Go to France for a skiing holiday and experience some of the best skiing in the world. Although France may not be the first country to come to mind when it comes to skiing, the French Alps do offer some of the most amazing slopes with spectacular views in the world.
Moriond in the Courchevel tourist region is the ideal beginner’s learning hill. Although it is less glitzy than its neighbor the Courchevel, which can easily be compared to the high priced Vail ski resorts in the U.S., the Moriond has gentle slopes that sit away from the more aggressive resort traffic providing beginners with a relaxed environment to perfect their techniques before attempting a more challenging slope.
For the intermediate skier the best place to brush up on your down-hill skiing while enjoying a relaxing day on the French Alps mountainside is the Serre Chevalier. Because this is a group of a dozen or so villages, you will find a variety of slopes mostly in the intermediate range that are serviced by 61 lifts. Having so many lift options means that you will be spending more time on the mountain and less time standing in lift lines carting your skis around.
If you feel as though you may have hit a plateau with your skiing skills, spend the day or a few hours at the British Ski School Next Generation expanding your skills.
This region of the French Alps is much more relaxed and laid back than the resorts that sit further north, giving it a friendlier, more picturesque environment. Staying here you will find a heavy Gallic influence that is sure to provide you with memories of a lifetime.
Although you do not need to be an advanced or expert skier to enjoy the Val d’Isère, the expert skier will find more than enough challenging terrain to keep them active and happy. Spread along the top of a remote mountain valley this ski area divides into several sections that meet up at the Solaise and Bellevarde lifts.
Besides having many intermediate slopes to keep the rest of your group happy or simply warm down on after a hard day of skiing the expert slopes, there are also expert guides who will guide you through the challenging expert terrain so that you may make the most of your ski trip.
If you decide that you would like to learn something new on your trip, check out the British-run Progression Ski School for both snowboarding and ski lessons from some of the friendliest instructors around.
Most Reliable Snow Pack
Don’t let global warming scare you off of the mountain, with an altitude of 3,455m high the Tignes has enough snow to provide skiing terrains for ten months out of the year. This resort offers more snow starting in mid-November than you will be able to find any place else on earth in February.
For many skiers, skiing the Alps is a life dream. However when you are planning your dream Alps ski trip, don’t neglect to include the French Alps; with some of the most beautiful terrain and versatile slopes around you will be sorry you missed out on them if you do.