Thanks in part to its proximity to the Mont Blanc massif, the Grand Massif has an excellent snow record and usually closes in April with deep snow still lying on the ground.


Tour operator Peak retreats has special discounted offers on accommodation in the area. In Samoens you can save £100 off January weeks, £300 off weeks commencing 28 February and £250 off in March and April at the four-star self-catering chalet La Remise which sleeps up to 12.


Details at www.peakretreats.co.uk/ski/news-offers.htm