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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

The Northern Alps, the world's largest ski area

L'Alpe d'Huez - Oisans

The world's largest ski area, provides powder snow and fun to families, friends and athletes alike. Suitable for every style, every preference and every discipline, the Alpine ski resorts are the perfect destination for snowsports enthusiasts into everything from gentle pottering to extreme skiing. In all, there are 17 major ski areas here, such as the Portes du Soleil in Haute Savoie and the Three Valleys and Espace Killy both in Savoie. And with around 160 resorts, everyone is sure to find their ideal winter sports destination. Skiers who favour unspoilt countryside and authentic experiences will love the village resorts, such as Chamonix, Megève, Le Grand-Bornand and La Clusaz. And for those looking for switched-on, all-out skiing spots, the list includes Courchevel, Val Thorens, Tignes, La Plagne, Val d'Isère, Les Arcs, Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes, which offer a winning combination of adrenaline, partying and wide open spaces. Some of these ski resorts allow thanks to their interconnected ski areas to reach a multitude of slopes via a single ski pass.

Discover the list of all our ski resorts on our websitehere (External link)

Explore our partner’s offer here (External link)