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Skiing near Annecy

April 21, 2016 by Gareth

Swap your ski resort for a stay in gorgeous Annecy, where one ski pass brings you all the Aravis pistes, and there’s great snow close to town You won’t find Annecy in any British ski brochures this year. In fact, for most British skiers, Annecy is that place you zoom through on the transfer from Geneva airport to Les Trois Vallées. It’s not exactly ski hotlist material – which is an absolute travesty if culture and romance are as integral to your winter trip as the skiing. So swap your ski resort and go skiing near Annecy instead.

Much of the old town dates back to the 10th century, and the hunched lanes and leaning walls left by those ancient builders now hide quaint cafes, patisseries and cool bars, all intersected by a network of crystal-clear canals. Having a post-ski beer at the Brasserie Le Munich as swans glide past is not something you can do in most resorts. Sit outside and you’ll enjoy the best view of the Palais de l’Isle, an 11th-century prison that sits on its own island and trumps all other medieval buildings around the lake.

With its deep colour, mountainous backdrop, and almost permanent haze, Lake Annecy has stunned plenty of visitors. Winston Churchill reckoned the lake held “the most beautiful view on earth”, and when Mark Twain visited in 1891, he flatly refused to believe that he could do justice to the scenery in writing.

There are numerous fantastic resorts for skiing near Annecy. The magical French alpine resorts of La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Manigod and Saint Jean de Sixt are great places for skiing near Annecy. Perched on the majestic Aravis Range, touching the shores of Lake Annecy, they are part of a privileged, protected and exciting environment.

Preserving their charm and architectural authenticity, the resorts combine tradition and creativity to the highest level. Here, a warm welcome, friendliness and excellent service are more than mere values, they are a way of life. Young or old, there is the most amazing selection of outdoor activities to choose from. Fulfill your dreams of winter sports, no matter how extreme. Share magical experiences in these mountain villages, where well-being comes easily.

A new name for your stay in the mountains, skiing near Annecy Ski Resorts will ensure you forget your everyday life – and enjoy your holiday to the full. These four different yet complimentary resorts combine to provide a unique holiday destination, the most beautiful in the Alps.

If you want to go skiing near Annecy we can arrange everything for your flight to Genenva transfer to Annecy and your hotel or chalet for going skiing near Annecy.


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