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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. Haute-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 says it all: 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 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!

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Alpes-de-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 £ 185
75 km 960 - 2,460 m 7 £ 287
114 km 1,030 - 3,275 m 7 £ 362
90 km 1,650 - 2,250 m 7 £ 46
117 km 1,100 - 2,200 m 7 £ 287
150 km 1,300 - 2,738 m 7 £ 176
265 km 694 - 2,476 m 7 £ 269
120 km 1,800 - 2,603 m 3-7 £ 101
100 km 1,470 - 2,510 m 7 £ 101
225 km 1,207 - 3,250 m 7 £ 259
310 km 1,100 - 2,620 m 7 £ 194
200 km 1,280 - 3,560 m 7 £ 148
120 km 1,350 - 2,400 m 7 £ 204
200 km 1,200 - 3,226 m 7 £ 352
265 km 700 - 2,561 m 7 £ 232
225 km 1,207 - 3,250 m 3-7 £ 148
160 km 1,450 - 2,850 m 7 £ 241
100 km 1,550 - 2,720 m 7 £ 222
468 km 1,113 - 2,350 m 7 £ 259
150 km 1,450 - 2,952 m 4-7 £ 176
265 km 700 - 2,561 m 7 £ 222
192 km 1,000 - 2,069 m 7 £ 222
100 km 1,850 - 2,725 m 7 £ 204
150 km 1,800 - 3,230 m 7 £ 213
75 km 1,400 - 2,700 m 7 £ 194
310 km 1,100 - 2,620 m 7 £ 111
250 km 1,200 - 2,800 m 7 £ 232
165 km 1,250 - 2,550 m 7 £ 185
100 km 1,470 - 2,510 m 7 £ 101
300 km 1,550 - 3,456 m 7 £ 259
125 km 1,300 - 2,800 m 7 £ 157
230 km 1,500 - 2,576 m 7 £ 73
300 km 1,550 - 3,456 m 7 £ 269
70 km 1,550 - 2,737 m 7 £ 148
150 km 1,430 - 2,594 m 7 £ 222
150 km 1,430 - 2,594 m 7 £ 176
165 km 1,250 - 2,550 m 7 £ 250
150 km 1,800 - 3,230 m 7 £ 241
185 km 1,650 - 2,750 m 4-7 £ 111
250 km 1,125 - 3,330 m 7 £ 139