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Top 30 Ski Resorts in France

Chamonix has made the Après ski into an art form. Located in the beautiful Chamonix Valley in some of the highest peaks in the French Alps, Chamonix is a haven for avid skiers and snowboarders alike. With its remarkable beauty, ski terrain, and après-ski (after ski) skiers of all levels are drawn to Chamonix. Chamonix offers ski hounds 145 trails that total over 140 kilometers (87.5 miles) a memorable cable car ride to the Aiguille du Midi (which rises to the elevation of 3,482 meters/11,316 feet) and the famous off-trail pistes (slopes) that bring the total ski area to over 30,000 acres of skiable terrain. For the resort visitors looking for non-skiing activities, Chamonix offers snowmobiling, ice climbing and hiking, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and dog sledding, and the Après ski activities include Restaurants, cafés, pubs, bars, and even a casino.

Saint Martin de Belleville
Come enjoy the perfect combination of an original alpine village and skiing the largest ski area in the world. Saint Martin is located in the French Alps and is an "in demand" resort that retains the charm and allure of the traditional French Alpine village without huge crowds and long lift lines. The village boasts many high quality restaurants from 5 star to local grills and pubs, friendly bars and night spots and areas for family fun as well. The ski area is endless, with 600km of exquisitely groomed runs to suit all levels of skiers and boarders, as well as bumps, steeps, gullies, bowls and their well-known incredible off piste terrain - making Saint Martin the perfect choice for everyone

Bagneres de Luchon
Nestled in the heart of the French Pyrenees, Bagneres de Luchon is a welcoming and old-fashioned ski resort that sits on a na tural plateau at 1800 metres, and offers skiers and boarders an unequalled view of the Luchon Valley and its stunning mountain backdrop. For the ski hound, Luchon presents 125 hectares of ski area, 32km of slopes, 30 runs, 15 lifts, one 3km cross country ski loop, 1 snow park, ski terrain for every ability level, 1 altitude restaurant and a charming village for all of the non-skiing activities you can handle.

Come stay in an Olympic Village! Brides-les-Bains was originally a thermal spa town dating back to the last century and the Olympic Village for the 1992 Winter Olympics. With its small town charm and internationally known skiing, Brides-les-Bains, is a resort on every ski hounds "must go" list. With runs for every level of skier or boarder, steeps, deeps, wide open bowls, and backcountry terrain to challenge even the most advanced skier, Brides-les-Bain is a skiers dream resort. When not on the slopes visit the Thermes d'Orsi Spa Resort for a hydro massage, fitness program, mud bath or a dip in the thermal pool. Talk about incredible Après Ski activities!

Come ski snow hound Heaven! Argentiere's Les Grands Montets crests at 3300 meters and offers world renown skiing for every level of skier and there is even a piste right off the top, and numerous off-piste options, and a total vertical descent of over 2 kilometers! When you are not shredding the slopes try one of Argentiere's Après Ski activities like Ski touring, Snowshoeing, Dog sledding, Ice skating, Speed skating, Squash, Indoor swimming pool, Indoor tennis, Climbing, Helicopter trips, Cinema and Bowling or visit the traditional Savoyard village of Argentiere.

La Plagne est Champagny en Vanoise
Ski One Resort but two locations! Ski 225 km of slopes on La Plagne at an altitude of up to 3250m and on the South face of the ski area ski on Champagny which you can access on the cable car. You are also within reach of a ski realm of a extraordinary size: Paradiski with 425 km of slopes. One resort: two locations! These ski areas offer alpine skiing at its best along with a Nordic activities area offering one of the most beautiful cross-country Ski areas in the world, the best of snowboarding, off-pistes with ski instructors to uncover remote panoramas, snow shoeing and ice-climbing for both beginners and advanced climbers, or take a walk and discover the village. La Plagne has something for every type of snow adventurer.

Come ski an enormous domain of 8 village territories! The Vaujany Ski Domain includes 8 village communal territories that are perched in the Dauphine Alps and surrounded by spectacular scenery: Alpe d'Huez , Auris, Clavans, Le Freney d'Oisans, La Garde, Oz en Oisans , Villard Reculas and Vaujany making it the largest ski domain in Europe.

Vaujany offers 220 km of world class runs for all ski ability levels, and 2,800 metre vertical, varied terrain with gullies, cliffs, deeps, steeps and backcountry pistes for a variety of skiing challenges. Vaujany offers a multitude of lift and cable car options to bring you to the top of the pistes in just minutes. Vaujany offers over 7410 Acres of rugged snowy playground for all levels of skiers and boarders that will satisfy the needs and desires of all; with off-piste and piste skiing, cross-country, competitions, snowboarding, and a variety of Après Ski activities for even the discerning skiers.

Les Deux Alpes
Serious Skiing for serious skiers and boarders! Les Deux Alpes is Glacier skiing at over 3,500 metres and massive off-piste skiing in the largest snow park in Europe. Located high up in the narrow valley above the Lac Du Chambon is the town of Les Deux Alpes which offers 17 restaurants and an unbelievable 30 bars for the ultimate Après Ski experience! Once you are on the slopes, the ski area seems endless and forever stretching upwards with 5 lifts and 2,300 vertical metres, three valleys and extensive ski terrain. There is as much off-piste skiing as there are marked runs, making it magnificent for strong advanced skiers with the top half of the resort being extremely narrow and many of the runs quite steep. If it is a challenge you want, then Les Deux Alpes is the place for you!

La Grave
Come enjoy rugged and savage ski terrain. La Grave is not for the faint of heart as this awe-inspiring, stunning and wild ski area in the southern part of the French Alps is a one-off: this means no groomed runs, no snow cannon, no ski patrol or avalanche control, minimal lifts and more than 7,000 vertical feet of mainly 'ski sauvage'. The adrenaline-charged but punishing descent of 2150 metres (7054 feet) to the village requires the utmost respect as both the degree of difficulty and the potential dangers are significant, with deep crevasses and steep gorges. This ski area is not considered a resort but an extreme skier's nirvana, so the beginner beware of La Grave!

Villard Reculas
Come ski a traditional French Mountain Village. Villard Reculas is a beautiful traditional French ski mountain village located in the French Alps. Situated at 1550 metres, serviced by a high speed quad lift, Villard Reculas ski terrain varies for every level of skier including nursery slopes for the beginner. Unspoiled terrain makes the off piste skiing a stunning experience. For the Après Ski, the village of Villard Reculas offers one hotel, several restaurants and bars, a well-stocked supermarket, 2 sports shops with ski and snowboard hire facilities, and a local branch of the ESF ski school. You can access the slopes right from the village on the quad lift. This small but mighty resort is perfect for a low key ski vacation.

Come ski one of Europe's Premier Resorts! Linked with L'Espace Killy, Tignes offers over 300km (190 miles) of pistes, extensive off-piste terrain, a very reliable snow record due to its incredible altitude and Tignes/Val d'Isere is one of only two ski areas in France listed as 'Snow-sure resorts'. Tignes also possesses a fast & efficient lift system of 97 lifts including 2 high speed underground trains one of which transports you from Tignes Val Claret to the 'Panoramic Restaurant' on the Grand Motte Glacier. For other snow adventures Tignes offers a half pipe, boarder cross course, freeriding, ice diving, dog sledding, hang gliding, skidoo riding, ice climbing, parascending, ski-joring (being pulled along by horses) , skating, snowshoeing, indoor tennis, heli-skiing & the 1992 Olympics downhill course if you are up for a challenge. For the Après Ski adventure the resort offers 150 shops , 115 bars , plenty of 2 to 4 star hotels and chalets, numerous ski schools , and 1500+ gracious and friendly staff making it one of Europe's premier resorts.

Come ski a French family ski destination! Morillon is a lovely family ski resort that is connected to the Grand Massif ski area, offering 265km of ski slopes and 135 runs for all levels of skiers/boarders. There are very few resorts that offer such a wide variety of skiing with essentially no lift lines nor do they have such extraordinary panoramic views over Mont-Blanc. Offering first-rate skiing for beginners and intermediates, this is a great resort for families and beginners trying skiing for the first time. The accommodations are first class and offer a ski-in/ski-out car free village where you can access the runs from the village by cable care and a number of lifts or ski right down at the end of the day to enjoy the Après Ski activities offered at Morillon. Both Morillon Village and Morillon 1100 offer a small selection of restaurants and bars and a small nightlife scene. Morillon being a family friendly resort has activities like snowshoeing, ski trekking with Snow Shoes, Luge Sledging, Cross Country Skiing, Dog sledding and Ski Joering, Paragliding, Ice skating, Ice climbing and activities for the kids. So bring the whole family and come enjoy France's premiere family ski resort!

Come ski like royalty! Meribel snow conditions are fit for a King or future king as William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge holiday at Meribel, as one of their favorite ski resorts. Meribel is in the heart of the 3 Valleys which is in the largest linked ski area in the world and is joined together by one of the best ski lift systems offering access to 600 km of skiing, slopes for all ability levels, a snow park equipped with jumps, whoops, banks and two half pipes, where skiers and boarders of all ability levels can enjoy freestyling in safety. For the expert looking for a challenge, the border cross course has banked corners and big obstacles to give a much needed adrenaline packed rush. Along with the exceptional skiing and boarding Meribel offers snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, paragliding, ice skating, a climbing wall and for the fitness minded a wellness centre, pool and a spa. For the Après Ski shopping, a library, cinemas, bowling, nightclubs and over 80 restaurants and bars are there to complete a fabulous ski vacation! So come visit Meribel and keep a lookout for British Royals on the slopes!

Come ski surrounded by 7 intensely stunning mountain peaks! Samoëns, a spectacular resort in the heart of the Grand Massif, is an unspoiled, charming resort offering over 265km of pistes, one of the best snow records in the Alps, 140 individual pistes, 80 lifts, and exceptional tree-lined runs catering to skiers of all abilities. Samoëns is a wonderful family ski destination, offering plenty to do on and off the slopes with restaurants, bars, kids' activities, shops and other Après Ski activities for the whole family. So come enjoy the exceptional skiing, and extraordinary views of Samoëns!

Pla d'Adet
Located in the French Pyrenees near the village of Saint-Lary, Pla d'Adet accesses Saint-Lary-Soulan, one of the largest ski resorts in the French Pyrenees offering over 100 km of downhill slopes, 53 pistes spread over three linked, distinct sectors, a showpiece ski run, Mirabelle that descends 700 metres over its 3.6 km length. Pla d'Adet also offers a wonderful family ski experience which includes a snow kindergarten, toboggan run and a Kid park which is aimed towards the 6 to 12 year old skier. For the Après Ski experience Pla d'Adet offers first class shops, bars, restaurants, clubs, gear rental and ski schools. So come enjoy the best of French Hospitality at Pla d'Adet.

Grande Galaxie
Connected to the ski resorts of Briançon , La Grave , Les Deux Alpes , Puy Saint Vincent and Serre Chevalier , Grande Galaxie Ski Area offers a combined total of 264 individual pistes with pistes above 2500 metres, plenty of advanced and expert runs, all levels of skier abilities are well catered to as well as snowboarding with four Snow and Terrain parks available for boarders. Grande Galaxie also offers an excellent Après Ski experience with restaurants, shops, bars and other activities for everyone!

Espace Killy
Espace Killy Resort, which is the third biggest ski area in France, links two famous ski resorts, Tignes and Val d'Isère which offers a combination of exceptional Après Ski at Val d'Isère and extreme snow sports at Tignes, where in Val d'Isère once can play polo and you can climb a frozen waterfall or dive under the frozen lake at Tignes. When it comes to skiing, Val d'Isère is in a valley which lends itself to a great variety of pistes and Tignes which offers unusual black runs known as Naturides. The snow grooming teams smooth the green, blue and red runs every night but leave the black runs to preserve their natural features like fresh powder that eventually turns into moguls over time. The two resorts being interlinked means you can ski from the more difficult Val d'Isère to the easier Tignes and back. As far as the Après Ski experience, Val d'Isère is your best bet between the two with its more fashionable clientele and more exciting nightlife, although Tignes is certainly not without its Après Ski pleasures. So for the best in skiing for all levels, come experience Espace Killy!

Come ski winter's Heart! At 3000 meters above sea level, skiing is brought to a whole new level and with the majestic glaciers stretching out before your eyes and the endless mountain views; the scenery will take your breath away. Bonneval-sur-Arc offers diversified ski trails, an abundance of winter hiking trails, 11 lift facilities and 25 km of skiable terrain. The region is known for snow guarantee from December till May. So come enjoy a winter holiday or spring skiing in one of the most beautiful mountain villages in France!

La Tania
A small but mighty resort linked to the big resorts for a less crowded, more laid back ski vacation. The skiing from La Tania links in to the massive Three Valleys ski system making it a breeze to get to Méribel or Courchevel 1850. La Tania offers a smaller ski experience, but none less challenging or exciting for the beginner and intermediate skier with its roller coaster blue running straight down through the forest into the resort, a wide red run with a consistent gradient down to the bottom gondola station, and a green run winding down through the forest from the top gondola station in to the resort. This resort is a dream for beginner skiers and for intermediate and advanced skiers, a day's skiing to Val Thorens and experiencing the whole Three Valleys is only 4 to 6 lifts away. Come enjoy a small resort community linked to a big resort experience.

Val Thorens
Val Thorens is the highest in Europe nearly always the most snow-sure, with some of the most challenging runs and best off-piste opportunities for the most discerning of ski hounds. The Val Thorens resort was created around a small central village that offers true doorstep skiing almost anywhere you stay. The skiing is ideal for beginner to intermediate skiers with ample green pistes to an abundance of blue and red pistes for a more challenging ski. Not forgotten, the more advanced skier will be happy as there are also a good number of black runs along with off piste skiing opportunities. Val Thorens is also easily linked to the Three Valleys ski system providing options to ski over to Meribel or Courchevel. Come ski on some of the highest mountain areas in Europe!

Serre Chevalier
Come ski and enjoy three interconnected villages from one resort. The skiing at Serre Chevalier is unbeatable for all levels with its plentiful and wide ranging 250 km of pisted ski runs with 111 different slopes and 77 ski lifts creating a huge winter paradise for skiers of all ages and experiences. The area is supported by three main villages that offer various Après Ski activities and quaint French village charm. Briancon is a typical French town where old town charm has a new meaning with its tiny cobbled lanes and ancient buildings. Chantemerle offers great access to the whole Serre Chevalier ski region and is a typical ski resort village with its main square, sports shops, restaurants, supermarkets, bars and vast parking. Villeneuve also offers great central access to the ski area of Serre Chevalier but also has the traditional cobbled streets that give it a real French ski resort feel. Come enjoy a vast and wide ranging experience at Serre Chevalier!

The Milky Way
Come ski the Milky Way! With six ski resorts of different in size and atmosphere to choose from there is a Milky Way resort to suit everyone's needs. Whether you want a small resort with tons of character and charm like Claviere, a resort just right for snowboarders at Montgenevre, a luxury shopping experience in Sansicario, a lively nightlife in Sauze d'Oulx, high altitude terrain and challenging skiing at Sestriere or a Quiet, pretty little village like Cesana, you will find whatever your heart desires.

Come ski one of the steepest pistes in Europe! Located in the French Alps, Avoriaz , the only one ski resort without cars,offers skiers skiing on not only the Avoriaz area but access to the Portes du Soleil which has between 650 to 700 km of piste and nearly all of it linked by more than 200 lifts. Skiers can also acess the Swiss side of skiing at Les Crosets and even ski La Chavanette, known as The Swiss Wall, one of the steepest pistes in Europe. Along with the incredible piste and off-piste skiing, Avoriaz offers a number of Après Ski activities like restaurants, pubs and a small village with shops and more for every taste and every desire. Come ski on the main circuit of one of the largest ski areas in the world.

Come ski rustic charm and chic! Megève, the French alternative to Switzerland's St. Moritz, offers skiers and boarders over 300 kilometers of marked trails, 81 integrated lifts, extensive terrain for skiers of all levels, and two snow parks and a half-pipe are available for snowboarding. Along with its incredible skiing, Megeve offers a scenic setting with stunning views, a charming village centre with luxury shopping, plenty of luxury hotels, gourmet dining, and plenty more to do off the slopes. The area has been known as France's most fashionable winter sports resort for many years attracting plenty of fur coats and fat wallets, anyone can come enjoy what Megeve has to offer!

Paradiski is one of the biggest and most varied ski resorts in the world, with three glaciers, two peaks above 3000m, 425 km of pistes and a huge range of off-piste skiing. Paradiski connects the resorts La Plagne and Les Arcs together creating one of the largest and most incredible ski areas that are linked by the huge, 200 person, double decker 'Vanoise Express' cable car. With a variety of pistes and off piste skiing, incredible steeps, deeps, gullies and wide bowls, the skiing is unrivalled and the après ski activities add to the charm and excitement of this amazing resort area.

Grand Massif
Come ski five resorts in one! Located within view of the majestic Mont Blanc Mountain, Grand Massif is five resorts linked together (Samoens, Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval) by 265km of skiing with 133 downhill slopes served by 78 lifts. Grand Massif has been described as one of the five largest ski areas in France. The skiing is superb, the scenery is breathtaking and there is usually no shortage of fresh powder. Grand Massif is also known for its excellent mountain restaurants, shops and après ski activities like snow-shoeing, cross country skiing and husky dog trekking. The accommodations are also excellent; from three and four star hotels to chalet and apartment accommodations. With a variety of offerings coming from each resort within the Grand Massif Resort, skiers and boarders alike will find everything they need for a "Grand" ski vacation!

Come ski at the resort of 300 days of sunshine! Located in the Hautes-Alpes in south-eastern France Saint Léger les Mélèzes, Saint Léger les Mélèzes has an altitude of 1350 metres and is located in the middle of a large forest and overlooks a gorgeous valley where the scenery is rolling hills, deep valleys and stunning mountain views. During the winter, you will find a remarkable variety of cold weather activities including skiing on varied terrain and runs, snowboarding, dog sledding, sleigh riding, snowshoeing and there is even a snow garden for children! For the Après Ski experience, you will find an exceptional variety of shops, markets and amazing restaurants and pubs located in the village of Saint Léger les Mélèzes, and in Orcières, you can find a vacation compound that includes swimming pools, an ice rink, saunas, baths, spas and whirlpools. For the more adventurous, one can go paragliding, ice driving and snow motorcycling to make a memory for a lifetime!

Montchavin-Les Coches
Come ski a chain of resorts! Montchavin and les Coches are adjoining villages, often promoted as a single as they are definitely easy to ski between, even though Les Coches is 200 vertical metres further up the mountain so to get there you must use one of the lifts. Montchavin is one of the few old-style villages with traditional alpine wooden chalet style buildings, making this resort amongst the most attractive and genuine of the French resorts. You not only can ski on Montchavin-Les Coches but you can ride the Vanoise Express cable car, the world's largest and go to the giant La Plagne ski area with neighbouring giant Les Arcs across the valley. So come stay at an old fashioned, down to earth resort with a friendly atmosphere and ski some of the biggest, most amazing resorts in France!

Pra Loup
Come ski non-stop at Pra Loup Resort! Located in the Southern Alps, Pra Loup is one of the major ski areas in the with a welcoming, relaxed reputation and first-rate lift systems. Pra Loup puts a strong emphasis on family facilities and beginners from its sunny nursery slopes with nearby restaurant and stunning views to its easy green "clappe" run Intermediates can easily get around the area on the abundant blue and red runs and the advancing skiers will especially enjoy this resort with its long open runs and lack of lift lines which gives the skier or boarder the ability to ski non-stop in a relaxed and easy going atmosphere. The off-piste is easily reachable and there is often untracked powder on the immense piste area. Pra Loup is ideal for Freeriders with its plenty of wide open fast runs with and the occasional difficult section to challenge you and get your attention.

Come ski France's most exclusive resort! Located in the world's largest inter-connected ski area the Three Valleys (Trois Vallées), Courchevel rates in the top 10 resorts around the world with an altitude of 2707 metres, the highest lifts and ski slopes above 2500m, and over 617 snow cannons to ensure snow on the ski trails. Skiing Courchevel you'll enjoy 93 pistes and off-piste trails to total 150km of ski runs, and 61 lifts that can take 70,160 skiers up per hour. Courchevel skiing is amongst the world's best, especially as it is part of the Three valleys ski area. Courchevel has plenty to offer boarders as well as skiers with a snow park, a half pipe, baby pipe, table and hips. The après ski scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include 50 bars, 70 restaurants, bowling, night clubs, cinema, billiards and game room, indoor/outdoor swimming, saunas, hot tubs, spa facilities, indoor/outdoor ice skating, indoor sports centre, sleigh rides, ballooning, horseback riding, ice climbing, Helicopter flights, ski jumps, slalom course, speed skiing course, snow rafting and nighttime torch lit descents. So no matter what level of skier or boarder you are or you come for the non-skier activities, you will find an abundance of adventurous activities and an experience you will never forget at Frances most exclusive resort!


Browse France ski resorts:

La Clusaz
La Grave
La Plagne
La Giettaz
La Grande Terche
La Norma
La Rosiere
La Tania
La Tour Charamillon
La Toussuire
Le Collet d’Allevard
Le Corbier
Le Grand Bornand
Le Planolet
Les Aillons
Les Alpes d’Huez
Les Arcs
Les Brasses

Les Contamines
Les Deux Alpes

Les Gets

Les Lindarets
Les Orres
Les Saisies
Les Sept-Laux
Les 2 Alpes
Les Menuires



Notre-Dame Bellecombe


With over 300 resorts it's hard to know where to start on your ski vacation to France. Known as the birthplace of skiing, skiers and snowboarders of all levels will find a multitude of excellent places to shred in some of the most beautiful resorts in the world.

There is over 8,000 kilometres of pistes in France, but know this - as a popular ski destination you'll be met by queues and some busy ski areas. Don't let this hamper your decision to visit though as skiing in France is an experience unlike any other. Paired with excellent French dining, not to mention the fabulous wine, and après ski action, skiing and snowboarding in France offers great vertical, great snow and well designed mountain resorts. The only drawback that comes with such great offerings is the price tag that goes with them. Save your dollars and be sure to enjoy some of the finer experiences in France and you're sure to fully enjoy your time here.

There are mountains everywhere in France that receive great snow. Most notable of course are the French Alps, where you'll find the resort areas around Chamonix, Portes de Soleil, Three Valleys, Espace Killy and Paradiski in the north, and the slightly less popular resorts of Les Deux Alpes, Alpe d'Huez and La Grave in the south. The Pyrenees mountain range also offers some great ski resorts.

Some of the best areas to check out in France include The Three Valleys (Trois Vallées), where one pass will get you access to four different resorts: Courcheval, Meribel, Val Thorens, and Les Menuires. Courcheval, known also by its altitude -1850 - is the most popular with the high-class with its fantastic Michelin rated restaurants and great nightlife, not to mention good choice of beginner and intermediate slopes. You will find more affordable accommodations and restaurants at the other resorts in Three Valleys, though be sure to get full use of your all-mountain pass and try out Courcheval.

Historic Chamonix deserves special mention in France with the world's greatest vertical drop. Look for the Mont Blanc ski pass, which will gain you access to this magnificent resort as well as  Argentière , Combloux Cordon Le Tour Les Contamines Les Houches Megève Passy Plaine Joux  and  St Gervais Mont-Blanc . You can ski or snowboard 354 different runs and an army of snow cannons ensures there is snow year throughout the season. Geneva Airport is also only an hour's drive away so getting here is easy and you'll find a number of great accommodations from apartments to chalets to warm up in after a thrilling day on the mountain. Snowboarders will also find a great Solomon-sponsored terrain park to bust tricks on.

A more affordable, and incredibly attractive resort is Val d'Isere located in the Espace Killy ski area. While it takes a bit longer to get here - it's four hours from Geneva Airport - Val d'Isere offers a good range of pistes. The Intermediate and Advanced skiing is spectacular. It's been host to World Cup and Olympic competitions, and it's also home to one of the world's largest terrain parks, the Snowpark so whether you're looking for pristine powder or a flowing obstacle course you'll be equally pleased here.

Les Arcs, or the Paradiski area, offers access to 425 kilometres of terrain across  La Plagne Montchavin-Les Coches  and  Peisey-Vallandry  resorts. The giant vertical here offers unbelievable views, glaciers skiing, powder bowls and excellent glade skiing to please everyone in your ski party. For nightlife head to 1800 - the resort does offer après ski, though it's a bit quieter than some of the more popular ski areas.

With so many resorts to choose from, this is only the tip of the iceberg in France. You'll find a great diversity in ski terrain for both skiers and snowboarders and don't forget the fabulous French food and wine - a must for any visitor here. C'est la vie! 

A more affordable, and incredibly attractive resort is Val d’Isere located in the Espace Killy ski area. While it takes a bit longer to get here - it’s four hours from Geneva Airport - Val d’Isere offers a good range of pistes. The Intermediate and Advanced skiing is spectacular. It’s been host to World Cup and Olympic competitions, and it’s also home to one of the world’s largest terrain parks, the Snowpark so whether you’re looking for pristine powder or a flowing obstacle course you’ll be equally pleased here.

Les Arcs, or the Paradiski area, offers access to 425 kilometres of terrain across La Plagne, Montchavin-Les Coches and Peisey-Vallandry resorts. The giant vertical here offers unbelievable views, glaciers skiing, powder bowls and excellent glade skiing to please everyone in your ski party. For nightlife head to 1800 - the resort does offer après ski, though it’s a bit quieter than some of the more popular ski areas.

With so many resorts to choose from, this is only the tip of the iceberg in France. You’ll find a great diversity in ski terrain for both skiers and snowboarders and don’t forget the fabulous French food and wine - a must for any visitor here. C’est la vie! 
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