Where to Ski & Snowboard in France

Skiing and snowboarding in France are truly second to none. But, knowing where to travel on your ski trip to France isn’t easy.

So, we’ve done the hard work for you. With more than 250 ski resorts to explore, these are the destinations you need to visit on your ski and snowboard trip to France.

Most Popular Ski & Snowboard Resorts in France



Courchevel is one of the largest winter playgrounds in France, boasting an incredible 90 miles of ski runs accessed by 60 lifts across 10 different summits. Nestled in the Alps, Courchevel features six different villages, all boasting a quaint, European charm. So, it goes without saying the dining, shopping, and après options are truly endless at Courchevel, as is the fun on the slopes.

Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère

The mountainsides of Val d’Isère are dotted with cozy chalets, luxurious hotels, and some of the top slopes in France. The resort offers 159 pistes accessible by 75 lifts. Nursery slopes are available for beginners while steeper trails are the perfect challenge for advanced skiers. At Val d’Isère, snow is guaranteed from November to May. If Mother Nature fails to produce some serious powder, the resort features a state-of-the-art artificial snow system to ensure a quality day on the slopes.



Chamonix features an endless variety of terrain and 60 lifts to access it. While some tracks are reserved for the advanced riders and danger-seekers, the area offers plenty of acreage for beginning skiers, too. The town of Chamonix is also quite charming and features a number of options for accommodations, dining, and post-ski activities.

Les Arcs

Les Arcs

The premier ski resort in Savoie, Les Arcs is a stunning collection of five different resorts and villages. The resort boasts 258 runs across almost 250 miles. The range of terrain is sure to appeal to skiers and snowboarders of all levels with beginner trails, free rides, tree skiing, and more.



Avoriaz is the ultimate winter playground. A combined 12 resorts offer more than 300 slopes for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The car-free resort boasts several ski-in/ski-out accommodations, 90 restaurants throughout the area, and a convenient lift system to connect both sides of Avoriaz.

FAQs About Winter Vacations in France

Are ski resorts in France open?

Ski resorts in France remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. Please be advised that some locations have suspended indoor activities. We recommend contacting your intended destination to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your skis, snowboard, and snow boots directly to the slopes with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

How much is a ski trip to France?

While the total cost of your trip will depend largely on your method of transportation and your selected accommodations, an adult weekday lift ticket will range anywhere from $20-$60 USD. Multi-day passes and discounted children’s rates are also available at most ski resorts.

How to ship skis on your ski trip to France?

Tired of dragging your skis and snowboard through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your skis, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Skis will collect your skis from your home, business, resort, or lodge. Arrive at your destination to find your skis and snowboard waiting! Ship Skis will send your skis back home at the end of your ski trip to France, too.

Why ship your skis on your ski trip to France?

We know you love skiing and snowboarding at venues all over the globe. That’s why Ship Skis is dedicated to ensuring your skis and snowboard arrive safely and on-time on your ski trip to France. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Skis is the best way to ship your skis and snowboard on your ski trip to France.

How much does it cost to ship skis on a ski trip to France?

The cost to ship a small ski bag (under 25 lbs.) from the U.S. to France is $169.99 USD for the outbound leg and $179.99 USD for the return. The cost to ship a small snowboard bag (under 25 lbs.) from the U.S. to France is $179.99 USD for the outbound leg and $184.99 USD for the return. Transit time shipping to France from the U.S. is 5-7 business days for the outbound leg and 3-5 business days for the return.

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As a company of active skiers, we have experienced the hassles of traveling with your gear and understand how important these items are to you. Our team is available 7 days a week ready to help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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