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Tignes, France(6)

With one of the main resort villages at 2100m and a high point of 3455m, Tignes’ altitude means you can ski here for 10 months of the year. From mid-November it’s possible to descend from the top of the Grande Motte glacier to the funicular station at Val Claret, a drop of 1400m. That’s more […]

Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens is the highest altitude resort in Europe and the highest point in the 3 Vallées ski area – one of the largest ski areas in the world with over 600 kilometres of runs. It is situated in a vast natural cirque overlooked by 6 glaciers so you can ski in the sunshine all […]

Valloire, France

Valloire is located at the foot of the famous Col du Galibier, one of the highest in France and well-known for making a fantastic scenery for the Tour de France bike riders in the summertime. Skiing peaks at 2645m and 70% of the slopes lies above 2000m which makes it quite snow sure. Valloire is not […]

Les 2 Alpes, France

Its position high up in the Oisans mountain range makes Les 2 Alpes one of the highest skiable summits. One spectacular run starts from the glacier at 3,600 m and descends 2,300 m to the village of Mont de Lans at an altitude of 1,300 m – without skiers once needing to use a ski […]

Alpe d’Huez, France

Alpe d’Huez is located in nothing less than 1850 meters and from its highest point at the Pic Blanc (3.330 m), you can test your skills on the two black trails “Le Tunnel” and the 16 km long “Sarenne”. However, unlike many resorts in France, Alpe d’Huez is truly for beginners as well, and you will find long […]

Courchevel, France

The 3 Valleys ski area is an exceptional, internationally-renowned playground. It is one of the biggest interconnected ski areas in the world. Moreover, it is an extremely accessible ski area (50% easy runs) which is easy to get around (3 parallel valleys linked together by lifts or runs over the ridges, or passes) and tremendously varied […]

Méribel, France

At the center of Trois Vallees, one of the world’s largest ski areas, Meribel gives easy access to the entire vicinity and its more than 600 kilometers of pistes. Within Meribel itself, the Altiport is for beginners while Saulire and Tougnète are mixed use, and Mont du Vallon serves up long, steep advanced runs against […]

St Martin-de-Belleville, France

French resorts focus on convenience rather than charm, so attractive villages with large ski areas are notable by their absence. St Martin, the prettiest and quietest destination in the giant Trois Vallées ski area, is an exception. It’s an ideal destination for a quiet and relaxed skiing vacation with the entire family – without having to […]

Val d’Isère, France

The resort is spread along a high, remote valley and shares the giant Espace Killy ski area with neighbouring Tignes. Val d’Isère divides into a number of sectors, from the central hub at the base of the main Solaise and Bellevarde lifts to the quieter outposts of La Daille, Le Laisinant and Le Fornet. _____________________________ […]

Serre Chevalier, France

The collective name for a dozen villages along the road from the ancient garrison town of Briançon in the southern Alps, sharing a large ski area with varied but mainly intermediate slopes. Think of Serre Chevalier as the laid-back, country cousin of A-list resorts further north, such as Val d’Isère or Courchevel – a bit smaller […]