Pedestrian Ski Resorts

What could be better than stepping directly out of your hotel and onto your skis? Ideal for vacationers, many French ski stations are laid out in this pedestrian-friendly manner.

- the 21 March 2012

Skating rinks

Covered or open-air, natural or artificial, real or synthetic ice…nearly all the French ski resorts have a skating rink, where you can skate, dance, play hockey, discover curling, and more. So go o...

- the 1 March 2012

Driving on ice

Looking to channel your inner Sébastien Loeb, or simply to learn a few tips for driving on slippery roads? With your safety in mind, numerous stations now offer courses that teach visitors how to...

- the 28 February 2012

Ski Touring

Limited to tough-as-nails mountaineers just ten years ago, ski touring is becoming increasingly accessible, notably thanks to the development of superior equipment. Appealing from both an ecologi...

- the 28 February 2012

Off-piste skiing

Once a pastime only for top-level skiers, off-piste skiing has become accessible to a much larger public, thanks to equipment improvement and increased options offered by ski instructors and other ...

- the 22 February 2012

Focus: 8 linked skiable areas

If your idea of skiing is more than simply going up and down the same pistes all day long, the French mountains will surpass your expectations. Linked skiable areas allow you to move freely from ...

- the 7 February 2012

Try Skidooing!

"Brilliant fun!" - reader, Perry Lancaster has a go...

- the 7 February 2012

The history of skiing

For many of us, skiing has become an annual treat. It is one of the most popular types of holiday and at this time of year; it seems our thoughts turn to the sun-kissed glamour of the French ski ...

- the 7 February 2012

Snow sports to try this winter

A ski holiday can be shorthand for a break involving any winter sport... and there are plenty of them to enjoy in the French mountains whilst you’re there – talk about action packed! Have you con...

- the 11 January 2012

The largest ski areas in France

Many of France’s most popular ski resorts are located within broader ski ‘domaines’ – linked series of resorts and runs of all colours – which allow visitors to buy special passes in order to exp...

- the 3 January 2012

Charming holiday

Often little-known but always charming, mountain villages give some authenticity to holiday in the snow.

- the 19 December 2011

Regional Natural Parks of the French Mountains

What is a “Regional Natural Park?” More than just a label, it is an engagement, preserving the natural wealth of the terrain, serving visitors and local inhabitants. Here, an overview of these tr...

- the 14 November 2011