France is the most popular ski destination for Brits, attracting two out of every five skiers and boarders, and it’s easy to see why.
Over the past 40 years our southern neighbour has developed the world’s biggest ski areas, with many of the world’s biggest lift-served verticals too, and all easy to reach via fast empty motorways, high speed rail or of course plane connections. Most of these giant ski areas start high and go very high, so are more snow sure than most others.Our guide to skiing in France
Well-placed in Paradiski, the world's third biggest area, Les Coches - Montchavin has the convenience of a purpose built resort and the ambience of a traditional French mountain village.
Ski in the tracks of Olympic champions at les Saises, well so long as you cross country ski. Saying that, the French downhill champion from the ’88 and ’92 games, Franck Piccard, calls les Saisies home.
Sandwiched between the giants of La Plagne and Les Arcs, Peisey Vallandry's five base villages offer some traditional charm at the heart of the world's third biggest ski area.
Pretty St Martin de Belleville is a traditional village that’s the oldest in the region, but also the most recently connected to the Three Valleys. It’s great for a quiet holiday with maximum ambience but still in the world’s largest ski area.