The resorts
  • Français
  • English
  • Deutch
  • layer-un
  1. Blog
  2. How to organise your weekend away in the Alps?

How to organise your weekend away in the Alps?

How to organise your weekend away in the Alps?

In the winter and summer alike, the Alps are a highly-acclaimed destination for a getaway to the mountains as a couple, a family or with friends. What is the best way to organise your weekend away? Here are a few points to be considered to efficiently plan a short stay in the heart of the Mont Blanc’s peaks.

Select your destination for your weekend away in the Alps

This is perhaps the most difficult choice to make! The Alps are bursting with beautiful places to go, for a sporty skiing weekend away with a complete change of scenery. The mountains, glaciers, lakes and landscapes await you, in winter or summer! There are lots of ski areas you could go to for a great weekend away. The choice is yours! The Portes du Soleil is one of the biggest ski areas in the world, located right in the heart of the Alps: Avoriaz, Les Gets, Morzine, Abondance, etc. It counts no fewer than 12 renowned resorts, so you can enjoy a high-quality skiing weekend away in the Alps, regardless of the season.

Finding comfortable accommodation for a great skiing weekend away

The choice of accommodation is a determining factor for a great weekend away in the Alps. Guest houses, holiday villages, classy or more standard hotels, rentals...think about where you want to stay according to your requirements and needs, but most importantly according to the budget you wish to allocate to accommodation.

Choosing well-suited and high-quality activities and facilities

• Are you looking to go for a weekend away with friends? As a family? As a couple? Alone? • Do you have any reduced mobility visitors or small children travelling with you? • Are you a seasoned skier or a beginner, or are you travelling as part of a group with different levels? • Do you prefer your weekend away to be more relaxing, thrilling or both? These are all questions you should ask yourself to define your expectations, requirements and those of other people travelling with you - so you can book your perfect skiing weekend away in the Alps. The Portes du Soleil domain counts a number of varied activities, and there is something for everyone: winter snow sports and more relaxing activities, ski schools, etc. The domain counts 286 slopes, with 32 black ones, 101 red ones, 119 blue ones and 34 green ones - perfect for any level! Your children can also be cared for, and lots of resorts offer activities for reduced mobility visitors too. Families will always have something to do, with all the events, activities and facilities available to make your weekend the best it can be. Last but not least, food, because a great weekend also means delicious gourmet meals! The Portes du Soleil domain has everything you could ask for, and its 12 resorts all have great places to eat. There are more than 90 mountain-top restaurants, gastronomic restaurants, and warm and friendly farms-inns for the delight of your taste buds. Remember to order some PGI Savoie raclette to make your weekend even more delectable!

Controlling your budget for the perfect skiing weekend away

A weekend away skiing in the most beautiful resorts in the Alps can soon add up and planning it properly can be very time-consuming. Luckily, most resorts in the Portes du Soleil domain offer all-inclusive packages with attractive promotions so you can make the most informed choice possible. The domain offers great deals all year round, as well as promotions and packages for families, couples and groups of friends - so you can save real money and still enjoy high-quality services and entertainment. All 12 resorts making up this renowned Franco-Swiss domain can help you save time thanks to their all-inclusive skiing weekends away, including everything you need for complete peace of mind: accommodation, equipment, ski lifts, activities, etc. All you need to do is book and enjoy!