The 3 Best Locations for a Ski Holiday in France

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France is one of the best countries in the world for skiing – with four mountain ranges at your disposal, you’ve got so many options for where your next skiing trip can take you. But where are the best places to visit if you really want to make the most of your stay? Here are the three ultimate locations for you to visit on your next ski holiday in France.

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Tignes

If you’re looking for a summer getaway, look no further than Tignes – the highest peak here is the Grande Motte Glacier at 3450m, meaning that even during July, you can slip on your skis and head for the peaks. During other seasons, you still have plenty of choices, however, with plenty of routes. To see more, check out these piste maps for Tignes on Piste Pro. You can find plenty more useful information Piste Pro too, including more detailed information on the resort and video clips of the resort so you can get an idea for yourself of how beautiful Tignes really is.

Tignes isn’t just for skiing though – you’ll find the second highest golf course in Europe here in case you fancy a more relaxed sport to play. There are also five villages, meaning you have a choice of places to stay, but all with beautiful views of the mountainside. As far as ski resorts go, Tignes is one of our top picks. So what are you waiting for? Contact a ski shipping company and send your equipment in this destination immediately!

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Val-d’Isère

You don’t need to travel far to reach our next destination, Val-d’Isère – in fact, it’s only a few kilometers away. But Val-d’Isère deserves its own section because it can be named one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here, you’ll find charming French architecture making up the center, almost like walking through history. And there’s great history to find here, including Winter Olympic fame!

The ski slopes themselves aren’t all for the faint-hearted – certainly, the harder runs are for practiced skiers looking for a challenge. However, don’t worry if you’re a novice, as there are still some gentler slopes for those wanting to stick to easier routes.

There are plenty of other activities to explore in Val-d’Isère too. Whether you fancy wrapping up and hiking through the mountainside, or cosying up inside a lodge with a croissant, there’s a wide variety of things to do for all the family.

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La Plagne

For our third destination, we head a little more south to La Plagne. La Plagne has already been named the world’s most popular ski resort, and you can see why – it’s perfect for skiers of all abilities and has plenty more to offer on the side. Unlike the first two choices, there are some easier beginner slopes (some of which have a free lift), meaning you can have a go at a slower pace to gain confidence, especially if this is your first skiing holiday.

Not only that but there’s plenty to do once you’ve had a full day of skiing. If you fancy a drink or two, or even a nice meal out, you’ll find plenty of restaurants on the scene to help you out. If relaxing is more your thing, especially after tiring out your muscles all day, then you can take some time to dip in a sauna or swimming pool, as each village has plenty of facilities to make you feel luxurious. Remember, it’s important to look after your body during a ski trip.

These are the three best choices for a skiing holiday in France to remember. Whether you’re looking to take it easy, or looking for your next big challenge, you can find it all in these three places – and more!

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