Skiing in France - holidays from £321pp

Fantastic Après Ski

Europe's longest black run

Some of the greatest glaciers

Vast Linked Ski Areas

French Food!

Flight Time Approx 1.5 hrs

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Best Ski Resorts In France

We've found some stonking skiing offers from the best travel companies for you, you just have to choose!

les deux alpes

  LES DEUX ALPES                 

friendly, lively resort with excellent glacier skiing

from £390pp

Beginners

Intermediates

Experts

Boarders

Highest point     3,600m

Lowest point      1,300m

Resort                 1,650m

Lifts                             55

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tignes

 TIGNES                                  

High altitude skiers paradise

from £380pp

Beginners

Boarders

Experts

Intermediates

Resort                 2,100m

Lowest point      1,550m

Highest point     3,450m

Lifts                             87

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 VAL D'ISERE                          

world class slopes and apres with a touch of class

from £428pp

Beginners

Intermediates

Experts

Boarders

Highest point     3,450m

Lowest point      1,550m

Resort                 1,850m

Lifts                             87

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les arcs

 LES ARCS                               

Newish, modern resort suited to all ability levels

from £408pp

Beginners

Boarders

Experts

Intermediates

Resort                 1,600m

Lowest point      1,200m

Highest point     3,230m

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Lifts                             77

la plagne

 LA PLAGNE                           

Fabulous glazier skiing

from £332pp

Beginners

Intermediates

Experts

Boarders

Highest point     3,250m

Lowest point      1,250m

Resort                 2,100m

Lifts                           109

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val thorens

 VAL THORENS                      

Highest resort in Europe = excellent snow

from £555pp

Beginners

Boarders

Experts

Intermediates

Resort                 2,300m

Lowest point      1,850m

Highest point     3,200m

Lifts                             29

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France is the most popular of all the Alpine ski destinations with British Skiers and Snowboarders. One of the key reasons why is that France has 7 out of the top 10 largest interconnected ski areas in the world. The daddy and largest of them all is Les Trois Vallees (The Three Valleys), which is actually one of the largest linked ski regions in the whole of the world.

 

The Three Valleys has four major resorts, namely Courchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. Totalling a massive (and very impressive) 335 runs, 180 lifts and over 600 km of pristine piste. Snow quality is normally excellent, especially in Val Thorens, which happens to have the accolade of the highest ski resort on the alps at 2,300m

France doesn't stop there, Portes du Soleil network of Ski areas has over 600 km of runs as well. Central to this skiing epicentre are Avoriaz and Morzine, the latter having a fantastic Apres Ski reputation for those with a night time party skew.

Over 425 km of skiing fun can be found in Paradiski at the Tarentaise Valley. A futuristic 200 capacity gondala (Vanoise Express) services Les Arcs and La Plagne.

And not to be outdone there is a staggering 300 km of piste between ?Val d'Isere and Tignes, linked by Espace Killy.

Best for Families

1. La Tania - purpose built for families

2. La Plagne

3. Aple d'Huez

Best for Beginners

1. La Rosieres - sweeping gentle blues

2. Chamrousse - sheltered slopes

3. Samoens

Best for Intermediates

1. Les Arcs

2. Avoriaz

3. Val Thorens

Best for Experts

1. Val d'Isere

2. Chamonix

3. Tignes

Best for Apres Ski

1. Meribel

2. Les Deux Alpes

3. Mottaret

Catered Chalets can be hit or miss. They are perfect if there is a big group of friends or family but success hinges on the quality of the cook. Be sure to do your research before booking. However if you find the right catered chalet with high quality food then they can be fantastic, especially of you have kids that need to go to bed whilst the adults sample some of the local wine downstairs.

All inclusive can be a waste of money unless you are in a ski-in ski-out hotel, that is convenient to return to for lunch without interrupting your skiing. the last thing you want is to travel miles back to your hotel at lunch time wasting time that could have been spent on the piste.

For those with small children a sensible strategy is to choose a hotel close to the ski school or morning lift, helping to avoid wrangling multiple pairs of skies and little people on the ski bus morning and night.