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, chalet hotels and hotels in great locations.

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 Three Valleys, Tignes-Val d’Isère, Paradiski and Portes du Soleil. If you like to ski mile upon mile each day and not conquer the same run twice, then a ski holiday in France is the perfect getaway for you.

Esprit Ski has a range of family chalet hotels in Courchevel 1850, Méribel and Alpe d'Huez. There is 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 the catered chalets in Les Arcs 2000 all have use of an indoor swimming pool and spa area.

The hotels used by Esprit in Belle Plagne, Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez all offer comfortable facilities and full board accommodation.

At a glance
Esprit ski resorts: 8
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