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France ski holidays

  • Ski gondolas over Courchevel ski resort in winter

For the serious slope-skimmers, dedicated après-skiers, and the winter wonderland wanderers in-between, France serves the ultimate recipe for on-and-off piste adventures.

For the serious slope-skimmers, dedicated après-skiers, and the winter wonderland wanderers in-between, France serves the ultimate recipe for on-and-off piste adventures.

A dream for many, nothing quite beats the thrill of triumphantly tackling the skiing supernova of the largest linked area in Europe. In The Three Valleys, Courchevel is dressed-to-the-nines with gourmet eateries and glamorous shops, accessorised by high-tech lift systems that satisfy the fussiest celebs. Méribel’s sunny slopes turn the snow to tinsel and boast the best access valley-wide; while Val Thoren tempts intermediate challenge-seekers with its high altitude peaks, and the quieter slopes are found at St Martin de Belleville, made for teaching new tricks to rosy-cheeked little ones.


Over near the Italian border, world-famous Val d’Isere kicks things up a notch with black runs and heliskiing adventures for seasoned aficionadas, while newbies to the scene get inspired to go-for-gold themselves on high altitude beginner slopes. Meanwhile, the short-break stars in the form of traffic-free Megève and alpine-village La Clusaz. Fun for all the family with their all-ability runs and seriously cool winter activities.

A church up a hill covered in snow
Bucket with champagne bottles on restaurant table against snowy mountain background
Ski lift in Meribel, Three Valleys
A church up a hill covered in snow
Bucket with champagne bottles on restaurant table against snowy mountain background
Ski lift in Meribel, Three Valleys
A dream for many skiers, nothing quite beats the thrill of triumphantly tackling the skiing supernova of the largest linked area in Europe.
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A sense of place

Get to know our favourite ski spots in France, from the ski-chic resort of Courchevel to the traditional mountain village of La Clusaz.

  • Ski gondolas over Courchevel ski resort in winter
    Courchevel

    The epitome of ski-chic, Courchevel exudes style and sophistication; its streets peppered with designer boutiques and top-class restaurants at 1,850m.

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  • Ski lift station
    Méribel

    Occupying a central position in the Three Valleys, Méribel promises unrivalled access across this vast ski area.

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  • Val Thoren Landscape
    Val Thorens

    By day, this purpose built ski-in, ski-out village delivers in its promise to provide the upmost convenience when getting to the slopes, while by night, the star of the show is the world’s highest open-air dance floor at La Folie Douce. 

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  • A ski resort gondola passing over snow covered trees
    St Martin De Belleville

    This picture-perfect traditional Savage village takes pride of place in the Three Valleys; with an intimate and friendly vibe that provides the icing-on-the-cake to those that prefer a quieter sojourn. 

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  • The centre of a winter village with people walking a flattened pathway lit up at night
    Val d'Isère

    Renowned for its great chalet options, lively nightlife and legendary skiing, Val d’Isère’s partly-pedestrianised centre exudes the alpine authenticity of a vibrant mountain town.

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  • A church up a hill covered in snow
    Megève

    Long a fashionable choice of the beau monde, the authentic geniality of Megève is complimented by winter white vistas of the Haute-Savoie and the rugged stature of Mont-Blanc.

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  • La Clusaz Ski slopes in winter
    La Clusaz

    A traditional mountain village deep in the Haute-Savoie with a warm welcome and lively outlook. 

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Its essence...

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Destination essentials
  • Dec - Apr
    High
  • May - Nov
    LOW
SEASON
  • 4hrs 10mins
    Courchevel
  • 4hrs
    Méribel
  • 4hrs 10min
    Val Thoren
  • 4hrs 40min
    Val d’Isere
  • 2hrs 40min
    Megève
Flight
  • -1hrs
    WINTER GMT
  • +2hrs
    SUMMER GMT
Time difference
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  • Français
    French
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Luxury ski & snow destinations

For the serious slope-skimmers, dedicated après-skiers and the winter wonderland wanderers in-between.

  • Morning sunrise in Austrian mountains
    Austria ski ski holidays

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  • A skier off piste with a rocky snow covered mountain range behind and vast forest in the valley
    Canada ski holidays

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  • Sunrise over a river in winter near Levi, Finnish Lapland
    Finnish Lapland

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    With a short flight and zero time difference, you don’t need a golden compass to find the northern light-laden skies, picture-perfect municipals and ethereal dioramas of Iceland.

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  • Winter Day at Alpe di Siusi with view on Sassolungo and Sassopiatto, Dolomites, Italy
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  • Red winter barn in between snowy trees
    Sweden ski & snow holidays

    A silent, pristine wilderness of enchanting forests, frozen lakes, an abundance of inquisitive fauna and otherworldly places to rest sleepy heads, Swedish Lapland is the place to walk on the wild side.

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  • A view of the town of Arosa with trees and snowy mountains
    Switzerland ski holidays

    Switzerland takes the crown when it comes to dramatic and picture-perfect winterscapes; sky-skimming mountains, glass-like lakes and chocolate box villages are what define this panorama.

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  • Colorado mountain peaks dotted with green trees in the winter
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    Big, bold, and outrageously beguiling, skiing in the USA is a superlative in itself; but with ‘champagne’ powder snow, seriously scaled-up landscapes, and a handful of Wild West traditional towns, we believe it’s for all the right reasons.

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