We're a family of five (adults and teens) planning a ski trip to the Alps after Christmas. I have been doing some research but didn't decide which resort would be best for us.
I would really like some advice on deciding between Chamonix, Megeve, Courcheval... Basically we would like to experience a true Alp ambience, in a Chalet type hotel, fireplace, wood furniture, ski school, beautiful snowy landscapes..
I understand there are trendier resorts where nightlife is the big thing after ski hours, but we were looking for a more relaxed family oriented type, with lots of outdoor activities to choose from, and good restaurants nearby.
Since the easiest way to reach the Alps would be through Geneva, we also considered Zermatt as an option.
Staying at any particular resort, would it be possible to use it as a base point and travel to other towns?? In this case by car if we decide to rent..
I appreciate all the help.