Alternative Site to Bourg St Maurice (1 Viewer)

Brody

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Unfortunately after trying to book for April and the site giving me a price, when I continue to book it says no availability 😭

I'm wondering if anyone has any other recommendations for a site near to the slopes around this area. As it's April and coming to the end of the season we will need a higher resort but are open to anywhere really.

First time in the motorhome skiing so would prefer a site this time.

Many thanks!! ⛷️
 
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How about Camping Les Lanchettes at Peisey-Nancroix. It is served by a free shuttle bus to take you to the pistes and serves the Paradiski area (as does the site at Bourg St M) but on the La Plagne side rather than the Les Arcs side.
 

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Chamonix has possibilities. There is a campsite in the town. Alternatively have a look at camping car parks on top of the mountains. I know Alpe D'Huez has its own style of a CCP and very popular. Unsure if you can book

Another alternative is the heights of the Cotswolds on the top of the hill. Unsure about the snow but there is a rally there over that period ;) Well run site by our very own Quackers https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/foru...ers-woodside-field-6-11-april-2023-🐥🐥.271322/
 
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How about Camping Les Lanchettes at Peisey-Nancroix. It is served by a free shuttle bus to take you to the pistes and serves the Paradiski area (as does the site at Bourg St M) but on the La Plagne side rather than the Les Arcs side.

Great, I'll check it out! Thanks

Chamonix has possibilities. There is a campsite in the town. Alternatively have a look at camping car parks on top of the mountains. I know Alpe D'Huez has its own style of a CCP and very popular. Unsure if you can book

Another alternative is the heights of the Cotswolds on the top of the hill. Unsure about the snow but there is a rally there over that period ;) Well run site by our very own Quackers https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/easter-at-quackers-woodside-field-6-11-april-2023-🐥🐥.271322/

Thank you, I'll have a look.

Not sure about the rally.....I think you'll all have a better time without my two young adults tagging along! Enjoy though 🙂
 
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There is an aire at les2 but you can't book.

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You say Venosc was dear, I wouldn't have thought bourg would be much different.
 

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Caravanaige at Les Saisies (ski in / ski out) or another at Les Contamines at foot of cable car?

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Caravanaige at Les Saisies (ski in / ski out) or another at Les Contamines at foot of cable car?

Thank you, I'm really struggling tbh, I feel like giving it up as a bad job and booking an apartment.

I don't know if I'm missing something but some sites are showing no availability even into summer!
 
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It may be worth telephoning the sites direct to make an enquiry, starting with your first choice at Bourg St Maurice. There is something quite flaky about some French website booking systems as our friends found out last year when they had issues on more than one occasion when trying to make bookings.
 

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Depends what you want in terms of facilities or if you're going to use your own.
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If it were me and we've been motorhome skiing for many a year in April which is late, I would be booking at Val Thorens or Montgeneve. One because its very high and easy to access , one because it has a great snow record and a fantastic aire.
VT because it can be booked, all be it a bit if a scrubby car park but direct skiing.
 

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Some sites may not be open due to rising electricity costs in France😱heating and cable car running costs are rumoured to be decimating some resorts 😢
 
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Have you considered the Aire at La plage. 16amp hook up and services but I'm not sure about toilets. 50% of it is bookable and it's open to book now, 22euros a night I believe. Literally next to the piste.

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There is good compsite at La Rosier across the other side of the valley if you want some other ideas. Ski bus used to come to the campsite and it is linked to La Thuille in Italy. We were there 3 years ago and the site had good facilities.

 
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Hi all

I've managed to book Bourg St Maurice 🎉⛷️

I think the booking systems must only open around now for the winter season so I've just had another quick look and it let me book. Looking forward to some snow and fingers crossed the old back holds out as I've had a slipped disc since my last skiing outing. Time to start the exercising 😂
 
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I agree that the Camping de la Foret is worth a look - here's an old picture of me trying to trace the leccy cable prior to leaving!
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and 10 minutes later the snow plough turned up . . . . .

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Hi all

I've managed to book Bourg St Maurice 🎉⛷️

I think the booking systems must only open around now for the winter season so I've just had another quick look and it let me book. Looking forward to some snow and fingers crossed the old back holds out as I've had a slipped disc since my last skiing outing. Time to start the exercising 😂
Glad you managed to get your booking in, we have just booked for Feb/March. It's a great site, second time for us. Enjoy!
 
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We are planning to head down to the Alps week starting the 18th March. My wife doesn’t ski so I said we would take the car and stay in a 4 star wellness hotel that dog friendly. However, I’m still wondering why we paid 70k for a new German Motorhome only to leave it at home🙄
So the plan is to travel down with a couple of sightseeing days then 3 days skiing and head back. So I really need somewhere I can go skiing for 3 days and she will be happy to potter about with the Whippet ie. Shops, restaurants and dog friendly bars.
I was thinking about Bourg ST Maurice but not been there before so not sure how big a town it is. My other option is to travel down through Germany and stop at Fussen before heading to solden/obergurgl where I’ve been before.

Any advice welcome

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Huttopia campsite is a sure bet,

Huttopia Bourg St Maurice Campsite ****
Route des Arcs, 73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice​

You can overnight stay at La Granges, follow D119 up to la granges then turn left and park under funicular railway aire/carpark (no facilities) but good to catch train up to ski area les Arcs or down to the town, plenty shops, supermarkets, cafes ect, you will need to checkout wellness centres.
 
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Huttopia campsite is a sure bet,

Huttopia Bourg St Maurice Campsite ****​

Route des Arcs, 73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice​

You can overnight stay at La Granges, follow D119 up to la granges then turn left and park under funicular railway aire/carpark (no facilities) but good to catch train up to ski area les Arcs or down to the town, plenty shops, supermarkets, cafes ect, you will need to checkout wellness centres.
I was actually thinking about doing a mini tour of Germany and down to Langenfeld campsite for a couple of days Skiing. It’s on the main bus route to Solden and Obergurgl.
Still undecided as Bourg Saint Maurice still looks a good option as well.
 
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Thank you for the recommendation!

We've just left Bourg St Maurice after a phenomenal week of skiing.

Great site and well placed for the funicular it is definitely on the 'return' list. Heading back on the non toll roads now for a few days.

The only hiccup was my sister breaking her leg on the first day about 20mins in 🤣🤣
 

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