Skiing in France this Winter?

If you’re looking for the perfect winter getaway, look no further than France for your skiing vacation. Top-tier skiing resorts for every budget, with quality snowfall and long seasons, mountain villages that look straight out of a Christmas postcard, some of the best après-ski in the world and, of course, more cheese than you can ever dream of, France is the destination of choice for your mountain holiday.

There’s a French ski resort for everyone, from the French Alps to the Pyrenees or even the quieter Jura. Our handy guides will help you choose your destination or, if you’ve already booked your holiday, help you find out what to see and do once you’ve hung up the skis.

Get ready for the slopes!

The French Alps

French Alps

With Europe’s highest peak surveying his kingdom, the Alps are the best-known and most-loved mountains for skiing in France.

Effortlessly easy access. Fly to Geneva, Lyon or Paris airports and enjoy a seemless train connection. Sit back and watch the scenery go by on a direct train from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport or the centre of Lyon in just two hours!

A vast and diverse ski area. Many skiing areas are linked via lifts to give you the widest powdery playground possible. From Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area with its 600km of slopes, to the Portes du Soleil, to Val d’Isère – Tignes and Paradiski (Les Arcs, La Plagne, Peisey-Vallandry).

A long winter season. The alpine glaciers allow for longer skiing time: in Les 2 Alpes and Tignes, you can ski well into the spring!

Chocolate-box village resorts. A holiday in a French ski resort is like plunging into the perfect snowy postcard. Stroll (or take a sled!) through entirely pedestrian resorts, meet up with friends in the village squares and enjoy some of the finest après-ski there is. Of course, French gastronomy is always on the menu and many stations boast Michelin star restaurants, though nothing beats a true Savoyard fondue at the end of a long day on the slopes.

The best of both worlds! For our friends in the United States, American passes are usable in France: use your Ikon pass in Chamonix and your Epic pass in Les 3 Vallées. And, thanks to the euros/dollars exchange, it can actually be cheaper to ski in the Alps than in the US (flights included)!

And when you’re not skiing?