Ski France: skyscraper hotels of Avoriaz and Les Arcs, Tignes’ black slopes and tracks for the beginners in Les Deux Alpes, Courchevel chic and charm of quiet chalets in the small villages of the Three Valleys region. Winter holidays in France are a tourist jewel in which many facets is reflected the charm and beauty of the French Alps and the Mont Blanc.
Skiing in France: what, where, when?
Ski France offers one of the world's largest ranges of ski slopes and tracks for snowboarding. Ski resorts in the French Alps and Pyrenees are popular both among the professional athletes and many tourists. Chamonix, Courchevel and Grenoble are now known all over the world.
Accommodation at the French ski resorts: choosing and booking of apartments in France, it is better to book hotels and cottages for the New Year and winter season in this country in advance. It can happen that by mid-October most reasonable proposals will be reserved.
Ski season in France begins in November. But a small number of resorts may be opened earlier. In the French Alps early skiing is offered at the resorts, which are located at the high altitude near the glaciers. The earliest season opening in France, as a rule, is held in Tignes.
France: ski resorts and regions
In France there are not only individual resorts, but the entire ski regions. Each of them offers a unified network of ski lifts. Each of them has its own ski pass, which allows skiing and snowboarding at several resorts. Thus, the Three Valleys region offers a single ski pass for the slopes of Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens. When choosing the ski resort it is always useful to clarify the name of the resort region. It will allow you to know what tracks can be visited.
Après ski is a French term, which now is widely spread at ski resorts around the world. Après-ski, which can be translated as "after ski", includes a whole range of entertainment at resort. When selecting cottages, hotels and chalets in France it is always worth paying attention to this option. Many hotels at the French ski resorts have special après-ski programs, which include cocktails, concerts, contests and other entertainment. In fact, après ski means active night life. Among the resorts in France, which are famous by the most striking Après Ski, are Courchevel, Megeve, Meribel, Tignes, Val d'Isere and Morzine.