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Bourg St Maurice is the Upper Tarentaise Valley's most important town.
Bourg St Maurice is the Upper Tarentaise Valley's most important town.
Ski 10 of France's best ski resorts from Bourg St Maurice.
Ski 10 of France's best ski resorts from Bourg St Maurice.
Bourg St Maurice has regular TGV fast train services direct from Paris.
Bourg St Maurice has regular TGV fast train services direct from Paris.
Ski powder in the best ski resorts, like Sainte Foy, from Bourg St Maurice.
Ski powder in the best ski resorts, like Sainte Foy, from Bourg St Maurice.
Ski Les Arcs ski resort via funicular direct from Bourg St Maurice train station.
Ski Les Arcs ski resort via funicular direct from Bourg St Maurice train station.
Ski Tignes, only a short bus trip or drive from Bourg St Maurice.
Ski Tignes, only a short bus trip or drive from Bourg St Maurice.
The road from Bourg St Maurice up the valley ends at fabulous Val d'Isere.
The road from Bourg St Maurice up the valley ends at fabulous Val d'Isere.
Tarentaise powder at Sainte Foy ski resort, close to Bourg St Maurice.
Tarentaise powder at Sainte Foy ski resort, close to Bourg St Maurice.
Mont Blanc looms over La Rosiere family ski resort near Bourg St Maurice.
Mont Blanc looms over La Rosiere family ski resort near Bourg St Maurice.
Bourg St Maurice.
Bourg St Maurice.
The Tarentaise has fine dining in mountain huts at Sainte Foy and other resorts.
The Tarentaise has fine dining in mountain huts at Sainte Foy and other resorts.
Les Arcs is a fantastic ski resort directly accessible accessible from town.
Les Arcs is a fantastic ski resort directly accessible accessible from town.
Expect quality and reliable snow in the Tarentaise ski resorts.
Expect quality and reliable snow in the Tarentaise ski resorts.
Tignes ski resort in the Tarentaise is vast.
Tignes ski resort in the Tarentaise is vast.
Val d'Isere rightfully has a reputation of being one of the best in the world.
Val d'Isere rightfully has a reputation of being one of the best in the world.
Party time at Tignes-Val d'Isere.
Party time at Tignes-Val d'Isere.
Bourg St Maurice station - integrated train, funicular, bus and taxi transport.
Bourg St Maurice station - integrated train, funicular, bus and taxi transport.
Bourg St Maurice station is the Tarentaise Valley's best access point.
Bourg St Maurice station is the Tarentaise Valley's best access point.
Bourg St Maurice town centre is a short walk from the station.
Bourg St Maurice town centre is a short walk from the station.
Ski the Tarentaise from Bourg St Maurice.
Ski the Tarentaise from Bourg St Maurice.

Bourg St Maurice

Bourg St Maurice in France might be at the end of the railway line, but it is at the start of one of the most fabulous valleys in the world of skiing.

Part of the famed Tarentaise Valley, Bourg St Maurice is the largest town and prime transport hub to some of France's best skiing and snowboarding.

Bourg St Maurice Skiing & Snowboarding

Six main ski resort areas are accessible from Bourg St Maurice, encompassing everything that is good (& bad!) about skiing in France.

The Paradiski area mainly comprising Les Arcs and La Plagne, is the most accessible of the ski resorts in the area. A funicular to Les Arcs leaves directly from the Bourg St Maurice train station. One of France's mega ski resorts, the Paradiski area represents excellent value for money considering its 425km of quality piste trails and vast freeride terrain. You will even find the challenging architecture actually grows on you.

Further up the valley is the south facing La Rosiere family ski resort. La Rosiere has predominantly gentle terrain and is lift and piste linked with Italy's La Thuile. Nearby is the quiet and discrete powder laden Sainte Foy ski resort. Both resorts get some of the most snow in the region and have far and away the cheapest lift pass prices. Sainte Foy is the most difficult of the Bourg St Maurice resorts to get to by public bus, but well worth the mission.

Toward the end of the valley are the 300km of piste trails and 10,000 hectares of freeride terrain of Tignes Val d'Isere. The busiest ski resorts in the upper Tarentaise, Tignes and it direct neighbour Val d'Isere are still worthy of a visit to pay homage to two of the world's most incredible ski areas.

Summer Skiing near Bourg St Maurice at Tignes Val d'Isere

Summer skiing in France is limited, but Bourg St Maurice os the gateway to 66% of it! Both Tignes and Val d'Isere have summer skiing for a short time on their highest glaciers. In Val d'Isere from early June to mid to July (depending on snow), 2 lifts access piste trails on the Glacier du Pissaillas. Tignes has more extensive summer skiing from late June to early August. 6 lifts access 20km of piste trails on the Grand Motte glacier.

Where is Bourg St Maurice, France?

Bourg St Maurice is in the Savoie (pronounced Savwa) region of France on the banks of the Isere River in the famed Upper Tarentaise Valley.

By road the town is 2-2.5hr southeast of Geneva Airport and a similar driving time east of Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, both of which are the best gateway international airports. In winter, weekend flights from the UK and within Europe arrive at Chambery, the closest airport to the Tarentaise.

Bourg St Maurice is the terminus for trains travelling from as far away as Paris & London. Trains are also accessible from airports at Lyon and Geneva. Buses meet the trains to transport skiers to the nearby resorts. For Les Arcs, the funicular leaves a few minutes walk from the train platform.

For more information see the Travel to Bourg St Maurice page.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Other nearby ski resorts to Bourg St Maurice include the 3 Valleys ski resort comprising Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens. All three valleys are accessible from Moutiers, 30min to the south west by train or car.

The sneaky secret stash of Pralognan ski resort deep in the Vanoise valley is close to Moutiers as well..

Bourg St Maurice Accommodation

Bourg St Maurice accommodation can be utilised by skiers, but most visitors tend to stay in the nearby villages and ski resort lodgings. Staying in Bourg St Maurice is particularly attractive if one has a car and intends skiing all the local resorts.

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Reasons to Visit Bourg St Maurice

A visit to Bourg St Maurice opens up a plethora of ski opportunities rivalled by just about no where else in the world. The access to world class ski resorts in the beautiful upper Tarentaise valley is unparalleled. Something in the mix of traditional villages, architectural oddities and modern resort complexes will appeal to everyone The freeride and ski touring routes in the area are sensational.

Ski Tours in or near Bourg St Maurice

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Tarentaise Powder Ski Safari DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 3+ Resorts
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USD 1,995
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski some of the most famous ski areas of the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000m through untracked powder even days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
2 to 5 Days | 2 to 5 Nights | 2 to 5 Skiing Days | 3+ Resorts
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USD 719
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski some of the most famous ski areas of the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000m through untracked powder even days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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