Looking to get away for one last snow holiday in 2017? The French Alps have plenty of options for those wanting to enjoy the best that the spring snow season has to offer.
Below, we’ll go over some of our favorite spring snowsports destinations in France.
1) Val d’Isere
Craving a challenge before hanging up your skis/board for the year? There is no better resort to tackle in the French Alps than Val d’Isere.
Home to the Olympic Downhill during the 1992 Albertville Winter Games, you’ll have the opportunity to take on its impossibly tight turns and frightening steeps. The entire run is groomed, making this run shockingly fast.
If you have no interest in going home in a body cast, there are plenty of advanced and intermediate runs that will test your skills without putting yourself in real danger.
With over 300 kilometers of trails between Val d’Isere and its sister resort Tignes, there is plenty of variety for skiers and riders of all abilities.
For many, the spring snow season is a festive time of year. The warm sunshine takes away the sting of cold air, making for a perfect atmosphere for drinks on the patio.
Of all the resorts in the region, Meribel has the most active party scene at this time of year, as bars at its base are packed with revelers starting from 3 pm.
La Folie Douce is popular with young twenty-somethings, as it pumps out the latest hits whilst serving endless jugs of beer, while those seeking a (slightly) more mature crowd will want to unwind at Rond Point.
As for the hill itself, its location within the Trois Vallees ensures access to over 600 kilometers of runs, so if you are looking to carve lines worth bragging about at the pub later, staying at Meribel will prove to be a wise decision.
3) La Plagne
Planning a trip for a group that varies in terms of their interests and athletic ability? If you find yourself in this scenario and you need to book ski holidays in France, La Plagne will prove to be one of your best choices.
With an even distribution of runs across all skill levels, well over 200 kilometers of runs within its boundaries and access to 200 kilometers more at sister resort Les Arcs, snow lovers of all stripes will find plenty of places to play here.
The mountain scenery in this corner of the French Alps will cause you to pause frequently to admire its immense beauty (just be sure that riders uphill can see you before stopping), so don’t forget your camera.
Lacking the reputation that Meribel has, La Plagne is also a great resort for families. If you are looking for some apres ski action, though, you will find enough acceptable options on-resort where you and your friends can have a great time after your day has come to an end.