Ski holidays in the French Alps to suit all ages and abilities!
Some ski resorts cater to a very specific market, and with that market, come different skiing abilities. In some kinds of French ski resort, you may feel totally out of place unless you can master the trickiest black runs. At Val Thorens you have easy access to the 3 Vallées ski area, opening up a staggering 600 km worth of runs – black, red, blue and green! As a bonus, this area offers the highest altitude skiing of anywhere in the French Alps, so you can ski later in the season. Ski holidays in the French Alps needn’t stop in March or April – here you can ski right up to May 8th!
If you need to watch your pennies, then the internet is your best ally in the search for cheap ski holidays. Sometimes the best deals are only available online and it’s always worth checking out the ski resorts’ own websites for special offers.
The activities offered by the average French ski resort have expanded greatly in recent years. Traditional ski holidays have broadened their scope to include winter leisure pursuits such as guided nature walks on snowshoes, dog sledding, winter paragliding, heli-skiing, skijoring and even ice diving! The French Alps are an area of outstanding natural beauty, drawing nature-lovers of all kinds – walkers, birdwatchers and more. The wider availability of cheap ski holidays has meant that many people are now able to make two trips to the Alps in the space of one year, enabling them to experience an Alpine summer as well as the winter.
Summertime fun in a typical French ski resort takes many different shapes and forms: