SKIING IN THE FRENCH ALPS

Wax your skis and enjoy some of the best ski slopes! 

In the French Alps, you will find some of the best worldwide ski resorts and if you travel with the high-speed trains of Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation to Lyon, you can reach them very easily. 

Therefore, we will recommend you some of the most famous ones.




ALPE D’HUEZ

Ski station in the Alps

The Alpe d'Huez station is located in the French Alps (with an altitude of 330 m). The station offers about 250 km skiing area and a total of 116 slopes: 40 green, 29 blue, 31 red and 16 black tracks. Alpe d'Huez is famous because of its long tracks and among them you can also find "La Sarenne", which is the longest ski slope in Europe. It is accessible from the first days of December to the last day of April. 

This station is also famous for being one of the final stages of the Tour de France and also one of the most interesting races with a total of 21 curves.


COURCHEVEL 

The ski resort of Courchevel

The ski resort of Courchevel is located within three valleys and is the largest ski area in the world with more than 600 kilometres of ski slopes, which are connected between them.

The station can be divided into 4 large areas: Courchevel 1300 (Le Praz), Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 (Moriond) and Courchevel 1850 and is visited by millions of skiers throughout the winter season. One of its unique characteristics is that it has its own airport but it has a very short track and the access is difficult. 

Courchevel has 15 luxurious 4-star hotels and many comfortable chalets that are unique in the world. You will find a wide gastronomic offer that reflects the culinary tradition of this region. There are also wellness offers, such as invigorating jets of a balneotherapy or relaxing massages. Do not miss the luxury of being in this very well preserved, pure and silent mountain. 


TIGNES


The ski resort of Tignes

The station of Tignes is located at 2,100m high and has one of the most beautiful skiable domains in the world: the Tignes / Val d'Isère. With the Glacier Grande Motte (3,650m), Tignes guarantees 11 months of skiing per year with 300 km of slopes prepared for skiers of all levels and ages.


VAL D’ISERE

The ski station of Val d'Isère

Va​l d'Isère is a town with thousands of possibilities. Walking across its streets is a real pleasure; it does not matter if you want to go shopping, to find a typical restaurant, a bar with a good atmosphere or just to admire the fireworks.

In addition, if you are a skier or a snowboarder of any level, you will enjoy the immense ski area offered by the station (300 kms of alpine ski slopes and 87 ski lifts) in the mountain village environment of the Vanoise National Park.

 

MEGÈVE

The ski resort of Megè​ve

Surrounded by three mountain massifs with gentle slopes and a lush forest, Megève offers 445 km of trails adapted to all levels, thanks to the territory of Evasion Mont Blanc. Several famous names have contributed to the development of this station, which is today one of the most well-known stations of the French Alps. Gourmands can discover local products in any of the 85 establishments of the station. 




If you do not have enough time to travel to the Alps, we suggest you to go to the French Pyrenees, which are much closer and you can reach easily thans to our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains.



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