Ski resorts in France

With over 8,000 km of ski slopes in total, French ski areas claim to have the highest number of skiable kilometres in the world! Ski areas in France can be described as large and varied with excellent snow cover due to generally high altitudes. The Portes du Soleil and The Three Valleys ski areas, for example, are among the largest in the world and due to their particularly high altitudes, always offer excellent skiing conditions and guaranteed snow. On the slopes in France you can ski or snowboard for miles without having to take another ski lift.

Those who love skiing in its purest state will be simply thrilled by what the French ski areas have to offer. Whether beginners or experts, snowboarders or skiers, everyone can find their dream ski slopes in France. Thanks to their location, often at very high altitudes above the cloud line, ski areas in France also offer a perfect blend of snow and sunshine. There’s nothing better than a great ski holiday and returning home with a suntan! French ski areas are also particularly good for family ski holidays as there is are a large number of ski in ski out accommodation options from chalets, hotels and apartments.

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Alpe d'Huez (Size: 250 km)

At over 1600 meters of altitude, Auris is an ideal retreat for anyone who loves peace and quiet but who also likes to have an endless number of kilome...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -2° / 8° Snow forecast 270 cm
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Alpe d'Huez is nicknamed "l'Ile au Soleil" (Island in the Sun), a name that the ski resort has earned due to its southern orientation and its many hou...Read more ›

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -3° / 7° Snow forecast 270 cm

Oz-en-Oisans is a beautiful, charming village which is connected to the vast ski area of Alpe d'Huez. Authentic accommodation, built mostly in wood an...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -3° / 7° Snow forecast 270 cm

This small farming village is located just opposite the ski area. The highlight of Vaujany is the gondola (one of the largest in the world) that can t...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 0° / 12° Snow forecast 270 cm
Alpe du Grand Serre (Size: 55 km)

The ski area Alpe du Grand Serre is located at the entrance of the Oisans and Ecrins National Park. For those who want to avoid the crowds in ...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 0° / 11° Snow forecast -
Ancelles (Size: 30 km)

In the heart of the Hautes-Alpes in the Southern French Alps, at an altitude of 1350 meters above sea level, lies the small ski resort of Ancelle. Thi...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 12° Snow forecast -
Arêches-Beaufort (Size: 50 km)

Arêches was established at the foot of the Beaufort mountain range by the inhabitants of Beaufort shortly after the Second World War. The resort was b...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -1° / 11° Snow forecast -
Ascou-Pailheres (Size: 15 km)

Ascou is a small, unknown ski resort in Ariege in the Midi-Pyrenees. It has only 139 inhabitants but changes quite drastically in the winter during th...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 9° Snow forecast -
Auron (Size: 135 km)

The village of Auron was founded in the year 607 and was named after Saint Erige (Aurigius in Latin). 1330 years later in 1937, the first ski lift was...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -2° / 8° Snow forecast 120 cm
Aussois (Size: 55 km)

In the Savoy region in the French Alps lies the both traditional and idyllic ski resort of Aussois. Handicrafts and festivities set the scene here and...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -2° / 8° Snow forecast -
Ax 3 Domaines (Size: 80 km)

The ski resort of Ax 3 Domaines is located in the Pyrenees at an altitude of 1380 meters above sea level. The spa village of Ax-les-Thermes is part of...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 9° Snow forecast -
Ballon d'Alsace (Size: 0 km)

Le Ballon d'Alsace is a mountain village which becomes a ski resort in the winter in the southern part of the Vosges, on the border of Alsace. The are...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 3° / 15° Snow forecast -
Bernex Dent d'Oche (Size: 48 km)

The beautiful ski resort of Bernex located in the Rhone-Alpes 12 kilometers from Lake Geneva lies at an altitude of 820 meters above sea level. It sho...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 15° Snow forecast -
Bonneval sur Arc (Size: 25 km)

Bonneval sur Arc, to the south of ...9], is set in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Parc National de la Vanoise. It is an authentic...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -7° / 5° Snow forecast -
Cambre d’Aze (Size: 26 km)

Espace Cambre d'Aze is a ski resort consisting of two small villages - Eyne and Saint-Pierre-dels-Forcats. Both villages have around 200 inhabitants a...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -2° / 6° Snow forecast -
Camurac (Size: 16 km)

Camurac is a tiny village in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region in France, with only 115 inhabitants. The village lies at an altitude of 1134 m...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 9° Snow forecast -
Cauterets (Size: 40 km)

Cauterets is one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the Pyrenees. The village is both a spa and a ski resort. Cauterets is surrounded by mountains a...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 4° / 11° Snow forecast -
Cerler (Size: 79 km)

The lovely Spanish ski resort of Cerler is the highest village in the Aragon Pyrenees situated at an altitude of 1540 meters above sea level. It is ne...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 0° / 8° Snow forecast 285 cm
Chabanon (Size: 30 km)

Chabanon-Selonnet is a small village in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the Southern Alps. There are about 432 people living here at 1062...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -2° / 10° Snow forecast -
Chaillol (Size: 11 km)

The picturesque village of Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol lies in the valley of Champsaur, at an altitude of 1220 meters above sea level. The highest peak i...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 12° Snow forecast -
Chamonix (Size: 117 km)

Unlike nearby Chamonix, Argentière is a small, quiet village. Here, it is all about winter sports, and even the younger visitors are here for the skii...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 12° Snow forecast 300 cm
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The Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix in 1924 adding to this ski resort's mythical status. Besides skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing, ...Read more ›

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 14° Snow forecast 300 cm

The unassuming family ski resort of Les Houches, close to ..., is a great, cheaper alternative for ski holidays in the Evasion Mont-Blanc area. N...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 14° Snow forecast 300 cm
Chamrousse (Size: 90 km)

Chamrousse was made famous by the success story of Jean-Claude Killy during the 1968 Winter Olympics held in Grenoble. Since then it has become a popu...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -2° / 8° Snow forecast 120 cm
Col d'Ornon (Size: 26 km)

The ski resort Col d' Ornon spreads over the Col d' Ornon pass and is especially known for its role in the Tour de France that passes along this road....Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 0° / 11° Snow forecast -
Cordon (Size: 10 km)

The small ski resort of Cordon is also called the "balcony of Mont Blanc" as the village overlooks this huge mountain. The village itself is situated ...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 15° Snow forecast 250 cm
Domaine de Balme-la Poya (Size: 29 km)

The last village in the valley of Chamonix is Vallorcine. A quiet, charming mountain village hidden behind the Col des Montets mountain pass and at th...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 13° Snow forecast -
Espace Killy (Size: 300 km)
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After the destruction of the original village of Tignes in 1952 caused by the construction of a dam, the inhabitants moved to the shores of the new la...Read more ›

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -9° / 3° Snow forecast 280 cm
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The French ski resort of Val d'Isere opened its first hotel in 1932, and has come a long way since then! It now has one of the best range of services ...Read more ›

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -6° / 6° Snow forecast 280 cm
Espace San Bernardo (Size: 160 km)
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The skiing masses have not yet discovered the ski resort of La Rosiere, despite its obvious qualities, great skiing and snowboarding and its privilege...Read more ›

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -4° / 7° Snow forecast 220 cm
Evasion Mont-Blanc (Size: 445 km)

Combloux is an old, traditional ski resort just a few minutes from the fashionable ski resort of Megève. Inhabitants say that Combloux offers the best...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 15° Snow forecast 250 cm

The mountain road does not go beyond the French ski resort of Les Contamines. With no through roads there is an overwhelming sense of peace and quiet ...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 14° Snow forecast 250 cm
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The ski resort of Megève, only 2 hours from Lyon airport by car (depending on traffic) offers an authentic, typically alpine village feel with a certa...Read more ›

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 0° / 14° Snow forecast 250 cm
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After the discovery of its healing springs back in 1806, the cosy mountain destination of St. Gervais in ...een one of Europe’s best known h...Read more ›

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 16° Snow forecast 250 cm
Formigal (Size: 137 km)

The Spanish ski resort of Formigal is part of the Aramon ski area and is situated close to the French border. It lies in the northeast of Spain, in th...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -1° / 6° Snow forecast -
Formigueres (Size: 22 km)

The beautiful historic village of Formiguères (at 1500m above sea level) in the Pyrenees has always been a favorite holiday destination - but only in ...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -1° / 6° Snow forecast 150 cm
Galibier Thabor (Size: 150 km)

The largest ski area of the French Haute Maurienne belongs to the ski resorts of Valmeiner and Valloire. Most of the 150 kilometres of slopes are loca...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -2° / 9° Snow forecast 130 cm

At an altitude of 1430 meters, this modern ski resort was created on the drawing table - a process in which functionality triumphed over charm. Howeve...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -2° / 9° Snow forecast 130 cm
Gerardmer (Size: 41 km)

The charming French ski resort of Gerardmer is located by a large lake and forms part of the agglomeration of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, also known as the ...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 2° / 14° Snow forecast 40 cm
Gourette (Size: 35 km)

At more than 1400 meters above sea level, lies the ski resort of Gourette. This ski resort is in the the French Pyrenees and is part of the town of Ea...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 8° Snow forecast 260 cm

At 1800 meters of altitude, nestled in the French Pyrenees, is the ski resort of La Mongie. In summer the village is flooded with cyclists who want to...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -1° / 4° Snow forecast 200 cm
Gresse en Vercors (Size: 12 km)

If you like quiet, picturesque ski resorts in the French Alps, Gresse-en-Vercors is the ideal place for your next ski holidays. It is the highest vill...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 2° / 13° Snow forecast 120 cm
Guzet (Size: 42 km)

In the heart of the Pyrenees, less than two hours from Toulouse, lies the small ski resort of Guzet. A versatile ski resort with a good choice of chal...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 4° / 8° Snow forecast -
Isola 2000 (Size: 120 km)

Isola cannot claim to be the most attractive ski resort in France with its concrete shopping mall and accommodation block as its main attraction! Howe...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -4° / 3° Snow forecast 160 cm
La Bresse (Size: 50 km)

The rural French ski resort of La Bresse is located in the beautiful natural park of Ballons des Vosges. There are many accommodation options in La Br...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 2° / 14° Snow forecast 50 cm
La Chartreuse (Size: 52 km)

The small, sporty village of Entremont-le-Vieux is home to about 600 inhabitants, but it is a lively place, especially for outdoor enthusiasts and win...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 2° / 15° Snow forecast -
La Colmiane (Size: 30 km)

La Colmiane is just an hour away from Nice offering winter fun up to an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level. Despite its southern location, this d...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast 1° / 7° Snow forecast -
La Forêt Blanche (Size: 180 km)
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When arriving in the French ski resort of Risoul you will notice instantly the general use of natural materials such as wood and stone which helps cre...Read more ›

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -4° / 6° Snow forecast 155 cm

Vars-Les-Claux is a modern ski resort that was built in the 60s above Vars-Ste-Marie and the two hamlets of Ste-Catherine and St-Marcellin. The main p...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -4° / 6° Snow forecast 155 cm
La Grave - La Meije (Size: 1 km)

The ski area (at an altitude of 1500m-3560m) of La Grave is unique because it consists almost entirely of only off-piste descents! Coming to La Grave ...Read more ›

 

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Date: 27 March 2017 Weather forecast -2° / 10° Snow forecast 170 cm

Best snowboarding spots in France

Among the best ski areas in the French Alps for snowboarding are Serre Chevalier, in the Southern Alps, where you will find great freeriding and a huge freestyle terrain and Chamonix, in the Savoie region, which offers some tough, rather extreme off-piste terrain as well as the famous Vallee Blanche - a 23km run that will test your skills whatever your level!

If you’re looking for all-round ski resorts that offer varied terrain to practice and improve on, then head to Tignes or Courchevel. Both ski resorts offer excellent on-piste and off-piste snowboarding that is not too extreme and therefore great for intermediates who want to gain confidence! If, however, extreme snowboarding is your thing then head to La Grave - La Meije where you will find almost only extreme descents! This ski area is really reserved for advanced skiers and snowboarders and is not recommend for families and beginners! For freestylers, the super pipe in Avoriaz is a must and its half pipe even has its own lift meaning no queuing with the masses - it is known as one of the best pipes in France. The Apocalypse Parc in Les Arcs has a great range of kickers and jibs and even free access to its airbag!

Best cross-country skiing destinations in France

Although much of the cross-country skiing in France takes place in the lower valley ski resorts such as Chamonix, there is still plenty of excellent cross-country skiing to be found in high altitude ski areas such as the Les Trois Vallées where you will find 130 km of perfectly prepared trails. The Les Portes du Soleil ski area boast a spectacular 250 km of trails, 40 of which are around the ski resort of Avoriaz and wind their way through stunning pine forests and up to high ridges where views of the surrounding mountains will oblige to stop for a break!

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