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Everything you need to know: Skiing in France

Daniel Campion January 11th, 2017 1,248 views


With many of the resorts located in the heart of the Alps, France offers some of the best skiing available in the world. Only located across the sea from the UK, its also one of the fastest destinations to get to. To help you decide which resort is best for you, here is the lowdown on five French skiing locations to consider.

Les Arcs - 7 nights from £79

Les Arcs is one of 3 resorts offering access to the huge Paradiski domain, an area that holds over 200 unique runs. because of the size of the resort, Les Arcs offers every kind of skiing experience you could want, from smooth nursery slopes all the way to intense black runs. The resort is split into 4 separate bases of different altitudes, all being very reliable in good quality snow throughout the season.

Les Arc

Alpe d'Huez - 7 nights from £79

Also a great all around ski resort, Alpe d'Huez is the 5th largest ski area in France, putting it in the top 10 in the world! This resort is high altitude, going all the way up to an impressive 3,330m at Pic blanc, granting it a strong snow record, important for any resort. Another stand out feature of the resort is the longest black ski run in Europe, the 16km La Sarenne, ensuring you a long trip down the mountain. To top all of this off is a selection of fantastic nightlife aswell as being reasonably priced, making Alpe d'Huez a brilliant choice for any skiers.

Alpe d'Huez

Flaine - 7 nights from £79

If you have younger skiers with you or are looking for a resort with mostly relaxing runs then Flaine is a great option. The destination is incredibly convenient, only located an hour and 15 minutes from Geneva, eliminating the fuss of a long taxi or bus journey. The area is known for being quiet aswell, making learning less of a scary experience with the slopes clear of obstructions.

Flaine

Courchevel - 7 nights from £79

For those seeking a huge variety of slopes, Courchevel is linked to the largest connected Ski Area in Europe, with over 600km of slopes. Located on the North side of the Trois Vallées, Courchevel is home to some of the best snow in the area, with slopes for all ages on offer. The resort prides itself in high quality pistes, Great nightlife and luxury chalets and hotels. This unfortunately comes at a premium price, with the resort being one of the more expensive in France, although this is mostly just for the highest altitude village, Courcheval 1850.

Courchevel

Serre Chevalier 7 nights from £79

Rounding out our list of top 5 ski resort destinations is Serre Chevalier, a large spread out resort split into smaller villages. The area is great for those who seek something different in their ski trip, as the market town Briançon offers a great change in pace to a usually action packed holiday. The area is excellent for families thanks to its reasonable price and multitude of after skiing activities to keep all ages entertained.

Serre Chevalier
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