French ski resorts

Key information

The ski resorts of France are hugely popular for family ski holidays and Esprit Ski has chosen only the best of these. All resorts offer superb skiing, convenient family ski chalets and hotels in great locations.

New for this season, travel by train to all your favourite resorts across France for you 2023/24 family ski holiday. 

Working closely with the local French ski schools and best English-speaking children’s instructors, Esprit’s exclusively run ski classes with small ratios of 1:6 for Spritelets and 1:8 for Sprites will speed up your child’s learning and overall enjoyment of their family ski holiday in France.

France is the home to purpose-built ski resorts where access and convenience are the key to choosing the best accommodation in France. Most are at high altitude with many offering glacier skiing, so snow conditions and perfect pistes are always assured for the best family skiing holidays.

A lot of resorts in France are now connected to give some of the biggest ski areas in the world including the world-class  Tignes-Val d’Isère area. If you like to ski mile upon mile each day and not conquer the same run twice, then a ski holiday in Tignes or Val d’Isère should be the perfect getaway for you.

Esprit Ski has a selection of chalets in La Rosière, all conveniently located together and near the pistes to make childcare a breeze. Tignes also has chalets that have been specially converted just for families and located close together in Tignes le Lac. With our childcare base situated in the Hotel Ducs De Savoie, just minutes from the slopes, Val d’Isère is ideal for families.

There are some locally run hotels and self-catering apartments in Tignes giving a further choice of family accommodation. The hotels are on half board, close to the piste and have a swimming pool and spa. The apartments are ideal family accommodation as they are spacious and well equipped with full kitchens. This gives you the choice to prepare you own food or go out to a local restaurant and have family evenings together.

At a glance
Esprit ski resorts: 3
Language: French
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1
  • Convenient ski access with many ski-in/ski-out properties
  • Large ski areas with miles of varied pistes
  • Up-to-date lift systems and good snow-making facilities
  • High altitude skiing with great snow conditions
  • Mountain restaurants serving delicious traditional dishes