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The Biggest Ski Areas In The World - Part One - France

Posted by: ade 7 years, 6 months ago

The Biggest Ski Areas in France

3 Valleys


If you are looking for loads of skiing with endless runs and you can ski all day long without ever having to ski the same run twice then look no further than the 3 Valleys in France. With 4 major resorts (Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thornes, les Menuires) covered on the one lift pass as well as a whole host of smaller satellite villages, you have roughly 600km of linked piste at your feet the moment you set off in the morning.

Porte du Soleil 

Another area in France with a huge amount of skiing is the Porte du Soleil. Technically the Porte du Soleil spans both France and Switzerland but there are 650km of piste covered in lift pass. Not all of the resorts are fully linked via piste but there is plenty of skiing to keep you busy for a weeks on end. The main resorts to note for easy access to ski holiday accommodation are probably Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets which are all on the French side of the boarder.

Espace Killy

The next large ski area in France to take not of is the Espace Killy. Made up of Val d’Isere and Tignes. There is roughly 300km of piste and the entire area is high altitude which each resort having its own glacier. It is not the biggest area in France but it offers some of the best skiing!


The Paradiski also an area not to forget when looking at the biggest ski areas in Europe. It offers 425km of piste and for formed a few years ago when the neighbouring resorts if les Arcs and La Plagne clubbed together to build what was then the world’s biggest cable car. The Vanoise Express spans the valley between the two resorts and has now created not only one of the biggest ski area in Europe, but also one of the biggest ski areas in the world.