5 of the Best Places To Ski In France

by BootsnAll on January 22, 2013

by BootsnAll | January 22nd, 2013  

France has long offered winter enthusiasts some of the best skiing in the world. With ski holiday packages to France, travelers can enjoy an affordable snow trip to Europe, as the Alps provide a wide range of skiing opportunities. Here are five of the best places to ski in France.

Les Portes du Soleil

Set in the northernmost section of France, skiers have several sites to choose from when skiing at Les Portes du Soleil. Resorts range from two star ratings to luxury lodgings with packages available for every vacation budget. Avoriaz is popular for snowboarding while Morzine is perfect for beginners. When families ski at Les Gets, they’ll appreciate the children only ski runs. Families will also enjoy the facilities located at La Chapelle d’Abondance.

Another well-attended resort in the area is Prazde-Lys, which is perfect for travelers who are just starting out in the popular winter sport.

Les Arcs-La Plagne

The high mountain skiing available at the Les Arcs-La Plagne area will challenge expert skiers. With the elevation, snow is excellent, and the Les Arcs resort offers numerous contemporary features. The site is set near the Bourg Saint Maurice train station, which offers skiers a convenient form of transport. In fact, the train provides direct Eurostar services from London during the ski season.

Isola 2000

With its reputation as one of the sunniest and coldest ski resorts in France, the Isola 2000 offers ideal ski conditions for enthusiasts of winter sports. The resort’s construction during the 1970s expresses its classic styling, and the site is just a 90 minute drive from the Riviera. Therefore, residents of Nice and its surrounding cities visit Isola 2000 often. When the damp winter winds blow from the Mediterranean, the Southern Alps receive vast quantities of snow. Also, the resort’s location is at an altitude of 2000 meters, which inspired the name.

Les Trois Vallées

As the largest ski area in the world, Les Trois Vallées offers every level of skiing. Consequently, the ski location will satisfy expert skiers along with beginners who are just experiencing the sport. The site features 183 ski lifts and 335 downhill pistes to ensure skiers have access to the area’s slopes, which provides over 600 km of ski runs. With an estimated 2000 snow cannons, enthusiasts of winter sports won’t have to worry when the snow doesn’t fall as the resort has the proper equipment to ensure vacationers have a memorable time in the snow.

Chamonix-Megéve

With its location in the southern section of the Alps, the Chamonix resort is one of the first resorts built in the Savoy Alps. The resort is expensive. However, when travelers decide to splurge on a first-class trip, the Chamonix offers outstanding amenities. Skiers from all over Europe travel to the resort, and with the site’s success, other affordable priced resorts are available.

Megéve is a popular destination as it’s the fifth largest skiing establishment in France while novice skiers prefer the Combloux resort. The Les Carroz site is the destination for vacationers arriving with their children.

When travelers reserve ski holiday packages to France, they’ll have the chance to participate in world-class skiing while experiencing an enchanting setting.

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