Ski Chalets in France | NetChalets

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For many people, particularly the Brits, France is the first and sometimes only place they think of when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. The sheer range of terrain on offer is enough to keep anyone going for a lifetime without ever getting bored and the multitude of travel options makes it an easy and often cheap destination to get to. Plus if like cheese you’re in for a treat.

France truly has something to offer everyone, from weekend getaways to full seasons in a huge areas, from freestyle fanatics to serious ski racers, from quiet family friendly villages to apres-party debauchery. Take your pick it’s all here.

France caters well for the rich and famous, with resorts like Meribel and Couchevel offering an improbably large number of super luxury chalets complete with private pools and helicopter transfers for those that want nothing but the best. The debate is still on as to whether the prestigious ski resorts in France or Switzerland are the best places to be seen in, but often the terrain and sheer choice available in France gives it the edge for many.

France is the spiritual home of the chalet. Resorts like Morzine are positively teeming with loads of great independant and family run chalets which to our mind is the best way to spend your time in the mountains. The chalet experience is part of the essence of skiing to many, the perfect way to enjoy the ski slopes with friends and family. 

If you’re looking for plenty of terrain to explore areas such as the Three Valleys and the Portes du Soleil are as big as they come. Stretching for miles with many linked areas, they give the opportunity to find new runs around every turn. Quieter places like Sainte Foy cater perfectly for families offering cheaper accommodation than the big name resorts and easy access to beginner slopes and family friendly amenities.

AREAS and Resorts in France

Portes du Soleil

The Portes du Soleil is, by most accounts, the largest ski area in the world, with 12 or so resorts spread across France and Switzerland, although France lays claim to the bulk.

Three Valleys

The one that all others in Europe look up to, the Three Valleys in France is a ginormous area with a truly excellent range of ski terrain to be explored. The number one destination for the rich, famous, and those not looking to compromise on the quality of the skiing and snowboarding available. Quite simply one of the best, and largest, ski areas in the world.

Chamonix Valley

That it is world-famous for alpine skiing goes without saying. However, what many people don’t realise is that despite its fame, it remains the perfect destination for a weekend, long weekend, week, season or even longer stay. It not only offers fine skiing, but wonderful après ski, great food, nightlife, other sporting and leisure activities (even more during the summer) including a superb indoor sports centre in the town itself, ice rink, bowling, sleigh rides, a cinema, museums and also hotel spas open to non-residents.

Espace Killy

Named after French ski racer and three time Olympic champion Jean-Claude Killy, the Espace Killy ski area is home to two of the best known French ski resorts, Val d’Isere and Tignes.

Paradiski

The two resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne are linked together by the ginormous, double-decker, Vanoise Express cable car to form the Paradiski, offering a total ski area of over 420km.

Southern Alps

France’s southern Alps region is home to some big and well-known resorts including Alpe d’Heuz, Les Deux Alps and Serre Chavalier.

Grand Massif

The French Grand Massif ski area includes the resorts of Flaine, Les Carroz and Samoens and is one of the easiest and quickest areas to get to from the UK.

Alpe d'Huez

Possibly best known amongst skiing enthusiasts for being the home of the Sarennes black glacier ski run, which, at a whacking 16km, is the longest run in Europe. It is also lauded by cycling enthusiasts as the most well-known stage of the Tour de France.

Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes is a mix of traditional and the modern with some fantastic high-altitude pistes.

Sainte Foy

Sainte Foy is a lovely, compact resort that simply lets you get on with your skiing in an altogether more traditional manner than offered by some of the larger resorts. While there is a healthy prominence given to off-piste and après-ski, there is an altogether more gentile atmosphere than that found at some of the “party” resorts, something Sainte Foy certainly is not.

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"France is one of the best places in the world to ski and snowboard. Family friendly resorts, party places, and some of the most famous off-piste anywhere."

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