|French ski resorts are scattered around two main mountain ranges, the Pyrenees and the Alps. |
Ski resorts in France really do vary in style. There are huge, modern and purpose-built resorts like Flaine and pretty old farming villages like Megève or Chatel. But you can't beat many of France's purpose-built resorts for convenience. In La Plagne, for example, it's easy to ski to the doorstep of most apartment blocks and hotels - making for great family ski holidays.
Like the villages, the lift systems also vary enormously, ranging from antiquated single chairs to modern high-tech, high-speed six-seaters
and top-of-the-range cable cars. The lift passes aren't cheap though, so it's a good idea not to lose your pass
when you accidentally find yourself in a nightclub still sporting your salopettes… French ski resorts
boast some good quality bars
, and French mountain and village restaurants offer top-notch cuisine
and wines at prices to suit all pockets. Some ski resorts in France
are quiet and more geared towards the family ski holiday
, however, most French resorts have good nightlife. In fact, some are very lively indeed, with clubs that are frequented by top DJs and stay open until dawn.