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Val Thorens, France

As well as be­ing the high­est – and there­fore most snow­sure re­sort in the Trois Val­lées ski area – with slopes suited to all lev­els, this re­sort has grown into France’s lead­ing moun­tain des­ti­na­tion for food­ies.

For gour­mands want­ing to sam­ple the cream of the restau­rants, self­ca­ter­ing makes sense. Ski Col­lec­tion has the four-star ski-in/ski-out Le Hameau du Kash­mir, which is ideally lo­cated at the en­trance to Val Thorens.

From £1,463 for seven nights in a two-bed­room apart­ment sleep­ing two to four peo­ple through Ski Col­lec­tion (0844 576 0175; ski­col­lec­tion.co.uk). This self-drive price in­cludes the cost of Euro­tun­nel cross­ings. you can be sure of the snow cover. The Ho­tel Sun­star Beau-Site in Saas-Fee is four-star with an in­door swim­ming-pool and spa.

From £610 B&B for a three-night stay based on two peo­ple shar­ing, in­clud­ing Powdair flights and trans­fers through SNO (020 8133 8899; sno.co.uk).

The smart set

Point of­fers ex­cel­lent value in such a chic re­sort, with 13 rooms dec­o­rated in Savo­yard style.

From £350 for a three-night stay at Chalet Rond Point, half-board, not in­clud­ing travel, through Stan­ford Ski­ing (01603 477471; stan­ford­ski­ing.co.uk).

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