Had a great holiday, apartment was clean and modern, fantastic views of the lake across to Switzerland, from two balconies. Ideal for my family of four. Lots of board games for the kids to play in the evening, modern kitchen, comfortable beds. We paid extra 70 euros cash on arrival for bed linen and towels (made up for us). Beware no cash point in the resort, nearest one a few miles down the valley. Small bath with shower head, (not a stand up shower) was only down side of apartment, but not really a problem. Location is amazing only 20 metres from the gondola, and 200m from resort centre and mini supermarket. Allocated parking space. Apartment has own lockable cave cupboard on the ground floor to store skis.
The skiing in Thollon is mainly red runs, one quite steep blue, and a few short greens. It was icy in the morning, and slushy late afternoon, I would say best time 12 to 3pm. Small lift queues given peak time of year. I drove to Bernex most days (20mins) large car park there and more blue and green runs for the kids. I also drove to Avoriaz one day (1hr to Ardent Gondola car park), great skiing but mega busy, it was good to come back to the chilled out local resorts. Thollon and Bernex lift passes are much cheaper than most big resorts.
Drive from Geneva airport was 1hr 30mins. Hired a Swiss car (not French) with winter tyres and snow chains. Large French supermarket (Carrefour) on the way just after Swiss border. Avoid buying anything in Switzerland, very expensive.
Overall a great value (<£1000) for a short (four nights) 3.5 days skiing holiday, if you want to go on a budget, avoid the crowds and explore the region a great option. Many thanks, Rob.