Why Choose a Skiing Holiday in the French Alps?

Britain is a nation of skiing and snowboarding lovers; and they love to go to France - especially for
skiing holidays Val Thorens. Nearly 40% of British skiers choose the French Alps as their skiing holiday destination,
and it’s easy to see why. France is home to some of the world’s largest ski areas; 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Portes
du Soleil offer diverse and extensive skiing opportunities. It also boasts the biggest lift and piste networks in the
world; you can enjoy high-altitude, and snow-sure resorts throughout the French Alps.

British holiday makers also making use French ski resorts due to their close proximity to the UK; the majority of
French Alps ski resorts are easily accessible by train, car or plane. The main reason that France is such a loved
ski destination is the charm that comes with the traditional Savoyard mountain villages linked directly to the big lift
network, enabling visitors to ski as you also experience the ‘real’ France. 

Why choose France?
Why choose to go on a skiing holiday Val Thorens? Here are just some of the many reasons why you should book
a ski holiday in the French Alps. From having some of the best ski resorts, to fantastic mountain cuisine and great
value accommodation, the French Alps offer something for everyone.

Easily Accessible Ski Resorts
Most ski resorts in the French Alps are located within close proximity to motorway exits, train stations or have an
easy transfer from airports. Ski areas such as the Grand Massif, Paradiski, Mont Blanc and Portes du Soleil are
all reasonably quick to get to driving via the Eurotunnel, as you will be able to get to your resort from Calais in
under nine hours. The Eurostar ski train service to Bourg St Maurice serves the Paradiski, Tignes and Val d’Isere
areas as well. 

French Mountain Cuisine
When you think of France, you will also automatically think of food. Skiers can look forward to a wide range of
mountain and village based restaurants offering international and local dishes. When visiting the French Alps,
trying Savoyard favourites like raclette, fondue and tartiflette are all an absolutely must. The region is also famous
for its many varieties of cheese and wine; including Reblochon, Bleu de Bresse and Vacherin cheeses, as well as
Cotes du Rhone and Savoy wine!

Linked Ski Areas
You can enjoy skiing from your village to super modern ski resorts and pistes in one of the many fully linked ski
areas of the French Alps. With up to 600km of linked pistes available in the 3 Valleys and much more in Portes
du Soleil, Mont Blanc, Grand Massif or Paradiski, there are a lot of different slopes to enjoy. 

Snow Sure Skiing

France is always a relatively safe bet if you go for a ski holiday with links to the higher altitude resorts, this will
give you the best chance of getting top-to-bottom skiing all season long. The world’s largest ski area, the 3 Valleys
is home to Europe’s highest major ski resort - Val Thorens; while other lower resorts in the area benefit from this
guaranteed skiing above thanks to the excellent life connections in the 3 Valleys.