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Ski Holidays in France

France is the main ski destination for British skiers, with a third of UK holidaymakers heading there each year. France also boasts some of the most iconic mountain scenery and the largest lift network of any country in the world. 

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Skiing in France

Ski resorts in France, like the ski terrain, are massively varied, meaning there is something to cater for every possible taste. Many of the larger ski resorts are purpose-built, so they are superbly located, with extensive and well-maintained ski areas, at altitudes that guarantee reliable snow conditions, and with many properties fantastically positioned to offer easy access to the slopes. One downside to this kind of resort can be the slightly unattractive architecture where concrete apartment blocks, hastily constructed in the boom of the 60s and 70s, contrast against the magnificent beauty of their alpine setting. However, the fantastic skiing in France means such resorts are some of the best in the world.

That said, for every purpose-built ski resort in France, there are many smaller and more traditionally styled villages with good access to exceptional skiing. Although proximity to lifts may not be as good as in the purpose-built resorts, the tranquillity offered by a ski holiday in an authentic French mountain village can be well worth the extra effort. 

France Ski Areas

Many ski resorts in France are part of ski areas and this means that you can get access to a huge amount of skiable terrain during your holiday.

Our ski areas in France include:

France Ski Accommodation

We offer a range of accommodation options in France including chalets, hotels and apartments. Our catered ski chalets in France are easily the most popular accommodation option and these can be found in all skiing locations and resort sizes in the mountains.

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Ski Resorts in France

  • Alpe d'Huez scenery

    Alpe d'Huez

    Alpe d’Huez has been a well-kept secret by the French for years. High up in the mountains in a sunny bowl opposite Les Deux Alpes, it commands spectacular views of the valley below and has become re …

  • Avoriaz, France, View of Resort at Sunset


    (Portes du Soleil) Ski-in ski out resort sitting at 1800 metres, Avoriaz provides doorstep skiing in a purpose-built resort that is the perfect option for families looking for easy access to the slope …

  • Ski school in Chamonix - Ski resort in France


    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or simply Chamonix, is located at 1035m above sea level, at the foot of the majestic Mt Blanc in the Chamonix Valley. Far from a samey purpose-built resort, it's actually comprise …

  • Chatel

    Chatel is one of our newest French resorts which you'll find close to the Swiss border. The resort is nestled in a valley surrounded by trees and is particularly scenic during the winter months when …

  • ®CourchevelTourisme


    (3 Valleys) Often known as the ‘chic’ resort of the Trois Vallées, Courchevel is an outstanding ski resort comprising four different villages. Courchevel 1850 (now known simply as Courchevel) is …

  • Flaine Ski Resort in France


    (Grand Massif) Situated at the foot of one of the largest linked ski areas in France, the Grand Massif, Flaine is a purpose built resort ideal for designed for convenience and a great choice for a sho …

  • La Plagne- Credit- Olivier-Allamand

    La Plagne

    (Paradiski) The resort of La Plagne is split into ten stations, which gives the opportunity to ski a number of quaint, French villages in a huge ski area. Our chalets are all based in the four main ar …

  • La Rosiere , France

    La Rosiere

    La Rosiere enjoys a high, sunny location in the Tarentaise Valley with great views of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. The resort has been built in a traditional chalet style along the road …

  • Les Arcs

    (Paradiski) Les Arcs consists of four modern purpose-built resorts at 1600, 1800, 1950 and 2000 metres. The resorts are spread out and accommodation is generally well placed to access the skiing. Arc …

  • Les Carroz, France

    Les Carroz

    (Grand Massif) Les Carroz enjoys a serene location in the Grand Massif area, and is most popular with French families. Skiing in the Grand Massif includes not only Les Carroz itself, but also the neig …

  • Pyrouu Office de Tourisme Les 2 Alpes

    Les Deux Alpes

    Spread out along the valley in this historic and charming village, the lifts are every few hundred yards, so you are never far away from one. Ski slopes run down both sides of the resort, which sits i …

  • Les Get Ski Resort

    Les Gets

    (Portes du Soleil) Small and family friendly village with a quiet charm that appeals to families, Les Gets is a great base to explore the huge ski area of the Portes du Soleil. …

  • Les Houches Ski Resort ©Vallee-de-Chamonix, Salome Abrial

    Les Houches

    With its string of hamlets, Les Houches is a traditional ski resort making up one fifth of Chamonix's ski areas. Featuring 55km of wide blue and red pistes in the local area and spectacular views of M …

  • Les Menuires

    Les Menuires offers a fantastic base for a week exploring the world’s largest ski area, the 600 kms of skiable runs in the Three Valleys. With a foundation of purpose built accommodation, more recen …

  • Meribel-Town--©Sylvain-Aymoz31122026


    (3 Valleys) The middle resort of le Trois Vallées, Méribel retains its traditional charm with attractive wooden chalet-style buildings. Shops, bars and restaurants are plentiful and lively. Mottaret …

  • Montgenevre

    (Milky Way) A French ski resort situated 2km from the Italian border and connected with one of the most vast ski areas in Italy - The Milky Way ski circuit - offering 400km of runs and incorporating t …

  • Samoens

    (Grand Massif) Samoëns is a picturesque village in France and part of the Grand Massif ski area. Offering a great variety of runs to suit different levels, this resort would be a great option for you …

  • Serre Chevalier ski resort

    Serre Chevalier

    Serre Chevalier is located in the alpes close to the French-Italian boarder. The valleys consists of 4 villages - Briançon, St Chaffrey Chantemerle, Le Salle les Alpes Villeneuve and Le Monêtier les …

  • Tignes

    (Tignes-Val d'Isere) One of the largest and most convenient of the purpose-built resorts, Tignes’ high altitude and excellent snow record of Tignes make it an ideal location for skiing and boarding …

  • © Val d'Isère- Ephoto Administrateur

    Val d'Isere

    (Tignes-Val d'Isere) Val d’Isère is one of the most popular resorts in the French Alps and has managed to retain its beautiful traditional village feel. Elegant and cosmopolitan, with its origins i …

  • Val Thorens - 1 -  ©T.Loubere OT Val Thorens

    Val Thorens

    (3 Valleys) Not just the highest resort of the Trois Vallées but actually the highest resort in Europe (2300 metres), Val Thorens is modern, purpose-built, snow-sure and surrounded by spectacular pea …

  • Valloire

    Valloire is a pretty and authentic resort in the French Alps and in the Maurienne valley. The resort contains historical treasures including 17 chapels, as well as the Valloire Church which dates back …

  • Valmorel

    (Grand Domaine) Scratch the surface and you'll find that Valmorel embodies the beauty of simplicity and a traditional mountain lifestyle. A pedestrianied village with authentic architecture surrounded …