Ski holidays in France – A destination guide
Of all the many locations to ski in France, the French Alps provide several excellent resorts with great skiing conditions and beautiful mountains and countryside. The French can boast of fabulous skiing destinations that their country enjoys as well as an abundance of visiting skiers.
Skiers from the UK often take the Norfolkline ferry to France with a choice of over 20 departures daily heading for the French port of Dover. The ferry departs from Dover via the English Channel and you are in France in just 2 hours.
Lets look at some of the most popular places for skiing in the Alps of France. The fifth largest skiing facilities are areas around Megeve and Chamonix in the southern portion of France. The Chamonix was one of the first ski resorts built and is still very popular today even though it is rather expensive.
For those looking for slopes suitable for beginners the resort near Megeve at the Combloux is more to their liking. The Les Carroz resort located near Flaine is an ideal skiing holiday destination for families with young children. High mountain skiing with typically good snow is available at the Les Arcs ski resort, which is modern and offers up to date amenities.
For great year round skiing, you will want to check out Tignes/Val d’Isereis. This famed resort has already hosted world skiing championships and is considered the most expensive of all ski resorts in Europe. However, with the number of visitors and skiers returning yearly it is obviously worth the trip and the money. This mountainous area is home to 300 km of ski runs (pistes) of which several are 2,500 metres in altitude. It is considered one of the prime facilities with runs for the most experienced all the way down to beginners just starting out.
The Chamonix as mentioned earlier is a favorite for all skiers of every skill level and it is a convenient drive by car from Paris. It is also a popular destination because ski chalets are easily accessible by booking ski packages from the train station or airport in Paris. You will understand why Chamonix is a skier’s paradise when you stand in the center of town and view mountains in every direction. Skiing facilities are supported by four ski areas, which also include learning areas for those that need lessons.
There are numerous chalets, hotels, ski apartments and houses for rent. Many offer ski in and ski out facilities making it convenient to the slopes. Dinners enjoy several choices of popular restaurants abounding in the area. Whether you catch the Norfolkline ferry from the UK or are a visitor from around the world skiers are bound to enjoy a fantastic skiing holiday in the French Alps of France.
Visit the Norfolkline website to find some great ski holiday deals in France: