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The Top 10 Ski Resorts in France Rated for Beginners, Experts and Snowboarders

French Ski Resort Ratings

This page shows only the Top Ski Resorts of France, ranked according to various criteria.

Opinion Alert:- Only the fact-based comparisons are reliable; everything else is purely subjective and your experience may vary. J2Ski are not responsible for your snow, your mates or your attitude... although we hope you enjoy them all!

There are J2Ski guides to some 321 Ski Resorts in France.

Top 10 French Ski Resorts for Maximum Vertical

Ski Resorts in France with the Largest accessible Vertical (highest piste to lowest ski lift)
 Ski Resort Vertical
Chamonix2,800m9,186ft
Brides-les-Bains2,600m8,530ft
Les Deux Alpes2,300m7,546ft
Vaujany2,200m7,218ft
La Grave2,150m7,054ft
Villard Reculas2,080m6,824ft
Les Arcs2,030m6,660ft
Argentière2,030m6,660ft
Montchavin-Les Coches2,000m6,562ft
La Plagne2,000m6,562ft

Top 10 French Ski Resorts for Highest Ski Areas

Ski Resorts in France with the Ski Areas at Highest Altitude (maximum height above sea level)
 Ski Resort Top
Chamonix3,840m12,598ft
Ski Pass Mont Blanc3,840m12,598ft
La Grave3,600m11,811ft
Grande Galaxie3,600m11,811ft
Les Deux Alpes3,600m11,811ft
Tignes Les Brévières3,450m11,319ft
Val d'Isère3,450m11,319ft
Tignes Les Boisses3,450m11,319ft
Tignes Val Claret3,450m11,319ft
Espace Killy3,450m11,319ft

Top 10 French Ski Resorts for Biggest Ski Areas

Ski Resorts in France with the Largest Ski Areas (total Km of downhill pistes)
 Ski Resort Pistes
Avoriaz650km404 miles
The Three Valleys600km373 miles
Brides-les-Bains600km373 miles
Megève445km277 miles
Paradiski425km264 miles
Portes du Soleil400km249 miles
Espace Killy300km186 miles
Samoëns266km165 miles
Grand Massif265km165 miles
Les Carroz265km165 miles

Top 10 French Ski Resorts for Best Expert Skiing

Ski Resorts in France with the Best skiing for Expert Skiers
 Ski Resort Experts
La Grave5*
The Three Valleys5*
Val Thorens5*
Les Menuires5*
Val d'Isère5*
Les Arcs5*
Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski5*
Grande Galaxie5*
Portes du Soleil5*
Les Deux Alpes5*

Top 10 French Ski Resorts for Best Intermediate skiing

Ski Resorts in France with the Best skiing for Intermediate skiers
 Ski Resort Interm.
Valmorel5*
The Three Valleys5*
Val Thorens5*
Risoul5*
Les Menuires5*
The Milky Way5*
Val d'Isère5*
Le Grand Domaine5*
Les Arcs5*
Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski5*

Top 10 French Ski Resorts for Best gentle Skiing

Ski Resorts in France with the Best skiing for Beginners
 Ski Resort Beginn.
Valmorel5*
Le Grand Domaine5*
Grande Galaxie5*
Les Deux Alpes5*
Jougne5*
Saint Pierre de Chartreuse5*
Ax les Thermes4*
The Three Valleys4*
SuperDévoluy4*
Val Thorens4*

Top 10 French Ski Resorts for Best Boarding

Ski Resorts in France with the Best Snowboarding
 Ski Resort Snowboarding
The Three Valleys5*
Val d'Isère5*
Les Arcs5*
Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski5*
Grande Galaxie5*
Samoëns5*
Portes du Soleil5*
Les Deux Alpes5*
Grand Massif5*
Brides-les-Bains5*

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