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  • Features


  • Resort Features

Val d’Isere (Val d’Isere-Tignes)

The charming French village of Val d’Isère is one of Europe’s most popular ski resorts. The historical village is built around stone farmhouses. It has an 11th century church and a bell tower built in the 1600s. Val d’Isere is linked to Tignes to create the huge 300-kilometre Val d’Isère-Tignes ski area.

Meribel (3 Valleys)

With wood clad and chalet-style buildings, it is one of the most tastefully designed of all French purpose-built ski resorts, with lots of fun for families and great nightlife. Méribel consists of 3 villages between 1400m and 1750m altitude situated in the heart of the Three Valleys ski domain with its 600km of piste.

Les Gets (Portes du Soleil)

Families are increasingly discovering this former farming village which centres around an ice-skating rink with a free toy-like train running through it. Les Gets is a picturesque traditional village perfectly suited for families or friends with beginner to intermediate ski levels.

Megeve (Evasion Mont-Blanc)

The car-free medieval farming town of Megeve has cobblestone streets encircling a 1000-year-old church. Adding to its charm are horse-drawn sleigh rides, traditional markets each Friday and visits to a nearby deer farm.

Valmorel (Le Grand Domaine)

Valmorel is a purpose-built family ski resort set around a charming pedestrian-only village and decorated with fairy lights at night. Built in the 1970s, it consists of five villages – Valmorel, Doucy, Nâves, Celliers and LaLéchère-Les-bains – which are connected by shuttle buses and a cable car.

Le Grand Bornand (Aravis)

Le Grand Bornand is a family-friendly resort situated in the mountains behind Lake Annecy, between Mont Blanc and Lyon. It is the leading farming township of the region and home to a traditional Savoyard village dotted with wooden chalets, the oldest of which was built in 1664.


Did you know that France has over 350 ski resorts?

Some of these iconic destinations have played a big part in the history of skiing, snowboarding and other mountain sports.
The wide selection of French ski resorts means that there is something for everyone.

At Top Snow Travel, we have first-hand experience of many of these destinations, allowing us to select for you the very best France has to offer. This post will highlight the 15 best ski resorts in France, so you don’t have to spend hours trawling through the internet trying to find the right resort for you. We will give you a short overview of each resort and its unique qualities.


French ski resorts are popular for many reasons. Some of these may surprise you; for example, the French Alps are home to some of the world’s largest ski areas. Tignes-Val d’Isere, Portes du Soleil, Grand Massif, Mont Blanc, 3 Valleys and Paradiski are just a few of the vast ski areas available to you.

As there are so many ski resorts in France, they are all competing with each other. Therefore each resort does its best to attract guests. You can expect affordable prices, modern ski lift systems, superb facilities, and a wide range of activities to do.

Many of the best ski resorts in France have been, or are being updated. Therefore, gorgeous accommodation options, fine dining restaurants and trendy nightspots are abundant in the French Alps.

The best French ski resorts are also pretty easy to get to, thanks to their proximity to airports and train stations. If you have a car, you can even use it to visit other resorts to get the ultimate experience during your stay. Some of these ski areas straddle borders, so you can see France, Italy or Switzerland all in one day.

French ski resorts all offer different experiences to suit what you want from your trip. Do you want a family-friendly, laid back resort in a traditional alpine village? Or do you want a high-altitude resort with lively nightlife and a more contemporary feel?
Maybe you want something in between? Whatever you want, France has you covered.

The Best Ski Resorts In France

Here is our rundown of the top 15 best ski resorts in France and what you can expect from each one.
This will help you decide which French ski resort is best for you.