France is arguably the ski capital of the world. With the Alps shadowing all of eastern France, skiing destinations come in plenty. The rolling snow-capped hills, scenic pistes, and a wide list of options all make France the most sought after winter destination. From adventure seekers looking for challenging slopes, to families enjoying leisure glides, France delivers on all fronts of skiing.
There are ski resorts almost everywhere, from the Avoriaz and Morzine in the northern most tip of the French Alps to the Isola in the extreme south. Each has its own uniqueness with the underlying Gaelic influence. There are resorts for beginners or advanced, the rich or not-so-rich, the partying kind or the families. There's a place for everyone and anyone in the white snow of France.
For the luxurious
The Tignes area, along with the Val d'Lsere, is reputed to be the one of the most expensive ski resorts in France. These have tracks for everyone from beginners to experts. Skilled guides can be found easily to help those new to skiing. The varieties in the tracks are enormous and has something for everyone. These resorts have the distinction of hosting the winter Olympics also. Some peaks even offer year round snow sports.
The one with single pass
The Les Trois Vallees has the eminence of being largest single pass connected resort in the world. This has a wide network of slopes and lifts and offers excellent condition for skiing. An ample stockade of snow-cannons means that some of the slopes are open practically throughout the year. The three valleys has some of the most exclusive, world class ski resorts including the Courchevel, considered the most glitzy among them all.
For the little extra
The Chamonix, nestled beside the highest mountain of France, the Mont Blanc, has some of the best slopes and offer an exciting night-life. It is also one of the first ski resorts in France. It is the preferred destination of people from all over Europe looking for excellent slopes and an exhilarating party atmosphere.
The Le Arc is one of the most well connected resorts from UK with direct Eurostar trains. These resorts have one of the most modernised architecture in the Alps and is regarded as Europe's snowboarding home. With a list of resorts owned by privately held firms, the slopes are a must ski for enthusiasts world over.
To the south
The southernmost peaks of the Alps are covered by the Isola 2000. These peaks get some of the heaviest snowfalls and the picturesque 70s style architecture offer a nice getaway for people from Nice and adjacent areas.
Away from the Alps
For those looking for an alternative from the crowded peaks of the Alps, the Pyrenees offer all the services in a relatively quiet and scenic environment. The Tourmalet, second oldest ski resort in France, has a lot of pistes with varieties for everyone. Experts are available for guiding beginners and a lot of challenging tracks can also be found.
The Alpine resorts of France have something on offer for everyone. French hospitality combined with a plethora of slopes and resorts make spending winters in France perfect for holidays and leisure travel.
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