Alpe D'Huez, France

10. Alpe d'Huez, France

Why go? As famous for its sunshine as for its snow record Alpe d’Huez has the fifth largest ski area in France, and an alleged 360 days a year of sunshine – not bad for starters.

The resort: A big snow-bowl around the village offers some wonderfully gentle runs for beginners, whilst expert skiers can head up to the Sarenne Glacier and embark on the Sarenne descent: 16kms from top to bottom and the longest black run in the world. Other family activities in resort include ice-skating, swimming, and snowmobiling. You can browse dozens of catered chalets and ski all-in hotels (i.e. with lift pass included) among SNO's family all-inclusive packages.

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