France has a vast range of Ski Resorts to suit everyone's needs...
but which one's right for you?
Ski Resorts Guide to France - Page 1 of 4
There are a huge number of Ski Resorts in the French Alps. Below you will find all the major ski areas, and many smaller one's you might not have heard of.
On these pages we have briefly summarised each resort with a snowball rating under various different headings so you don't need to read page after page of resort information.
Once you have narrowed down the field, click on the resort name to link to their own web page. There you can read up on your short listed ski resorts and decide which one is best for your trip. A lot easier than going to every site and searching for the one that right!
Alpe d'Huez is a large resort with a good range of skiing for all abilities. It has quite a lively nightlife and good leisure facilities off the slopes too. Click here for accomodation reviews.
Brides Les Bains
Bride Les Bains is a small resort that has maintained its French alpine charm. Its ski area is part of the 3 valleys and therefore quite extensive. Being a lower resort it is not usually possible to ski all the way to the town (off piste). This tends to be one of the cheaper resorts to visit.
Chamonix Mont Blanc
Chamonix is known for it extreme sports and mad parties. If you are an expert skier and like the powder off piste then Chamonix is worth a try. However, even if you are a beginner you can still find plenty to do here.
Chamrousse is one of the newest and most accessible Ski Resorts in France. The transfer time from Grenoble Airport is only around an hour. Even though it is a young resort there is still something about it that gives it a warm friendly feel to it. It is quite a small resort but it would make an idea long weekend break.
Chatel is connected to the "Portes du Soleil" ski area giving skier access to more than 400 pisted miles. The resort itself is a small town, but has a bustling AprÃƒÂ¨s Ski with a fair choice of places to go and things to do.
Courchevel is part of the 3 valleys, the largest ski area in the world, which provides good skiing for all abilities. If you are a beginner Coucheval's own area has a lot of green and blue runs to keep you busy.
Flaine is the biggest resort in "Le Grand Massif" ski area. It has terrain to suit everyone, but Intermediate skiers will have the widest selection. The resort facilities should keep all the family happy.
Isola 2000 is right on the Italian border. Here you will find a small, but varied range of skiing to challenge everyone. Isola has a Snowpark that operates throughout the season. It also boasts of being one of the few places you can Heli Ski in France.
La Clusaz is linked with another 4 mountain ranges providing more than enough skiing for a week's trip. However there are not many expert black runs, but the powdery snow amongst the trees should make up for it. La Clusaz has been awarded the Family Plus award making it a good choice if you are travelling with children.
La Norma is one of the smallest Ski Resorts on our guide. There are not many runs (27 in total), but the runs at the top are wide, open snow fields, and lower down ski through pine forests. There is a lot for kids to do, and it is safe with a pedestrianised town centre. La Norma has been awarded the Family Plus status.
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