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List of 158 ski resorts in the french Alps ️🗻

The 158 ski resorts located in the Alps :

There are 158 ski resorts in the French Alps, representing nearly 70% of all ski areas in France. These resorts are spread over nine departments, and many of them form huge ski areas.

Ski resort Mountain Name of the Massif Name of the ski area (if connected) KLM (ski resort only) Number of ski runs Number of lifts
Abundance Northern Alps Chablais Massif The doors of the Sun 17 15 9
Abriès in Queyras Southern Alps Queyras Massif Abriès in Queyras 21 16 5
Needles in Queyras Southern Alps Queyras Massif Aiguilles in Queyras 4 5 3
Aillons Margeriaz Northern Alps Massif des Bauges Aillons Margeriaz 36 40 18
Albiez Montrond Northern Alps Massif of Arvan-Villards Albiez-Montrond 35 28 10
Alpe d’Huez Northern Alps Massif des Grandes Rousses Alpe Huez Grand Domaine Ski 197 111 71
Alpe du Grand Serre Northern Alps Taillefer massif Alpe du Grand Serre 55 38 14
Ancelle Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins Ancelle 30 20 13
Areches Beaufort Northern Alps Beaufortain Massif Areches Beaufort 50 30 13
Arvieux en Queyras Southern Alps Queyras Massif Arvieux en Queyras 15 14 5
Auris en oisans Northern Alps Massif des Grandes Rousses Alpe Huez Grand Domaine Ski 197 24 71
Auron Southern Alps Mercantour Massif Auron 135 46 19
Aussois Northern Alps Massif of Vanoise Haute Maurienne Vanoise 55 21 8
Autrans Northern Alps Vercors Massif Grand Domaine of Autrans РM̩audre en Vercors 21 21 8
Avoriaz Northern Alps Chablais Massif The doors of the Sun 95 53 35
Bellevaux – Hirmentaz Northern Alps Massif des Brasses Domaine du Roc d’Enfer 28 26 15
Bernex Northern Alps Chablais Massif Bernex 30 21 12
Bessans Northern Alps Vanoise Massif Bessans 3 3 3
Beuil les Launes Southern Alps Mercantour Massif Valberg – Beuil 90 57 23
Bonneval sur Arc Northern Alps Vanoise Massif Bonneval sur Arc 32 26 10
Bramans Northern Alps Vanoise Massif Domaine de Val Cenis 0 4 0
Brides les Bains Northern Alps Vanoise Massif The Three Valleys 150 67 41
Ceillac in Queyras Southern Alps Queyras Massif Ceillac in Queyras 17 16 5
Céüze Southern Alps Massif of Bochaine Ceuze 35 17 9
Chabanon Southern Alps Massif des Monges Chabanon 40 35 11
Chaillol Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins Chaillol 15 13 8
Chamonix Northern Alps Mont Blanc Massif Evasion MontBlanc 120 119 67
Champagny en Vanoise Northern Alps Massif of Vanoise Paradiski 225 136 95
Chamrousse Northern Alps Massif of Belledonne Chamrousse 90 43 15
Chatel Northern Alps Chablais Massif The doors of the Sun 83 45 42
Marcieu Pass Northern Alps Massif of the Chartreuse Marcieu pass 5 6 6
Door Pass Northern Alps Massif of the Chartreuse Domaine du Col de Porte 25 5 5
Rousset pass Northern Alps Vercors Massif Col de Rousset 28 26 10
Ornon Pass Northern Alps Taillefer Massif Ornon pass 8 8 4
Combloux Northern Alps Mont-Blanc Massif The Mont-Blanc Gates 100 65 29
Cord Northern Alps Mont Blanc Massif The Mont-Blanc Gates 11 10 7
Corrençon en Vercors Northern Alps Vercors Massif Space Villard Correncon 245 51 20
Courchevel Northern Alps Massif of Vanoise The Three Valleys 150 109 55
Crest Voland Cohennoz Northern Alps Beaufortain Massif Espace Diamant 30 157 76
Crévoux Southern Alps Massif du Parpaillon Crévoux 22 16 5
Doucy Northern Alps Massif of Lauzière The big Domain 95 61 34
Flaine Northern Alps Massif du Giffre Domaine du Grand Massif 146 65 24
Flumet – St Nicolas la Chapelle Northern Alps Beaufortain Massif Espace Diamant 23 160 6
Font d’Urle Northern Alps Vercors Massif Font d’Urle – Chaud Clapier 14 16 1
Gréolières les Neiges Southern Alps Massif du Cheiron Gréolière les Neiges 30 86 11
Gresse en Vercors Northern Alps Vercors Massif Gresse en Vercors 22 27 11
Isola 2000 Southern Alps Mercantour Massif Isola 2000 120 44 19
The Chapel of Abondance Northern Alps Chablais Massif The doors of the Sun 35 24 10
La Clusaz Northern Alps Aravis Massif Alpine ski area of the Aravis Massif 82 85 53
La Colmiane Southern Alps Mercantour Massif The Colmiane 30 20 8
La Giettaz Northern Alps Mont Blanc Massif The Mont-Blanc Gates 100 66 29
La Grave la Meije Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins Freeride skiing 30 1 3
La Norma Northern Alps Vanoise Massif La Norma 65 27 13
La Plagne Northern Alps Massif of Vanoise Paradiski 225 128 95
La Rosière 1850 Northern Alps Massif of Tarentaise San Bernardo 160 41 20
La Sambuy Northern Alps Massif des Bauges La Sambuy 40 12 5
La Tania Northern Alps Vanoise Massif The Three Valleys 150 109 55
La Toussuire Northern Alps Arvan-Villards massif The Sybelles 60 42 24
Lans en Vercors Northern Alps Vercors Massif Lans en Vercors 25 30 14
Larche Southern Alps Massif de l’Ubaye Larche 3 5 3
The Audibergue – La Moulière Southern Alps Massif de l’Audibergue The Audibergue – The Moulière 29 23 7
Laye en Champsaur Southern Alps Massif of Dévoluy Laye en Champsaur 10 8 7
Le Chazelet Southern Alps Massif de la Meije The Chazelet 10 10 9
The Collet of Allevard Northern Alps Massif of Belledonne The Collet of Allevard 35 27 12
Le Corbier Northern Alps Arvan-Villards massif The Sybelles 90 41 24
The Desert of Entremont Northern Alps Massif of the Charteuse The desert of Entremont 3 4 3
Le Grand Bornand Northern Alps Aravis massif Alpine ski area of the Aravis Massif 84 46 24
The Grand Puy Southern Alps Massif de la Blanche The Grand Puy 25 13 5
The Granier Northern Alps Massif of the Charteuse The Granier 4 4 4
Le Reposoir Northern Alps Massif des Bornes Le Reposoir 5 10 6
Le Sappey en Chartreuse Northern Alps Massif of Chartreuse Le Sappey en Chartreuse 5 6 5
The Semnoz Northern Alps Massif des Bauges The Semnoz 20 20 12
Les 2 Alpes Northern Alps Massif des Ecrins Les 2 Alpes 227 90 51
The 7 Laux Northern Alps Massif of Belledonne The 7 Laux 120 51 21
Les Arcs Northern Alps Massif of Vanoise Paradiski 200 123 52
Les Bottières Northern Alps Massif of Arvan-Villards The Sybelles 10 6 3
The Brasses Northern Alps Massif des Brasses The Brasses 37 20 12
Les Carroz Northern Alps Massif du Giffre Grand Massif ski area 28 28 13
Les Contamines Montjoie Northern Alps Mont Blanc Massif Evasion MontBlanc 120 48 25
The Coulmes Northern Alps Massif de la Charteuse The Coulmes 6 8 3
The Equals Northern Alps Massif of the Charteuse Saint huges – Les Egaux 4 4 4
Les Gets Northern Alps Chablais Massif The doors of the Sun 117 73 47
Les Habères Northern Alps Les Habères-Hirmentaz The Habères 25 19 9
Les Houches Northern Alps Mont Blanc Massif Evasion MontBlanc 55 30 15
Les Karellis Northern Alps Massif of Maurienne Les Karellis 60 28 16
Les Menuires Northern Alps Vanoise Massif The Three Valleys 160 85 34
Les Orres Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins Les Orres 100 35 17
Les Saisies Northern Alps Beaufortain Massif Espace Diamant 77 61 31
Lus la Jarjatte Northern Alps Massif de la Charteuse Lus la Jarjatte 7 7 5
Manigod Northern Alps Aravis Massif Alpine ski area of the Aravis Massif 25 29 17
M̩audre Northern Alps Vercors Massif Grand Domaine of Autrans РM̩audre en Vercors 18 16 10
Megeve Northern Alps Mont-Blanc Massif Evasion MontBlanc 220 187 84
Meribel Northern Alps Vanoise Massif The Three Valleys 150 70 42
Molines en Queyras Southern Alps Beauregard Massif Moline in Queyras 32 33 13
Mount Saxonnex Northern Alps Massif des Bornes Mount Saxonnex 15 11 7
Montchavin – La Plagne Northern Alps Vanoise Massif Paradiski 225 135 95
Montclar les 2 valleys Southern Alps Massif of Dormillouse Montclar les 2 valleys 55 29 10
Montgenèvre Southern Alps Massif des Cerces The Milky Way 99 48 25
Montmin – Col de la Forclaz Northern Alps Massif des Bornes Montmin – Col de la Forclaz 3 5 3
Montriond Northern Alps Chablais Massif The doors of the Sun 75 50 35
Morillon Northern Alps Massif du Giffre Domaine du Grand Massif 25 20 9
Morzine Northern Alps Chablais Massif The doors of the Sun 90 20 69
Our Lady of Bellecombe Northern Alps Beaufortain Massif Espace Diamant 45 98 75
Orcières Merlette Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins Orcières Merlette 100 51 30
Orelle Northern Alps Vanoise Massif The Three Valleys 150 86 29
Oz en oisans Northern Alps Massif des Grandes Rousses Alpe Huez Grand Domaine Ski 53 33 27
Passy Plaine Joux Northern Alps Chablais Massif Passy Plaine Joux 12 9 8
Peisey Vallandry Northern Alps Vanoise Massif Paradiski 200 69 54
Pralognan la Vanoise Northern Alps Vanoise Massif Pralognan la Vanoise 26 24 12
Pra-Loup Southern Alps Great Séolane the Espace Lumière 90 50 20
Praz de Lys Sommand Northern Alps Beaufortain Massif Espace Diamant 50 53 23
Praz sur Arly Northern Alps Massif du Giffre Espace Diamant 34 25 11
Puy-Saint-Vincent Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins Puy-Saint-Vincent 75 35 12
Reallon Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins Réallon 30 13 6
Risoul Southern Alps from Ecrins to Queyras Risoul-Vars The White Forest 185 43 17
Ristolas in Queyras Southern Alps Queyras Massif Ristolas in Queyras 3 2 2
Roc d’Enfer – St Jean d’Aulps Northern Alps Chablais Massif The doors of the Sun 50 30 16
Romme Northern Alps Aravis Massif Romme 4 7 4
Roubion – Les Buisses Southern Alps Mercantour Massif Roubion – Les Buisses 30 20 6
Saint Colomban des Villards Northern Alps Arvan-Villards massif The Sybelles 40 19 8
Saint Francis Longchamp Northern Alps Massif of Lauzière The big Domain 70 42 16
Saint Gervais Mont-Blanc Northern Alps Mont-Blanc Massif Evasion MontBlanc 225 120 56
Saint Hilaire du Touvet Northern Alps Massif of the Chartreuse Saint Hilaire du Touvet 8 10 6
Saint Jean d’Arves Northern Alps Massif of Arvan-Villards The Sybelles 70 41 24
Saint Jean de Sixt Northern Alps Aravis Massif Alpine ski area of the Aravis Massif 20 1 1
Saint Léger les Mélèzes Southern Alps Massif des Autanes Saint Léger les Mélèzes 24 16 9
Saint Martin de Belleville Northern Alps Massif of Vanoise The Three Valleys 160 85 33
Saint Pierre de Chartreuse / Le Planolet Northern Alps Massif of the Charteuse Saint-Pierre Station 35 28 14
Saint Sorlin d’Arves Northern Alps Massif of Arvan-Villards The Sybelles 40 39 19
Saint Véran Southern Alps Queyras Massif Saint-Véran 32 33 13
Sainte Anne la Condamine Southern Alps Massif of Parpaillon Sainte Anne la Condamine 35 13 6
Sainte Foy Tarentaise Northern Alps Mount Pourri Massif Sainte Foy Tarentaise 43 25 6
Samoëns Northern Alps Giffre Massif Domaine du Grand Massif 45 98 13
Sauze Super Sauze Southern Alps Mercantour Massif Super Sauze 65 34 21
Savoie Grand Revard Northern Alps Massif des Bauges Savoie Grand Revard 36 32 12
Serre Chevalier Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins SerreChevalier Briancon 250 82 61
Serre Eyraud Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins Serre Eyraud 11 9 3
Sixt Fer à Cheval Northern Alps Giffre Massif Domaine du Grand Massif 15 6 4
Superdevoluy / La Joue du Loup Southern Alps Dévoluy massif SuperDevoluy 100 53 22
Thollon les Memises Northern Alps Chablais Massif Thollon les Mémises 50 16 14
Tignes Northern Alps Massif of Vanoise Espace Killy – Tignes & Val d’Isère 211 74 36
Turini Silver Camp Southern Alps Mercantour Massif Turini Silver Camp 4 4 3
Val Cenis Northern Alps Massif de la Vanoise Domaine de Val Cenis 125 63 29
Val d’Allos Southern Alps Massif des trois évéchés the Espace Lumière 90 64 27
Val d’Isère Northern Alps Massif de la Vanoise Espace Killy – Tignes & Val d’Isère 89 81 36
Val Pelens Southern Alps Mercantour Massif Val Pelens 3 7 2
Val Thorens Northern Alps Massif de la Vanoise The Three Valleys 150 88 30
Valberg Southern Alps Mercantour Massif Valberg – Beuil 65 42 15
Valfréjus Northern Alps Massif des Cerces Valfréjus-La Norma 135 23 10
Valloire Northern Alps Galibier Massif Valloire Galibier 160 90 29
Vallouise-Pelvoux Southern Alps Massif des Ecrins Pelvoux-Vallouise 25 18 7
Valmeinier Northern Alps Mount Thabor Valloire Galibier 160 90 29
Valmorel Northern Alps Massif of Lauzière The big Domain 95 61 32
Vars Southern Alps from Ecrins to Queyras Risoul-Vars La Forêt Blanche 185 72 26
Vaujany Northern Alps Massif des Grandes Rousses Alpe Huez Grand Domaine Ski 197 33 26
Ventoux – Mont Serein Southern Alps Mont Ventoux Ventoux – Mont Serein 12 18 8
Villard de Lans Northern Alps Vercors Massif Space Villard Correncon 245 53 21
Villard Reculas Northern Alps Massif des Grandes Rousses Alpe Huez Grand Domaine Ski 45 14 8

What if you decided to ski in the Alps this winter? There are several resorts, each with its own characteristics for novices or experts. Let’s discover the Alps in SKI mode and see what we can find.

The Alps are a mountain chain which runs along the northern border of Italy, southeastern France and Switzerland, as well as Austria, southern Germany and Slovenia. The highest peak in the Alps is Mont Blanc (4,808.72 meters). There are 88 peaks over 4,000 meters (48 in Switzerland, 38 in Italy and 24 in France), with passes that sometimes exceed 2,000 meters in altitude. The Alps form a barrier of 1,200 kilometers between the Mediterranean Sea and the Danube.

The population of the Alpine arc, including all its countries and territories, is about 13 million inhabitants, of which 30.1% are in Italy, 23.9% in Austria, 18% in France, 12.8% in Switzerland, 10.1% in Germany, 4.7% in Slovenia and 0.2% each in Liechtenstein and Monaco (France and Austria). Grenoble (France), an urban area with more than 600,000 inhabitants, and Innsbruck (Austria), a agglomeration of more than 190,000 people,’ are both considered by the French and the Austrians as the capital of the Alps’

The best ski resorts in the Alps

Based on 7 criteria, each evaluated on a score of 10, the list is as follows: Alpe d’Huez, Serre-Chevalier, then Chamonix with an average score of 8.7 out of 10 above 8.7 according to Skidata.io.

The highest ski resort in the Alps

The highest ski resort in the Alps is Val Thorens, which is located at an altitude of 2300 meters. It is also the highest mountain village in Europe.

The most accessible resorts in the Alps

The most accessible ski resorts by train are Les Arcs, Saint Gervais and Chamonix, which have direct rail connections. La Clusaz, Samoëns, Abondance or Morzine are accessible by car; they are relatively low and allow easy access by car without the danger of snow on the road.

The best ski resorts in the Alps for families

Before the age of one, some pediatricians advise against going higher than 1500 meters above sea level. Before the age of two, they recommend staying at 1800 meters above sea level. Therefore, you should avoid choosing a mountain community that is too high. In addition, to get there with your child, you will most likely want to have a pool on site. Therefore, we suggest Saint-Lary in the Pyrenees, Mont Dore in the Massif Central, or Villard de Lans (or Valloire) in the Alps.

The ski resorts of the Alps for non-skiing stays

Even if you don’t ski, you can visit a ski resort. So choose a place with a swimming pool and hiking or snowshoeing trails. Avoriaz (avalanche valley), Courchevel (Chamois mountain), Tignes (Matterhorn), Les Menuires, Val d’Isère are examples.

Car-free ski resorts in the Alps

Avoriaz, Valmorel, La Norma are the best car-free resorts, where you can only walk around. Cars are kept in the garage during your stay and you will not be disturbed in the pedestrian streets.

The closest resorts to Grenoble

The closest resort to Grenoble is Lans-en-Vercors (35 minutes by car), which is also the closest ski resort. Then there is Laux (40 minutes by car), Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (40 minutes by car) and Chamrousse (45 minutes by car)

The closest ski resorts to Lyon

Saint Pierre de Chartreuse, which is the closest ski resort in the Alps, is 110 kilometers away, or 1 hour and 40 minutes by car. Then there is Lans en Vercors at 120 kilometers and Les Aillons Margeriaz at 130 kilometers.

The villages of the resorts which exceed 1600m of altitude

The ski resorts with a village residence at an altitude of over 1600 meters are Val Thorens, Isola 2000, Alpe d’Huez, Montgenèvre, Val d’Isère, La Rosière, Risoul, Orcières Merlette. Bonneval sur Arc is also included in the region known as Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

Questions and Answers

How many ski resorts are there in the French Alps ?

There are 158 ski resorts in the French Alps, that is to say almost two thirds of the ski areas in France. Note that these resorts are spread across 9 departments, and that many resorts are linked together to create large ski areas.

What is the best ski resort in the Alps?

According to Skidata, the ranking is composed of Alpe d’Huez, then Serre-Chevalier, and finally, Chamonix, with an average score out of 10 higher than 8.7, based on 7 criteria, evaluated on a score of 10, each.

What is the highest ski resort in the Alps?

The highest ski resort in the Alps is Val Thorens, is located at 2300m altitude. It is also the highest mountain village in Europe.

What are the most accessible resorts in the Alps?

The most accessible resorts by train are Les Arcs, Saint-Gervais, or Chamonix, with direct access by train. By car, there is La Clusaz, Samoens, Abondance or Morzine, which are relatively low in altitude, and in which the access by car, can be done easily, without too many risks of snow on the road.

What is the best ski resort in the Alps when you have a baby?

Some pediatricians recommend not to not go above 1500m altitude, before 1 year, and 1800m before 2 years. Thus, you should choose a mountain village not too high in altitude. Moreover, you will probably want a swimming pool on the spot, to go there with your baby. Thus, we can recommend you : Saint-Lary in the Pyrenees, Mont Dore in the Massif Central, or Villard de Lans, or Valloire in the Alps.

Which resorts in the Alps for a non-skiing vacation?

You can go to a ski resort, even if you don’t ski. So, choose a resort with a swimming pool, and hiking or snowshoeing trails. For example, Avoriaz, Courchevel, Tignes, Les Menuires, or Val d’Isère.

Which resorts in the alps are car free ?

The best resorts without car, and where one moves only on foot, are Avoriaz, Valmorel, La Norma or Piau-Engaly. During your stay, the cars stay in the garage, and you will not be bothered in the pedestrian streets.

What is the closest resort in the Alps to Grenoble ?

Lans-en-Vercors (in 35 minutes by car) is the closest station to Grenoble. Then there are 7 Laux (40 minutes by car), Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (40 minutes by car), or Chamrousse (45 minutes by car)

What are the resorts in the Alps above 1600m of altitude ?

The ski resorts, whose village resort is above 1600m of altitude, are: Val Thorens, Isola 2000, Alpe d’Huez, Montgenèvre, Val d’Isère, La Rosière, Risoul, Orcières Merlette, Sainte Anne la Condamine, Bonneval sur Arc, Val d’Allos, Le Chazelet, Molines en Queyras, Saint Véran, Bessans, Ceillac en Queyras and Valberg.

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Translated from the french original version : https://skidata.io/station-de-ski/massif/alpes/?rand=9113

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