- Alps Resort ReviewsAlps Resort Reviews
With hundreds of ski areas to choose from, we can guide you to your perfect resort. We've visited and skied around 50 resorts in the Alps, most of which are already featured here and we never review anywhere that we haven't tried and tested on your behalf.
- Pyrénées Resort ReviewsPyrénées Resort Reviews
Our reviews include traditional resorts like Cauterets and purpose built areas such as Piau Engaly. All have great family skiing and are close to natural hot spas for some relaxing après ski. We found the resorts are easily accessible, have varied accommodation options and are cheaper than the Alps.
- Auvergne Resort ReviewsAuvergne Resort Reviews
Situated in the heart of the Auvergne’s dramatic volcanic landscapes, we review the Massif du Sancy, dominated by the 1866m Puy du Sancy, highest peak in the Massif Central. The Sancy Massif has four downhill ski centres and are little known by Britons who choose to ski in France.
- Winter & Ski Home
Authentic village charm with creature comforts
Set in a secluded valley just 50km from Grenoble, Vaujany is one of a chain of villages linked to the world famous Grandes Rousses ski area centred on Alpe d'Huez. It has its own ski terrain with a reassuring novice area and entertaining intermediate runs but most skiers take the short cable car ride to access some serious mileage and those awe-inspiring vertical drops. Read the feature.
Solid value resort for families
One half of the Grand Tourmalet ski area, La Mongie lies on the flanks of the 2872m Pic du Midi. La Mongie's original purpose-built style won't appeal to everyone, but each season brings significant improvements, and as existing accommodation is upgraded we think that the resort offers a value option for skiers and snowboarders. Read the feature.
The mountain scenery alone would make this a special place to ski
On the piste-map it might look limited, but the quality of what there is, coupled with the sensational scenery, mean that you can't help liking Hautacam, a small resort above the spa town of Argeles-Gazost in the French Pyrenees. We took a day to discover that Hautacam hides its best terrain and best scenery until the end of the draglift hauls. Read the feature.
You've been hearing about it, so we went and skied it for you
With heavy recent investment and a super-convenient location above Grenoble, Chamrousse seems to have a lot going for it.
UK ski operators love it, too – so we decided to see it, ski it and make up our own minds. Read the feature.
The Porte du Soleil's most radical ski resort gets a makeover
The unmistakable skyline has undergone a radical transformation recently, attracting fresh attention to a rising star of the Portes du Soleil.
But what's it like to ski?
We went to find out the reality behind the hype. Read the feature.
We profile the well-connected Savoyard ski village of Les Gets
The chic and deservedly popular ski village of Les Gets sits close to the Franco-Swiss border. To its own varied pistes you can add those of the vast Portes du Soleil, creating near-limitless terrain for mile-hungry skiers. Find out why we think it's a real charmer. Read the feature.
Ski from La Rosière over to La Thuile, in Italy's Aosta Valley
High above the Tarentaise Valley we visit this ever-popular ski resort and ski across the Franco-Italian border all the way to La Thuile in the Aosta Valley. Read our review and discover how you could enjoy truly epic skiing in the fabulous Espace San Bernardo. Read the feature.
We test-drive backdoor access to the legendary Trois-Vallées
By thinking laterally (with more than a hint of vertical dropped into the mix) you can make worthwhile savings and still ski in Val Thorens and the Trois-Vallées. Now add doorstep high-speed rail access and Orelle suddenly sounds very interesting. We thought so, and went to the Maurienne Valley to test the concept for ourselves one particularly cold and frosty morning. Read the feature.
The Trois-Vallées Effect has been quietly injecting real style
It sits in the very heart of the vast Three-Valleys ski area, but its hard-edged skyline was never going to be to everyone's taste. Now more traditionally-styled Savoyard developments are making new converts – and the quality and extent of the skiing speaks for itself... Read the feature.
Is this the best-kept secret in quality French skiing?
Once the Vallée de la Maurienne had plans to link some of its best ski terrain to that of Bardonecchia, just across the nearby Italian border. Had it come off, the resulting Croix du Sud would by now be world-famous. As it is, Valfréjus has been quietly getting on with developing into a surprisingly stylish ski resort in its own right. We were impressed... Read the feature.
If we haven't skied it we don't review it - read our detailed independent French ski resort reviews.
"We really do visit and ski every location we review." Roger Moss, Editor.
So you can make the right choice of ski area for you, each resort review includes summaries of the location, the ski area, the village and who it's best suited to. We follow that with a full account of our experience visiting and skiing the resort. We give recommendations of where to stay, where to eat and other activities you might like to try along with all the usual facts and figues and useful links. More than half our reviews include information about Handiski at resorts adapted to welcome skiers with a disability.
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With literally hundreds of ski resorts from which to choose, France is a real treasure-chest for skiers. In fact, the average leisure skier could spend a lifetime and never ski the same resort twice.
If that’s not an option for you, take heart; there’s still a whole lot of terrain waiting to be discovered in your search for your perfect ski area – and we’re here to help you do just that...
Roger Moss, Editor.