Between Lake Geneva and the Côte d'Azur lie the French Alps. In this manifold mountain world, people on skiing holidays can expect modern ski resorts and traditional mountain villages in the areas Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The ski regions themselves score especially with their size and height. Thirty percent of the biggest winter sports resorts are on French terrain. Numerous skiing areas reach a height of 3,000 meters (9,842 feet). A long skiing season is therefore guaranteed!
One of the ski resort giants is Portes du Soleil, which consists of twelve spots in France and Switzerland and counts 650 kilometers of trails (403 miles). Les 3 Vallées unites famous ski resorts such as Méribel, Val Thorens or Courchevel, offering 600 kilometers of trails (372 miles). In the ski domain Espace Killy, which has 300 kilometers of trails (186 miles), the ski runs of Tignes and Val d'Isère meet.
Not only the number of kilometers of trails places France among the forerunners of Europe. The Mont Blanc with a height of 4,810 meters (15,780 feet) marks the highest point of the Alps. The ski resort at its feet, Chamonix, is legendary, as it was the first venue for the Olympic Winter Games in 1924. When talking about professional ski sport, it is impossible today not to think of the French trails. Grenoble, Chamonix and Val d'Isère have all been venues for World Ski Championships.
The French cuisine is also world-famous and offers besides skiing another highlight. Gourmet chefs, interpreting the traditional mountain cuisine anew, indulge holiday makers in Michelin-starred restaurants. A winter holiday in France thereby combines the joys of skiing with the French savoir-vivre.