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Cheap ski holidays in the winter nation France

Winter holiday of the superlative - France presents winter sports fans its especially unique nature! Ski-in and ski-out is no longer a passing thought. Begin your day of skiing in one of the numerous ski areas directly from your doorstep. Strap on your skis and be the first on the piste - you'll only find that in France, where you'll oftentimes stay directly in the ski area itself! Impressive mountain massifs such as Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, and ski regions with seemingly endless expanses such as Les 3 Vallées leave no wishes unfulfilled - and to top it all off, French ski areas offer both beginners and pros equally enough to enjoy.

Regions France

Savoie

Savoie

The large ski areas of La Plagne, Val Thorens, Tignes and Valmeinier are located in a semi-circle around the Vanoise Massif in the southern Savoie Alps. Although there are still some gaps between the ski areas, they will one day be joined to become the largest winter sports territory in the world.

Isère

Isère

A winter sports region can hardly be more varying. This one reaches from the marginal mountain ranges of the French Pre-Alps to the Écrins Massif, the majestic high mountain scenery of the Dauphiné.

Haute Savoie

Haute Savoie

The département Haute Savoie in the eastern part of France boarders on the Swiss cantons Valais and Geneva, as well as on the Italian Aosta Valley. Haut Savoie is a region of superlatives as it is the possessor of a wonderful natural heritage. Europe's highest point, the Mont Blanc (4,810 m) lies here, as well as part of Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy, the river Rhône and Chamonix Valley. Winter sports fans can choose from an extensive selection of ski areas, including Chamonix, but also the areas Portes du Soleil and La Clusaz, which are world-famous.

Hautes Alpes

Hautes Alpes

The name is programme here: France's highest mountains (apart from the Mont Blanc) are situated in the département Hautes Alpes. The Barre des Ecrins (4,102 m) rises up high as the most southern 4,000 m-peak, surrounded by a number of similarly high mountains - including the Le Meije (3,983 m) and the Mont Pelvoux (3,946 m). Ideal conditions for diverse winter sports options, and therefore, the ski areas of the Hautes Alpes attract guests with both quality and quantity. The Massif de Dévoluy offers 100 km of pistes, the Fôret Blanche has 185 km to offer and in Serre Chevalier it is even 250 km. Lots of space to run riot - for beginners and pros alike!

Haute Provence

Haute Provence

In southern France lies the département Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The region is especially well-known for it's wonderful landscape diversity. The impressive mix of deep canyons, massive mountain sides and mystic, rocky ridges makes the area the perfect destination for activity seekers. In winter holiday-goers will find charming ski villages with lots of hours of sunshine and pistes which stretch above 3,000 m altitude. Once of the largest ski areas of the southern Alps is the "Espace Lumière" with over 200 km of piste and two very family-friendly ski stations.

Maritime Alps

Maritime Alps

The Maritime Alps mean sea and high mountains in one breath. It is the distinctive contrast between deep blue sky and snowy winter landscape that creates the special attractiveness of the most southern winter sports area in the French Alps.

Resorts France

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Resort (region) Pistes Ski area altitude
fromup to
Lift pass Nights from
250 km 1,125 - 3,330 m 7 £ 179
75 km 960 - 2,460 m 7 £ 278
114 km 1,030 - 3,275 m 7 £ 512
84 km 1,100 - 2,200 m 7 £ 271
150 km 1,300 - 2,738 m coming soon
265 km 694 - 2,476 m 7 £ 260
120 km 1,800 - 2,603 m coming soon
100 km 1,470 - 2,510 m 7 £ 179
65 km 1,350 - 2,750 m coming soon
225 km 1,207 - 3,250 m 7 £ 260
310 km 1,100 - 2,620 m 7 £ 188
225 km 1,280 - 3,560 m 7 £ 179
120 km 1,350 - 2,400 m coming soon
193 km 1,200 - 3,226 m 7 £ 350
265 km 700 - 2,561 m coming soon
225 km 1,250 - 3,250 m coming soon
160 km 1,450 - 2,850 m 7 £ 215
100 km 1,550 - 2,720 m coming soon
468 km 1,113 - 2,350 m coming soon
150 km 1,450 - 2,952 m coming soon
265 km 700 - 2,561 m 7 £ 215
192 km 1,000 - 2,069 m 7 £ 215
100 km 1,850 - 2,725 m coming soon
150 km 1,800 - 3,230 m coming soon
75 km 1,400 - 2,700 m coming soon
310 km 1,100 - 2,620 m 7 £ 224
250 km 1,200 - 2,800 m 7 £ 251
165 km 1,250 - 2,550 m 7 £ 179
100 km 1,470 - 2,510 m 7 £ 152
300 km 1,550 - 3,456 m 7 £ 251
125 km 1,300 - 2,800 m 7 £ 251
230 km 1,500 - 2,500 m 7 £ 161
300 km 1,550 - 3,456 m 7 £ 260
70 km 1,550 - 2,737 m 7 £ 179
150 km 1,430 - 2,594 m 7 £ 198
150 km 1,430 - 2,594 m 7 £ 233
165 km 1,250 - 2,550 m coming soon
150 km 1,800 - 3,230 m 7 £ 260
185 km 1,650 - 2,750 m coming soon
249 km 1,125 - 3,330 m 7 £ 134