Winter activities Patricia Bech Travel Notes

3 places to go skiing in France

It is peak time to go skiing in Europe and with Covid travel restrictions finally becoming a bit more workable, many people have booked to visit the slopes.

France has traditionally been a very popular country to visit for skiing. A change in visiting rules have meant that the French borders are now open to UK travellers, which has caused a stream of interest.

Sadly I have no plans to go skiing this year, but I am looking forward to getting back to the snowy slopes and spectacular mountain tops soon. There is nothing quite like relaxing in the sunshine with a mulled wine or a hot chocolate. I love skiing as an extreme sport, but I also really like the social side too and the fact that there is a really fun and relaxed atmosphere.

I can’t wait to get back to it. In the meantime, here are three places that you should consider for a ski break in France.

  • Meribel

Meribel is known as a very chic resort and it attracts a lot of wealthy travellers who are looking for a luxury but also quite discreet destination. It is really popular with people travelling from the UK and is located in the heart of the 3 Valleys, so offers excellent skiing and incredible restaurants as well.

  • Val d’Isere

This is a very popular destination to visit for all ages groups. Lots of people make the trip through the mountains to this beautiful French ski resort. The Olympic downhill slope La Face is the highlight of the resort, but there are plenty of easier ski runs to enjoy as well. It also have a good party atmosphere.

  • Courchevel

This is a really good place to go if you have group of mixed abilities. There are some beautiful runs for the beginner skiers to enjoy but there are also some very challenging black runs for those who are more experienced. Worth it perhaps for a family ski trip!

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