Les Saisies Ski Resort
Les Saisies is a snowsure ski area to the west of Mont Blanc, with 192km of linked Espace Diamant slopes.
Sitting at 1650m, the resort of Les Saisies is the highest in the Espace Diamant region, offering up snowsure terrain on either side of its valley and a link across to the expansive linked slopes – to the resorts of Notre Dame de Bellecombe and Praz Sur Arly. Most of the local slopes are fairly gentle, making this a good resort for beginners or intermediates looking to improve their skills on snow. A few steeper on piste challenges are available, but more advanced skiers and riders will want to wait for fresh snowfall and head off piste.
The resort is very compact, with a neat centre and lots of ski-in-ski-out accommodation. Generally most lodging is good value and is family-friendly, plus there's some decent chalets available for rent. Away from the slopes, Les Saisies is one of the best resorts in France for cross country skiing and the resort is home to 120km of perfectly groomed slopes, slopes which hosted the 1992 Albertville Olympic events.
Resort website: www.lessaisies.com