Several airlines serve these routes and with short transfer times, the Aosta Valley makes a perfect weekend break as well as a longer holiday.

With many fantastic and varied resorts within close proximity, a multi-centre ski safari is easy to arrange too – so why not include Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Monterosa in your next ski holiday?

For those preferring to self-drive, the Aosta Valley resorts are about a 10 hour drive from Calais – the mountain panoramas as you approach Mont Blanc are stunning, but of course don’t forget your snow chains.

For budget travellers, some resorts can be accessed by public transport.

For further information, check out our getting here section