Font Romeu Ski Resort in the Pyrénées: France’s Second Oldest Resort

Font Romeu claims to be one of the sunniest towns in all of France, with around 300 days of sunshine a year. So sunny, in fact, that, in the 1960s, the government built an...

5 Favourite Ski Resorts in France

Courchevel: Year-round resort One of the largest and longest-established ski resorts in the world, Courchevel was created from scratch in 1946-- celebrating its 70th anniversary last year. The resort is situated in Les Trois Vallées, at one end of the...

Les Angles Ski Resort in the Pyrenees

There’s a large wooden building near the top of the telecabin ski lift at Les Angles. It’s called the salle hors sac (which roughly translates as picnic bag room) and belongs to the local...

10 Reasons to Ski in Val Cenis

Snowfall Val Cenis has been prone to some excellent snowfall. Last ski season, regular snowfalls throughout March saw an average of 240+cm on upper pistes, whilst February saw an average of 177cm. Val Cenis'...

Holiday Rental in Normandy: Hibou Blanc

The best place to do everything – or nothing! Hibou Blanc, named after the barn owl, is a very comfortable, extremely well equipped Granite built house with 18th century origins. Set in its own ground,...

Top Ski Destinations: Courchevel, Gateway to the Trois Vallées

No longer just a playground for moneyed holidaymakers, the Alpine ski resort of Courchevel is returning bigger and better this season, offering top attractions on-and-off the slopes, alongside unrivalled dining and lodging options to...

Winter Getaways in France: La Rochelle “en hiver”

While everyone has been heading to the Christmas markets in France, I opted for a very different choice and headed to the seaside town of La Rochelle. I discovered an enchanting destination with good...
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The best ski resorts in the French Pyrénées

Mention the Pyrénées to most international skiers, and their mental check list will look something like this; cheap Spanish ski resorts; lack of challenging slopes; bargain basement skiing; first-time skiers; only for those on...

Infographic: why do people ski in France?

France is the most-visited country in the world and popular worldwide with winter sports enthusiasts. So why do so many holidaymakers ski in France? Our infographic reveals the top reasons…

Which ski resort should you choose?

With all the ski resorts on offer in France, the choice can become overwhelming when you’re planning your next skiing holiday. We’ve picked our top resorts for families and for skiers of varying abilities...