France is a very popular ski destination for many reasons. Firstly, French cuisine is excellent and has an incredible appeal for tourists. Secondly, the ski resorts are easily accessible, and France has a variety of resorts- from luxury resorts to pocket-friendly resorts.
Several of their ski areas are also at high altitudes, making them perfect for skiing. The best time to travel to France for skiing is from December to April.
Some of the locations for the best ski holidays in France include:
- La Plagne and Flaine are the best family ski resorts
- Les Deux Alpes is the best après-ski resort
- Consider a ski holiday in Les Arcs for the best experience for beginners.
- For lovers of high-altitude ski resorts, Val Thorens is your best bet.
1. La Plagne
This ski resort costs £545 per person. It covers 225km of slopes across various terrains in the Paradiski area. Skiers can easily access the piste from each village, and there are several ski-in and ski-out apartments. In addition, there are bars, shops, and even ski schools. The slopes range from open bowls to tree-lined runs. It has a total of 135 trails and 76 lifts.
Flaine resort costs £605 per head. It covers a distance of 265km, and it’s known as one of the resorts with some of Europe’s best snow. It’s in the Grand Massif area. It has a nursery zone where beginners can start from. This resort has a total of 139 trails and 62 lifts.
3. Les Deux Alpes
This Ski resort costs £548 per person. Its slopes cover a total of 220km. Unlike other ski trails that get tougher the higher you go, Les Deux Alpes gets easier when you get to the top of the Glacier du Mont de Lans Mountain. It’s great for beginners and intermediates. It has a total of 93 trails and 52 lifts.
4. Les Arcs
Les Arcs France costs £569 per head. It’s one of the most diverse ski resorts. It has everything ranging from open and bowl-shaped trails to tree-lined trails. It covers 210km, and it’s part of the Paradiski area. There are different zones for beginners, intermediates, and experts. This resort is also home to the biggest igloo village in France, and the slopes are easily accessible from the various accommodations. It has a total of 242 trails and 150 lifts.
5. Val Thorens
This ski resort costs £661 per person, making it the most expensive ski resort on the list. With great “Three valleys” skiing and superb après, it’s the highest ski resort on the list as well. It has 330 trails, covers 600km, and has 171 lifts.