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Skiing the French Alps — A Guest’s Perspective
The Best Places in the French Alps for Skiing
When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, France has always been the popular choice for tourists and celebrities alike. Similar locations like Italy, Switzerland and Austria provide amazing skiing resorts but none compare to the classic and charming French Alps. So, here are the best places to ski in the French Alps! Let’s begin!
Situated in the centre of the Oisans Region, 1869 metres above sea level, this is the main resort of Grandes Rousses Massif. Alpe d’Huez is no doubt a great location for those who love the outdoors, want to explore different activities and embark on an epic winter adventure! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Alpe d’Huez is suitable for all levels of skiers. Not to mention that Alpe d’Huez often appears in the famous ‘Tour de France’ mountain bike race during the summer! So why not bring your friends and families down?! There’s something for everyone!
—Visit the Alpe d’Huez website for more information.
Labelled as the best designed resort in France since the 1960s, Avoriaz is based in the heart of Portes Du Soleli, where the best views of Morzine is seen from apartment balconies and hotel rooftops. It is the sunniest resort in the French Alps and the roads are traffic-free! This charming village-inspired resort gives you naturistic, wood themed, alpine feel to your stay and the calming atmosphere of day and night ambience is worth seeing! Suitable for everyone including families.
—Visit the Avoriaz website for more information.
Not only does this amazing destination offers great winter and summer activities, it is the largest link to the Three Valleys which includes Courchevel and Val Thorens. There is always something new to do within Méribel, whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, hiking or mountain biking, great news for all adventurers out there! Ok, so there’s loads of activities to do, but what’s the accommodation and food like? I’m glad you asked! Méribel offers a range of restaurants that cater to all taste buds featuring local meats, potatoes and salads – often presented with cheese or cream – and of course, do not forget the good ol’ fondue! Méribel is also known for it’s beautiful luxury chalet accommodation, hotels and self-catering apartments so there’s always an amazing place to stay.
—Visit the Méribel website for more information.
With the best of both worlds, Les Meniures is connected to both Val Thoren and St-Martin-de-Belleville in Belleville Village. This ‘mountain holiday’ offers easier access to skiing activities right at your doorstep, not to mention the ‘Masse Summit’ where it showcases you an incredible 360 degree panorama view of the Alps with the Mont Blanc as a highlight! Not much of a skiing person? That’s alright! Les Meniures resort provides you a sports and well-being centre for all visitors and an Aquafun pool, which is great for children of all ages!
—Visit the Les Menuires website for more information.
Neighbouring with Méribel, Brides-Les-Baines is the home of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. It is the most affordable location compared to Méribel with spacious accommodation and amazing casino games such as Roulette, Blackjack and Texas Hold’em Poker! Brides-Les-Baines also has a relaxing thermal spa, where most skiers can go to relax after a long day of activities. So how about a facial?
—Visit the Brides-Les-Baines website for more information.