Every time you consider a ski holiday in France you cannot avoid thinking about those famous hotspots and large interconnected ski areas such as Chamonix, Les 2 Alpes and 3 Vallées - but there is so much more to it. Here are some of the insider tips for winter holidays in France.
The world’s largest interconnected ski area, the highest ski resort in Europe… - the top ski resorts attract with their superlatives. Away from the tourists magnets in France there are also smaller resorts that can score with great local circumstances.
Winter sport expert SnowTrex offers more than 30,000 accommodations in a great variety of resorts. The broad SnowTrex
portfolio has many deals in France readily available at great prices - contrary to the preconception that France is expensive! So the country is ideal for families and young travellers and also for beginners and those who visit France for the first time.
An absolute all-rounder resort is Chamrousse. In the Olympic destination of 1968 there is something for everyone: families, beginners, young skiers and snowboarders. Chamrousse 1650, 1700 and 1750 all provide access to a great variety of pistes, from challenging Olympic terrain to easy beginner slopes. Families appreciate facilities such as the children's ski school; younger tourists are attracted to the local bars in the evening.
Families visiting France can find a guideline in the quality label "Famille Plus Montagne". Super Dévoluy, Val d’Allos and Le Corbier, for example, were awarded with it for a comprehensive care programme for children and family-friendly services. In addition, a huge variety of pistes characterises all the resorts.
SnowTrex also attracts beginners to Val Cenis or Valmenier. They can test themselves on Europe’s longest beginner piste in Val Cenis called “Escargot”. Tranquillity seekers will feel especially comfortable in traditional mountain villages. Saint Sorlin and La Joue du Loup present themselves in typical Savoyard style; they offer ideal conditions for a relaxing holiday but also assure lots of fun on the pistes. Saint Sorlin belongs to the interconnected ski area of “Les Sybelles” with unbelievable 310 kilometres of pistes.
Ski holiday in France – that is pure variety!