The piste less travelled by
If you're interested in a uniquely peaceful ski holiday, sometimes less is more. For those who aren't looking to cover immense distances or tick off famous runs, for those that are looking to avoid the crowds & ski for the experiernce & the lifestyle there are resorts like Bernex in the Portes du Soleil.
For many smaller ski resorts like Bernex are what skiing is all about. Unless you're planning to ski for 9 hours a day and you absolutely abhor the idea of skiing the same run twice, the chances are you don't need the vast pistes of the largest resorts. You may be more interested in minimal queues, clearer pistes and a more relaxed overall ski experience for you and your family.
Nestled in the south-eastern French alps, The village of Bernex offers 22 pistes to suit various abilities (with a base of 1km and a peak of 2km) and remains an untouched gem, unspoilt by the mainstream tourist industry. If you're hoping for a wild night on the town you may be disappointed but if you want a true mountain getaway, with charming local restaurants, true tranquility, stunning scenery and an authentic experience of village life, a smaller ski town like Bernex could be for you.
The resort is very popular with families, a fantastic location for a "firsrt ski trip for the kids" with little chance of getting lost & plenty of space to get to grips with our beloved snowsports. Great for the self-driver based in an idyllic small ski village but a short drive from bigger advetnrues & very popular with the locals, skiing in Bernex and village resorts like it are well worth condidering.
Chalets in smaller towns often tend to compensate for fewer local amenities by boasting top-quality facilities.
Of course, for those with an insatiable lust for piste, Bernex is just 30 mins drive from the skiing in Chatel and the entire Portes Du Soleil ski area.
Bernex is home to the Chalet Phoenix, perfect for families and larger groups, sleeping upto 10 and coming equipped brimming with entertainment and comfort facilities, from Blu-Ray DVD & Sky TV to Sauna & Jacuzzi.
Find out more about Chalet Phoenix here.