Alpe d’Huez. Large, sunny aire with mountain views, at the centre of the Rousses ski area. Lifts, shops and restaurants 300 metres. Credit card, barrier entry system, WC. Les Gets. Easy UK access to this inexpensive aire on the edge of a pretty village in the vast Portes du Soleil domain, lift adjacent. Resort offers weekend ski deal. La Rosière. Stunning panoramic views from this aire, despite slightly scruffy appearance. Pleasant intermediate resort linked with La Thuile in Italy. Free, but tokens for services €10. Super Dévoluy. Small, purpose-built family ski resort in southern Alps. Pleasant snowshoe walks from the small, sunny aire. No charge, except €2 for services, free resort Wi-Fi. La Plagne. Sunny, piste-side aire operating credit card, barrier-entry system. Extensive Alpine skiing. Tourist Office, restaurants and good Spar nearby. Les Menuires. Best option in vast Three Valleys domain, if a bit shady. Piste is 200 yards. Credit card, barrier-entry system. Daytime tub lift to shops and sports centre. Monêtier. Dedicated motorhome parking in Serre Chevalier ski area. Small fee collected nightly. Free service borne. 300 metres to lifts or to village with thermal spa. Les Saisies. Large, sunny, crescent-shaped aire adjacent to excellent Nordic skiing and Alpine domain of Espace Diamant. Car park-style ticket machine. Valloire. Operated by Camping-Car Park, whose model includes services, Wi-Fi and battery recharging. A short walk to town with bakery. Alpine and Nordic skiing. Montgenèvre. This is motorhome skiing heaven at a vast aire close to the Italian border. Extensive Alpine and Nordic skiing, and there’s also a luge run. There is a new sports centre under construction. A credit card barrier-entry system operates. Top tips for motorhome holidays in the French Alps Arrive before the weekend to aires within a short drive of cities Establish in advance what facilities are available Have a back-up plan in case the aire is full when you arrive Avoid the French school holidays, ie most of February, to be sure of a place Take a supply of €1 and €2 coins for service bornes and a credit card Stock up with basics, gas and fuel in the valley Top up perishables in the resort and give local businesses some custom Take a long hook-up lead and additional water containers Don’t leave home without a generator and snow chains Fit a Wi-Fi booster or 3G aerial and Mi-Fi as resorts usually have internet A nearby swimming pool is a bonus for aching muscles and a shower!