The Le Mont Lachat mountain has many slopes,with variouse tracks for beginners and advanced skiers,there is also kid's slope where all the beginners can have their first skilessons before going all the way up to mountain
Head a few kilometres away to the town of Megeve. It's larger and has a wider (albeit rather posh) variety of shops.
What to buy: You can buy almost anything in Megeve, from groceries to souvenirs to ski clothing to televisions (there's a Bang & Olufson store in the main street!).
What to pay: Depends where you go, really. Megeve, as I said, is rather posh and has higher than average prices. Ask around for the local supermarket, however. In France they tend to sell everything.
The scenery is the number one thing about Crest-Voland. As a non skier, there was not a lot to do during the cold, snowy winter days, but I found many photo opportunities, with the ranges of colours and textures of the landscape as the light changed throughout the day.
Heading up the hill, over the ski slope towards the Chalet Le Prarian gives a lovely view over the village and valley below, as well as the surrounding mountains.
Fondest memory: The sunset that reflected of the mist in the valley.