Ski holidays in France are more popular among British ski holiday makers than anywhere else in the world. From incredible long-lasting snow coverage and easy access from the UK, to the glorious cheese and wine, there’s ample reason to choose a French ski resort this winter.
France has been a skiing hotspot since the 1960s thanks to its high-altitude resorts that guarantee great snow conditions. Take your pick from dozens of destinations which cater to all kinds of group sizes, skiing abilities and off-piste interests.
Need a hand? Get in touch with our experts to sort out your dream ski holiday to France, whether it’s for a family getaway, your best mate’s hen/stag/sten do or just a cheeky trip with friends.
Like your ski trips to be more about the after party than the main event? You’ll find no shortage of ski resorts in France with a great après scene. Val d’Isère is home to the original Folie Douce bar – think wild parties right on the slopes - while Val Thorens gives you the chance to dance the night away at Malaysia, the highest club in France.
Family ski holidays in France should definitely be on your agenda if you’ve got kids who are keen to test out their snow skills. For a wide range of green runs and top-class ski schools, check out Méribel or Courchevel. You’ll also find a hatful of other French resorts, including Les Arcs, Avoriaz, La Plagne and La Rosière that offer up catered chalets ideal for family groups.
Corporate retreat or stag/hen do on the horizon? You’ll find plenty of resorts in France that’ll not only cater to larger parties, but also be the perfect match if you all have different skiing capabilities. For the ideal balance of exciting runs, easy access and lively après, plan a ski trip to Les Deux Alpes, Alpe d’Huez, Val d’Isère or Tignes.
Never strapped on a pair of skis before? Snow problem! You’ll find fantastic ski schools and a range of easy runs at resorts like La Plagne with its gentle slopes, lesser-visited La Rosière that’s great for quieter getaways, and Alpe d’Huez which has one of the largest nursery areas in France.
For the best snow conditions and the most insane range of pistes imaginable, you can’t go wrong with France’s higher altitude resorts like Val Thorens and Les Arcs. Some even offer up all-year-round skiing opportunities if you’d rather book your France ski holiday off-season.
If you’ve only got a few days to play with, never fear as France is still a great spot for a ski weekend. You’ll want to choose resorts as close to an airport as possible to maximise your mountain time. Morzine, Chamonix, Flaine & La Clusaz are all around an hours’ drive from Geneva and typically have the best ski deals and capacity for short breaks.