy, and a “real” French ski holiday experience, as well as being able to see floor plans/photos of your exact ski accommodation.
La Rosiere - ‘Les Cimes Blanches’ - 4 Star Luxury
"One of the most popular family-friendly resort/accommodation combinations for Ski Collection clients!"
Les Cimes Blanches in La Rosière is a luxury ski residence located in the Quartier des Eucherts area, close to the ski slopes offering wonderful panoramic views.
Les Cimes Blanches is just a 5-minute walk from the ski school and the Eucherts chairlift. The nearest shops are within 150m of the property. A free shuttle bus operates from the residence to take you to the resort centre of La Rosière, which is 900m away.
Les Cimes Blanches boasts the Ô des Cimes Spa centre offering free access to a private indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness room. Numerous facial and body treatments and massages are also available (all payable). Bathrobes can be hired.
Alpe d'Huez - ‘Le Cristal de l'Alpe' - 4 Star Luxury
"A high-quality base, offering you brilliant, alternative skiing in the lesser known resort of Alpe d'Huez!"
Ideally located at the heart of Alpe d'Huez, Le Cristal de l'Alpe is 200m from the ski slopes and just 50m from the nearest ski lifts and shops. There is also a free shuttle bus which takes you to the ski slopes.
A selection of shops can be found on the ground floor of the residence. Facilities at Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments include a large reception area with open fire, free access to the Ô des Cimes Spa centre with indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness room. Facial and body treatments and massages can also be pre-booked (supplements apply).