The late snow show: Family skiing in April? It’s a doddle at the super-high resort of Les Deux Alpes

The late snow show: Family skiing in April? It’s a doddle at this super-high resort

Topping out at 3,600 metres, Les Deux Alpes is the highest ski resort in France  In April, the snow underfoot is as crisp as you’d find during February half-termVillage Club du Soleil hotel provides no-frills, all-inclusive packages for families 

We’re on top of the world!’ exclaimed Maisie, our nine-year-old, as we stood above a sea of clouds, hiding a necklace of serrated peaks.

Despite being mid-April, the snow underfoot was as crisp as you’d find during February half-term.

That’s the joy of a late-season family ski trip to Les Deux Alpes.

Topping out at 3,600 metres, Les Deux Alpes, pictured, is the highest resort in France

Topping out at 3,600 metres, it’s not only the highest resort in France, but also much more budget-friendly than many others, with a six-day pass costing £40 less than in the Three Valleys. Multiply that by four and it’s a significant saving.

Our base was the Village Club du Soleil, a not-for-profit organisation which provides no-frills, all-inclusive packages for families. 

Virtually unknown in the UK, they are now the market leaders in France, with 10,000 beds in 18 destinations.

Les Deux Alpes is a new resort for them, having taken over an old Club Med hotel. 

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