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You will be spoilt for choice in what is one of the world’s greatest ski and snowboarding regions – and also the place with the largest connected ski areas on the planet. Experienced skiers and boarders are able to drop from one valley to the next and even take in several top resorts in one day out, while beginners and children can feel safe and secure on the plentiful easy slopes and fun parks at the base of the slopes.
The Savoie alone is home to three of the best ski areas on the planet – Trois Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes, making it an excellent choice for both skiers and boarders who want to be challenged and cover large distances and those strapping on their boots for the first time. An alternative is pretty Isère to the south of the Alps’ main ski regions, where the Grande Alpes ski area has lot of easy and intermediate terrain and scope for skiing and boarding between charming villages and to scenic valleys.
Of course boarding and skiing in France – just as in Austria - is not just about the slopes. Eating is a big deal in the French Alps, and you’ll be doing a lot of it to give you energy for your adventures. While international favourites are easy to come by, there are plenty of local specialities to be sampled, including fondues, raclettes, tartiflettes and gratins, all featuring wonderful gruyère or other local cheeses made from milk provided by cows grazing the rich mountain pastures.
We continue our successful partnership with British Airways, Jet2 and EasyJet Airlines into our Winter 2019/20 season with all flights departing on a Sunday. For more information visit France flight information.
Tignes is modern, purpose-built and another excellent choice for families, with a large beginners’ area and accessible runs all the way down from the glacier. It makes up the second half of the Espace Killy ski area, connected easily to Val d'Isere meaning you can ski both resorts with just one lift pass.
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