French ski resorts
It is no surprise that France is the most popular skiing destination for Britons. The majority of resorts are easy to get to; whether you travel by plane, car or train, it is normally no longer than half a day’s travelling. This key factor combined with the ever-reliable varied resorts and long-lasting snow, creates the perfect formula for a British ski holiday.
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Popular resorts include Tignes, Val-d'Isère, Méribel, Les Deux Alpes and Val Thorens. There is a full list on the right hand side of the page. Our ski deals to France include flights, transfers and accomodation, including several catered ski chalets in France.
Les Menuires village in the Three Valleys ski area
France boasts a wide variety of excellent ski resorts which can cater the demands of anybody. Whether your wishes are for a variety of black slopes or for an outdoor swimming pool, France is unlikely to leave you disappointed.
Ski resorts in France are some of the best in the world and skiers and snowboarders will revel in the wide range of excellent pistes on offer. Ranging from traditional alpine villages to modern ski-in ski-out resorts, France almost certainly appeals to all.
Ski areas in France
The Three Valleys is a world-famous ski area that merges 8 main ski resorts including Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens. In the heart of the French Alps the Paradiski area offers uninterrupted skiing between La Plagne and Les Arcs. Espace Killy is one of the most popular ski areas in France linking Tignes and Val d'Isère. Other noteworthy ski areas in France include the Portes du Soleil and the Domaine de la Foret Blanche.
Snow conditions in France
The quality of snow in French ski resorts can vary from one resort to another, but on the whole, conditions are excellent. Ski areas in France generally sit higher than any other ski country so ski resorts have superior snow conditions and longer seasons. Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and Avoriaz repeatedly gets the most snowfall in France.
France has a superb and diverse après-ski scene. The extraordinary Folie Douce is well-known for its flamboyant and huge afternoon ski parties. The club giant now has bars in many of the top French ski resorts including Val d’Isere, Meribel, Val Thorens and Alpe d’Huez.
French après has something for everyone, whether you’re after an on the piste mountain bar, a bistro with a sunny terrace, a swanky cocktail bar or an alpine pub, you’ll be spoilt for choice in many French ski resorts.
Les Arcs in the Paradiski area
Ski accommodation in France
We have a huge selection of different accommodation for French resorts, including hotels, apartments and chalets. If you prefer a more relaxed, informal atmosphere on your ski holiday, ski chalets are a very popular option. We have a wide range of French ski chalets in all the major ski resorts. Have a quick browse of our ski chalets in France.
Alternatively, you may be seeking private accommodation. Apartments are a brilliant way to enjoy ski holidays whilst feeling at home. There are plenty of hotel options ranging from great value chalet hotel ski holidays in the large resorts to luxurious hotels in the finest locations.
To search for hotels, apartments and chalets, click on search ski accommodation and enter the appropriate data into the search bar.
Transfer times to resorts in France
Lift passes for french resorts
Remember you don't always need a full area pass; think about how much skiing you will actually do and whether you will benefit from an area or a local lift pass.
You can usually pre-book your ski pass with your holiday booking, or you can get it on your ski rep on the transfer or when you arrive in your resort.