Les Crosets is a charming Alpine hamlet in the Swiss side of the huge Portes du Soleil ski domain. Les Crosets is hugely popular with experienced snowboarders and skiers, and those who are looking for challenging skiing, who prefer to be able to ski right to their rental chalet, and enjoy a peaceful evening recuperating from the days sport. Les Crosets is the highest of the Swiss Portes du Soleil resorts, providing excellent snow cover and views that will capture the imagination of even the most hardened of Alpine adventurers.
The skiing in Les Crosets is great for all levels of skier, and although that sentiment usually means that experienced skiers are slightly hard done by, this is not the case with Les Crosets. The black runs in the area are absolutely fantastic, including the infamous Wall run. The village is a fantastic place to take a family holiday, as the nightlife is quiet and the restaurants are wonderfully traditional, offering an insight into the finest of Alpine cuisine. There are 18km of cross-country skiing trails, as well as some fantastic off-piste skiing to be enjoyed.
Although there is little après-ski in Les Crosets, there are some fantastic places to relax. The village’s restaurants are world class, and it is hard to resist a visit to the sauna and swimming pool complex to relax. There are some fantastic fishing stretches too, mainly accessible during the summer, but there are few things as relaxing as fishing an Alpine stream as the sun dips over the horizon.
During the summer, chalets in Les Crosets are still in huge demand from holiday makers. The charming atmosphere of the village and magnificent location mean that walkers, hikers and mountain bikers are falling over themselves to find self catering Les Crosets accommodation. The picturesque mountain lakes are crystal clear, ideal for a refreshing, mind-clearing swim after an exhausting walk or ride through the mountains too, but early in the summer, the waters are exceedingly chilly! If this will be your first time in Les Crosets accommodation, there are a range of fantastic guided walks of the region to join, allowing you to get your bearings, visit sites you may have missed, like the Old Mill of Tine, and learn a little about the region.
The summer Foire du Betail festival is an absolute must if you are lucky enough to be staying in Les Crosets holiday rental accommodation during the summer. The livestock sales are the main event, yet the vast majority of people spend their day enjoying the showcases of local music, art and traditional dance, food and costume.
The connection to the French resorts of the Portes du Soleil is fantastic. The breath taking views from the spectacular Pointe des Mossettes ski lift means that you will almost wish the lift took longer. There is an amazing amount of skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and a huge range of other winter sports to enjoy in the Portes du Soleil, all accessible off a single ski pass. For those wishing to truly get the most out of the Portes du Soleil, Les Crosets properties are perfectly situated, close to the border and high in the mountains.
A rental chalet in Les Crosets is just an hour and a half from Geneva Airport (GVA). There are a huge number of direct flights to Geneva from airports including Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN) East Midlands (EMA), London, Liverpool (LPL) and Southampton(SOU). Transfer options are plentiful, from coaches to hire cars.