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The Alps

The French Alps have long been a favourite holiday destination for British visitors. The grandeur of arguably one of the most beautiful mountain ranges on earth draws hundreds of thousands of skiers and alpiners to its lofty peaks each year. Even if you skied there every winter for the rest of your life you could not hope to discover all of its secrets.

From the picturesque rustic alpine hamlets to the mighty Chamonix the choices laid out for you are vast. There are more than one hundred fantastically groomed resorts. France is very safety conscious; the trails are all graded from easy greens, to blues, then reds with black being only for the very experienced.

They are all meticulously checked to prevent injury and the ski-instructors are of an incredibly high standard. It is perfect beginner ski and intermediate territory with some formidable off-piste.

At A Glance

  • Great for all levels of skiiers and snowboarders!
  • Great lift serviced off-piste for all levels (guides available)
  • Lots of good quality bars, nightclubs and shopping
  • Charming Alpine villages
  • Large Ski Areas
  • Tasteful village atmosphere in the resort centre
  • More to do than just ski!

Resorts in France

Megeve

France

Ski Holidays in Megeve

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Meribel

France

Ski Weekends in Meribel, France

Beloved by generations of British skiers for its impressive snow records and amazing location in the Three Valleys
Beloved by generations of British skiers for its impressive snow record, the vastness of its ski area (640Km’s +) and its appetite for Apres Ski. Close in size to the Portes du Soleil, it is the World's second largest ski area. Meribel places skiers and boarders right at the heart of the impressive 3 Valleys ski area. This pretty Savoyard ski town has long combined a wide variety of chic boutique shopping together with an exciting and eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and clubs.
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Les Arcs

France

Reinventing an old favourite

Les Arcs is making a comeback. In its web of many villages, it offers 10km glacier-descents and an expansive network of Green and Blue runs. From high altitude to the lower valleys, Bourg Saint Maurice to 1600, 1800, 1950 and Les Arcs 2000, each has its own unique feel. Home to ‘ski evolutif’ teaching methods and an Olympic speed skiing course, it stands out from the rest as an accomplished location with new twists at every turn. The Regis Roland 'A Boards' team snowpark is as good as it gets. The ski area is excellent for beginners with very good schools, and plenty of child-friendly facilities. The ski-to-door location of most accommodation in Les Arcs is a bonus for beginners and families, with walking kept to a bare minimum. Après ski is low key with less bars and restaurants, but the night awaits at neighbouring La Plagne…
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Flaine

France

Ski Holidays in Flaine and the Grand Massif

Flaine has a remarkable snow record largely due to an obscure "rain shadow" that sits over the valley and creates heaps of snow in winter. So remarkable is this shadow - that Flaine will often get rather more snow than its close neighbour Chamonix which also has an excellent snow record in its own right.
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Les Gets

France

Ski Weekends in Les Gets, France

The Portes du Soleil’s 650kms of pisted slopes makes Les Gets part of one of the World’s largest ski areas! Les Gets offers excellent skiing for all levels and abilities in very pretty, often tree-lined surroundings. There’s ideal easy to intermediate level skiing for families, newcomers and those in need of a refresher on the slopes but also plenty for the more advanced. Beginner and intermediate snowboarders will love the wide open nature of the landscape.
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Val DIsere

France

Ski Holidays in Val d'Isere

The Val d'Isère ski resort combines the huge Espace Killy ski area with more than a soupçon of French style! The Espace Killy area offers great skiing, a great snow record & 300kms of slopes.
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La Plagne

France

Ski Weekends in La Plagne, France

Part of the esteemed Paradiski area, linked to Les Arcs, for the ultimate high altitude skiing
La Plagne is a firm favourite for skiers and snowboarders who like high altitude slopes and extensive pistes, not to mention lots of off-piste on top! The link to Les Arcs via the Vanoise Express (a €12 million Cable Car) has created a huge ski area in excess of 425Km’s which makes it the fourth largest in France.
Snow sure? You betcha!
The snow sure nature of La Plagne is guaranteed by the glacier skiing at Plagne Bellecôte, which extends up to 3250 metres. And a second glacier over in Les Arcs, the Aguille Rouge . From here you will find up to 2000m vertical drop, with great skiing and boarding for all abilities and a seemingly endless supply of powder, and not to mention some of the longest descents in France.
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La Tania

France

Ski Weekends in Courchevel - La Tania, France

With a prestigious 3 Valleys location, La Tania is sandwiched between Courchevel and Meribel in the heart of one of Europe's largest and finest ski areas.
La Tania, in Courchevel is situated in the middle of this famous 3 Valleys ski area with over 640kms of piste on tap. It furnishes skiers with the ultimate in choice - offering immediate access to both Courchevel and Meribel without the need for lengthy connections. This pretty resort is quite exclusive, yet inexpensive. It offers some of the longest and most snow sure slopes in the area - due to its abundance of north-facing slopes. It holds its snow until late April and because of the trees, you can always be guaranteed of a good ski (visibility) on a snowy day.
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Choosing Your Resort

Choosing your resort can seem a bit of a minefield, although the traditional alpine working villages are very charming they weren't designed with the skier in mind. Purpose built resorts may not be so pretty but you will find everything at your fingertips with the majority of hotels and chalets ski-to-door.

If the kids are coming too, try and stay near the nursery slopes to escape those long arduous walks in ski boots. France is a very family ski friendly country, they are always welcome in restaurants whatever the time and the lift handlers will stop the lift if necessary for children to hop on with ease.

Give your well-being a boost by taking fewer days off to relax and enjoy yourself or really get stuck in on the slopes. Increase your confidence, your skills and your energy levels

At famous French resorts you can experience on Ski Weekends France include Chamonix, Les Gets and Méribel with some of the best ski and snowboard conditions in the World. La belle France also happens to have excellent ski schools with English speaking instructors and, of course, mouth-watering French cuisine to keep you fully fuelled.

Within just a few hours of leaving home, you’ll be putting your weekend bag safely in your chalet and heading out on the slopes.

Apres Ski

Apres-ski in France is wild; the cosmopolitan mix of visitors each year wanting to let their hair down contributes to a vibrant, lively atmosphere.

Have a couple of vin chaud (mulled wine) on your way back down where you'll find an eclectic choice of live music and energetic hoards of skiers and boarders dancing on tables quaffing down restorative beverages.

Even non-skiers will have heard of the infamous Dicks Tea Bar in Val d'Isere. Other top resorts for apres-ski include Chamonix, Morzine and Meribel.

About the Alps

Of course, the Alps weren't always the target of ski and snowboard fanatics. Before tourism was introduced to the peasant farmers of the mountains, the meadows were filled with livestock which was tended to see the locals through the hard winter months. Obviously when they realised how much money could be tapped from affluent skiers then it was down with the pitch-forks and up with the skis! Lift systems sprang up to link rapidly expanding ski areas.

The shepherd's cabins became mountain restaurants and enterprising wives converted their front rooms into bars and cafes. The traditional fare still influences the resorts restaurants today, potatoes, cheese, onions and pork seem to be the base for many of their dishes such as Tartiflette, Salade Savoyarde, Fondue Savoyarde, Raclette and Brasserade. It's not much fun if you're not a cheese fan as the smell of the local Reblochon cheese does tend to permeate most restaurants.

Ski Extras

Unless you own your own skis or boards, then you’re going to need to rent some!

Fortunately, the standard of rental skis is very good nowadays and we work with the best suppliers so your kit will be perfectly suited and set up for your skiing and you can go back and make changes as needed.

Our shops are also conveniently located to our properties, so you won’t waste time traipsing over resort looking for your shop. We can also help fast track our guests in busy periods, and use our influence to help you get sorted.

Ski Extras

Hotel Rocky Pop

Chamonix
  • Sun 05 Jan 2020
  • 3 Nights
  • Return Flights
  • Bed & Breakfast
Average £305.70 pp
Self Travel  £252.72 pp
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Base Camp Lodge

Les Arcs
  • Wed 05 Feb 2020
  • 4 Nights
  • Return Flights
Average £306.27 pp
Self Travel  £252.34 pp
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Hotel Le Prieure

Chamonix
  • Sun 12 Jan 2020
  • 3 Nights
  • Return Flights
  • Bed & Breakfast
Average £312.54 pp
Self Travel  £259.56 pp
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Hotel Le Mercure

Chamonix
  • Sun 15 Dec 2019
  • 3 Nights
  • Return Flights
  • Bed & Breakfast
Average £327.81 pp
Self Travel  £220.83 pp
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Hotel Alpina Eclectic

Chamonix
  • Sun 15 Dec 2019
  • 3 Nights
  • Return Flights
  • Bed & Breakfast
Average £344.16 pp
Self Travel  £237.18 pp
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Hotel Pointe Isabelle

Chamonix
  • Sun 05 Jan 2020
  • 3 Nights
  • Return Flights
  • Bed & Breakfast
Average £346.02 pp
Self Travel  £293.04 pp
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