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Ski resorts in the French Alps

France boasts some fantastic high altitude resorts and some of the best skiing in the Alps. Our ski specialists have put together these resort guides to give you an insider view of our French resorts.

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Courchevel 1850 resort guide

A favorite with the rich and famous, Courchevel 1850 is the ultimate chic resort at the heart of the vast and varied Three Valleys, offering fabulous skiing for all levels, as well as superb shopping and dining.

Courchevel 1650 resort guide

The quieter resort of Courchevel Moriond (1650) offers some of the best skiing in the whole of the Trois Vallées. It is fast establishing itself as a resort in its own right, with a much more mountain village feel.

Megève resort guide

Since it was founded in 1914 by Baroness de Rothschild, when it became a mecca for French aristocracy, Megève has retained its exclusivity, and with its close proximity to Geneva and fabulous skiing, it remains a popular choice for both French and international skiers.

Méribel resort guide

The central resort of the magnificent Three Valleys ski area, Méribel is comprised of a lively main village and surrounding satellites. Here you’ll find limitless skiing to suit all levels, and an après-ski scene to match.

Val d’Isère resort guide

One of the most popular resorts in the Alps, Val d’Isère is a lively little town to please all kinds of skier, with lots to do, plenty of fine dining on offer, a fantastic ski area including the slopes in Tignes.

Verbier resort guide

Set in a south-facing bowl, enjoying all day sunshine, Verbier is famous for its immensely varied, snowsure ski terrain and spectacular scenery.

Resort guide: Val d'Isere

Val d’Isère is one half of the renowned Espace Killy, which is arguably the greatest ski area in the world. The village itself dates back to 1664, giving the resort far more character than most other high altitude resorts. At 1850m (6,000 feet), Val d’Isère is among the highest resorts in Europe and has one of the best snow records in Europe - great conditions from early December to early May are assured. We run a Scott Dunn Explorers children's club in Val d’Isère exclusively for Scott Dunn guests.

Resort guide: Courchevel 1850

Courchevel remains the ski resort of choice for the rich and famous. It even has its own airstrip, with the largest area for private planes in any ski resort in the world. The heliport is soon to be extended, as people’s choice of transfer by helicopter has increased over the last few years. Superb skiing for all levels, Michelin-star restaurants and fabulous shopping make this the perfect upmarket ski experience.

Resort guide: Courchevel Moriond 1650

With a lift system linking to Meribel and Val Thorens, Courchevel Moriond 1650 is a great base for skiing Les Trois Vallées. The skiing on the doorstep for beginner and intermediate skier is sunny and forgiving and for advanced skiers there is access to the most exciting and extensive ski area in the world.

Resort guide: Megève

The super chic resort of Megève is only a short transfer from Geneva and enjoys some of the prettiest skiing in the Alps, with its exceptionally beautiful, bowl-like setting beneath Mont Blanc. Megève is not a very high resort, however its proximity to Mont Blanc means it often has better snow than other resorts of a similar altitude.

Resort guide: Val Thorens

At 2,300m, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and forms part of the Trois Vallées with over 600 km of piste - the largest linked ski area in the world. Surrounded by six glaciers, the resort is situated in a vast natural cirque, with fantastic snow conditions and a ski area offering something for every ability of skier. Coupled with ski in/ski out facilities, Val Thorens is an ideal resort.

Resort guide: Meribel

Part of the Three Valleys, Méribel is a lively resort in the middle of the largest linked lift network on the planet. Unlike other purpose-built French resorts, Méribel is more traditional in style. Whilst its satellite villages are less lively, the main village is always bustling, inviting a loyal fan-base back year after year. Buses connect Méribel’s different areas, but for getting to other Three Valleys resorts not on skis, a car is recommended.

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