Ski holiday in France: Snow up your life!

France - A skiing nation with plenty of superlatives! The Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps, the Vanoise Express the biggest and fastest double floored cable car in the world, and Les 3 Vallées claims to be the largest ski area in the world. Whether you want to ski the glacier in Les 2 Alpes, on the Olympic slopes of Chamrousse, the interconnected ski areas in the region Les Sybelles or in the small but not any less nice ski area as in Valfréjus - in France, you can find whatever you're looking for.

Regions in France

Savoie

Savoie

The large ski areas of La Plagne, Val Thorens, Tignes and Valmeinier are located in a semi-circle around the Vanoise Massif in the southern Savoie Alps. Although there are still some gaps between the ski areas, they will one day be joined to become the largest winter sports territory in the world.

Isère

Isère

A winter sports region can hardly be more varying. This one reaches from the marginal mountain ranges of the French Pre-Alps to the Écrins Massif, the majestic high mountain scenery of the Dauphiné.

Haute Savoie

Haute Savoie

The département Haute Savoie in the eastern part of France boarders on the Swiss cantons Valais and Geneva, as well as on the Italian Aosta Valley. Haut Savoie is a region of superlatives as it is the possessor of a wonderful natural heritage. Europe's highest point, the Mont Blanc (4,810 m) lies here, as well as part of Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy, the river Rhône and Chamonix Valley. Winter sports fans can choose from an extensive selection of ski areas, including Chamonix, but also the areas Portes du Soleil and La Clusaz, which are world-famous.

Hautes Alpes

Hautes Alpes

The name is programme here: France's highest mountains (apart from the Mont Blanc) are situated in the département Hautes Alpes. The Barre des Ecrins (4,102 m) rises up high as the most southern 4,000 m-peak, surrounded by a number of similarly high mountains - including the Le Meije (3,983 m) and the Mont Pelvoux (3,946 m). Ideal conditions for diverse winter sports options. And therefore the ski areas of the Hautes Alpes attract guests with both quality and quantity. The Massif de Dévoluy offers 100 km of pistes, the Fôret Blanche has 185 km to offer and in Serre Chevalier it is even 250 km. Lots of space to run riot - for beginners and pros alike!

Haute Provence

Haute Provence

In southern France lays the département Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The region is especially well-known for it's wonderful landscape diversity. The impressive mix of deep canyons, massive mountain sides and mystic, rocky ridges makes the area the perfect destination for activity seekers. In winter holidaymakers will find charming ski villages with lots of hours of sunshine and pistes which stretch above 3,000 m altitude. Once of the largest ski areas of the southern Alps is the "Espace Lumière" with over 200 km of piste and two very family-friendly ski stations.

Maritime Alps

Maritime Alps

The Maritime Alps mean sea and high mountains in one breath. It is the distinctive contrast between deep blue sky and snowy winter landscape that creates the special attractiveness of the most southern winter sports area in the French Alps.

Resorts in France

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Resort (region) Pistes Ski area altitude
fromup to
Lift pass Nights from
249 km 1,120 - 3,330 m coming soon
72 km 960 - 2,460 m coming soon
115 km 1,035 - 2,765 m coming soon
90 km 1,650 - 2,250 m 7 99
83 km 1,100 - 2,200 m coming soon
150 km 1,300 - 2,738 m coming soon
265 km 700 - 2,500 m coming soon
120 km 1,800 - 2,610 m coming soon
132 km 1,100 - 2,600 m coming soon
100 km 1,470 - 2,510 m 7 89
65 km 1,350 - 2,750 m coming soon
225 km 1,250 - 3,250 m coming soon
310 km 1,100 - 2,620 m 7 229
225 km 1,600 - 3,566 m 7 189
120 km 1,350 - 2,400 m coming soon
193 km 1,200 - 3,226 m coming soon
265 km 700 - 2,500 m coming soon
225 km 1,250 - 3,250 m coming soon
160 km 1,400 - 3,200 m 7 225
100 km 1,650 - 2,720 m coming soon
445 km 1,113 - 2,350 m coming soon
150 km 1,450 - 2,952 m 7 209
265 km 700 - 2,500 m coming soon
185 km 1,000 - 2,069 m coming soon
100 km 1,850 - 2,725 m coming soon
150 km 900 - 3,230 m coming soon
193 km 1,200 - 3,226 m coming soon
185 km 1,000 - 2,069 m coming soon
75 km 1,400 - 2,700 m coming soon
310 km 1,100 - 2,620 m 7 189
250 km 1,200 - 2,800 m coming soon
153 km 1,400 - 2,550 m coming soon
100 km 1,470 - 2,510 m 7 69
150 km 1,550 - 3,456 m coming soon
125 km 1,300 - 2,800 m 7 239
230 km 1,400 - 2,600 m 7 99
150 km 1,850 - 3,300 m coming soon
65 km 1,550 - 2,737 m 7 139
150 km 1,430 - 2,600 m coming soon
115 km 1,035 - 2,765 m coming soon
150 km 1,430 - 2,600 m 7 189
153 km 1,400 - 2,550 m coming soon
150 km 900 - 3,230 m 7 282
185 km 1,650 - 2,750 m coming soon
249 km 1,120 - 3,330 m coming soon