As the 2017-18 ski season winds down, one company is busy planning ahead for next season. Première Neige will be offering their multi-resort ski safaris again next season after their launch this year proved popular with guests.

Ski Safari holidays by Premiere Neige

The concept is simple: during your week in the Alps, explore the best of a range of ski resorts — all very close to your chalet base. Skiers and non-skiers alike will enjoy the variety, with guests choosing where their group will visit each day. Première Neige chalet hosts can help guests make their daily decision based on the weather and what type of skiing (or long lunches) groups are looking for. A private minibus will whizz you to and from your daily destination.

Ski resorts include Sainte Foy, Tignes, Val d’Isère, Les Arcs and La Rosière. Adrenaline junkies can also request a heli-skiing excursion to Italy.

Chalet Merlo in Le Miroir

The living room in Chalet Merlo, with snowy views galore.

Premiere Neige’s Ski Safari Tips & Favourites

Sainte Foy

  • Just four main lifts offer an impressively wide reach of ski terrains, with spacious pistes for beginners, options to ski beside runs to learn off-piste skiing, and back-country off-piste slopes for powder lovers.
  • Because it’s a small resort you get all the excitement and adventure of a ski holiday but with uncrowded slopes.

Val d’Isère

  • This is a great resort in terms of the vast ski areas.
  • Le Fornet offers the best of both – great off-piste and lots of wide blue runs.
  • Solaise is good for clocking up miles and there’s some great tree lined routes down in bad weather.
  • Bellevarde offers some challenging black runs as well as a snow park and stade for those who want to race gates.
  • La Daille offers some great après, our favourite is the buzzing music and bar scenes at Le Follie Douce.


  • Lots of long runs and well planned lifts.
  • The views are amazing from the glacier, where you can also do glacier skiing in summer.
  • Great offering of alternative activities to just skiing including ice diving, husky sledging, a bungee jump with a ski ramp, and an indoor activity centre.

La Rosière

  • Delicious coffee and chocolate stop along the way.
  • South-facing slopes for lots of sunshine as you ski down to La Thuile (quaint village on Italian side — need we mention an Italian lunch stop?).
  • La Thuile has lots of tree lined runs for those looking for a challenge.

Les Arcs

  • Pretty Villaroger side (which sits opposite Sainte Foy) is the backside of Les Arcs and offers great skiing on bad weather days due to its tree filled terrain.
  • There’s plenty of skiing in the first valley containing Arcs 2000 and 1950, but for those keen to eat the miles, go over into Arcs 1800 Vallandry and Peisey.
  • Highly recommend the Belliou La Fumée restaurant, but you need to book ahead.
  • We love the views from the top of the Aiguille Rouge cable car.

Ski safari ski trips by Premiere Neige

Première Neige is a luxury chalet company offering outstanding ski holidays in the beautiful mountains of Sainte Foy, including this unique opportunity to ski up to five resorts during one ski trip from Chalet Merlo.