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If friends have bored you senseless with tales of transatlantic ski holidays, point them back to France, where two of the season’s biggest hotel openings are imports from across the Pond.
Megève and La Rosière in the Savoie Mont Blanc region have both bucked the trend for new accommodation by local, independent operations – such as the new Fahrenheit 7 in Val Thorens, or the Rockypop in Chamonix – and plumped instead for two international brands: Four Seasons and Hyatt respectively.
It may be a canny move: for years I have extolled the virtues of North American skiing to anyone who will listen – the service and hospitality were leagues ahead of anything closer to home. For English-speaking instructors, cheery locals, affordable food and drink, Uncle Sam won, hands down. More recently, I’m not so sure.