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Mont Blanc is formed of two ski destinations, Chamonix and Argentiere. Chamonix is a vibrant alpine town with a big reputation. Located at t... More details
The Espace Killy ski area consists of two internationally renowned ski resorts: Val d'Isere and Tignes. All good skiers will be able to ski ... More details
Imagine skiing or boarding from a village towering at 2120 m all the way down to another at 700m, with uninterrupted views of Mont Blanc all... More details
A cluster of fabulous resorts, sunny weather, a snowboarders haven and possibly the world's longest black run - just a few things that make ... More details
La Forêt Blanche, or ‘The White Forest' is just that. A massive ski area set in the beautiful Hautes Alps, surrounded by towerin... More details
Hidden between the mega-resorts of the Three Valleys and Tarentaise, and the sunny, popular l'Alpe d'Huez, the ski resorts of the Maurienne ... More details
At the centre of the Savoie French Alps lies an amazing group of resorts dotted across a white paradise which form the Paradiski ski area. T... More details
Portes du Soleil or ‘gates of the sun' is an unfathomably giant ski area covering the Swiss-French border and encompassing more than 1... More details
Every skier dreams of endless pistes, the chance to ski different slopes every morning, visit a different village every day - of waking up w... More details

Ski Holidays in France

About Skiing in France

France is an overwhelming haven for skiers and snowboarders. Huge, dramatic mountain ranges, glorious bustling ski resorts, charming traditional villages, and acres and acres of snow abound. There are some impressive stats too; the worlds longest combined on-piste millage of nearly 5, 000 miles, the world's oldest resort, the toughest terrain and most awesome backcountry, Europe's highest ski resort (Val Thorens) and highest peak, 15, 771 ft Mont Blanc, all call France home.

Most skiing takes place in the giant French Alps region and the much smaller Pyrenees. There are nearly 400 resorts nestled into the valleys of the Alps, but they only take up 6 % of the total area, so the mountains' stunning natural beauty remains untouched.

We can take you to the heart of huge ski areas like the Three Valleys, with eight interlinked resorts and one lift pass, so you'll never have to ski the same trail twice. Les Trois Vallees is home to some of Europe's chicest, most sophisticated resorts including Courchevel and Meribel, where a sparkling après ski atmosphere draws the rich and famous. The smaller Pyrenees area and Les Grandes Rousses will seduce you with beautiful traditional villages where you can wander a labyrinth of tiny streets, past snow-tipped wooded chalets and ancient farms and churches. Forget that life outside snow-capped peaks exists at the towering Val Thorens or Mont Blanc, or take in the world's oldest resort Chamonix.

Take a look at some of the different resorts on offer and imagine yourself sitting back, easing off your boots and recalling the hundreds of kilometres you swished through that day, as you sample a delicious authentic Savoyard meal of fondue, raclette and crepes.

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Planes
There is no shortage of flights to France, with the airports of Lyan, Chambery, and Grenoble all serving the french Alps. Geneva in Switzerland also a major gateway to French ski resorts, particularly thosei nthe north. Skiing Holidays offers flight + accommodation deals, and you can throw in a transfer or hire car.

Trains
The Eurostar provides a convenient travel method to many ski resorts in France, with overnight trains leaving London on Friday night and arriving Saturday morning, meaning you often can have an two extra days on the slopes than if you'd flown. Paradiski, the Three Valeys and Espace Killy are all conveniently served by the Eurostar snow train.

Automobiles
Driving is an increasingly popular method to starting skiing holidays in France. In particular driving can be a lot cheaper than flying, particularly during peak dates. Expect to pay at least €120 ion toll along the way, and have a look at our individual resort pages for driving instructions.

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