Early summer sunshine
Grab your sunnies and hit the snowsure slopes of Alpe d'Huez in France. Being at 1860m and having south-facing slopes (including the glacier), it's no surprise it's also known as ‘Island of the Sun'.
Alpe d'Huez really is a great all-rounder. Beginners will love the wide-open runs above the resort. Intermediates can cruise the 238km of runs all week and the advanced can push themselves on steep black runs, couloirs and some pretty decent off-piste.
The fun doesn't stop once the slopes close. There's plenty of chances for holiday indulgences like swimming under the stars, open air ice skating or even a helicopter ride over the beautiful mountain scenery.
The nightlife is excellent too. The resort is split into roughly four areas with a great selection of bars and restaurants to choose from in each one. It's also home to one of the now legendary 'Folie Douce' bars, so make sure you stop in for a drink and a dance.