Font Romeu Ski Resort
There's 58km of pretty, tree-lined slopes and two base villages to choose from at Font Romeu in the French Pyrenees.
A gondola from town accesses a decent network of tree-lined slopes, nestled in the far southeast corner of the French Pyrenees. Most of the terrain is well suited to beginners and early intermediates, particularly the gentle greens off the Gallinera mountain. There are some steeper challenges on the north facing slopes down to Aveillans, plus a very good snowpark in the Roc de la Calme peak.
In terms of accommodation, there's two main choices. By staying down in Font Romeu itself, you'll get a traditional mountain village, complete with a 12th Century church and a wide range of food and drink options – all of which are cheaper than in their Alpine neighbours. The other alternative is the purpose-built Pyrenees 2000 base, which is home to lots of good value apartments and a decent selection of bars and restaurants. Travel from Toulouse airport to get here, the transfer takes approximately 3 hours.
Resort website: www.hiver.font-romeu.fr