This resort should be excellent, with a good snow record, lots of runs with many through the trees and great convenience with most accommodation virtually on the piste. However, too many of the easier blue runs, and some greens, are served by old, fierce button pulls not suitable for beginners or those lacking confidence. To exacerbate this, the Aup de Veran gondola has been withdrawn, despite still being shown on piste maps, meaning that a good amount of blue runs through woods are only accessible by button pulls marked difficult and for expert skiers only. The DMC gondola to the top seems very susceptible to strong winds and when we were there there were some days when the only way up the mountain was via the Tetes des Verdes charilift, resulting in long queues. The links with Samoens and Les Carroz add an extra dimension but are often very busy and close quickly in bad weather. Overall, an excellent ski area but frustrating to try to make the most of. IMHO, the lift system has not seen sufficient investment and is now slightly worse than when I first visited 20 years ago.