It is so hot in France now that everybody is waiting for the new ski season already. Last winter, after a good start, snow was not as ideal as hoped. French ski resorts are still the favourite destination for international skiers and snowboarders, and there is a good reason why.
With varied landscapes, high mountains and big skiing areas, France is a famous destination for tourism all year around and particularly for ski enthusiasts in winter. Every resort proposes entertainment and events throughout the season such as ski competitions, music festivals, and freestyle events. We have chosen some famous French resorts for you to discover:
Avoriaz is in the heart of Les Portes du Soleil: a large skiing area shared between France and Switzerland. Each year, Avoriaz offers plenty of activities and events that will be the highlight of your ski holidays. Last January saw the resort holding the Snow Energy Festival: a big carnival on skis, with DJ sessions. But that’s not all, in April, the first edition of the Go Wild Outdoor Music Festival was held in Avoriaz: a whole week of free concerts on the slopes, with concerts announced by SMS every day. Keziah Jones did a great performance, as usual, but we wonder who will be there next year?
But France is also all about families and Les Gets ski resort is one good example. Considered as one of the best family-friendly resort, Les Gets offers a whole area just for kids and completely free. The area called Mappys will amaze your kids with Native Americans. Unusual but true!
For sport junkies head to Les Deux Alpes and Tignes! On the first hand, Les Deux Alpes proposes a range of various sports to practice such as: sleigh riding, snowmobiling, paragliding, and climbing, among others. Our favourite one is definitely the bumper cars on ice! On the other hand, Tignes is the highest resort in Europe. Thanks to this, it is even possible to ski in summer. But that is not all, during the ski season, Tignes held the Winter X-Games Europe for the second time, with all the best freestylers performing right in front of you. The event will be back next year in March, so now you can’t say you don’t know!
France is the right destination for ski holidays and these resorts are just a small example of what you will experience there.