Location: France

France – a skiing nation with numerous superlatives! Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps, the Vanoise Express is the largest and fastest double-decker cable car in the world and Les 3 Vallées is the largest connected ski area in the world. Whether you want to ski on the glacier in Les 2 Alpes, the Olympic descents in Chamrousse, through the connected ski areas of the Les Sybelles region or through the small but no less beautiful ski area in Valfréjus – in France you will find everything that the skier- Heart desires.

Why book a ski holiday in France?

What are the main reasons to go on a skiing holiday in France? This beautiful country attracts many tourists every year, the reasons for this are varied. Is it because of the cultural or landscape diversity or maybe also because of the culinary specialties? At least one of these should be reason enough to travel to France! The country offers a unique selection of delicious food and world famous wines.

Even if France offers a seemingly endless selection of delicacies, this is no reason why you should pay the country a visit in winter. The spectacular ski and snowboard conditions, however, do! The French ski regions are among the largest and highest in the world. The French Alps are not only beautiful and have guaranteed snow, they also offer perfectly groomed slopes and excellent deep snow opportunities at high altitudes. Just imagine: the perfect descent is waiting for you, the snow glistens in the sun and the Mont Blanc massif towers majestically in front of you. What more do you want?

France also offers unique day trips and interesting sights. One city not to be missed is Grenoble, where the 1968 Winter Olympics took place. The city is located in the middle of the French Alps and offers almost everything your heart desires: museums, a citadel with a breathtaking view of the city and the surrounding mountains. Another bonus point: A winter holiday in France is usually also quite inexpensive!

Where can you ski in France?

With so many ski areas and sports activities, choosing the right ski area is not easy. The largest ski areas are in Savoy. The Vanoise massif in the southern Alps of Savoy offers the famous ski resorts of La Plagne, Val Thorens, Tignes and Valmeinier. One day this region will probably grow together into the largest ski region in the world. The ski region Les 3 Vallées offers over 600 kilometers of slopes and 200 ski lifts, which connect the following ski resorts: Courchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires. Les 3 Vallées is very snow reliable and a very popular travel destination for an early start to the ski season: Val Thorens is even the highest ski station in Europe, reaching up to 3,200 meters. The Isère area, which stretches from the foothills of the French pre-Alps to the Écrins massif, is probably the most varied ski region in France. The Écrins massif also offers a great view of the high mountains of the Dauphiné Alps.

Even more fascinating is Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc (4,810 m), which is located in the Haute-Savoie region. This region is located in the eastern part of France, right on the border with Italy and the Swiss cantons of Valais and Geneva. In the valley, majestic mountain landscapes meet untouched nature with isolated lakes and rivers. The well-known winter sports resort of Chamonix, where the Olympic Winter Games took place in 1924, can offer everything that nature lovers and winter sports fans could wish for. Here alone you can choose from a multitude of ski resorts such as Chamonix, Les Portes du Soleil and La Clusaz. Les Portes du Soleil is made up of a total of twelve connected ski resorts, so that a total of around 580 kilometers of slopes can be used! Since some of the ski areas are located in Switzerland, Crossing the border on skis is easier than ever! The unforgettable view that skiers and snowboarders can experience on sunny days is also worth mentioning.

Another interesting destination is the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m). One of the longest and most spectacular high alpine ski routes in the world begins there. The route is around 20 km long and leads through the Vallée Blanche down to Chamonix. However, Mont Blanc is not the only high mountain in France. There are equally majestic peaks in the Hautes-Alpes, for example: the most southerly 4,000-meter peak in the Alps, Barre des Écrins (4,102 m) or the mountains Le Meije (3,983 m) and Mont Pelvoux (3,946 m), both of which almost reach the 4,000 m limit . With all these mighty peaks to choose from and through the abundance of different ski areas, winter sports fans are guaranteed to find the right skiing holiday in France.


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