b'LEARN TO SKI: Photo: OisansUropeISRETHE DESTINATION FOR BEGINNERSFrances Isre region is an ideal destination for beginners looking for a safe introduction to skiing and snowboarding, with a range of resorts from small and quiet to large and lively, all within easy reach of Grenoble airport.Photo: Les 2 AlpesPhoto: VecorsA. GelinT. Hytteisere-tourism.comLES 2 ALPES ALPE DHUEZ VAUJANY OZ EN OISANSWHATS IT LIKE?WHATS IT LIKE? WHATS IT LIKE? WHATS IT LIKE?A large, lively ski resort thatOne of Frances biggest, sunniestLinked to Grand Domaine Ski,Its small, pretty, traffic-free and boasts spectacular views,and best-known Alpine resorts,this micro-resort is a calmershares a ski area with Vaujany. Europes biggest glacier skiingjustly popular with young andalternative to the bustle ofTraditional in appearance, it still area, huge vertical and a greatfun-loving groups as well as withits neighbour. It offers longhas old barns, wash houses and terrain park; its also rightlyfamilies, and catering well forsheltered trails down to thewater fountains, and a 19th-renowned for its full-on nightlife. skiers and boarders of all abilities. lowest-altitude valley villages. century church in Oz village.AND FOR BEGINNERS? AND FOR BEGINNERS? AND FOR BEGINNERS? AND FOR BEGINNERS?There are acres of accessibleAlpe dHuezhas some of the bestTheres a beginners area inAs well as an excellent ESF ski beginners slopes, includingnursery slopes in the Alps.LesMontfrais. Being at the outerschool, Oz has some lovely reassuring slow zones, snow- Bergers is great fornoviceswithedge of the domain this areamellow nursery slopes which are garden play areas for the littletwo drag lifts and three chairs,looks a bit wild and remote,great for children and beginners, ones, and plenty of off-slopeserving around 12 green andyet it has a welcoming feel, andespecially as they mostly face the attractions including an ice cave,seven blue pistes. There are alsofamilies and novices can relaxsun. A good choice for families ice rink and swimming pool plusconfidence building slow skiaway from the crowded slopeswith some excellent restaurants family snowshoe treks.zones on gently sloping runs. of the core ski area. and well-priced shops.144SNOWMAGAZINE.COMLearn to ski in Isere Roger edit_JW_PROOF TO ISERE.indd 144 17/10/2019 16:02'