The best ski resorts in France

How do you choose which of the best ski resorts in France to visit?

During the winter season, it is sometimes difficult to choose one’s destination for winter sports. Depending on your needs, there are so many criteria that you need to consider. Some of these criteria are the size of the skiable area, suitability for children and families, diversity of equipment and location. In this guide, we will guide you to choose the best ski resort in France for your peculiar needs

Enjoy the Savoyard version of skiing in Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère is a resort located on the Vanoise massif in Savoie. Formerly an isolated mountain village, Val d’Isère is presently a vast winter sports resort and is considered to be one of the best skiing resorts in France. It regularly hosts big sports competitions and is renowned for the quality and diversity of its amenities. It is about 1,800 metres high and you can do alpine skiing and cross-country skiing as well as snowshoeing, fat bike riding, snowboarding or speed riding.

Val d’Isère has 300 km of tracks and is also known for the beauty of its skiable area, which has the third largest surface area in the Alps. The station has a skating rink, toboggan runs and a snow park for children. You will also find numerous restaurants, skiing schools, businesses and everything else that make Val d’Isère one of the best ski resorts!

Did you know?

La Face de Bellevarde, located not far from Val d’Isère resort, hosted the 1992 Albertville Olympic Games. The 2009 World Skiing Championships also took place there. The magnificent tracks are open during winter, and you can see Val d’Isère village downhill.

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Val Thorens, a vast 600 km skiable area

Here is a tip for altitude lovers: Val Thorens is a winter sports resort in Savoie and the highest point of the 3 Valleys. It is located at around 2,300 metres of altitude. It is also one of the best skiing resorts in France, particularly because of its beautiful landscapes and great geographical location. It is a notable destination because of the vastness of its skiable area, which extends for nearly 600 km! Almost the entire length of the tracks is located above 2,000 metres of altitude. You will thus enjoy magnificent views of the Alps and surrounding peaks.

Val Thorens has cutting-edge infrastructure and multiple skiing possibilities for high mountain lovers. You can also bring your family for activities like snowshoe hiking, dog sledding, underwater diving, rope bridge climbing or paragliding!

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Tignes, the ideal resort for skiing as a family

Do you want to go into the snow with your children? Head for Tignes, a Savoyard destination that is one of the best ski resorts in France. The resort is well-equipped for great family holidays: day-care, Water Park with a reception for babies, attractions for children, etc. You will also find two big sliding areas for sledges, high altitude riding arena and skiing schools for children that are two years and older.

Even though it is family-friendly and warm, Tignes is still a great winter resort, with at least 5 villages. Tignes also has a big skiable area, perched at more than 2,000 metres of altitude. With 300 km of tracks, 78 cable cars, and a total drop of 1,900 metres, it offers a great diversity of tracks that are suitable for all levels. Finally, for the most-skilled and the bold, Tignes has some “Naturides” tracks that have been secured but not groomed.

These three destinations at the heart of the mountains of Savoie are among the best ski resorts in France. Now, all you have to do is choose which one you wish to visit!

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