Old 24-02-08, 02:34 PM   #1
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Where to ski in France

I'm looking to go skiing in France and/or Switzerland at the end of March but I don't know where! There are so many options that I'm confused! I've been told of so many mountains, Chamonix, Verbier, Portes du Soleil, Zermatt, Crans Montana...

We are upper intermediate skiers who are looking for a bit of a challenge, good snow conditions, great views, a place with a good night life and not too expensive. I've been leaning toward Chamonix but I've been told it is VERY expensive. Is this true? If anyone has suggestions for self catered places at a good price please let me know!


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Old 24-02-08, 04:56 PM   #2
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france has the longest ski run in the world on mont blanc in chamonix its 13.? miles long
more than this i dont know and what i had heard about it that its very hard

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Old 28-05-08, 05:38 PM   #3
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Chamonix is great for off piste but if you are mainly a piste skier stick to the uber resorts of the Three Valleys (Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, la Tania, les menuires, St Martin)or Espace Killy (Val d'isere and Tignes) maybe. there are so many more soit would depend on budget, nightlife, scenary, ambience, etc etc.
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Old 03-10-08, 04:25 PM   #4
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Old 01-11-08, 01:38 PM   #5
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Try serre Chevalier 250km of un crowded piste up to 2800m spread across 3 mountains uncrowded heaven


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Old 02-11-08, 01:55 PM   #6
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Val Thoran 3 Valleys simply awesome
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Old 19-12-10, 05:38 PM   #7
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Can't really beat the Three Valleys - largest ski area in world (so its advertised) and enough to keep beginners, intermediates and experts happy
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Old 02-03-11, 10:37 AM   #8
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Ardent near Morzine is amazing and is not very busy at all.... good luck with finding somewhere
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Old 07-03-11, 10:18 PM   #9
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I went to Avoriaz in France this year, which is linked to Portes du Soleil. The great thing about it is that you can ski to your chalet as its a no car resort. It's high up in the mountain so always snow, and you can head into Switzerland too so you get different scenery/slopes etc. The nghtlife is good (wont be as lively as Chamonix though), has one club and around 5 bars. We also did it on a budget and stayed at Les Fontaines Blanches apartments, which are self catering, i think it was about 250 for a 4 bed apartment for 3 nights. The slopes are wicked though, and you wont get bored, as once you've conquered Avoriaz you can then head into more of Portes du Soleil. Some of the reds are really tough and bumpy, as well as some good off piste action. Transfer is about 2 hours max too.
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Old 12-10-11, 03:45 PM   #10
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Ardent is very good
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Old 16-11-11, 06:35 PM   #11
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You can try for St. Moriz in Switzerland which is known for its elegance and exclusiveness, while in France you can go in Chamonix the food there is truly outstanding as well as the skiing experience.
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Old 15-12-11, 04:58 PM   #12
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I think that the best place to go for skiing in France is Chamonix. I really like this resort. The ski pistes are really huge and the chalets and the ski apartments are pretty good as well.
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Old 23-12-11, 08:40 AM   #13
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Alpe d'Huez

I go every winter holiday in the Alpe d'Huez and I think this resort is perfect: a big ski area, great slopes, lots of animation and lots of choices for accommodation
I highly recommend. If you want more informations, check the website of : alpedhuez-granddomaine-ski.com/eng.html
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Old 30-12-11, 03:44 PM   #14
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Much depends what you want out of a resort. The Three Valleys offers a huge area and has different resorts more suited to different things. Val Thorens is the highest at one end and good for those looking for more night life. Meribel offers a good mixture of night life and suitable for families. Courchevel is the more expensive end but some good deals to be had and (in my opinion) best ski area.

Morzine is a lovely town with lots going on and good choice of accommodation. Val d'Isere and Tignes are high and have lots of skiing. Paradiski area also excellent.

Loads to choose from in France.
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Old 01-01-12, 09:43 AM   #15
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Verbier is a good resort!, if you want it cheaper, take your place to stay in Veyzonnas bij VIP. Nightlife is not to good.

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