French Alps Ski Resorts
Which French Alps ski resorts are for you?
The French Alps has many ski areas – some with international recognition and other smaller resorts that are France’s best kept secrets! Some of the smaller, more authentic, ski villages offer a quieter, charming (and cheaper) stay with access to the same amount of high quality pistes. Below are some examples of French Alps ski resorts which will make a great ski holidays base for all.
French Alps ski resorts in their respective areas
Portes du Soleil
Mont Blanc & Chamonix Valley
The Mont Blanc and Chamonix Valley ski areas offer the famous French Alps ski resorts of Chamonix, St Gervais and Megeve. Other resorts include Argentiere, Vallorcine, Les Houches, , Les Contamines, , Combloux, Notre-Dame de Bellecombe and Les Saisies.
Top tips for first timers to the French Alps or those looking for specific French Alps ski resorts for their next ski holiday.
Beginners – For beginners or families with young children, we would recommend the ski resorts of Samoens, Morillon, Les Saisies, La Norma and Les Deux Alpes.
Intermediates – For those looking for intermediate cruising, we would recommend the ski resorts in the Grand Massif, Grande Domaine, Paradiski, Les Sybelles and 3 Valleys.
Experts – Experts may enjoy the skiing available in the Grandes Rousses, Chamonix Valley and Les 2 Alpes.
Off-piste – Chamonix Valley, Sainte-Foy and Les 2 Alpes are great for off-piste action.
Snowboarders – Snowboarders will be well catered for in Serre-Chevalier, Les 2 Alpes and the Grande Domaine.
Lively Après ski – For those who like to let off some steam after skiing, head to Les 2 Alpes, Chamonix, Morzine and Tignes.
Non-skiers – For the non-skiers, Samoens, Valloire and St Gervais are good choices.
Early or late snow (before Christmas week & late April) – You can reply on the two glacier ski resorts of Les 2 Alpes and Tignes. Other historically good choices include the 3 Valleys and the Grande Domaine.