Winter sports holiday in France

Are you looking for the ideal winter sports destination for both young and old? Do you want to relax in a comfortable accommodation after an active day in the snow? And do you prefer to refer to skiing and snowboarding as 'faire du ski' and 'planche à neige'? Then a skiing holiday in France would be perfect for you!

We at FranceComfort know all about la douce France being a true paradise for all winter sports enthusiasts, we even have a 5 star resort in the middle of the French Alps called AlpChalets Portes du Soleil. This is our beautiful five-star resort located south of Lake Geneva and on the edge of the authentic winter sports village of Abondance. AlpChalets Portes du Soleil offers you the perfect base for a versatile winter sports holiday in one of the most beautiful and largest ski resorts in the world. Are you planning to book a winter sports holiday soon? In this blog, we would like to inspire you with all the things that make France the perfect destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Read on and find out how you can have endless skiing and snowboarding fun in the beautiful surroundings of Portes du Soleil!

What makes winter sports in France so attractive?

Vast ski resorts. France is home to some of the largest ski areas in the world. In popular destinations such as Portes du Soleil in the French Alps, you will find plenty of vast areas with the most beautiful slopes.

Wide variety of slopes. France has a wide range of pistes, ranging from easy slopes for beginners to challenging runs for experienced skiers and snowboarders. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, you will always find slopes to suit your level and preferences.

Snow assurance. Many ski resorts in France are located at higher altitudes, which means they are often snow-assured during the winter sports season. This means you can enjoy good snow conditions and longer skiing days.

Modern facilities. France is constantly investing in improving the infrastructure and facilities in ski resorts. You will find modern lifts, well-maintained slopes and a wide range of cosy mountain huts, restaurants and après-ski activities.

Culture and atmosphere. Besides skiing, France also offers rich culture and a cosy atmosphere. You can enjoy delicious food, local specialities and explore the charming mountain villages. Moreover, there are often cultural events and festivals taking place in the ski resorts.

Good accessibility. France is easily accessible by both car and plane from different parts of Europe. The country has a well-developed infrastructure and ski resorts that are well connected to major cities and airports.

Portes du Soleil: the most beautiful ski resort in France

The over 650 kilometres of slopes stretching from the town of Les Gets in France to the winter sports village of Champéry in Switzerland is one of the things that makes Portes du Soleil so special. This makes Portes du Soleil the ideal ski area for taking on difficult but beautiful French slopes and stunning Swiss slopes. Beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers alike will find what they are looking for. This also makes Les Portes du Soleil an attractive destination. The winter sports area has a total of 170 kilometres of blue slopes, 380 kilometres of red slopes and 100 kilometres of black slopes. The network of ski lifts has been considerably modernised and expanded in recent years. Therefore, you hardly ever have to queue which makes it very easy to visit several resorts in one day.

Portes du Soleil - Trois Vallées

In our opinion Portes du Soleil is rightly one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the French Alps and in Europe. This ski area has been competing for years with another well-known ski area in France, Les 3 Vallées: the area around Val Thorens, Courchevel and Méribel.

Ski safaris from France to Switzerland

The vastness of the area makes Portes du Soleil perfect for people who want to go on dynamic ski safaris. Can't get enough of skiing or snowboarding? Book a winter sports holiday at AlpChalets Portes du Soleil and go on the most beautiful ski safaris from village to village, from valley to valley and even from country to country! We at FranceComfort can recommend, among others, the trip from French Les Gets to Swiss Champoussin. But a ski safari from French Châtel to Swiss Morgins is also phenomenal.

L'Essert for beginners

Those keen to learn to snowboard or ski can take lessons in l'Essert. The ski school offers plenty of opportunities for young and old. The expansive ski area is equipped with games for children, a snow line for the little ones and a ski lift going to a fun green slope.

Winter sports villages - culinary

Every village in Portes du Soleil - from the lively chalet village of Morzine and the charming village of Châtel to the modern Avoriaz - has its own pleasant atmosphere. You're also in the right place when it comes to culinary. For lunch or dinner on the go, you can enjoy delicious regional dishes in some of the many atmospheric restaurants and authentic mountain huts. On the slopes - which range from green to black - you will find all kinds of cosy mountain restaurants with terraces serving delicious traditional dishes.

Ski resort Abondance, a ski resort for the whole family

Do you want to practise winter sports with your children in Portes du Soleil during the Christmas holidays or spring break? Then we recommended that you visit the Abondance ski resort. The extremely good, thick layer of snow in this ski resort guarantees a perfect holiday for all. Abondance owes its good reputation as one of the best skiing areas for beginners due to its family-friendliness and its suitability for winter sports enthusiasts of all levels and age groups. The charming and quiet ski area with 14 slopes can be reached by gondola from the centre of the village. For more experienced skiers, snowboarders and adventurers, the Abondance ski resort offers access to the higher and more difficult slopes.

Enjoy winter sports whilst staying in a luxurious accommodation near the slopes

After an intensive day outdoors, there is nothing like revitalising yourself in a luxurious accommodation close to the slopes. All the more reason to open a high-end FranceComfort winter sports resort in Portes du Soleil. At AlpChalets Portes du Soleil, you can book a stay in charming chalets which consist of luxurious flats and comfortable penthouses, some of which even have their own sauna or jacuzzi.

The high-end wellness & spa at AlpChalets Portes du Soleil has a large jacuzzi, a big swimming pool, a Finnish sauna, a relaxation area with spacious lounge areas and a fitness room with views of the mountain landscape. Portes du Soleil has everything to offer for your next winter sports holiday.

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