It’s time to explore the French Alps! Do you know how many ski resorts are in France? Hundreds! Besides, they are located in some of the most spectacular mountains in the world. Ok, there may be one tiny minus… France is not the cheapest country, but it has more options for skiers and snowboarders than any other country in the world. Another key attraction for skiing in France is the ease of access – many of the ski resorts are close to gateway airports and the flights from all the Europe are short. Let’s have a look at 5 popular ski and snowboard resorts.
The resort of Tignes provides a high mountain skiing on hundreds of kilometers of well-groomed piste. It really does have something for everyone, but intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders are especially served here. “Ski before and after everyone else” – that’s the motto of Tignes resort.
Located in a massive ski area, Les Trois Vallées, Meribel is one of the most popular French ski resorts, whilst offering an abundance of luxury ski chalets. The village has an awesome, chalet-style architecture, wooded surroundings and a friendly (also children-friendly) atmosphere. In Meribel, you’ll find a wide specter of entertainment for the whole family, suited for all skiing and boarding levels.
Chamonix is located further south at the foot of Mont Blanc. It is a pretty traditional ski area with a touch of extreme – it is famous for the off-piste and extreme skiing. Nevertheless, a snow-sure Chamonix is loved by skiers, boarders and mountain enthusiasts of all types and abilities. Oh, and there is plenty of apres-ski action going on!
It isn’t just another ski resort – it’s a legendary one! There’s over 300 km of marked ski runs, unlimited off-piste skiing, and 1900m of vertical and the legendary Face de Bellevarde at your feet! This whole makes a perfect location for skiers and boarders of all abilities. Val d’Isere also offers a wonderful apres-ski experience.
The French Alps that border Switzerland and Italy offer some of the most extensive skiing opportunities in Europe. One of the most well-known ski resorts in that area is Avoriaz, which is great for beginner skiers and snowboarders. The region encompasses the best of the Alps – quiet little hamlets, picturesque views, lively nightlife and extreme sports.
Do you need more reasons to go skiing in France? Of course, we can’t say that only these five are the very best resorts in France. However, one thing is clear – there’s definitely a reason why they keep their high position among the world’s best resorts for years. Wander the illuminated streets, meet up with friends, enjoy French cuisine or share a hot chocolate with your kids… Share and enjoy these moments with your loved ones – welcome to French Alps, the place where you will make your own snow-filled memories!