Monday, December 31, 2007

Skiing In France

France has some of the best Ski resorts in the world and for all levels of Skiers, they also boost some fantastict Snowboard parks. If you like the idea of staying in a Chalet, you will find a beautiful selection to choose from.

Alpe D'Huez - which is a high altitude resort with good snow all season long. Is good for skiers of all levels and a great place for Snowboarders. It will also suit those with families. It's Apre Ski is also good.

Les Arcs - Is known as the centre of the action, its the biggest and liveliest of Les Arcs skiing areas and the most popular. Again great for Skiers of all levels and Snowboarders. Apre Ski consists of lively bars and restaurants.

Avoriaz - High altitude resort boasting great snow record all season long. Good for Skiers & Snowboarders of all levels. Families will find plenty to do here. The Apre Ski has something for everyone too.

Chamonix - Known as the "Skiing capital of the world." Again good snow all season and can start from mid December to early May.
Offers fantastic Apre Ski.

Les Menuires - Forms part of the three valleys region. Good for beginners and intermediates with challenging off piste skiing in the region for the more advanced and has a good snow park with half a pipe for the snowboarders. Apre Ski - is the smallest of the three valley resorts but has plenty of restaurants and bars, etc.

Meribel - Situated in the centre of the Three Valleys - its the largest snow sports area in the world. Good for Skiers of all levels with 2 excellent snow parks for snowboarders.
Has good Apre Ski.

Tignes - Forms part of the Espace Killy and consists of five different areas because of its high altitude, which gives good snow all season long. Tignes is more for the Intermediate and Advanced Skiers, but there are some nursery slopes in the three main villages for beginners.
There is a snow park with a half pipe for snowboarders.
Offers good Apre Ski.

Val D'Isere - Forms part of the Espace Killy and is situated next door to Tignes and because of its altitude has good snow from Nov - May. It is a very Chic resort and the longest established.
It is more suited to the Intermediate and advanced skiers with two great snowparks for Snowboarders.
Val D'Isere has a very lively Apre Ski.

Val Thorens - Situated South of the Three Valleys making it Europe's highest Ski resort-it offers the best skiing in the world. It caters for all levels of skiing from beginners to the advanced and has 1 park for the Snowboarders too. Provides good Apre Ski.

Courcheval - Forms part of the Three Valleys and is renown as the worlds best Ski resort. It offers Skiers slopes for all levels with lots of Ski Schools and for Snowboarders which have 1 Snowpark available. Offers great Apre Ski.

Plagne - Made up of 4 village resorts and 7 high altitude resorts. Has something to offer everyone. Plenty of Apre Ski too.

Serre Chevalier - Set up high in the Alps with amazing views. Consists of pretty mountain villages. Good for Skiers of all levels. Known to be the largest ski area in France and top destination for Snowboarders.

Each of the above resorts have beautiful Chalets that can accommodate a small family to large parties, if thats the type of accommodation you prefer, if not you will find hotels, apartments etc.

By R Grieco

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