Ferries to France: Quieter ski resorts are proving popular16.11.2009
People taking ferries to france to gain access to ski resorts are beginning to opt for locations which are quieter and perhaps do not have the same world-class facilities, according to one newspaper.
The Guardian reported on the trend for vacationers to choose more out-of-the way locations rather than huge resorts like Courchevel, which it said can become too crowded for some vacationers.
"It [Courchevel] is the biggest ski area in the world, after all. But it"s as if in making the mountains so accessible with all those lifts, they"re jeopardising the very thing people are coming to experience," Mike Onions, a former ski instructor at Courchevel, told the newspaper.
The newspaper added that more people are "downshifting" or choosing quieter resorts where they can get time to themselves on the slopes.
In other news, the Daily Telegraph recently reported that France has around 500 quality resorts including some in the northern Alps which are well served by good public transport.
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