Best Ski Resorts in France

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The best ski resort in France is the combined might of the 3 Vallees
The best ski resort in France is the combined might of the 3 Vallees
French powder is as delicious as anywhere in the world but particularly at Bonneval sur Arc
French powder is as delicious as anywhere in the world but particularly at Bonneval sur Arc
Tignes is a highly rated French Alps monstrosity that needs to be skied to be believed.
Tignes is a highly rated French Alps monstrosity that needs to be skied to be believed.
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Val d'Isere ski resort is one of France's best for steeps & off-piste terrain
Serre Chevalier ski resort, rising above Briancon, is a powder hounds favorite in France
Serre Chevalier ski resort, rising above Briancon, is a powder hounds favorite in France
Chamonix is one of the best French ski locations for so many reasons
Chamonix is one of the best French ski locations for so many reasons
Sainte Foy is the best ski resort in France for powder hounds.
Sainte Foy is the best ski resort in France for powder hounds.
la Norma is one the highly rated ski resorts in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise of France
la Norma is one the highly rated ski resorts in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise of France
Freeride powder skiing at Alpe d
Freeride powder skiing at Alpe d'Huez is amongst the best in France
Les Arcs ski resort is a highly rated all-rounder in the French Alps
Les Arcs ski resort is a highly rated all-rounder in the French Alps
Portes du Soleil straddles the French-Swiss border & has amazing ski terrain
Portes du Soleil straddles the French-Swiss border & has amazing ski terrain
Rush hour at Sainte Foy ski Resort France
Rush hour at Sainte Foy ski Resort France
Tignes off-piste skiing with the extraordinary Val Claret village below
Tignes off-piste skiing with the extraordinary Val Claret village below
The 3 Vallees Meribel ski resort has some of Europe
The 3 Vallees Meribel ski resort has some of Europe's best off-piste freeride terrain
Les Deux Alpes ski resort is a TOP 10 french ski resort for good reason
Les Deux Alpes ski resort is a TOP 10 french ski resort for good reason
All the best ski resorts in France have great mountain restaurants, Sainte Foy is no exception
All the best ski resorts in France have great mountain restaurants, Sainte Foy is no exception
Ski powder in the French Alps
Ski powder in the French Alps
French ski resort mountain villages do not get better than Bonneval sur Arc
French ski resort mountain villages do not get better than Bonneval sur Arc
Perfect powder hounds weather at Sainte Foy
Perfect powder hounds weather at Sainte Foy
Ski & Snowboard France - there is so much to explore (Val Thorens/Les Menuires by the way!)
Ski & Snowboard France - there is so much to explore (Val Thorens/Les Menuires by the way!)

Best Ski Resorts in France

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Powderhounds Awards: Best Ski Resorts in France

Where is the best skiing in France? The following awards for the best ski resorts in France are according to ratings provided by Powderhounds.com & are for resorts that have been reviewed by Powderhounds. We visited a host of French ski resorts last season, so the 2020 Awards look quite different to previous years.


TOP 10 Best French Ski Resorts - For Powder Hounds

Based on advanced terrain + snow quality & quantity + lack of people riding off-piste
Sainte Foy: Best Powder Ski Resort in France Bonneval sur Arc: 2nd Best Powder Ski Resort in France La Norma: 3rd Best Powder Ski Resort in France

Making up the remainder of the TOP 10 best French ski resorts for powder hounds are: Serre Chevalier, Val Thorens, Val Cenis, Courchevel, Alpe d’Huez, Montgenevre and Meribel.


TOP 10 Best France Ski Resorts - Overall

Based on infrastructure & services, terrain, snow & cost
3 Vallees: #1 best overall rated ski resort in France Alpe d'Huez: 2nd best overall rated ski resort in France Les Arcs: 3rd best overall rated ski resort in France

Making up the remainder of the TOP 10 best overall ski resorts in France are: Portes du Soleil, Val Cenis, Serre Chevalier , Chamonix, Tignes, Les Deux Alpes and Val d’Isere .

Other Awards for European Ski Resorts

Best Overall Terrain
Portes du Soleil (Avoriaz & Châtel ), Tignes, 3 ValleesLes Arcs

Best Family/Beginner Ski Resorts
MegeveVal Cenis, La Plagne, Les Menuires, Serre Chevalier, La Rosiere, Montgenevre

Best Intermediate On-Piste Terrain
Les Arcs, Meribel, Tignes, Portes du Soleil,

Best Advanced On-Piste Terrain
Alpe d’Huez, Grands Montets, Tignes, Les Arcs

Best Expert & Extreme Terrain
Chamonix, La Grave, Alpe d'Huez, Val d'Isere

Best Off-piste & Freeride Terrain
Alpe d'Huez, La Norma, Meribel, La Grave, Serre Chevalier, Chamonix, Val d’Isere , Tignes

Best Powder
Bonneval sur Arc, Sainte Foy, Val Thorens, , La Norma, Les Deux Alpes, Val d’Isere

Best Après & Nightlife
Chamonix, 3 Vallees, Les Deux Alpes, Val d’Isere

Best Value for Money Overall
Aussois, Serre Chevalier, Sainte Foy, Bonneval sur Arc, La Norma, Val Cenis, La Rosiere, Montgenevre

Want to know anything else? Check out all the scores on the Europe ski resort ratings page.

Best France Ski Resorts - Readers' Reviews

These awards for the "best ski resorts in France" are based on the public reviews on Powderhounds.com. Come and have your say on the top France ski resorts by reviewing and rating a ski area. Navigate to the France ski resort you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!

NB only France ski resorts with a minimum of 4 reviews were considered in the awards. Where there are equal scores, the resort with more reviews is selected as the best. 1 The top overall France ski resort is based on an average of the other above factors. 2 The best France powder skiing is the average of the scores for snow, uncrowded and off-piste.

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