luxury ski family resorts Europe

Old Mar 20th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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luxury ski family resorts Europe

Hello, I would appreciate if anyone could offer some ideas: family of 4 (kids are 19 and 6). We wish to take a ski holiday in Europe in Dec (xmas+new year) preferably in France or Switzerland (but could also consider others). My wife and kids are beginners and they do not necessarily like travelling up/down for too long. The apre-ski is also important (nice restaurants + shopping,) and we tend to favour the luxurious stream (money not a problem at all). Maybe this year they wish to take up a ski school for beginners.. so I need to factor that in. We liked Gstaad and have been around switzerland and France over the years. I was thinking of Megeve but I'm afraid that December may not be so snowy there. I found Zermatt and St Anton too crowded/noisy.. any suggestions? many thanks
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Old Mar 20th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Tignes, French Alps
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Old Mar 20th, 2013, 10:31 PM
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Courchevel 1850 would be a good spot for shopping, luxury accomodation and good snow. And lots of kids in the resort...
I am currently there and it snowed like mad yesterday....
Hope this will help.
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Old Mar 20th, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Megeve is a risk for snow in December. Tignes is high rise, not very attractive. Val d' Isere may be better.
Haven't been to Courchevel, but it's a luxury resort with great snow.

Or maybe Lech, in Austria?

Do be aware that hotels are full very quickly for that period, and most will want you to stay a week at least. Some hotels will only book for two weeks. And they will generally give priority to regulars, who book every year for the next year.
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Old Mar 21st, 2013, 01:42 AM
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If you are looking for luxury resorts, St. Moritz (and nearby placers like Sils-Maria, Pontresina) is the best that Switzerland can offer. You may also check Zermatt, Davos, Verbier or Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy.
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Old Mar 21st, 2013, 01:43 AM
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....or have a look at Crans-Montana.
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