Skiing and snowboarding in France

Skiing and Snowboarding in France

If you are a skier or boarder, there is nothing more exhilarating than the experience of the French Alps. France is a paradise for the winter sport enthusiast – whether you are taking advantage of some of the worlds most challenging downhill runs, riding in the most extreme of snowboard parks, or enjoying the scenery and ambience of a cross country trail. Combined with some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery, it really is no surprise that France has earned its reputation as one of the top class winter sports offerings on the globe.

If you are looking for winter sports in France, then it is difficult to overlook the French Alps. With open borders providing access into Switzerland and France, the Alps has everything to offer – from the vast and rugged terrain of the Northern Alps, to the sunny open slopes in the South offering stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Combine all this with easy and affordable access to efficient road, rail and flight networks , and the French alps are the logical choice for the serious snow trotter.

And, if that is not enough to tempt you, France is respected worldwide for its superior cuisine, fine wines, and local cultures steeped in history. If you do decide to visit France for your next winter vacation, it would be wise to take the time out of your winter sport activities to sample the local gourmet, local wines and local atmosphere. France really is a cosmopolitan delight, with something to offer everyone.

France is also home to one of the world’s most famous ski resorts, Val D’Isere. Nestled at the foot of an incredible expanse of scenic and challenging mountain terrain, including a glacier offering year-round skiing, Val D’Isere originally achieved its fame as the home of World Ski Champion Jean Claude Killy. In fact, the combined ski areas of Val D’Isere and Tignes are identified as the Espace Killy region in his honour. The resort, once a traditional farming village, is now an exclusive, contemporary and lively resort, attracting skiers and boarders from afar.

France caters to winter sports tourists on all levels of budget. It is easy to find exclusive, high-end luxury hotel and catered chalet accommodation which will cater to your every whim. Some of the world renowned and more cosmopolitan resorts can be a little pricey – Val D’Isere and Courchevel, for example, are at the higher end of the scale. But, on the other hand, it is also easy to find a budget package deal that will offer basic, self catering accommodation that will still provide you with access to some of the best quality ski regions of the world. With the advent of the world wide web, it is now even easier to search for the winter holiday of your dreams.

Many of the snow report websites offer comprehensive resort information, as well as history of snowfall records and current weather conditions. These unbiased sites provide a good summary of what is on offer in each of the French alpine resorts.


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