French Ski Resorts

Views from French ski resorts

French ski resorts offer an amazing 8,000 km of pistes spreading over 300 resorts and with some of the biggest names in the world.

Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is regarded as being one of the best resorts in the world, winter activities include sking, snowboarding, telemarking, cross-country skiing, ski-touring, mountaineering, ice climbing, paragliding or snowshoeing.

Summer activities include paragliding school, white water rafting, canyoning, climbing, mountaineering and mountain biking. On a rainy day, pay a visit to the impressive indoor climbing wall in Les Houches.

Les Arcs Home of the flying kilometre and superb terrain, Les Arcs offers great skiing for all levels and the recent link with La Plagne makes it one of the biggest ski areas in the world.

Driving to Les Arcs from Calais to Bourg in nine or ten hours provided the traffic holds. With excellent transport links all the villages a just a short drive from Bourg-St-Maurice, at the foot of the mountans, where the Eurostar and TGV terminate. A funicular links the town to Arc 1600.

The five areas of Les Arcs are Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000.The ski area consists of 106 runs, 54 lifts and 200 kilometres of descent.

Val d`isère has more than 1000 hectares of the most beautiful and varied ski runs imaginable, and an amazing 10,000 hectares of off-piste, much of it is easily accessible from the lift system. It's one of the most exhilarating ski areas in the world. Indeed, it is not difficult to make out a case for Val d`Isère and its neighbour Tignes being among a handful of the world's finest ski resorts.

List of french ski resorts