Après ski France

Après-Ski in France is generally somewhat quieter than in Austria. However there generally tend to be bistros and bars in all ski resorts where you can comfortably end a days skiing. Après-Ski centres have developed in some areas, which are well known for ski hut entertainment and great parties. These areas include Val Thorens, Tignes, Les Deux Alpes, Méribel and Courchevel. All the larger ski resorts have sport centres with swimming pools, bowling alleys, tennis and squash courts and often also ice rinks. Additionally, depending on the resort, more adventurous sports such as ice-climbing, snowshoe hikes, paragliding and snowmobiling are available. Good food has always played a massive part in the lives of French people. Therefore you can find a large variety of restaurants in the French ski resorts which offer a range of dishes, from regional favourites to gourmet cuisine. Specialities from the French Alps include cheese fondue, Tartiflette (a hot potato and cheese dish) and Raclette, as well as the Génépi herb liqueur.

Resorts in France

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Resort (region) Pistes Ski area altitude
fromup to
Lift pass Nights from
249 km 1,125 - 3,330 m 7 £ 190
75 km 960 - 2,460 m 7 £ 254
114 km 1,030 - 3,275 m 7 £ 333
90 km 1,650 - 2,250 m 7 £ 79
83 km 1,100 - 2,200 m 7 £ 238
150 km 1,300 - 2,738 m 7 £ 190
265 km 700 - 2,561 m 7 £ 262
120 km 1,800 - 2,610 m 7 £ 174
100 km 1,470 - 2,510 m 7 £ 55
65 km 1,350 - 2,750 m 7 £ 158
225 km 1,250 - 3,250 m 7 £ 230
310 km 1,100 - 2,620 m 7 £ 158
225 km 1,280 - 3,560 m 7 £ 182
120 km 1,350 - 2,400 m 7 £ 158
193 km 1,200 - 3,226 m 7 £ 270
265 km 700 - 2,561 m 7 £ 230
225 km 1,250 - 3,250 m 7 £ 309
160 km 1,400 - 3,200 m 7 £ 222
100 km 1,650 - 2,720 m 7 £ 150
445 km 1,113 - 2,350 m 7 £ 254
150 km 1,450 - 2,952 m 3-7 £ 134
265 km 700 - 2,561 m 7 £ 222
185 km 1,000 - 2,069 m 7 £ 182
100 km 1,850 - 2,725 m 7 £ 182
150 km 900 - 3,230 m 7 £ 198
193 km 1,200 - 3,226 m 7 £ 262
185 km 1,000 - 2,069 m 7 £ 174
75 km 1,400 - 2,700 m 7 £ 126
310 km 1,100 - 2,620 m 7 £ 103
250 km 1,200 - 2,800 m 7 £ 206
165 km 1,250 - 2,550 m 7 £ 158
100 km 1,470 - 2,510 m 7 £ 63
150 km 1,550 - 3,456 m 7 £ 174
125 km 1,300 - 2,800 m 7 £ 118
230 km 1,500 - 2,500 m 7 £ 103
150 km 1,850 - 3,300 m 7 £ 230
65 km 1,550 - 2,737 m 7 £ 95
150 km 1,430 - 2,600 m 7 £ 174
114 km 1,030 - 3,275 m 7 £ 309
150 km 1,430 - 2,600 m 7 £ 95
165 km 1,250 - 2,550 m 4-7 £ 150
150 km 900 - 3,230 m 7 £ 222
185 km 1,650 - 2,750 m 7 £ 190
249 km 1,125 - 3,330 m 7 £ 150