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France Ski Holidays

France is one of the most popular countries for ski holidays in the world, and for good reason. It's home to a huge range of resorts, some of the largest linked ski areas (7 of the top 10), state-of-the-art lifts and outstanding food. With short flights to Geneva and Chambéry, followed by quick transfers to many of the resorts, France is the obvious choice for families, groups and those heading to the mountains for the weekend.

You'll find a brilliant variety of accommodation available, ranging from luxury hotels to charming chalets or great-value apartments. As well as this there's every type of resort on offer, from huge party hot spots such as Val Thorens to purpose-built and convenient towns like Flaine or small traditional villages like La Clusaz.

Good To Know

  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hours
  • Currency: Euros

Best For

  • Variety of resorts
  • Aprés ski
  • Snow-sure skiing
  • Large interconnected ski areas
 

Skiing

Arguably the birthplace of modern skiing, France is home to an eclectic range of resorts such as Val Thorens (the highest resort in Europe), Avoriaz (self-proclaimed boarder capital) and La Plagne (ideal for families), with a great deal of its peaks connected by a huge network of lifts and pistes spanning a large proportion of the Alps – the 3 Vallèes area alone is linked by over 600km of piste.

 

Food

French resorts are home to outstanding culinary options, both at the top and the bottom of the piste. Be sure to indulge in traditional French mountain lunches, such as a steaming tartiflette or delicious fondue. With France being so popular with the skiing community there are a great variety of restaurants to choose from, so you can sample something new every day. 

 

Snow

France is home to some truly remarkable skiing, with resorts such as Val Thorens so confident in their conditions they have a 'snow guarantee', challenging people to find a European resort with better conditions. In the lower resorts such as Morzine you may need to be cautious when booking a very early or very late trip, however France has the facilities to create its own snow.

 

Deals

The accommodation in France is varied and plentiful. There are often fantastic early book deals in the run up to the season, from free lift passes to all-inclusive offers or free nights during your stay. There will be last minute discounts available if you're willing to be flexible with resorts and accommodation. Our experts are best placed to find the right deal for you.

French Ski Resorts

We have 32 resorts in France.

Alpe d'Huez

  • Family friendly
  • Great for all abilities
  • Stunning scenery

Avoriaz

  • Snow-sure resort
  • Vast terrain
  • Short transfers

Chamonix

  • Perfect for short breaks
  • Short transfers
  • Traditional Alpine charm

Chatel

  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Family friendly
  • Excellent tree skiing

Courchevel

  • Perfect for intermediates
  • Les Trois Vallées
  • Stylish resort

Flaine

  • Family friendly
  • Snow-sure resort
  • Short transfers

Isola 2000

  • Perfect for short breaks
  • Snow-sure resort
  • Short transfers

La Clusaz

  • Stunning scenery
  • Hidden gem
  • Traditional Alpine charm

La Plagne

  • Glacier skiing
  • Excellent tree skiing
  • Perfect for intermediates

La Rosiere

  • Border skiing
  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Family friendly

La Tania

  • Family friendly
  • Les Trois Vallées
  • Ski-in ski-out resort

Le Corbier

  • Family friendly
  • Great for all abilities
  • Ski-in ski-out resort

Le Grand Bornand

  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Cross-country
  • Family friendly

Le Grand Massif

  • Great for all abilities
  • Family friendly
  • Short transfers

Les Arcs

  • Glacier skiing
  • Great for all abilities
  • Family friendly

Les Carroz

  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Stunning scenery
  • Family friendly

Les Deux Alpes

  • Glacier skiing
  • Family friendly
  • Great for après ski

Les Gets

  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Uncrowded slopes
  • Portes du Soleil

Les Menuires

  • Les Trois Vallées
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Varied restaurants

Megeve

  • Perfect for short breaks
  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Stylish resort

Meribel

  • Les Trois Vallées
  • Great for après ski
  • Great for all abilities

Montgenèvre

  • Border skiing
  • Perfect for intermediates
  • Uncrowded slopes

Morzine

  • Great for après ski
  • Short transfers
  • Traditional Alpine charm

Peisey-Vallandry

  • Family friendly
  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Perfect for intermediates

Sainte Foy

  • Family friendly
  • Uncrowded slopes
  • Great for all abilities

Samoens

  • Short transfers
  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Stunning scenery

Serre Chevalier

  • Excellent tree skiing
  • Great for all abilities
  • Uncrowded slopes

St Martin de Belleville

  • Les Trois Vallées
  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Hidden gem

Tignes

  • High-altitude skiing
  • Snow-sure resort
  • Glacier skiing

Val d'Isère

  • Great for après ski
  • Espace Killy
  • Stylish resort

Val Thorens

  • High-altitude skiing
  • Snow-sure resort
  • Great for all abilities

Valmorel

  • Family friendly
  • Great for all abilities
  • Ski-in ski-out resort

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