We feature 7 ski areas in France
- L'Espace Killy
- Les Trois Vallees
- Portes du Soleil
- Grand Massif
- Domaine de la Foret Blanche
- Grand Domaine
- Meribel Mottaret
- Val Thorens
- Les Menuires
- Alpe d'Huez
- Les Deux Alpes
- Les Gets
- Serre Chevalier
- La Plagne: Centre
- La Plagne: Belle Plagne
- Courchevel 1550
- Courchevel 1650
- La Tania
- Val D'Isere
- La Rosiere
- La Plagne 1800
- Les Arcs: 2000
- Courchevel 1850
- Les Arcs: Plan Peisey
- Les Arcs: 1800
- Les Arcs: Vallandry
- St Martin de Belleville
- La Plagne Soleil
- La Plagne Village
Catered Ski Chalets in France
France is the most popular choice of country for British skiers, with over 300,000 of us making the trip every winter, according to the Ski Club of Great Britain. So, why do we like it so much?
Huge Ski Areas
For a start, France features some of the world’s largest and best ski areas.
If you like to rack up the kilometres then regions like Les 3 Vallees (Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, La Tania and St Martin), Espace Killy (Val d’Isere and Tignes), Paradiski (Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey Vallandry) and Les Portes du Soleil (Morzine, Avoriaz and Chatel) vie with each other to offer vast ski areas, with excellent and extremely modern lift connections.
Best Ski Resorts for Family Ski Holidays in France
If you’re taking your family skiing, you want a resort that’s not too big – away from the crowds - and is suitable for beginners and junior skiers. France has some great options, with ski-in, ski-out accommodation and top quality ski schools in many resorts. La Rosiere, Les Gets or Flaine all tick these boxes.
Best Traditional French Ski Resorts
Many ski resorts in France still offer the traditional, rustic feel. Try Les Gets or Morzine in the Portes du Soleil. You’ll find a classic style chalets and a village type atmosphere in all of these resorts.
Great for Ski Holidays in Early and Late Season
Many French ski resorts are purpose-built and have been created at high altitudes. This means they can pretty much guarantee good snow conditions from the start to the end of the season.
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe at 2300m, but the villages of Courchevel 1850, Tignes, Val d’Isere and Arcs 2000 are all above 1800m at resort level, and go much higher. This makes them great choices for early and late season.
Ski Chalets in France, plus Chalet Hotels
France has the widest choice of ski chalets for any country. Chaletline specialises in catered chalet holidays in France. In a chalet, breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner is provided in a friendly and informal atmosphere.
Chalets typically sleep 6-14 people, but for larger parties, or guests looking for a different experience chalet hotels can accommodate from 30 to over 150 people.
Airports and Transfer Times to French Ski Resorts
Lyon is used to travel to most French ski resorts, but Chambery airport is a great option for cutting down transfer times to Les 3 Vallees or Espace Killy. Grenoble offers options for southern resorts such as Les 2 Alpes and Serre Chevalier.