How to Plan the Ideal Summer Ski Vacation?

Thinking about organising your next ski vacation but not sure where to begin? We’ve got your back! Planning a winter getaway to the mountains can be both difficult and enjoyable. We gathered our team’s best advice to assist you in piecing together the preparatory process… Continue reading to learn how to prepare the ideal ski vacation for your next trip to the slopes!

How to Plan a Ski Vacation?

1. Select your destination

The easiest approach to begin arranging your ski vacation is to first determine where you want to go! This will give you a good indication of the rates, accommodations, and activities that are available based on the season you choose to visit in.

The French Alps are a gold mine for ski resorts, so if you’re looking for ideas or don’t know where to start, check out our list of options. This will give you an idea of the many places around the Alps and their resorts!

Some things to ask yourself while deciding on a location

What season do you wish to visit? While February is peak season, costs tend to rise as the slopes fill up. Consider visiting the slopes in early December or mid-January for better prices and discounted lift tickets.

What is your financial situation? While the cost of your vacation might vary based on the season, the cost of each resort varies depending on its popularity. Lift pass rates are a fantastic predictor of in-resort pricing, so do your homework before packing your bags!
Are you travelling with children? No matter how old your children are, keeping them engaged is essential to a good family vacation! Check out our Cool For Kids chalet collection to help you narrow down your options.

What is your group’s ski level? If you’re travelling with a group, it’s vital to consider everyone’s ski ability in order to pick the finest slopes and keep everyone pleased. Different resorts have varying slope challenges, so make sure you know what type of pistes you’ll be looking for!

What are your plans once the lifts close? Outside of the slopes, having a broad selection of stuff to do is usually a smart idea. Most resorts maintain their summer activities open all year, from paragliding to helicopter flights. Check out our location blogs to learn what activities are available in your shortlist and get started arranging your ski vacation!

Each site will offer diverse amenities tailored to your vacation requirements – there is something for everyone! Visit our Area Guide at the top of our individual destination pages for additional information on each resort. You’ll discover all you need to know, including piste maps, cameras, directions, and more!

  1. Keep your travel documentation up to date
    This is absolutely worth noting if you’re visiting from another country! Check that all of your travel documentation, including your passport and travel insurance, are up to date. Check out the basic prerequisites for entering France as well as the most recent COVID rules. The criteria for entering France may vary depending on your country of origin and vaccination status – further information can be found here

If you’re travelling with dogs, be sure to read our 5 helpful recommendations for getting your dog holiday ready before planning a ski vacation with your four-legged buddy!

  1. Reserve your ideal cottage
    So you’ve done your homework and determined that this is definitely the location and time for you to visit – maybe you’ve even discovered some things you’d want to do right now! Examine the many lodging alternatives in the region to choose one that meets your requirements. Our website offers a diverse range of homes for everyone, from conventional ski in/ski out chalets to luxurious apartments in the heart of town, including:

Chalets for families (Cool For Kids)
Rentals of pet-friendly chalets
Large group accommodations
Luxury real estate
Chalets with ski in/ski out access
Explore our options by using filters to locate your ideal ski cabin!