Les Deux Alpes
1 hours 15 from Grenoble
Les Deux Alpes holds its own alongside some of France's mighty ski areas without the weighty price tag. The 'upside-down' ski area, with the green and blue slopes at the top of the gondola and more advanced runs into the resort, means intermediate/advanced skiers have the run of the mountain while beginners can enjoy the striking scenery as they learn.
The Three Valleys
2 hours 15 from Grenoble
The epic 3 valleys ski area is the largest in the world with over 600km of interconnected slopes, 180 lifts and eight resorts including Courchevel, La Tania, Meribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin, Val Thorens and Orelle. Each resort is totally different and offers its own history, charm and benefits. See skiclub.co.uk for more info.
2 hours 45 from Grenoble
Les Arcs consists of several villages, all located at different levels: 1600, 1800, 1950 and 2000 metres. Les Arcs 1600 and 2000 are probably the cheaper of the four but 1800 and 1950 are more lively and attractive. All the villages are well placed to access Les Arc's vast terrain and the Paradiski link to La Plagne. There is a Ski Club Leader in resort to help you negotiate the 425km of terrain.
1 hours 45 from Grenoble
Valmorel sits opposite the mighty three valleys. The charming French resort offers some surprisingly good and varied terrain and the pretty cobbled resort centre is perfect for families.