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The Best Skiing in France: Advice from Experts

DECATHLON The best skiing in France Thousands of skiers and snowboarders head to French resorts every year to enjoy the exhilarating mountain sports, spectacular views and fine food and drink. We've teamed up with some other experts to bring you an invaluable guide to France's snow covered mountains. Allez! For a "weather-proof" resort try However L'espace Killy (Val d'Isere & Tignes) offers the most reliable snow due to the Thanks to weathertoski.co.uk, we know that Avoriaz is the snowiest Serre Chevalier which combines extensive, relatively snow-sure slopes with lots of trees - invaluable in ski resort in France with an average of nearly 8m per season. vastly superior average altitude. poor visibility. Tips for the best skiing experience: ALPE D'HUEZ LES DEUX ALPES Host to the bobsleigh events in the 1968 Winter Olympics and a regular stage in the Tour de France, Alpe D'Huez has the longest black run in Europe; Sarenne is 16km long. Les Deux Alpes has a vertical descent of over 2km and has 225km of piste. Being home to the largest skiable glacier in Europe means that skiing and boarding is also enjoyed in the summer here. THREE VALLEYS The 3 Valleys is the largest connected piste network in the world You may recognise Courchevel's Altiport from the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies Meribel will host the final stage of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup MadDogSki.com suggest La Tania for the Folyeres run “It has something for everyone with interesting cambers, little paths leading through the trees and, on a clear day, wonderful views of the valley below." La Folie Douce, at the top of the Plein Sud lift in Val Thorens is the highest open air night club in Europe. MEGÈVE Having previously achieved notoriety as a playground for the rich and famous, between 2006 and 2012 nine of Salvador Dali's famous outdoor sculptures could be seen in Megève. 8 4. Megève hosts both an international polo tournament and golf tournament which are played on the snow. 5 DECATHLON

The Best Skiing in France: Advice from Experts

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Given that it has the highest mountain in the EU, has played host to the winter Olympics three times and has a multitude of resorts that cater for skiers and snowboarders, it’s no surprise that Fran...

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