Who’s ready to hit the slopes now that it’s cold out?! At around this time, skiers and snowboarders from all over the world flock to France to experience the best the Alps have to offer. If you’re lucky enough to be vacationing there this winter season, this list might help inspire some details for your itinerary. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to keep this in mind the next time we book a plane ticket!
This gorgeous ski resort is comprised of 3 neighboring villages in the Les Allues commune, and situated within the Vanoise National Park. If you’re like me and like to sneak out to explore, Meribel is the perfect choice! Visitors come to ski but they definitely stay for the spectacular view. We’ve added the picture above so you could be the judge!
Located in the base of the highest summit in the Alps, the Mont Blanc (15,780 ft), this well-known resort area – and home to the first Winter Olympics in 1924- is the crème de la crème of Alpine skiing. As if this isn’t impressive enough, Chamonix also happens to be one of the chicest ski resorts in the world; featuring 5 5-star restaurants, it’s a gastronomic wonderland!
Prepare yourself for world-class ski slopes with the resorts located in Tignes, host of the 1992 Winter Olympics. The slopes here cater to all levels, but are especially rewarding for extreme sports enthusiasts. Tignes offers a simple, no-frills experience that attract only the most dedicated of skiers– and the best part? They’re open almost all year!
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