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Ski Resorts

FOR FAMILIES
Part of Les Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world, Courchevel offers one of the longest ski seasons and many green and blue slopes. The resort also boasts more than 250km of piste for intermediate and advanced skiers with links to other top resorts including Méribel and Val Thorens.

Family ski company, Esprit Ski has childcare from aged 17 weeks to 12 years and ski lessons for children aged three to 12 with classes no bigger than eight students. Families who pre-book morning or afternoon childcare will receive free evening Cocoa Club childcare (for ages three to 12) – bliss! Try the Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 for a Courcheval treat. 
www.espritski.com

FOR CELEBRITIES AND SPA
The chocolate-box village of Gstaad has attracted royals, Hollwood starlets and A-listers for decades. Everyone from Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot, Peter Sellers, Madonna, Grace Kelly, Kofi Annan, Prince Charles and Princess Diana have graced its pristine slops. Set in a valley at the heart of the Bernese Oberland, Gstaad packs in 220km of slopes that are ideal for intermediate and advanced skiers. Check in to the iconic Gstaad Palace, relax in the hotel’s decadent Six Senses spa and enjoy one of the most magical views from a capacious turret suite. Gstaad’s Michelin-star restaurants are about as famous as their clientele; our favourite is one-Michelin star Sommet in the uber-exclusive Alpina hotel. For more relaxed luxury vibes, lay your snow-dusted head in the picturesque pine-clad suites at Park Gstaad, where you’ll be treated to mountain views, an igloo bar and expansive luxury spa. 
www.gstaad.ch

FOR MIXED GROUPS
The majority of La Plagne in France will suit beginners and intermediates with a good array of gentle and undemanding slopes. There’s also some spine-tingling runs and off piste action for speed demons. Or head to the Dolomites and Italy’s Canazei, where beginners’ nursery slopes will build confidence and improvers can tackle the Sella massif.

FOR ULTIMATE LUXURY
Located in the heart of the charming Swiss village of Andermatt, guests at the spectacular five-star Chedi Andermatt can swoosh along the slopes and relax in unrivalled luxury. The Chedi boasts a hedonistic spa and Michelinstar restaurant, ski-in/ski-out facilities and resplendent suites. This year, the brand new ski area, SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, will open and make this ski destination even cooler!
www.thechedi-andermatt.com

FOR NEW RESORT LOVERS
Head for hassle-free ski fun at the new Club Med Les Arcs Panorama. There’s ski in/ski out access, restaurants, bars, a heated indoor and outdoor pool, and spa, plus kids’ clubs for ages four months to 17 years old. Kids under four stay free and all packages include accommodation, ski lessons for all abilities, a six-day lift pass if booking a week’s holiday, food, kids’ clubs and evening activities.
www.clubmed.co.uk

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