Best Ski Resorts in France

Surveying the potential of the awesome Les Arcs - rated the best overall ski resort in France
French powder is as delicious as anywhere in the world, this was at La Clusaz
Tignes is a highly rated French Alps monstrosity that needs to be skied to be believed.
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
Skiing the best resorts in France is better with matching skis & jacket!
Sainte Foy is the best ski resort in France for powder hounds.
Even at Tignes one can find find their own piece of piste paradise
Powder skiing at Sainte Foy France
Les Arcs ski resort France
Serre Chevalier ski resort France
Rush hour at Sainte Foy ski Resort France
Tignes off-piste skiing with the extraordinary Val Claret village below
Les Arcs ski resort France
Tignes ski terrain
All the best ski resorts in France have great mountain restaurants, Sainte Foy is no exception
Ski powder in the French Alps
French ski resort mountain hut
Perfect powder hounds weather at Sainte Foy
Ski France (& Les Arcs)

Best Ski Resorts in France

Powderhounds Awards: Best Ski Resorts in France

Where is the best skiing in France? The following awards the best ski resorts in France are according to ratings provided by & are for resorts that have been reviewed by Powderhounds. We visited a host of French ski resorts last season, so the 2020 Awards will look very different when we update this page (soon!).

Top 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 Serre Chevalier: 2nd Best Powder Ski Resort in France Les Arcs: 3rd Best Powder Ski Resort in France

Just outside the the TOP 3 best French ski resorts for powder hounds are: Montgenevre, Val d’Isere and Grands Montets .

Best France Ski Resorts - Overall

Based on infrastructure & services, terrain, snow & cost
Les Arcs: #1 best overall rated ski resort in France Portes du Soleil: 2nd best overall rated ski resort in France Chamonix: 3rd best overall rated ski resort in France

Just outside the TOP 3 best overall ski resorts in France are: Serre Chevalier , Tignes and Val d’Isere .

Other Awards for European Ski Resorts

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

Best Family/Beginner Ski Resorts
Portes du Soleil (Châtel ), Tignes, La Rosiere

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

Best Advanced On-Piste Terrain
Avoriaz, Grands Montets, Les Arcs

Best Expert & Extreme Terrain
Chamonix, Val d’Isere , Tignes

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

Best Powder
Bonneval sur Arc, Serre Chevalier, La Norma, Serre Chevalier, Sainte Foy, Val d’Isere , Grands Montets

Best Après & Nightlife
Chamonix, Val d’Isere , Tignes

Best Value for Money Overall
Aussois, Serre Chevalier, Sainte Foy, Serre Chevalier, La Rosiere, Montgenevre

Want to know anything else? Check out the full Europe ski resort ratings page here.

Best France Ski Resorts - Readers' Reviews

These awards for the "best ski resorts in France" are based on the public reviews on 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.

Submit Ski Resort Reviews - Have Your Say

Have your say on the best ski resorts in France by adding your own review. Navigate to your favourite French ski resort & click on the "ADD REVIEW' button to submit your review, ratings & photos.

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