Ski in Chamonix, Meribel, Tignes, La Plagne, Courchevel and more
When it comes to skiing, France is one of Europe's top destinations. It is on the French-Italian border that the Alps, Europe's greatest mountain range, reach their peak, in the eternal snows of Mont Blanc, at Chamonix. The French Alps offer the broadest range of skiing opportunities anywhere in Europe.
Why are Ski Holidays in France so Popular?
They offer an unbeaten combination of:
• A vast choice of ski slopes and ski lifts
• Snow quality and depth
• A well established sports tourism industry
• Over 400 fully equipped mountain resorts
• The world’s biggest lift-linked ski areas
• The potential for off-trail skiing on virgin snow
• A choice of snow-boarding, ice skating and so many other winter sports
No wonder the French Alps are in many respects the world’s leading ski destination! Plan your ski holiday in France now. Compare holiday rental accomodation, prices and book online for booking your Alpine ski holidays.
Ski in the Alps with All the Comforts of Home
It is the French Alps that offer the broadest range of resorts, where the snow conditions are most reliable:
• Les Portes du Soleil, (Avoriaz - Morzine) the northernmost area has a dozen resorts, including Avoriaz, the ‘capital of snowboarding; and Morzine, a long-established resort, at an altitude of 1000m, with plenty of facilities for beginners.
• Chamonix, in the Savoy Alps, lying at the foot of Mont Blanc, was the original French skiing resort, and for many years has been very popular with skiers from all over Europe. The area around Chamonix and Megève offers the fifth largest skiing area in France.
• Les Arcs / La Plagne in the Haute Savoie offer plenty of high mountain skiing, so can usually guarantee good snow.
• Tignes / Val d'Isère is a high mountain area, with some 300 km of pistes, many of them over 2,500 metres altitude.
• The area of Les Trois Vallées (Les 3 Vallées), including the resorts of Courchevel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires, is the world's largest ski area accessible with a single pass.
• One of the largest resorts in the Alps, l'Alpe d'Huez offers a wide range of facilities, including plenty of slopes for beginners, and also opportunities for off-piste sking.
• With 120 km of pistes, the southern Alpine resort of Isola 2000 is one of the sunniest ski resorts in France, one of the coldest, and also one of those that gets most snow.
• There are plenty of other areas in the French Alps, but mostly smaller and for this reason often calmer, sometimes cheaper, and more family-oriented.
Online holiday planning sites can help you find catered chalets and holiday home rentals in favourite destinations such as Meribel, Morzine, Courchevel, Chamonix and Megeve, and in most other leading French resorts too. These can be budget options or fully kitted rental holiday homes with all the amenities and comforts of home like Internet, fireplace, sauna, washing machine and dishwasher.
Your ski holiday in France can be truly memorable and comfortable in every way. Search, compare and book online from a huge selection of Alpine chalets and holiday homes in nearly all the ski destinations in the Alps