France has a wide selection of resorts to choose from whether you want to explore the off-piste areas, test your skills in terrain parks or enjoy a family friendly holiday or a combination of all!
The quality of snow in the French ski resorts can vary from one resort to another, but on the whole, snow conditions in winter are excellent. Ski areas in France are generally higher than any other in Europe so tend to have superior snow conditions and longer seasons. The 3 Valleys area is world famous and the largest linked ski area in the world with 8 linked resorts including Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens. Tignes and Val d’Isère need no introduction, being two of the best-known ski resorts in France, found in the Espace Killy ski area. The two resorts are seamlessly connected by lifts and are quite different in character with the traditional village of Val d’Isere and the purpose-built style of Tignes.
France has a superb and diverse après ski. The extraordinary Folie Douce is well-known for its flamboyant and huge afternoon ski parties. The club giant has bars in many of the top French ski resorts including Val d’Isere, Meribel and Val Thorens. French après ski has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a slope side bar on the mountain, a bistro with a sunny terrace, a more upmarket cocktail bar or an alpine pub – you’ll be spoilt for choice in many French ski resorts.
There is a huge selection of different accommodation in the French resorts, including hotels, apartments and chalets. If you prefer a more relaxed, informal atmosphere, ski chalets are a very popular option.
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