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Suggestions for self drive resorts at Easter

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tailsandscales Mon 20-Mar-17 15:10:22

We are planning to drive to the Alps for the first time next Easter.
Any suggestions for a resort that's easy to drive to, with free lift pass and good ski school for a 5 year old and family friendly apres, ideally with a nice pool with slides and water play - like Avoriaz but more snowsure? Thanks smile

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tailsandscales Thu 23-Mar-17 09:02:40

Anyone?? Someone must have driven to the Alps at Easter??

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citykat Thu 23-Mar-17 17:39:17

I think it's probably the water slides part puzzling people. Don't think there is anywhere like that outside Avoriaz.

We drive toFlaine. Friends to Alpe d'Huez. Close to autoroute is key. High for snow. Easter is early next year I think so not such an issue re snow.

tailsandscales Thu 23-Mar-17 17:51:18

grin yeah water slides might be a bit optimistic/specific but I remember someone on here mentioning an Austrian resort with kids splash pool.
Thanks for the suggestions. We have to go first week of April. Is Flaine snowsure enough for April?

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Muchtoomuchtodo Mon 27-Mar-17 12:25:03

No idea about driving there but Tignes Le Lac has a pool with some slides and is high enough (plus glacier) for April skiing

dontcallmethatyoucunt Sun 02-Apr-17 07:27:13

I'd say Tignes...., I can never understand the need for anything other than snow though grin. <addicted to snow> it has a pool apparently

Eastpoint Sun 02-Apr-17 07:29:49

We drove to Les Arcs 1950 when we went with small children. We took Lego & they were happy to play when they weren't skiing. They found skiing & playing in the snow tiring enough.

capercaillie Sun 02-Apr-17 07:36:37

We've driven to alpe d'huez and la plagne at easter. I'd also go to les arcs.
Alpe d'hyez has an outdoor pool. Not sure about la plagne

YetAnotherElsa Fri 07-Apr-17 16:02:05

Soelden in the Austrian Tyrol is good for families and snow sure at Easter as it has 2 glaciers. It's a long drive from south east of England but we usually stop overnight somewhere on the way like Brussels or in Germany and the quality of snow and empty slopes more than make up for the long drive. There's a huge leisure centre in the village with pool, slides, lazy river etc and lots of family friendly eating places.

tailsandscales Sun 30-Jul-17 22:53:36

I think it was Solden I was thinking of, thanks! not sure about driving there tho - it looks a bit painful....
Our kid Is a bit non-plussed about snow but has been dragged to the mountains since he was a baby. The only time he's been really excited was in Aquariaz. Theres not that many snow sure resorts with splash parks unfortunately grin

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snowgirl1 Mon 31-Jul-17 23:14:05

As other posters have mentioned, Tignes Le Lac has a pool with slides, waterfall thingy, cave with lights. Our DD (5) loved it. We went at Easter this year (although we didn't drive - we went by Eurostar). Snow was good.

tailsandscales Tue 01-Aug-17 11:14:04

Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't know that Tignes had a pool like that, I'll have a look.
I'd ruled Tignes out as we've skied l'Espace Killy inside out and I don't fancy the drive up to Tignes.
I'm re-thinking the driving part now. DH gets vertigo on the hairpins in a coach and I don't really want to do all the driving.

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snowgirl1 Tue 01-Aug-17 14:44:11

The pool in Tignes is an indoor pool. Use of the pool is included in the cost of the ski pass.

snowgirl1 Tue 01-Aug-17 14:46:23

Link to photo of the pool (I'm worried I've made it sound better than it is!).

tailsandscales Tue 01-Aug-17 15:43:48

Thanks smile
I've actually been in that pool. Had totally forgotten about it. It is really nice but not sure it's worth the trek to Tignes.

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sandk Wed 09-Aug-17 10:14:56

Courchevel has a fantastic new pool, I believe made by the same people who built Aquariaz in Avoriaz. We stayed in Courchevel 1650 and it was easy to reach the pool on foot from the village - down 3 long escalators and then a short walk along a pavement. Plenty of ski buses passing it too.

tailsandscales Fri 18-Aug-17 15:22:54

That looks pretty perfect. Thanks smile

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