22 Skiing Spots in France that you should visit - With photos & details

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22 Skiing Spots to explore in France

France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.

Aiguille des Grands MontetsAiguille des Grands Montets, 74400 Chamonix, France

The Aiguille des Grands Montets, in the Mont Blanc, is the name given to one of the peaks overlooking the village of Argentiere ( 1200 meters), in Chamonix. It peaks at 3295 meters. Skiing area and also trekking is possible here.

Champ du FeuChamp du Feu, 67130 Bellefosse, France

The Champ du Feu is the highest point of the Bas-Rhin at Ban de la Roche, at an altitude of 1,098 meters, on the bans of the communes of Belmont and Hohwald. In winter, the place is suitable for cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. It is also an ideal location for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. You can have a nice time here and the view from the top is truly impressive.

Chamrousse38410 Chamrousse, France

Chamrousse is a ski resort in southeastern France, located in the mountains above Grenoble at the summit of the Belledonne range. It offers so many outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, tennis, archery, climbing, horse riding, fishing, quad biking, and paragliding also. It is located in a commune of the same name and is situated on the Recoin at 1,650 m and the Roche Béranger at 1,750 m. The ski-lifts reach the Cross of Chamrousse at 2,253 m.

Courchevel Tourisme73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France

Courchevel is a French Alps ski resort. It is a part of Les Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world. The resort center of Courchevel is at 1,747 meters high. Courchevel is the most western resort of the Three Valleys, the biggest connected ski area in the world. It consists of four satellite villages.

Grand Massif Domaines SkiablesTélécabine de, 74340 Samoëns, France

The Grand Massif is a ski resort located in the Haute-Savoie department, France.  The area provides a tremendous variety of on-piste runs, off-piste and between piste skiing, scenery, and height, providing good skiing in all types of weather and conditions. There is also a cable car to reach the summit. In the best snow conditions it is possible to ski from the Tete des Saix down to Morillon village.

ISOLA 2000Office de Tourisme d'Isola 2000, 06420 Isola, France

Isola 2000 is a ski resort in the southern French Alps. It is located next to the Mercantour National Park and is about 90 km from Nice, France. It offers skiers and riders 45 alpine ski slopes and an incredible panorama from the massif of the Ecrins.

L'Alpe d'HuezL'Alpe d'Huez, 38750 Huez, France

Alpe d'Huez is one of Europe's premier skiing venues, having gained popularity when it hosted the bobsled events of the 1968 Winter Olympics. With 249 km of piste and 84 ski lifts, the resort is now one of the world's largest. Extensive snowmaking facilities helped combat the ski area's largely south-facing orientation and helped Alpe d'Huez appeal to beginner skiers, with very easy slopes. There are also good intermediate-grade slopes, but the resort is mostly known for freeskiing.

La MauselaineLa Mauselaine, 88400 Gérardmer, France

La Mauselaine is a ski resort located in the Vosges at Gérardmer. Opened in 1958 on three tracks and it now has around 21 tracks. The resort's numerous activities include ski touring, snowshoeing, horseback riding, tobogganing, dog sledging, ice rivuleting, snow canyoning, ice climbing, ice karting, snowmobiling and so more. One of the famous locations in this area where you can spend some leisure time.

Les 3 Vallées378 Avenue de Belleville, 73600 Moutiers, France

Les Trois Vallées is a ski region in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie département of France, to the south of the town of Moûtiers, partly in the Vanoise National Park. Les Trois Vallées is the largest ski area in the world which is connected solely by ski lifts and slopes.  As implied by its name, the area originally consisted of three valleys: Saint-Bon, Allues, and Belleville. The skiing area has since been extended into a 'fourth' valley, the Maurienne valley.

Les Arcs73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France

Les Arcs is a ski resort located in Savoie, France, in the Tarentaise Valley town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Initially created by Robert Blanc and Roger Godino, it is a part of the huge Paradiski system which is under ownership by Compagnie des Alpes, a French-listed company owning several other ski resorts as well as theme parks.

Les Carroz1-5 Route du Serveray, 74300 Arâches-la-Frasse, France

Les Carroz d'Arâches is a winter and summer tourist resort in the Haute-Savoie department, in the town of Arâches-la-Frasse . the resort defines itself as an "authentic village resort in the heart of the Alps". It is located 55  km from Chamonix and 40  km from Geneva on a large sunny plateau above the Arve valley and is part of the Grand Massif.  This area offers access to 265  km of slopes, with the top of the ski area reaching 2,500  m. 80 ski lifts serve 135 slopes.

Les Deux AlpesLes Deux Alpes, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

Les Deux Alpes is a ski resort in the French department of Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The village sits at 1,650 m  and lifts run to 3,600 m. It has the largest skiable glacier in Europe and is France's second oldest ski resort behind Chamonix, where the largest mountain in western Europe is located, Mont Blanc. It has the longest, normally open full on-piste vertical available in the world. It is a 71 km drive southeast of Grenoble.

Les MenuiresLa Croisette, 73440 Les Belleville, France

Les Menuires is a ski resort in the Belleville valley of Les Trois Vallées between Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Val Thorens. Owned and operated by Compagnie des Alpes, it is in the Savoie département of France. The resort has 48 restaurants, 39 ski lifts, and 62 trails. The resort has advanced ski slopes and beginner slopes. The resort also hosted the men's slalom alpine skiing event at the 1992 Winter Olympics. The resort has not only skiing facilities, but also offers a range of other activi

Les SaisiesLes Saisies, 73620 Hauteluce, France

Les Saisies is a ski resort located in the Savoie départment of France. It is 30 km from Albertville, host of the 1992 Winter Olympics. For those games, the resort hosted the biathlon and cross-country skiing events.  The resort also has alpine skiing trails for use and forms part of the Espace Diamant skiing region.  Les Saisies organized the 2014 European Company Sports Games.

MeijeMeije, 05320 La Grave, France

La Meije is a mountain overlooking the village of La Grave located in the Massif des Écrins range. The mountain is well-known for its off-piste and intense skiing opportunities.

Mer de GlaceMer de Glace, 74400 Chamonix, France

The Mer de Glace is a valley glacier located on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, in the French Alps. It is 7.5 km long and 200 metres deep but, when all its tributary glaciers are taken into account, it can be regarded as the longest and largest glacier in France, and the second-longest in the Alps after the Aletsch Glacier.

Méribel27 Place Maurice Front, 73550 Les Allues, France

Meribel is a large resort by Alps standards but the best way to explore Meribel centre is by walking. Meribel offers some of the best Alpine Skiing in the Alps and other resorts such as Courchevel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens can be accessed via the extensive lift network. Méribel was home to events of the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Mont BlancMont Blanc

The highest mountain in the Alps and the second-highest mountain in Europe, rising 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The massif is popular for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, trail running, and winter sports like skiing, and snowboarding. The most popular route is the Goûter Route, which typically takes two days.

Petit Mont BlancPetit Mont Blanc, 73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France

Mont Blanc is the second-highest mountain in Europe after Mount Elbrus. It is the highest mountain in the Alps, rising 4,808 m above sea level. It is the eleventh-most prominent peak in the world. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The Mont Blanc massif is popular for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, trail running, and winter sports like skiing, and snowboarding. The most popular route i

Portes du Soleil74110 Morzine, France

Les Portes du Soleil is a Franco-Swiss ski area comprising 12 ski resorts on the slopes of the Chablais massif. According to the domain's website, it is considered one of the largest ski areas in the world with more than 650  km of downhill and cross-country skiing trails claimed, but without being fully connected, and has 196 ski lifts. The ski area is spread over the Abondance valley, the Aulps valley, the Illiez valley, and the Morgins valley.