France is an extraordinary country for skiing enthusiasts. It has numerous reputable skiing areas that attract the French people and fans of sliding sports from all over the world. Skiers love the Southern Alps, especially the famous Mount Blanc which has a peak of 4,810 metres. The 3 Valleys area offers the biggest skiing area in all of Europe. There, one can go on alpine skiing and cross-country skiing as well as toboggan runs and surfing. The Pyrenees are also considered as one of the best skiing destinations in the country. Apart from the magnificent snow-covered landscapes, modern ski resorts are found there. There are other popular mountains such as the Vosges - the ideal place to do Nordic skiing, the Massif Central and its volcanic peak or the Jura which has an outstanding number of ski resorts spread over more than 3 departments on the border with Switzerland.