It's that time of year again when the slopes are beckoning, and you're starting to think about where to ski this winter. But if you don't want to fly, or don't want to spend a fortune on getting there, never fear; we've got the perfect list of ski resorts just a short drive away from the UK. This blog post will list the top resorts and provide detailed information on why they made the cut. So grab your winter gear and prepare for winter fun!

La Clusaz, France

Located just eight hours away from Calais, La Clusaz is a great option for those looking for a quick ski trip. This resort has something for everyone, with beginner-friendly green slopes, intermediate red runs, and even some black diamonds for the more experienced skiers. 

This is a convenient and picturesque option for a self-drive ski holiday. With beginners' slopes as well as more challenging terrain for advanced skiers, you can enjoy all that this charming French town has to offer. And when you're done skiing for the day, be sure to check out La Clusaz's pedestrianised village centre, where you'll find plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from.

Morzine, France

With its stunning setting in the heart of the French Alps, Morzine is a firm favourite with skiers and snowboarders alike. The resort offers a great selection of pistes for all abilities, as well as off-piste options for those who are looking for a little extra thrill. After a day on the slopes, relax in one of Morzine's many après-ski bars or take advantage of the town's excellent restaurants. 

La Plagne, France

If you're looking for a bit more of a challenging ski trip, La Plagne might be the place for you. Situated in the massive Paradiski area (which comprises La Plagne and Les Arcs), La Plagne is ideal for skiers who want to explore as much terrain as possible. There are over 200 pistes to choose from here, so you'll never be bored. And if you fancy taking a break from skiing, there's plenty to keep you entertained off the slopes, too, from dog walks and ice skating to simply relaxing in one of the resort's many spas.

Tignes, France 

Tignes may be compact compared to some other French ski resorts, but it more than makes up for it with its excellent facilities and impressive range of pistes. Situated at high altitudes, Tignes enjoys reliable snowfall all season long, so you can be sure that there will be plenty of powder no matter when you visit.

Les Deux Alpes, France

Les Deux Alpes is one of Europe's largest and most popular ski areas, and it's easy to see why. With over 124 miles of runs to explore as well as an impressive Snowpark, there's something here for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. And when you need a break from all the action on the slopes, take a ride on Europe's highest walking lift or go ice climbing – both unique experiences that you can only have in Les Deux Alpes.

If you're looking for a breath-taking ski vacation but don't want to deal with the hassle and expense of flying, then a self-drive holiday is the perfect solution. With so many amazing ski resorts within easy driving distance from the UK, there's no excuse not to hit the slopes this winter.