As the winter holidays approach, ski resorts are preparing to welcome thousands of visitors to the slopes. Seeing as France is famed for its magnificent skiing destinations, it can sometimes be difficult to decide between the many different fantastic resorts. To help make that choice a little bit easier, we have selected the 10 most beautiful resorts to help you plan your next ski holiday
This is famously home to the Sarenne, the longest black diamond run in the world. Its starting point, located at an altitude of almost 110,000 feet (3,330 metres) at the top of Mont Blanc, offers a view over nearly one-fifth of the country of France! In addition to this very impressive slope, Alpe d'Huez has a whopping 250 kilometres of ski slopes, accessible to both amateur and experienced skiers.
Located at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix has four high-altitude ski areas and six valley ski areas. Its varied slopes are accessible to all abilities making it a must-visit for all ski lovers. The impressive panoramic view of Mont Blanc from the summit of Le Brévent is not to be missed!
Perched at an altitude of nearly 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) in Haute-Savoie, Avoriaz resort is part of the vast Franco-Swiss domain of the Portes du Soleil. Like La Plagne or Valmorel, Avoriaz is an entirely pedestrian resort. Its 53 slopes, suitable for all abilities, allow you to explore the area, skiing through the fir trees and spruces, and past sublime snowscape panoramas. At nightfall, the resort is beautifully lit up and entertains its guests with a collection of shows and performances.
Also in Haute-Savoie, the Megève ski area overlooks the majestic Arve valley. The resort boasts 277 miles of slopes and is nestled in the heart of the Mont Blanc region. This authentic ski village is the ideal place to spend a wholesome winter holiday with your family.
Known amongst skiers as a top-of-the-range winter destination, Courchevel is made up of five villages all across at different altitudes. The resort boasts a unique charm and beautiful mountain panoramas. One of the largest in the world, the surrounding area has nearly 373 miles of slopes providing guests with an enormous snowy playground to enjoy.