For many skiers, there is little reason to travel anywhere else other than France! We don’t blame them. Here are our top 10 ski resorts.

“Le ski en France est très bien”

For many skiers, there is little reason to travel anywhere else!


After all, France is fabulous and familiar. Not only is France like a home from home for many Brits due to the ease of travelling there, but the French ski resorts are also second-to-none!

Whether you have never been to France before and are hoping to choose a ski resort to visit, or you are well-accustomed to the beautiful country and have visited a few of the following “best picks” already, take a look at our top 10 French ski resorts list and indulge in looking at what these resorts have to offer:

Ski resort #1: Courchevel

Courchevel is a slightly different resort to start with since it is made up of four different villages within the valley.

These are: Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel 1550, 1650 and 1850.

If you’re on a budget then you’d be best opting for resort 1550, while if you’re looking for quieter slopes go for Courchevel 1650.

Courchevel 1850 is the highest of the resorts and is the top-spot for the rich and famous.

Courchevel Le Praz, in our opinion, is underestimated. While its altitude may only be 1300m, we’ve seen top skiing here that lasts over a season. What’s more, it’s well-connected and not too busy.

Ski resort #2 Val d’Isere

It must be said that Val d’Isere simply has to be one of the most popular ski destinations for British skiers.

Linked with Tignes, the resort offers a whopping 300km of pistes and is accompanied by 78 ski lifts.

When you think you have said all there is to say about the fantastic Val d’Isere, you have a holiday like never before!

The area is perfect for intermediate and advanced skiers, beginners will enjoy having a crack at skiing here too. And, if that wasn’t enough, the apres- ski is a laugh and the transport links are good. You won’t wait long for a ski lift to come along either.

If we’re honest Val d’Isere only needs selling to someone if, they are a skier who is not a good fit for the resort (unlikely!).  

If you’re happy with a busy, lively resort for first-class French skiing holidays, then Val d’Isere is perfect for you.

Ski Resort #3 Meribel

If you are a skier or non-skier then you’ll enjoy one of our French ski holidays in Meribel.

Pronounced “Merry-bell” and not “Mirra-bell”, the name in itself can be pretty diverse amongst Brits. And that goes hand-in-hand with the skiing! You won’t get bored of the ski slopes here no matter how many times you visit.

Additionally, if you’ve got family members who prefer not to ski, Meribel is a great choice of resort when choosing a French Alps ski holiday.

One HUGE attraction? Apart from the epic skiing (obviously!) is the Olympic centre, which has an Ice Rink, a swimming pool, a bowling alley and an indoor climbing centre.

Such fun.

Ski Resort #4 Val Thorens

Val Thorens may well be a purpose-built resort but it has a much better aesthetic than you might expect.

The snow-cover here is reliable and the resort has a fast lift system.

Many of the properties in the village are ski-in, ski-out and the resort is ideal for beginners, intermediates and experts.

Ski Resort #5 Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez is a ski resort with character.

The great thing about Alpe D’Huez is that it is a resort that suits skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

It has a huge ski area, is easy to get to and also has a great nightlife.

Due to the fact it is popular amongst a variety of snow-finders, it can be busy. But that simply adds to the appeal, right?

Ski Resort #6 Morzine

Morzine is simply loved being a typical French town, as well as a first-class ski resort. It is busy all year round.

Summer and winter.

And we’re not surprised.

During the ski season, everyone is catered for at Morzine. What’s more, it is a truly beautiful town that is well worth a visit.

Ski Resort #7 Tignes

If a long season is what you’re after and you are set on a high-mountain resort with plenty of ski opportunity, then Tignes hits the spot.

A large resort that offers a huge ski area to a range of skiers. While it may not be the best-looking resort of the bunch, it is hugely practical.

The main attraction to Tignes is, of course, Espace Killy, offering great skiing to intermediates and experts.

For beginners and nervous skiers? Tignes might not be up there for you. But non-skiers will find plenty to do in the new leisure centre. Book these activities early so not to be disappointed!

Ski Resort #8 La Plagne

La Plagne is another different resort in that it is made up of 11 villages. All of them are different and connected by a reliable lift system. The main ski areas are connected by a bus service and there is also a cable car that enables skiers to get across to Les Arcs.

There aren’t a lot of green runs for beginners, but the blue runs are pretty good and reasonably popular.

Ski Resort #9 Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes is another busy and lively resort. It is one of our best French ski resorts for beginners. The ski area here is huge and, again, well-linked throughout.

Skiers looking for a first-class holiday in the French Alps will thoroughly enjoy Les Deux Alpes.

There is skiing for a range of abilities, as well as a choice of budget and more expensive French ski accommodation.

Ski Resort #10 Avoriaz

Avoriaz. A destination that appeals to both adrenalin junkies and skiers with a more relaxed approach to the sport.

While it is not the prettiest ski resort in France, nor our favourite here at Snowfinders, due to the fact it is so purpose built, we can see the set-up is very practical.

You can ski through the town! Past the shops, restaurants, bars…

Apart from beauty, what more do you need?

More French ski accommodation from Snowfinders

While we’ve picked a top pick of ski holidays France above, there are more French ski hotels and chalets available on our website.

Do not hesitate to contact us to arrange your ski trip. Whether you are looking for cheap French ski holidays or something a bit more luxurious…