Are you ready to have an epic winter break in the mountains?
Now, more than ever, we all need fresh air and a recharge of our batteries… away from all the crowds, a retreat to nature. This is what the Savoie Mont Blanc region guarantees.
There’s nowhere in the world that conjures such alpine majesty. This is an unparalleled winter wonderland of powdery pistes, fairytale villages, fine food and wines. Savoie Mont Blanc has 110 ski resorts (Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Val d’Isère, Morzine, Méribel, to name just a few) and a wide selection of luxury hotels, apartments and bed & breakfasts for the complete sweet escape.
If downhill skiing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other things to do in Savoie Mont Blanc in the winter, from snow-shoeing to spa indulgence. With interesting history and architecture, the nearby villages and towns are worth a visit. A tour of the region should take in the charming towns of Chambery and Annecy, the spa town known as Aix-les-Bains and Savoie Mont Blanc’s big lakes.
Savoie Mont Blanc is famous for its alpine and cross-country skiing…
An eco-friendly and inexpensive alternative to alpine skiing, cross-country skiing is becoming more popular. There are now 35 cross-country ski resorts in Savoie Mont Blanc. Here you can take it slow and enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscape, or take the active approach with a complete body workout and burn up to 800 calories per hours while you ski!
Check out this selection of cross-country ski locations from the vast options you have to choose from:
Savoie Grand Revard (adult ski pass for the day: €9.50)
Savoie Grand Revard is sometimes nicknamed a ‘small Canada’ by the locals because of its dense forest of pine trees. It includes several small resorts. (150km or 1,300m – 1,550m)
Les Saisies (adult ski pass for the day: €11)
Les Saisies’ Nordic skiing area hosted the cross-country competition during the 1992 Winter Olympics. It is one of the highest cross-country ski areas in the Alps, and therefore has some of the best snow coverage. The site is breathtaking, with views over Mont Blanc. (120km or 1,650m – 1,800m)
Praz de Lys Sommand (adult ski pass for the day: €9)
Praz de Lys Sommand is a vast cross-country skiing area with tracks crossing varied landscapes: pastures, forests and hamlets.
Whenever you need a break from the slopes, you can still have mini adventures!
- Put on a special wetsuit and go ice floating in the Val Cenis lake, which can reach temperatures as low as 5-degrees, for a unique way to relax your body and mind (€35 for an hour)
- Build an igloo to sleep in overnight in the Chartreuse mountains, organised by Ivresse des Montagnes
- Discover magnificent landscapes while dog sledding in the Haut-Giffre Valley (from €140)
- Snowshoeing photo safaris in the Vanoise National Park (from €92)
All the hotels, restaurants, bars, tourist offices, sport and leisure centres will of course follow the health directives given by the French government in relation to COVID-19. There will also be special measures in place for the ski lifts. All the information will be regularly updated on savoie-mont-blanc.com