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Snow and ski special: winter on a gentle slope

2023-01-21T00:31:01.925Z


Ready to go, the weekly newsletter of Figaro Voyage. Dear travellers, The appetite for skiing is there, notes Eric Brèche, the president of the "red sweaters", which is 40% more requests for lessons this winter. The late but massive snowfalls throughout France will even provide good conditions for holidaymakers in early February. Beyond the practice of winter sports, subject to a growing number of hazards, the excellent booking figures in our resor


Dear travellers,

The appetite for skiing is there, notes Eric Brèche, the president of the "red sweaters", which is 40% more requests for lessons this winter.

The late but massive snowfalls throughout France will even provide good conditions for holidaymakers in early February.

Beyond the practice of winter sports, subject to a growing number of hazards, the excellent booking figures in our resorts this year again perhaps reflect a desire for the mountains in the broad sense, quite simply.

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What are the best resorts for those who don't ski?

Take advantage of the restaurants with a view of the snow-capped peaks, of various and varied sports activities (snowshoes, etc.): ski resorts are not reserved only for downhill enthusiasts.

AFP

Shopping, restaurants, non-skiing sports activities… We have compared a hundred mountain resorts, and ranked the most interesting for those who enjoy the great outdoors without hurtling down the slopes.

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Fancy a large ski area?

Why you should bet on these small stations

Village resort in the Maurienne valley, Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves is one of the six destinations of Les Sybelles.

OT Saint-Sorlin

Discreet, charming and less expensive than the big resorts, these charming spots offer privileged access to the large ski areas to which they are linked.

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Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing: the great adventure in the Jura

In the Jura massif, Nordic activities and, even more so, cross-country skiing, are a quasi-religion that persists, despite the difficulties of snow cover.

Julien Hann BFC Tourism

The Jura relief offers a natural boulevard for Nordic activities.

Cross-country skiing alone is expressed on more than 3000 km of trails.

Our guide.

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Do you like architecture?

You'll love these mountain hotels

La cachette is the first 4-star hotel in Arcs 1600 and is the start of the resort's move upmarket, designed by architect Charlotte Perriand.

Manu Reyboz

The summits lend themselves to the most unusual architectures.

These hotels renew the landscape.

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Luxury, glide and voluptuousness: why Lech am Arlberg is so popular

Lech (Vorarlberg) is an area renowned for its abundant snow cover.

Stephan Gladieu / Le Figaro Magazine

The Austrian resort, a pioneer in winter sports, is the perfect combination of sport and style praised by ski lovers.

We went to check.

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