A short hop from the chalet across the Col des Aravis brings you to the vibrant resort of La Clusaz. The laid back atmosphere and family-friendly environment is perhaps more accessible than Megève for those on a budget, but the resort retains an attractive Alpine charm of its own, with an enticing choice of restaurants and a healthy après-ski scene, as well as a good selection of outdoor sports shops for some retail therapy.
In the village centre, you'll find an icerink and plenty of amusements to keep the kids occupied. The swimming pool sits on the hill above the village, with fabulous views from the heated outdoor area.
The Radiomeuh Circus Festival is one of a growing number of music festivals in ski resorts across the Alps. Taking place on the first weekend of April, the festival brings a range of bands and DJs to the village, with on-piste parties throughout the day building up to the main night-time event in the circus tent in the centre of the village.
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