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
If you're after the most exciting skiing in the Chamonix Valley it's not Cham you want but Argentière where it's on your doorstep, although you're 8km from where most of the night time action is.
The old spa town has a great new spa and a long gondola link up to the Three Valleys, built when it played athletes village for the Albertville winter Olympics. So, small town, huge ski area.
Châtel is a good choice for anyone looking for a traditional resort that has stuck to its roots, but also provides access to one of the world’s biggest ski regions, with pistes over the border in to Switzerland, and families welcome.
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.