In the French Alps you will find perhaps Europe's best skiing. Not only is the highest peak in the entire mountain range we call the Alps located here (Mont Blanc, which is 4810 meters high), here you will find plenty of ski resorts at high altitude, which provide both long slopes, good and lots of snow and excellent opportunities for off-piste skiing. For example, there is one of the world's longest pistes in Chamonix, a full 22 kilometers of high-class piste in a single run!

Skiing holiday for the sake of skiing

Although the party possibilities are very good in the larger ski resorts in the French Alps, it is above all the skiing that is central here. While many young skiers prefer, for example, Austria to combine skiing with partying, the more serious skiers usually choose France. If you want to party, there are definitely opportunities, but if you are still in France, perhaps you should concentrate on enjoying high-class food and good wines in a calmer atmosphere to be able to enjoy the high-class skiing on offer.

Perfect for foodies

If you are a foodie, or just simply love good food, France has some of the best culinary ski resorts. You will find five French ski resorts on our list of the best ski resorts in the Alps for foodies, a list which is also topped by Courchevel .

Some of the most popular ski resorts in France

In the l'Espace Killy ski area you will find Val d'Isere and the massive ski area Les Trois Vallées consists of the popular ski resorts Val Thorens , Avoriaz etc. Chamonix and Alpe d'Huez are very popular ski resorts and also Serre Chevalier is definitely worth a visit for its good off-piste and forest skiing.

Keep in mind that these are of course only examples of good ski resorts in the French Alps, you will find over 100 French ski resorts here with us. And the fact is that it is not only in the Alps that you can ski in France, there are also several fine ski resorts in the south in the Pyrenees.

Ski resorts in France

Biggest ski resorts

Most ski lifts in France

125 ski lifts
Champagny en Vanoise
102 ski lifts
Les Arcs
99 ski lifts
Val d'Isere
97 ski lifts
87 ski lifts
Alpe d'Huez

Most pistes in France

162 pistes
Les Saisies
162 pistes
Praz sur Arly
162 pistes
162 pistes

Highest located ski resorts

Biggest vertical drop in France

2808 meter
2750 meter
2450 meter
2350 meter
2330 meter
Les Deux Alpes

Highest located pistes in France

3865 meter
3560 meter
Les Deux Alpes
3550 meter
3457 meter
Val d'Isere
3351 meter
Villard Reculas
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