All Ski Resorts in France
Check our Ski Resort guides below.
Tignes ski resort is a purpose-built ski resort located in the heart of Tarentaise Valley, offering dependable snow conditions for all ability of skiers.
A family-friendly, compact resort in the heart of the Grand Massif ski area – with plenty of options for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
Alpe d'Huez ski resort has an enviable reputation as a top quality resort that enjoys excellent snow and weather conditions in the dramatic scenery of the Oisans valley. An Alpe d'Huez ski holidays provides extensive facilities on and off the slopes and there are many loyal holidaymakers who return year after year.
Samoëns is a beautiful, traditional, unspoilt village in the Northern Alps. The panoramic views encompassing Mont Blanc are fantastic and the village centre retains its historical focus with some newer developments on the outskirts.
Les Menuires ski resort lies in the heart of Les Trois Vallées and although not the most aesthetically pleasing, it is an efficient and friendly resort. Split in to two centres, La Croisette and Reberty/Les Bruyères, each with their own shops and restaurants and some newer more traditional style buildings.
Peisey Vallandry ski resort is an ideal location for skiers and snowboarders wishing to enjoy a peaceful resort in Les Arcs but at the same time being in the heart of the Paradiski, enjoying unrivalled access to the Vanoise Express and the La Plagne ski area. There has been some expansion of the village in recent years however the building projects have been in keeping with the traditional architecture of the village and the new accommodation is of a high standard, keeping the traditional resort small and family friendly.
Until recently Sainte Foy was the undiscovered secret of the Savoie. Situated near the Espace Killy, this traditional Alpine village is a mecca for adventurous skiers looking for an old fashioned skiing experience whilst still enjoying good access to more conventional resorts. The resort of Sainte Foy is also known as Bonconseil, which is 6km above Sainte Foy Village.
Les Carroz is a traditional village situated directly below Flaine, in the heart of the Northern Alps. The village sits on a sunny plateau and enjoys spectacular views down towards the valley. Les Carroz ski holidays are hugely popular with families and those looking for short stays as it has a very short transfer time, being just 70 km from Geneva.
The traditional village of La Rosière is located in the heart of the Haute Tarentaise at 1850m, perched high on a sunny plateau above Bourg St Maurice, with a reputation as a friendly, family resort. La Rosière ski resort is linked to the Italian resort of La Thuile to form the expansive Espace San Bernardo ski area.
Plagne Villages is very close to Plagne Soleil by road and on skis, so much so that there is often no distinction between them. Plagne Villages also enjoys great access to the skiing and has all its own facilities including an ESF ski school and ski hire shop, and is linked to Plagne Centre by a pedestrian lift.
An action-packed, high altitude resort in the Three Valleys ski area – with an unbeatable snow record and easy access to the slopes.
One of the more modern and attractive of the high altitude villages, Belle Plagne ski resort offers a traditional Savoyard atmosphere whilst still providing a wide selection of amenities, bars, restaurants and non-skiing activities.
Arc 1950 ski resort is one of four purpose-built villages in the world-famous Les Arcs ski area. Originally built by the Canadian developer behind many North American resorts including Whistler, Copper Mountain and Winter Park, Arc 1950 broke the mould for European resorts by creating a picturesque, family-friendly village that also offers snow-sure skiing and ski-in/ski-out convenience. This combination of character and convenience has proved to be a winning formula, making Arc 1950 one of the most popular ski holiday destinations in the French Alps.
Excellent skiing to suit all standards, with fast and efficient access to all sectors of the 300km L’Espace Killy. The mountains closest to Val d’Isère ski resort accommodate a surprising variety of pistes as well as vast areas of off piste. Beginners will find free ski lifts on the wide nursery slopes beside Val Village and La Daille. There are several ski and snowboarding schools, and all three villages have lift stations, linked to each other by an efficient ski bus service.
Morzine is a traditional Alpine town with a great atmosphere. It offers authentic Savoyard charm whilst being in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area with easy access from Geneva to the whole region including Les Gets and Avoriaz.
Arc 1800 is roughly divided into two areas; Le Charvet and Les Villards, it’s set beside a beautiful forest and it is at the heart of the popular Paradiski ski area ̶ which boasts 435 km of pristine pistes, three peaks at altitudes of over 3000m and runs for all abilities at elevations of between 1200 and 3250m.
With high-altitude skiing on your doorstep throughout a season that typically lasts from mid-December to mid/late April, accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements, and facilities for children as young as 18 months old, a ski holiday at Arc 2000 has much to recommend it. A popular choice for freeriders, it is also easy to get to the long, tree-lined run down to Villaroger and it’s brilliant if you love wide-open cruisey blues as well as more tricky pistes.
AvoriazSki Resort Guide
The most westerly resort in the Three Valleys ski area (the largest lift-linked ski terrain on the planet), this vibrant Tarentaise Valley snowsports haven comprises four villages ̶ Courchevel, Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel Village and Courchevel Le Praz, each of which has its distinct charms. Until 2011, these villages were officially known as Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1550 and Courchevel 1300 (roughly corresponding to their altitudes), and they’re often still referred to by their previous names.
At an altitude of 1450m, Méribel is a fairly low-altitude resort (especially when compared with sky-high Val Thorens), but snow conditions are usually excellent nevertheless and in the wider Three Valleys area, 85% of the terrain is over 1800m, with 10 peaks about 2500m and six glaciers.