But a number of resorts have developed their own niche in hosting film festivals, as part of their bids to broaden their appeal - for example in Les Arcs.
The season kicks off above Bourg St Maurice with the Les Arcs Film Festival which runs from 14-21 Dec. This year includes a special focus on film from "Yugoslavian countries", for example the 2011 Serbian/Macedonian production "Punk's Not Dead":
Prior to all this excitement, next week sees the 30th Mountain Film Festival taking place at Autrans, over in the Vercors:
|Click here for the official Autrans site|
Over Christmas, Autrans' neighbour Lans-en-Vercors will be holding its own festival, this time centred on childrens' cinema.
It looks like some of the new Belle et Sébastien film was shot in the Vercors - in cinemas from 18th December:
Finally, at the end of January, Alpes Magazine will be hosting a 3 evenings looking at alpine cinema, including this classic film from 1944:
|28-30 January, Palais des Congrés, Chambery|