Hanski has over 18 years of experience tailor making ski holidays for skiers of all levels of ability.


Therefore, we have uncovered for you the top five resorts that have earned their ranks for offering slopes suitable to everyone, from novices to experts. 

Top 5

1st La Clusaz

Hanski’s favourite resort for slopes to suit all abilities

Nestled in the French Alps, La Clusaz is a charming resort that boasts a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Ideal for families and beginners, this resort offers gentle, rolling slopes in picturesque surroundings. 

There are 5 interconnected mountains by piste and lifts. When you move from one to another in an anti-clockwise direction the level of difficulty rises:

  • The first mountain offers wonderfully long, tree lined easy slopes, perfect for beginners or nervous intermediates to build up their skills and confidence.
  • Mountains two, three and four are ideal of confident intermediates and those looking to progress.
  • La Balme areas of Mountain five offers high Alpine, steep and deep challenges for advanced skiers and boarders. 

To discover this perfect mix, why not go and explore for yourself?

2nd Megeve

A medieval mountain resort with slopes for all

A visit to Megeve is a truly memorable experience for those who love traditional, medieval mountain ski resorts. 

Megeve offers a huge ski area, perfect for mileage hungry intermediates who will love exploring the resorts 202 miles of pistes which is one of the largest ski areas in the world!

Furthermore, the Megeve terrain is mainly of blue gradient, in the trees which makes it perfect for all ability and experience levels and the views you get from many of the slopes of the nearby towering Mont Blanc are breathtaking. 

In addition to the skiing, there are dozens of wonderful mountain chalets dotted across the area some offering simple self service menus, whilst others serve Michelin starred cuisine, there really is something for everyone.  

3rd Flaine

Slopes for beginners to experts, Flaine is a hidden gem

Flaine, in the Grand Massif region of the French Alps, caters to skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Presently boasting 265 kilometres of pistes to suit all abilities and experience levels over an impressively varied 5 separate resort domain.

Did you know Flaine is France’s 5th largest ski area? Subsequently it is on a par with Val d’Isere and Tignes for the extent and variety of the pistes.  Ultimately, you will find slopes to suit all experience and ability levels from beginners through to advanced. 

For first-time skiers, beginners can safely practice their skills on the gentle slopes of the lower mountains. Meanwhile intermediate skiers can explore the diverse range of blue and red runs. Lastly for adrenaline junkies seeking a challenge, Flaine has thrilling black runs as well as enthralling off piste skiing.


4th Cervinia 

A paradise of slopes for various skill sets

Cervinia, affectionately known as “Matterhorn Ski Paradise”, presents a ski area with diverse slopes that extend into Switzerland.

Not many resorts in Europe allow you to start skiing at an altitude of 2050m and still fewer where the slopes reach over 3800m. Routinely experiencing a forecast of rain up to 2000m means fresh snow at the foot of the slopes in Cervinia!

Hence the slopes are perfect for beginners and intermediates as the mountain is largely of blue gradient with excellent snow conditions. Families or groups of mixed ability can explore the whole mountain together wth ease. Moreover, there are areas of steeper slopes particularly up towards the area shared with Zermatt for those looking for a bit more of a challenge. 

Cervinia’s lift system is lift system is very efficient and your movement around the mountain is largely on fast lifts with few queues.

5th Val Thorens

Highest slopes offering an ambudantly diverse range of skiing

Identified as the highest resort in the world’s largest ski area. Val Thorens is abundant of 600km of slopes so you are sure to find many runs to suit your ability and experience level.

The extensive network of slopes and lifts accommodates intermediates, while advanced skiers can revel in adrenaline-inducing black runs and access the extensive Three Valleys ski area. Val Thorens offers an unparalleled playground for snow lovers of all abilities.

In Summary this winter, embrace the thrill of the slopes and indulge in the snowy paradise offered by these top 5 resorts with slopes to suit all abilities. From the gentle runs that cater to beginners to the challenging pistes that beckon advanced riders. Certainly, each destination promises a memorable experience for every winter sports enthusiast. 


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1st La Clusaz

Great nursery slopes, wonderful intermediate cruising and amazing off piste!​ .

Hanski+ Accomodation Options in La Clusaz

Hotel au Coeur du Village*****

Luxury, boutique hotel with wonderful service

Opposite the pistes in the centre of the resort

Fine dining restaurant

Hotel Beauregard****

Best location in resort, on piste and short walk to centre

Stylish, comfortable hotel with large indoor pool and spa

Large, relaxing bar and restaurant areas

Hotel Carlina***

Great value hotel with excellent facilities

Short walk to resort centre and pistes

Comfortable rooms, lovely bar and restaurant

Hotel Alpen Roc*****

Really pretty, “authentic” French Alpine village resort.

Slopes to suit all ability and experience levels.

Good apres ski

Hotel Christiania***

Charming establishment close to the slopes

Relax int he sauna after a day of skiing

Traditional and inventive Savoyard dishes served at the hotel restaurant

Hotel Beaulieu **

Excellent value hotel offering warm, friendly welcome

Shared spa facilities with Hotel Carlina

Short walk to resort centre

2nd Megeve

Huge ski area with mile upon mile of flattering intermediate tree line pistes with some epic off piste to be explored with a guide.

Hanski+ Accomodation Options in Megeve

Fermes de Marie*****

A truly wonderful place to stay in The Alps

Incredible level of comfort and service

A intimate oasis of calm in a beautiful ski resort

M de Megeve*****

Beautiful, boutique hotel 

Centre of resort, 100 metres from the piste

The epitome of serene mountain accommodation

Hotel Royal Rochebrune***

Great value accommodation in this chic ski resort

Amazing location just 10 metres from the piste

Spacious comfortable rooms with great restaurant

Chalet Hotel St George ****

Unique, quirky hotel with real character

Located in the centre of resort just 100 metres from the piste

Very inviting bar area perfect for an apres ski drink

3rd Flaine

Take the cable car to the top of the mountain then choose your blue, red or black run back to the resort centre. Then explore the rest of the 265km of slopes!

Hanski+ Accomodation Options in Flaine

Hotel Lapiaz***

A newly renovated, welcoming boutique hotel in a truly special, genuinely “ski in and ski out” location at the foot of the pistes, with breathtaking mountain views and hundreds of miles of wonderful pistes on your doorstep.

Hotel Les Suites Alexane****

A wonderful, stylish, contempary hotel and apartment complex right in the heart of this incredibly pretty ski resort just over 1 hour from Geneva airport.


Hotel Rocky Pop Flaine****

Opened in 2021, this is a chic, funky, contemporary hotel in the heart of the wonderful, snow sure ski resort of Flaine, close to the slopes, shops, bars, restaurants.

Apartment Residence Helios*****

Modern, spacious, high specification apartments

1,2,3 bedroom options

Ski in/ski out location

Hotel Terminal Neige***

Cool, chic, contemporary hotel

At the foot of the piste, ski to the boot room door

In the centre of the resort

Apartment Residence D'Eos*****

High quality, spacious, modern apartments

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Ski in/ski out location at snow sure altitude

Apartment Residence Foret***

Great value, recently renovated 1 and 2 bedroom apartments

250m from the slopes in the centre of resort

Great value, ideal for families

4th Cervinia

Perfect for intermediates; mile upon mile of snow sure blue runs in all directions, with some fantastic, long, red carving pistes!

Hanski+ Accomodation Options in Cervinia

Hotel Hermitage *****

Classic, traditional luxury accommodation

World class restaurant

Private shuttle to the slopes and resort centre

Hotel Europa****

Stylish, contemporary hotel with great facilities

100 metres from the nearest piste

Indoor heated swimming pool and spa

Hotel Grivola****

Unique, artist inspired decor and comfortable accommodation

Wonderful bar and restaurant

Right in the heart of the resort, 100 metres from the piste

Hotel Excelsior Planet****

Traditional accommodation with a historical feel.

Wonderful restaurant with immaculate table service

2o metres from the piste

Hotel Astoria***

A warm, welcoming hotel in an enviable position just 50 metres from the wonderful, snow sure slopes and a very short walk from the wide range of shops, bars and restaurants in this beautiful Alpine resort. 


5th Val Thorens

The highest resort in the world’s largest ski area. Amongst Val Thorens 600km of slopes you are sure to find many runs to suit your ability and experience level.

Hanski+ Accomodation Options in Val Thorens

Hotel Fahrenheit****

Modern, stylish, chic hotel

Wonderful spa and indoor/outdoor pools

Amazing views over the resort and surrounding mountains

6th Val d’Isere

Often regarded as one of the world’s best ski resorts. Once thought of a resort just for experts Val d’Isere now has runs to keep everyone from beginners to experts happy.

Hanski+ Accomodation Options in Val d’Isere

Hotel Les Barmes De l'Ours*****

Located at the foot of the Face de Bellevardepsite provides ski to the door experience.

Hotel Ormelune****

Flamboyant Design

A superbly located, contemporary hotel being 50 metres from the Bellevarde piste

Hotel Avenue Lodge****

One of the best locations in The French Alps right in the centre of the world-renowned Val d’Isere

Hotel L'Aigle des Neiges****

Luxury Hotel very close to the ski slopes. Relax in the spa and facilities after skiing.

Hotel Altitude***

 Location, location, location! A charming, contemporary hotel, with great facilities 

Hotel Le Bellier***

Charming authentic hotel.

7th Tignes

Ski blue runs on amazing snow at 3500m or epic black tree lined runs. Tignes has mile upon mile of runs to keep all skiers and boarders smiling all day long.

Hanski+ Accomodation Options in Tignes

Premium residence- L' Ecrin des Neiges****

Self catered

Charming, spacious apartments that are in close proximity to skiing runs and shops.

Hotel Le Refuge***

Chalet-style, traditional hotel. 

Easy access to slopes

Hotel Pacquis***

A great value, family owned and operated hotel in the incredibly snow sure resort of Tignes with access to two glaciers.

Alpaka Lodge

A wonderfully located, friendly, welcoming chalet offering basic accommodation in the centre of one the most snow sure resorts anywhere in The Alps.

8th Sestriere

Big, varied area with slopes for all abilities from short confidence building blues, to black mogul fields and everything in between.

Hanski+ Accomodation Options in Sestriere

Hotel Cristallo****

Located right opposite the pistes in the centre of the resort

Great value, comfortable 4 star hotel

Excellent restaurant

Shackleton Hotel****

Uniquely designed , quirky concept hotel. 

Amazing location and views across the pistes

Wonderful, panoramic indoor heated pool

Grand Hotel Sestriere****

Modern, comfortable hotel with spacious rooms

Great value for a 4 star hotel

Wonderful views across the resort

Hotel Biancaneve ***

Great value, family owned and operated hotel

Warm, comfortable rooms

Excellent breakfasts

Hotel Belvedere****

A great value, warm, friendly hotel offering comfortable accomodation in a vary quiet location just a 10 minute walk into the wonderful, snow sure resort of Sestriere


9th Sauze d’Oulx

An intermediate skiers paradise with over 400km of perfectly groomed pistes with 3 linked resorts on the Italian/French border.

Hanski+ Accomodation Options in Sauze d’Oulx

Hotel Avalanche***

Hotel La Torre***

A large, iconic, traditionally furnished hotel, offering comfortable accommodation and amazing value for money.

Hotel K2***

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