From the Alps to the Pyrenees, ski France this winter for a memorable ski holiday! With French ski resorts including some of the world's best, there really is something for everyone and it's still the number one choice for most Brits for their ski holiday! The watchword for France is variety, there really is a superb range of resorts in France to appeal to all types of skier and boarder.
What's The Atmosphere Like?
A major benefit of France is that it really offers such tremendous variety so there isn't really anything like 'one' atmosphere. This way you can choose a resort that's right for you whether its glitz and glamour that you are looking for, Val d'Isere, a quiet family resort like Les Gets or the quiet charm of St Martin de Belleville.
Who Will Enjoy It?
The biggest advantage of skiing or boarding in France is the variety of resorts. This is a country that will truly offer something for everyone. If you are a beginner then head for resorts like Courcheval, Alpe d'Huez and Morzine. Intermediates should check out Serre Chevalier and Meribel and some of the best resorts for advanced skiers and boarders include Val d'Isere and Chamonix.
How Many Resorts Are There?
In total there are 183 ski resorts in France! So it is easy to get a little overwhelmed with the choice. Our resort reviews will help steer you in the right direction. Resorts range from purpose built modern resorts to traditional farming villages, there's also glacier and high altitude resorts to guarantee snow.
What's It Like To Stay Here?
Variety is the watchword here and the same goes for accommodation. France is the home of the catered chalet, but you can also find uncatered chalets,great hotels, apartments, aparthotels and also great value youth hostels. The range is from super luxury chalets complete with chauffeur and butler to more budget conscious basic hotels.
How To Get Here
France is very accessible, which also explains its popularity with the British. The main airports in France for skiing include Lyon, Chambery, Grenoble and Geneva. All airports offer great choice of airlines in the UK . Some resorts allow weekend breaks like La Clusaz which is only 1 hour from Geneva and Morzine which is only 90 minutes away. Many Brits also choose to drive which is entirely feasible, that's if you have longer than a weekend!