Looking to hit the slopes this winter then Chambery in the Rhône-Alpes region of South East France is a fantastic choice. During the winter season, the charming and peaceful Chambery comes alive as an ideal gateway to many of the very best ski resorts that the French Alps has to offer.
The majority of those who arrive in Chambery are here for a skiing holiday and with such fantastic ski resorts in close proximity to the airport, it is easy to see why. Whether you are looking for a more traditional ski village or a modern and luxurious ski resort, the Rhône-Alpes region has it all. Less than 2 hours from the airport, Brides-les-Bains is a quieter village perfect for those who want to hit the slopes during the day and finish the day relaxing in one of its thermal spring spas.
Furthermore one of the true favourites in the region is the award winning Alpe d’Huez that offers one of the world’s longest slopes, a lively atmosphere and is a great option if this is your first time on the slopes. Alternatively the skier’s paradise of La Plagne is another great choice boasting seemingly endless phenomenal slopes and excellent snow reliability. In fact the list appears endless.
With such fantastic winter sports facilities, it is easy to think that skiing is all that Chambery has to offer but there is certainly more to this fantastic region just waiting to be discovered. Stroll along the cobbled streets of Annecy admiring the beautiful lake and canals, or stay within Chambery itself to be treated to a historic centre, parks, fantastic monuments and a charming atmosphere. What’s more with Lyon less than 90 minutes from Chambery, enjoy some world class cuisine in the gourmet capital of France.