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The best places to ski in France

Thanks to a major investment from the French government in the 60s and 70s to develop a ski activity in the French alps, France has today some of the best ski resorts in the world.

However, this can make it difficult to choose the right one. This guide is here to present you the biggest ones.
Most resorts are open between december and april, but it can vary each year as it depends on the weather, so it is advised that you check the dates first.

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Les 3 vallées

Val Thorens, Courchevel, Les Ménuières, Méribel, Saint Martin de Belleville

Map of the slopes of the 3 vallées

Map of the slopes of the 3 vallées

This is the biggest resort in the world with 600km of slopes between 1100m and 3200m. There are so many slopes that 1 week is not enough to do them all.

Price for 6 days : 330€ for 1 adult - 264€ for 1 kid/senior
Website : https://www.les3vallees.com/

Paradiski

Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, La Plagne

Map of the slopes of Paradiski

Map of the slopes of Paradiski

This is the most recent resort in France with 425km of slopes between 1200m and 3200m.

Price for 6 days : 385€ for 1 adult - 308€ for 1 kid/senior
Website : https://paradiski.com/

Tignes / Val d'Isère

Tignes,  Val d’Isère

Map of the slopes of Tignes / Val d'Isère

Map of the slopes of Tignes / Val d'Isère

This resort offers 300km of slopes between 1550m and 3450m and 78 ski lifts.

Price for 6 days : 324€ for 1 adult - 260€ for 1 kid/senior
Website : https://www.tignes.net/

L'Alpe d'Huez Grand domaine

L’Alpe d’Huez, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany, Auris-en-Oisans, Villard-Reculas et Huez

Map of the slopes of l'Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine

Map of the slopes of l'Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine

With 250km of slopes between 1500m and 3300m of altitude it has some of the longest slopes of all resorts with its famous black slope "La Sarenne" which is 16km long!

Price : 283.50 for 1 adult - 223,50€ for 1 kid - 244€ for 1 senior
Website : https://www.alpedhuez.com/

Le Grand Massif

Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, Flaine

Map of the slopes of Grand Massif

Map of the slopes of Grand Massif

With 139 slopes and 62 ski lifts between 700m and 2500m, Le Grand Massif offers a good variety of slopes and an amazing view on the Mont Blanc on top of Flaine.
Price for 6 days : 267€ for 1 adult
Website : https://www.grand-massif.com/

Les Portes du Soleil

Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine, Avoriaz, Saint Jean d'Aulps and Les Crozets, Champéry, Champoussin, Morgin in Switzerland

Map of the slopes of les portes du soleil

Map of the slopes of les portes du soleil

With 650km of slopes on its 12 stations in France and Switzerland this is the biggest resort on 2 countries.

Price : 391€ for 1 adult
Website : https://www.portesdusoleil.com/

Serre Chevalier Vallėe

Briançon, Villeneuve, Le Monétiers Les Bains, Chantemerle

Map of the slopes of Serre Chevalier

Map of the slopes of Serre Chevalier

With 250km of slopes and 59 ski lifts between 1400m and 2800m this is the smallest resort in our listing but nonetheless a very good one to enjoy a good ski.

Price for 6 days : 277€ for 1 adult - 223€ for 1 kid - 250€ for 1 senior
Website : https://www.serre-chevalier.com/

The best places to ski in France

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