Open to All Comers — The Ski Slopes of France

Posted on 30. Jun, 2014 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, France, Guest Posts

France has some of Europe’s top skiing destinations, mostly because it is where the Alps reach their peak at the summit of Mont Blanc. That said, the French Alps region has plenty of facilities for beginners and professional skiers alike, and you can choose to stay at catered ski chalets in France, a hotel, or at an apartment.

If you’re looking to indulge in a bit of skiing in France, you can check out areas such as Les Gets, a charming village nestled in between the mountain ridges. With a lovely French ambience, the area also has a wide range of facilities and thrills for skiers such as nursery slopes for beginners, with those at Las Chavannes being a treat for the more snow-sure skiers. For intermediate skiers, there are wide cruise runs from Le Pleney to Morzine, with the enticing Mont Chery slopes being a nice preserve for the more experienced skiers.

 

Next is Chamonix, the first site in the world to host the Winter Olympics. Situated near the peaks of the Aiguille du Midi and Aiguilles Rouges, it’s one of the oldest ski areas in France, with its ski season beginning in December. The ski terrain is divided into three areas. Generally, Chamonix is best suited to those looking for a high-octane challenge rather than beginners. However, it has ski areas suitable for learners, such as at Les Houches, Le Tour, Les Planards, and Vallorcine.

Val Thorens is another wonderful skiing resort in the French, Rhône-Alpes region. It offers experienced skiers plenty of challenging terrain, with the most popular being the glaciers of Chavière and Peclet, and the world class Cîme de Caron run. For the intermediates, the pistes around Grand Fond, Funitel, and Boismint have medially challenging slopes, with fun-seeking beginners having newly installed lift systems and especially gentle slopes to enjoy at the Rond Point des Pistes area.

On to the Les Arcs skiing resort, which is made up of several villages situated at different levels; its beauty lies in the wide variety of quality terrain for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers. Beginners can try out the Plan Vert piste and the Cascades run.

France… it’s a skier’s paradise. Whether you’re familiar with the slopes or not, it’s definitely the place to learn. And if you already know how, what better place to perfect your skills.

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