Composed by more than 110 resorts, the Savoie Mont Blanc mountain area is internationally renowned for its quality both in terms of winter sports and summer escapes. L’Agence Mer & Montagne has selected for you its favourite resorts and will guide you into these magical places where your most beautiful memories are waiting for you.
In order to go to the mountains in the best conditions for your vacation, it is necessary to follow a few steps in order to fully appreciate your stay in the resort. Prepare well physically, choose the right equipment, book your ski lessons in advance … good organization allows you to avoid hassles and enjoy your stay from the first moment.
The page “Resorts” will help you find the perfect resort for your next holidays and you will find in the page “Holiday Rentals” our chalets & appartements.
Thanks to our online booking you can book your accommodation in a few clicks and you can always contact us by phone for more details. We only offer accommodation in places that we know, so we are the perfect interlocutor to make sure that your mountain vacation goes as smoothly as possible.
You can book your ski equipment at the same time as your accommodation with our partner SPORT 2000 via our section “Ski rental”
Different ski / surf packages are available depending on your level. You can rent all or part of the pack (skis, boots, poles) without forgetting the helmet for you and your children.
To book with the school of your choice, ESF or ESI .
By purchasing the group or individual course card in advance, you will avoid waiting at the counters when you arrive.
On site, the ski school will tell you the level of your group, the meeting place and the name of the instructor.
Thanks to our partnerships in certain resorts you will benefit from exclusive rates with the ski schools.
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Some resorts offer discounted rates by purchasing your packages online or in advance.
Depending on the ski area, there are “passes” that can be recharged directly on the Internet.
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A large number of resorts have structures suitable to host small children.
Booking in advance means having the guarantee of having a place for your child.
Daycare for toddlers, daycare for 3-6 years and beyond, leisure center and sometimes even some ESF offer a mixed daycare service with ski discovery.
You have chosen to travel by train, reserve your place in advance in the shuttle to reach the resort, inquire with the tourism office in order to anticipate your access to the resort of your choice.
Like all sports, winter sports in the mountains require physical preparation, so that you can fully enjoy your winter sports vacation.
If you do not practice regular activity throughout the year, here are some very simple exercises to practice daily at least one month before your stay:
Food plays a fundamental role in your preparation. On site, you will have to resist the cold and have enough energy for your day of skiing.
Make a cure of products rich in vitamins (E and C). Prefer fresh products like fish, good for bones and increase your rations of fruits and vegetables.
With the cold and your activity, the body consumes more calories than usual.
Eat a good full breakfast based on slow sugars, and take cereal bars or dried fruit with you for a little pump-up. Also remember to hydrate yourself regularly.
Especially above 2500 m:
If in doubt, do not hesitate to seek medical advice
Being well equipped against the cold, the sun and having suitable equipment contribute to the smooth running of your stay in the Alps.
Prior to your departure, remember to check that your ski equipment is in good condition. Have it checked by a professional.
For off-piste skiing, remember to bring an ARVA avalanche detection system as well as a shovel and a probe.
Are your children old enough to ski or toboggan? Think of the helmet. It provides effective protection in the event of a fall or collision. The helmet is also recommended for all beginners and must bear the CE conformity mark.
Make sure to have sun creams and creams called “Cold Cream” to fight against UV very strong at high altitude even in bad weather.
Also get all the necessary clothing for the cold, coats, pants, socks, shoes, gloves … everything must be in good conditions to keep you warm during your stay. If you do not have everything at home, you will find in each resorts shops where you can find the best of mountain equipment.
Check the condition of your chains and practice mounting them before leaving, this is very important so you don’t get stuck will getting to the resort! Before hitting the road, check road conditions.
Winter sports vacations are not something you can improvise, especially if you go with children. To make your stay a success, the easiest way is to organize yourself beforehand.
Suitcases well prepared, services booked in advance will allow you to avoid small hassles and unpleasant surprises.
Small list that can be adapted according to the age and the activities you want to practice.
Equipment for skiing
|Boots or après-ski|
Waterproof ski jacket
Polar sweaters and hoodies
Wool hat, scarf
Sunglasses with cord
A ski mask
Sunscreen UVA / UVB sunscreen and after sun
Health book, vital card
Other holiday equipment
|Camera and charger|
Identity photos for ski pass and ESF / ESI courses
Family book for ski passes
Games, books …
Your accommodation, kids daycare, ski school, ski lifts, shops and services.
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