Skiing in France

France is well known for great skiing and is a popular destination for many skiers. But what makes France the world’s best ski destination?

  1. France has the world’s biggest ski areas with 7 of the top 10 interconnected ski areas located in France
  2. France’s ski lifts are the most sophisticated in the world, with over 300m€/year spent on new infrastructure
  3. The ratio of ski-pass price: ski area size is the best in the world
  4. Many of France’s ski resorts are located at high-altitude meaning the snow quality is better and lasts longer
  5. Ski instructors in France are the most highly-qualified in the world
  6. France has the greatest variety of resorts, from high-altitude ski resorts to charming mid-mountain traditional villages


A lot of different skiing areas with room for everyone!

France has the largest ski area in the world with all sorts of slopes for beginners to advanced skiers.
At French Travel Week you will have the opportunity to network with tourism boards and hotels from 6 different ski resorts in the French Alps: Meribel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens, La Clusaz, Alpe d’Huez, Samoëns and Val d’Isère.


High altitude

A large number of the French skiing resorts are situated high up in the mountains. This ensures your clients holidays as they do not have the same issues of snow shortage as resorts at lower altitudes.
The represented skiing resorts at French Travel Week offers skiing in high altitudes, which allows good snow conditions throughout the season:

Val Thorens, situated on the top of Les 3 Vallées, is the highest skiing resort in Europe with as much as 99% above 2000 meters altitude.

Meribel in 1450 meters altitude is well situated in the center of Les 3 Vallées in close connection to Val Thorens and has a snow guarantee all winter long.

Les Menuires in 1850 meters altitude also situated in the center of Les 3 Vallées offers quality skiing for both beginners as advanced skiiers.

Alpe d’Huez and Val d’Isère are both located at around 1850 meters altitude and they both offer skiing in very high altitudes with skiing up to 3300 meters



Largest skiing area in the World

Les 3 Vallées is the largest connected skiing resort in the world with 600 kilometres of slopes connecting eight resorts including Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Meribel present at French Travel Week.

With this large skiing area your clients are insured that they will find the level of slopes matching their level.
Beginners can develop their skills on the beginner slopes labelled Easy Rider, while more experienced skiers can explore the large area and the 250 kilometres of red slopes and the 150 kilometres of black slopes.


Best skiing resorts

For the best skiing you need to go to France and this is not just something we are saying.
Let’s take an example: Val Thorens has in 2013, 2014 and 2016 been voted the best skiing resort in the world, which is the highest distinction possible for a ski resort anywhere across the globe.


Great food and wine

As anywhere in France, you will find great food and wine in the French skiing resorts.
The resorts invite you to taste both national French cuisine but also offer the best products and dishes of their region. Local cheeses, tartiflette, Fondue Savoyarde, local “charcuterie” and of course a cup of vin chaud, the local glögg, to keep you warm.


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