French Ski Resorts
Skiing in France
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French Ski Resorts - Skiing in France
Skiing in France - the main French ski resorts span the Alps bordering on to Italy and Switzerland but there are also a number of great ski resorts on the border with Andorra. Variety, cultural mixes and languages make skiing in France an authentic and entertaining experiencing on and off the slopes.
Our coverage of the French ski resorts includes a good mix of the well known international mountain resorts such as Chamonix and Tignes, to the authentic Haute Savoie villages scattered around the valleys of the Massifs including Chatel, Samoens and Val Cenis.
Family friendly French ski resorts
Choosing a ski resort that caters for families can be challenging especially families with young chaildren. The French Tourist Board awards family-friendly resorts with the "Famille Plus" label. This is awarded for several factors including day care and creche facilities, childrens activity programmes and ski schools. "Famille Plus" ski resorts in the French Alps include...
- Les Gets
- Les Carroz
- Les Deux Alpes
- St Gervais
- les Houches
- Grand Bornand
- La Clusaz
- Val Cenis Vanoise
Popular ski regions in the French Alps
Many ski resorts in France are clustered together in carousels so that its possible to ski round to the different villages via the linked piste network.
For beginners, its generally not worthwhile buying the area lift pass but for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, the area ski passes are ideal for exploring the whole region and going on ski safaris, hopping from one ski resort to the next.
Portes du Soleil
One of the largest lift linked carousels in the world delivering over 650km of pistes for all levels of skier and snowboarder. Spanning France and Switzerland and connecting 12 wonderful resorts, the Portes du Soleil is a great destination for family ski holidays or long weekends with friends being just 1 hour from Geneva....read more
The 3 Valleys
This area of the French Alps needs no introduction with its world class ski resorts of Courchevel and Meribel to name a few. With 600km of connecting pistes, Les Trios Vallees is a mecca for all levels of skiers with fantstic apres-ski off the slopes....read more
Sat within the spectacular Tarentaise Valley, Paradiski comprises the purpose built resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne with ski-in, ski-out chalets and the tranquil hamlet of Peisey-Vallandry. Over 425km of linked pistes, 2 glaciers and superb apres-ski make Paradiski very popular....read more
Evasion Mont Blanc
A collection of 11 traditional and authentic ski resorts looking up at the impressive Mont Blanc Massif. The carousel providesover 445km of pistes and includes the thermal spa resort town of St Gervais and the chic and sophisticated Megeve....read more
Popular for family holidays, the ski resorts of the Grand Massif offer a mix of traditional villages such as the beautiful and charming Samoens and Les Carroz to the modern purpose built ski-in, ski-out resorts such as Flaine and Morillon-1100. The ski area provides 265km of mainly beginner and intermediate pistes.
Popular French SKi Resorts
Grandes Rousses Massif
Les 3 Vallees
Portes du Soleil
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|Saint Jean d'Aulps||950||1800||625||Geneva||90|