10 great reasons to come skiing in France

Published on April 27, 2016
  • À la Folie Douce de l'Alpe d'Huez, c'est la fiesta !

    À la Folie Douce de l'Alpe d'Huez, c'est la fiesta !

    © La Folie Douce

  • Le domaine des 3 Vallées en Savoie, idéal pour se relaxer aussi

    Le domaine des 3 Vallées en Savoie, idéal pour se relaxer aussi

    © Savoie Mont Blanc / Chabance

  • Wingjump à Paz de Lys Sommand

    Wingjump à Paz de Lys Sommand

    © Praz de Lys Sommand Tourisme

  • Un igloo de rêve à Chamrousse

    Un igloo de rêve à Chamrousse

    © OT Chamrousse - BlackSheep Igloo

10 great reasons to come skiing in France

Winter 2016 is already tempting skiers, riders, hikers and snow-lovers with 10 exciting options that are bound to cause a stir in the mountains this year.

Wingjump, the new French ski craze!

Head to the resort of Praz de Lys Somman in the Alps, where skiing has quite literally got the wind in its sails! To try this unique ski experience, just slip on a wingsuit.
Praz de Lys Somman

Party time at La Folie Douce in Alpe d’Huez.

A mountain restaurant with a resident DJ, singers, dancers and musicians performing all afternoon. If you’re keen to mix foodie and clubbing pleasures, then this is for you!

La Folie Douce

Fun… in the water, at the Aquamotion complex in the Alpine resort of Courchevel.

Experience fun on the waves followed by some aquatic relaxation at this complex featuring vertiginous slopes, wild rivers, and even its own lagoon and canyon!


 Hit the culinary heights at the Flocons de Sel in Mégève!

Boasting 3 stars in the Michelin Guide, this gastronomic restaurant in the Mont-Blanc range offers its guests subtle cuisine with a flavour of the mountains.

Flocons de Sel

Sleep in an igloo in Chamrousse, at altitude of 2,250m.

This ice cave in the Alps has a restaurant, bar, 3 simple bedrooms and igloos that can accommodate up to 8 guests.

Igloo in Chamrousse

Relax at the Aquensis Spa Thermal in the Pyrenees.

Enjoy an extraordinary day of relaxation in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, taking advantage
of the spa’s sauna, hammam, bath, massage facilities and rooftop Jacuzzi with its unbeatable view of the mountains.


A family break in Super-Besse, in the heart of the Auvergne’s Pays des Volcans.

This resort, which has been awarded the Famille Plus label, is located in the heart of the Massif Central. Activities on offer include husky rides and giant zip wires with fun and excitement guaranteed for young and old alike.

Super Besse resort

Experience the excitement of the Jura’s famous sports competitions.

The Transjurassienne, France’s leading cross-country skiing competition and the combined Nordic world cup event are bound to get supporters’ heart rate pacing!

La Transjurassienne

Snowshoe adventures… beneath the starry sky. 

The astronomy-themed Sentier Planétaire trail starts from the resort of Valberg, in the Southern Alps. Enjoy a 9km snowshoe adventure with the whole family, featuring an exact representation (scale: 1:1 000 000) of the solar system and its planets.
Snowshoe trek in Valberg

Get away from it all in the Trois Vallées ski area in the Alps.

In the world’s largest ski area, get back in shape and breathe some pure mountain area as you negotiate some of its 600km of pistes. Every day, experience a new route, different horizons and skiing memories that will last a lifetime, far away from the stresses of daily life.

Trois Vallées ski area

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