France is now the world’s most popular skiing destination. The French Alps are famed for their challenging slopes and outstanding scenery. The cool, crisp climate makes it perfect for skiing. From the colossal peaks of Mont Blanc to the amazing off piste routes in Val D’Isere it’s no wonder that it’s one of the most desirable skiing locations in the world.
France’s geographical position on the French-Italian border means that the peaks are higher than any other skiing resorts in the world and the seasons last a lot longer with a perfect amount of snowfall. Val Thorens is particularly popular location for advanced skiers. As the highest resort in Europe it offers endless opportunities for adventure seekers and a lively party scene, see Iglu Ski for more information.
The French après ski scene is world famous and means that as well as blazing down amazing black runs and eating gorgeous food in the most cosmopolitan resorts, you can party all night long at some of the craziest bars. World famous DJ’s play at the club La Folie Douce ValThorens and its home to some legendary closing parties so definitely the resort to check out if you like to party after a long day on the slopes.
Traveling to France couldn’t be easier. Whether you want to travel by car, plane or train heading to one of France’s famous ski resorts is simple and means you’re not exhausted by the time you get there. There are lots of different resorts to choose from depending on what kind of skier you are so it makes it accessible to all. Flying to the US can make a skiing holiday much more expensive overall.
Whether you want to head for the Alps or to the Pyrenees or even the Jura, there are plenty of locations for cross country skiing. Morzine is a hugely popular destination, especially for beginners and has a resort named Les Gets which is especially for children so it attracts a lot of families. Skiing is an expensive holiday though but when compared to other locations France appeals most as it can be significantly cheaper. French ski passes are the cheapest in the world so compared to Italy and Austria it’s a much more affordable option. Once you arrive however expect for the resorts to be pretty expensive, luckily the sublime scenery makes up for the expenditure.