Some of the most famous ski resorts in the world lie on the slopes of the French Alps. Known for their mammoth ski areas and consistent snow, they are every skier’s dream. Here is a short trip to some of the best ones France can offer. They have always been one of the best resorts in France, and from the look of things, they are expected to be at the very top for the next season as well.
CHAMONIX SKI RESORT
The Chamonix ski resort offers world-class infrastructure, amazing terrains, and plenty of snow. It is the site where the first Winter Olympics took place and is considered as a top destination for off-piste skiing.
The fact that it lays on high altitude, plus the cooling effects of the surrounding glaciers, makes its snow conditions one of the best in the Alps. Grand Montet and The Verte Piste are best suited for expert skiers, whereas Les Houches and Le Tours are top choices for beginners.
Three Valleys (Le Trois Vallees) is a group of ski resorts that are linked with each other. Together they make the world’s greatest alpine ski domain. Courchevel is the most famous and largest of all.
Courchevel has 60 ski lifts that offer access to over 150 kilometers of amazing alpine slopes. Furthermore, Courchevel is linked to over 600 km of slopes fond within the Les Trois Vallees. Some 23% of all pistes are designed for beginners, 35% for intermediaries, whereas the rest is for the ones that have mastered the fine art of skiing.
Courchevel is also known for its upscale lodges, posh atmosphere, luxury shopping, and Michelin-starred dining.
MEGEVE SKI RESORT
The Megève ski resort was once visited only by super-rich Parisians. Nowadays, it is favorite for families, as well as everyone else that loves winter sports. There are hundreds of kilometers of slopes that are perfect for both beginners and intermediates.
It is just an hour away from Geneva which means Swiss folks are often guests in the Megeve ski resort.
Its picturesque village located on the bottom of the slopes still has its medieval charm. The few Michelin-starred restaurants within the village only add fire to its existing charm.
VAL D’ISERE D’LSERE & ESCAPE KILLY
This ski resort is mainly known for its many high altitude terrains which are conveniently located above 1,150 meters. The slopes are served by over 150 ski lifts that cover over 300 kilometers of terrain.
The Val d’Isere ski resort is also known for its massive snow-making capacity which is Europe’s largest. That means it has one of the longest ski seasons in this part of the world that sometimes extends to mid-June.
LES ARCS & LA PLAGNE
Les Arcs and La Plagne are located in the Tarentaise Valley. They offer 425 kilometers of slopes situated between 1,200 and 3,200 meters. Their terrains are considered best suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers. That’s why both Les Arcs and La Plagne are favorite spots for families. Les Arcs terrains are somewhat more challenging and are considered best suited for intermediate skiers.