24 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
La Pierre Saint-Martin is a winter sports resort located in the Pierre Saint-Martin massif in the French part of the Pyrenees. The resort is located on the territory of the commune of Arette, in the department of Pyrenees-Atlantiques and the region New Aquitaine. It is a family resort, a village of chalets, located in a pine forest. The estate covers 55 hectares, at an altitude of 2,200 meters. It is part of the grouping of N'PY stations.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
The ski resort Luchon-Superbagnères is located in the Arrondissement of Saint-Gaudens. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 32 km of slopes available. 15 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,465 and 2,125 m. The resort was opened early in the twentieth century. Historically it was connected to the town by a rack railway, but today it is connected with a gondola lift.
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.
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.
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.