The Top 5 Ski Resorts in France

When one thinks of France, the first words that likely come to mind are luxury and class.  Planning a ski holiday in France affords those same things in addition to powder covered slopes.  Like most things in France the ski resorts are luxurious; you can enjoy world class skiing as well as amazing food, warm fireplaces, and other accommodations that will leave you feeling like a celebrity.  Take a look at our list of the top 5 ski resorts that France has to offer for a ski holiday that is sure to be tres magnifique!

Photo by Matt Squirrel

Photo by Matt Squirrel

Montchavin

Luxury, privacy, and amazing slopes all in one place? If this sounds like a dream come true, then Montchavin is the ideal ski resort in France for you.  The chalets available for your stay may look quaint, but once inside you will find hot tubs, swimming pools, blazing fireplaces, and extremely cozy amenities.  The skiing area in Montchavin is exceptionally large allowing you to enjoy the company of others without feeling too crowded or being forced to wait too long.

Serre Chevalier

Located in the southern region of the Alps, Serre Chevalier is a prime ski resort for those on a French skiing holiday.  You’ll be able to choose from accommodation options spanning over thirteen different villages.  Serre Chevalier boasts 300 days a year of beautiful sunshine lighting up the slopes, so your ski holiday should be a bright and pleasant one.

Tignes

With accommodation for as many people as you can group together for your ski holiday and slopes that are ski-ready 10 months out of the year Tignes is the perfect resort for family ski holidays or getaways with friends.  What likely attracts most of the visitors to Tignes is the vast ski area filled with boarder crosses, pistes, and bumps. The slopes are incredibly wide and have smooth curves that promise an unforgettable ski experience.

Courchevel

If you are a through and through luxury-seeker, Courchevel should definitely be the destination of your French ski holiday.  Courchevel is not only marked as one of the best ski resorts that France has to offer, but one of the best in the whole ofEurope!  Of course, with luxury comes expense and you can expect to pay a pretty penny for accommodations here.  Courchevel boasts one of the most fantastic lift systems available and wait times are nearly non-existent.  Along with incredible convenience and an amazing experience on the slopes, you can expect fine dining, all the service you could ever want, and possibly even a glimpse at a member of the Royal family or other VIP.

L’Alpe-d’Huez

If you are a skiing beginner or are traveling with someone who is, L’Alpe-d’Huez is your best option for luxury and easy-to-ski slopes.  Although it does accommodate beginners, L’Alpe-d’Huez has plenty to offer even the most experienced and talented skiers, so do not be deterred. This resort is one of Europe’s premier venues and is an ideal spot for family holidays.  If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this resort has hosted (with the exception of a couple of years) the Tour de France every summer since 1976.

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