There are some world’s superb ski resorts in France. Les Portes Du Soleil, located in a place in the north west of Chamonix called Marzine-Avoriaz has the world’s largest skiing area.
Bourge Saint Maurice is a ski resort which offers skiing thrills to the skiing enthusiasts since it is constructed to be the country’s longest vertical ski drop and it measures 2500 meters in length.
The highest ski resort in Europe is also in France and it is the world-renowned Val Thorans that stands 2300 meters above the level of the sea and situated in the west Maryville. The 16 km long Alpe d’Heuz is the longest skiing trail in France.
The most popular and the most costly ski resorts of France can be seen in the French Alps. The Three Valleys of Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens are most attractive skiing trails in the French Alps and these resorts are provided with good facilities.
A few high altitude ski resorts in France pander to the requirements of the enthusiasts who take pleasure in cross country skiing, snowboarding and downhill skiing. Trainers in snowboarding are also available to impart lessons and there are snowboarding ramps as well.
A little affordable and less crowded than the ski resorts in the French Alps are Les Arcs and Alpe d’Huez which have plentiful powdery snow, long wide-ranging ski runs as well as excellent off piste skiing. All in all these places make a good destination for a skiing holiday in France.
A lot of the French ski resorts remain closed in summer but a few resorts close to glaciers are open all through the year. The largest glacier skiing resort can be found in France.
This glacier along with the surrounding ski resorts is 200 hectares in surface area and it is situated in Les Deuz Alpes in Ecrines National Park.
Alternative ski resorts though smaller ones can be found in the Pyrenees Mountains and the Massif Central. They are suitable to the likes of beginners and intermediate skiing enthusiasts who are at ease there than in the crowded ski trails of the French Alps.