1. Les Menuires, France
A slightly more affordable way to hit up France’s famous Les 3 Vallées (Three Valleys), Les Menuires is frequently overshadowed by the mighty trio of Val Thorens, Méribel and Courchevel. Sharing its ski area with the latter two, staying here allows access to 370 miles of world-famous slopes that have something for everyone, from those snowploughing on their first skis to experts wanting to go off-piste. Accommodation is made up of 1960s architecture and high-rises: it’s basic, but that’s what makes the resort affordable. Plus, when the days are spent out on the pistes and evenings are filled with apres-ski, aesthetics aren’t a priority.
Ski passes for the 3 Valleys, including Les Menuires in the 2023/24 season cost €300 (£262) for six days. Crystal Ski offers seven-night half-board holidays starting from £588pp.