Les Carroz, France
Les Carroz is a family friendly ski resort located in the Alps; and is part of the Grand Massif skiing area. Situated on a large sunny plateau 1140m above sea level this resort has a rich and varied skiing area suitable for all levels of skiing with a great snow park ideal for skiers and snowboarders alike who can film their skiing abilities to show their progress. Les Carroz is in idyllic surroundings, beautiful Savoyard chalets and apartments are dotted amongst a natural alpine backdrop. If you are looking for an ideal traditional ski resort offering peaceful and tranquil surroundings Les Carroz it is definitely for you and your family.
Les Carroz has good village nursery slopes ideal for beginners and intermediates will be challenged with some tricky narrow runs. The experts will be in their element with some super black runs to test their skiing ability. There are 25km of cross-country tracks and some are fairly challenging with 265km of marked ski runs which offers a huge choice for the avid skier and snowboarder. Panoramic views of the surrounding mountains are literally breathtaking and there are endless places to stop, look and take in the amazing views. Les Carroz affords a certain lifestyle which most of us aspire too and long for. As Les Carroz is part of the Grand Massif skiing area it offers access to a wide range of pistes and guaranteed snow, if the village is struggling with consistent snow you can easily drive up to Flaine where you will find snowy slopes for sure.
This ski resort offers super family skiing and a good range of facilities. It is not only winters that are bustling on the slopes summers are busy too with plenty of biking and walking on offer which means superb holidays whenever you visit in the year. Getting to Les Carroz couldn’t be any easier as international flights from most countries can fly into Geneva Airport (GVA) and it is only a 1 hour transfer time to Les Carroz by shuttle bus, taxi or private car hire meaning you will be able to hit the slopes within a short time of reaching this ski resort.
There is so much to do apart from skiing and snowboarding in the village and the ski area of Grand Massif, you can try your hand at mountaineering, dog sledging, air boarding, night-time tobogganing, skijoring, paragliding and hot-air ballooning. Children of all ages are looked after and are encouraged to try sledging, ice skating or to take a memorable ride on a dog sledge which is great fun. If you fancy a night in an igloo or yurt this wonderful and unique accommodation will excite both children and adults. If you want to experience an igloo but not stay overnight then check out the igloo restaurant, children’s igloo, Jacuzzi or the fabulous ice bar. A great time to visit Les Carroz is during the festive season, Christmas and New Year holidays at the ski resorts are very popular and absolutely ideal for families with children and adults and let’s be honest who doesn’t want to play in the snow and build a snowman or have fun with snowball fights? The ski resorts have extra activities going on at this time of year centred on the Christmas holidays and the villages are adorned with decorations and twinkling lights that add to the Christmas and New Year atmosphere. Santa can often be seen and the children especially will adore this time of year it’s the perfect setting for an idyllic Christmas. Let’s not forget the grown-ups and who doesn’t love a good party over the New Year? Groups of friends can get together and enjoy the festivities with one another whilst taking in some great skiing and snowboarding and enjoying the Après ski. It’s a magical time of year enjoying Christmas and New Year in the snow and you will make fantastic memories of the holiday season.
There is so much to do in Les Carroz the village is easily accessible and there is a plethora of bars, restaurants and cafes. Traditional Savoyard cuisine and French favourites are served alongside international dishes; nightlife is cosy and relaxed with wine bars and live music most nights, it’s not full-on clubs here it’s more for families and those wanting a quieter nightlife. You will be entertained by the many street shows, concerts, festivals and cultural activities that make the village come alive in the evenings. Les Carroz has something for everyone!