The Number #1 France Ski Holiday Specialist

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.

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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.”

True Expertise

Ski resorts I have skied/ridden in:
France (40+)
Abondance, Alpe d’Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Aussois, Avoriaz, Brides-les-Bains, Champéry, Champagny-en-Vanoise, Chamonix (Brévent-Flégère, Les Houches, La Vallée Blanche), Châtel, Champoussin, Courchevel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, La Norma, La Plagne, La Rosière, La Tania, Le Grand Bornand, Les Arcs, Les Crosets, Les Gets, Les Menuires, Les Deux Alpes, Megève, Méribel, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine, Orelle, Oz-en-Oisans, Peisey-Vallandry, Saint-Foy, St Jean d’Aulps, St Martin de Belleville, Tignes, Torgon, Val-d’Illiez, Val Cenis, Valfréjus, Val d’Isère, Valmorel, Val Thorens, Vaujany, Villard Reculas.
Pragelato, Sestriere, La Thuile.
Andermatt, Gstaad, Grindelwald, Wengen, Zermatt.
Whistler Blackcomb, Banff (Mt Norquay & Sunshine), Lake Louise, Jasper.
Heavenly, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Mammoth Mountain, Aspen, Snowmass, Park City, Canyons, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone.
New Zealand
Mt Hutt, Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, Cardrona, staying in Queenstown, Wanaka & Methven.
Perisher, Thredbo.

Our History…

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 70 ski resorts around the world, including Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and more than 40 different ski 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 childhood & 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.

Our Product Services Include:

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From the airport or train station to your accommodation

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

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Unrestricted lift pass for the duration of your stay

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Ski rental

The highest quality of rental ski equipment

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Lessons & guides

Local highly qualified English speaking guides and instructors.

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Winter activities

Unique experiences and so much fun for the whole family or with friends



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