France Ski Holiday Experts

There’s nothing quite like hitting the slopes for a refreshing run surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of nature.

Planning that ultimate, destination ski trip requires expert guidance with a personal touch. Your time away deserves to be treated with respect and consideration; you shouldn’t have more work to do while on holiday.

With Top Snow Travel, you can relax while our well-respected team provides a premium experience on your next ski holiday to the French Alps, led by our team of professionals who will make this an unforgettable journey.

My name is Gilles Riou, Top Snow Travel Founder and world-class ski enthusiast who understands the needs of a luxury ski holiday. My expertise comes from having skied at more than 60 ski resorts around the world, including Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and more than 30 different resorts in France alone.

Not only have I explored the French Alps while on holiday from my current home in Australia, I have also spent much of my adolescence on these remarkable mountains.

From just 2 years old until I was 15, I was fortunate enough to visit my family-owned home at a ski resort in the French Alps. Every school holiday, my loved ones and I would leave our home in Paris and enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of this stunning mountain region. It was here that I developed a sincere love for the sport of skiing, as well as a wealth of knowledge regarding the best places to stay and ski. These memories stayed with me long after I moved to Australia as a teen.

After school, I spent the first decade of my career working in the travel and tourism industry selling worldwide ski holidays to the Australian market. However, I knew I had more to offer so I decided to venture out on my own.

In 2015, Top Snow Travel was created to give fellow Aussies the incredible experience of elite skiing on some of the very best slopes in the world. My desire to share this passion with others is just one of the reasons Top Snow Travel is a top-rated travel company today.

Not only does a lot of heart go into planning these trips, but you can also rest easy knowing the big and small details have been handled with care just for you. From pick-up at the airport to amazing accommodations, and the necessary logistics to have a fabulous ski experience, it is all given special attention and carried out impeccably.

The ski experts at our world-class travel agency have personally explored and tested the vast snow playgrounds and exquisite resorts the French Alps have to offer to ensure you are getting the very best treatment possible while out on the snow, as well.

Whether this is your first time hitting the slopes of the famous French Alps, or it is your annual getaway, Top Snow Travel is here to deliver a holiday unlike any you’ve had before. Let our team of one-of-a-kind professionals lead the way so that you can truly indulge in the holiday you’ve been dreaming of.

Build those lifetime memories on fresh powder among some of the most idyllic views in the world.

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Gilles Riou

“Our key aim at Top Sow Travel is to inspire skiers and snowboarders to discover the exquisiteness of the French Alps by providing seamless tailor-made itineraries founded on expert advice.

Thanks to our local knowledge and expertise, we can guide you in choosing the perfect France ski holiday.

At Top Snow Travel, we only provide The Best of The French Alps.

We believe that where you stay, what kind of ski resort and the quality of your lodging are the pillars in creating an unforgettable ski holiday. Building on this, we add the finishing touches to weave our magic and exceed all your expectations.

That’s why we can say with 100% confidence, that the experts at Top Snow Travel know what it takes to create an amazing, once in a lifetime France ski holiday experience for you and your family.”

Our Product Services Include:

Private Transfers

From the airport or train station to your ski resort


Carefully selected high standard accommodation in the best locations within the ski resort of your choice.

Lift passes

Unrestricted lift pass for the duration of your stay

Ski hire

The highest quality of rental ski equipment

Lessons & guides

Local highly qualified English speaking guides and instructors.

France Ski Holidays with Top Snow Travel


"This was the best family holiday of our lives "
Thank you to Gilles for organising our ski trip in France. The choice of resort ticked all our boxes - an amazing village, resort, hotel (the pool with the view of the slopes!) and food. All was seamless, from transfers to/from the train station to the hotel, ski hire, lift tickets, lessons. We had a fantastic time and would go back to the exact same place again (next time without the teenagers!). Highly recommend Top Snow Travel - Gilles' recommendations and organisation made for an unforgettable experience.
Alexandra Hopley
Alexandra H.
11:16 10 Mar 23
This was my second holiday I booked with Gilles from Top Snow and this time we returned as a group of ten. We had a week in Meribel and then a few of us travelled onto Chamonix. Gilles advice and attention to detail made for a fantastic holiday. From the airport transfers, accomodation, ski hire and lift passes, ski guides, all of it was effortless for us and made for a great holiday. Gilles even advised us on where to lunch on the mountain and dine at night and we followed all his recommendations. He knows his resorts, understands our requests and I wouldn't hesitate to book with Gilles again. Love skiing in France, we will return. Btw I had a little accident with my knee and Gilles was extremely helpful with my situation, so appreciated his concern.
Jane Anne Dempsey
Jane Anne D.
05:21 16 Feb 23
I would highly recommend using Gilles and Top Snow Travel to make arrangements for a France ski holiday. We had an excellent experience. Gilles was interested in finding out details of our 2 x families, ski abilities, interests etc. so that he could recommend the best resort and accommodation options. We stayed at La Rosiere and both families absolutely loved it. The quality of the accommodation with ski-in ski-out access was amazing, the transfers, lessons, equipment all worked out really well. Communication with Gilles was great and he was quick to respond to any questions we had.
matt leivesley
matt L.
02:50 06 Feb 23
We recently used Top Snow Travel to book 2 ski packages during our trip to France in January 2023. Gilles recommended La Rosiere (which he was able to book at very late notice) and Avoriaz.Both locations were perfect for our family in terms of quality of resorts, ski runs, accomodation, apres ski and access to local villages / shops etc. In both cases we had ski in / ski out accomodation and really easy access to local cafe's, restaurant's and supermarkets. Accomodation was better than the pictures presented, especially La Rosiere.Gilles was incredibly helpful and knowledgable in guiding us on which resorts to choose and the Trip Plans App which has details and documents for train and ski rental bookings was incredibly helpful.We'll definately use Gilles again for our next France ski holiday as his knowledge of the ski resorts and matching our requirements against the most suitable location was superb.
Edward Parker
Edward P.
03:04 30 Jan 23
Gilles was very helpful and took care of all our travel needs.
Danny Diab
Danny D.
11:07 27 Jan 23
We’ve used Gilles Riou (at Top Snow Travel) a couple of times to book our ski holidays in France. He is absolutely top shelf. He knows all about the resorts and the accommodation, and dealing with him is both a pleasure and so easy. We will definitely be using Gilles again and recommend him highly.
Costas Condoleon
Costas C.
05:27 27 Jan 23
Incredible. This was our second trip with Top Snow Travel and is was just as amazing as our first. Every detail, down to restaurants, transfers, recommendations, and even the Christmas tree that was organized for us at our accommodation was perfect. 10/10. Thank you Gilles for a wonderful holiday.
kate Henderson
kate H.
10:00 25 Jan 23
Gilles at Top Snow Travel is excellent. He was very helpful and informative (and patient) through our decision making process and as a result we had an outstanding holiday in Meribel. The accomodation was all it promised and more (Le Havana, Meribel). Gilles even responded to a message on Christmas Day, so he goes over and above for his clients. Highly recommended, and Top Snow Travel will be our go-to for skiing holidays. Thanks Gilles.Simon & Anna, Sydney
Henson Parker
Henson P.
07:33 25 Jan 23
This is the 2nd time we have used Gilles at Top Snow Travel and it won't be the last. We were a large group and Gilles helped co-ordinate us all - accommodation was fantastic and everything went off as planned. A great trip all round.
belinda robson
belinda R.
23:34 22 Jan 23
Top Snow Travel offer a fantastic experience for French skiing. We had an enormous 3 bedroom apartment in Val d’isere over Xmas 2022. Gilles arranged accommodation, transfers, ski passes, ski hire and recommendations for meals and ski school / ski guides. We would use Top snow again for our next French ski experience!
Edward Alder
Edward A.
12:09 06 Jan 23
10/10 customer service from Gilles.Holiday went by without a hitch!
James Marijanovic
James M.
03:39 10 Mar 20
We had a fabulous 2 week holiday in the French Alps, the transport from airport to accommodation went smoothly and the accommodations were perfectly located. This was our 2nd holiday organised by Gilles at Top Snow and we highly recommend them .
Libby Dobson
Libby D.
03:10 03 Mar 20
Just got home from a fantastic holiday in Meribel. Gilles organised the transfers, lift tickets, ski hire and accommodation at The Hotel La Chaudanne.Everything was first class and worked like clockwork.
Alastair Taylor
Alastair T.
23:02 02 Mar 20
Hi Gilles, I can't thank you enough for organising our trip to Meribel in January, we had the most fabulous family ski trip and can't wait to plan the next one! The accomodation was absolutely outstanding and it was so easy having the ski hire under the building. I was particularly grateful for your expertise in organising everything from ski hire, lift tickets, trains and transfers, as it all ran seamlessly. Your local knowledge made all the difference to our trip, as little tips like upgrading to first class on the trains meant we had ticketed seats and a very comfortable journey. We will definitely be calling you for the next trip and I will recommend you to all of our friends if they want fantastic travel advice and friendly efficient service. Thanks Gilles!
07:21 02 Mar 20
Seamless booking and travel experience. The local knowledge of the team was very helpful.
01:32 21 Feb 20


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