Our ranking of the best high-altitude resorts

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Our ranking of the best high-altitude resorts

You are looking for a high-altitude ski resort offering reliable snow cover to go skiing? Whether you are a simply curious amateur, or you are living just to climb the mountains to reach their summit, this article will teach you more about our French mountains. These summits are just waiting for you!

1. Val Thorens, the highest ski resort

Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe !

The highest village in Europe with its 2300 m of altitude, Val Thorens is an ideal destination for all snow and ski lovers. A paradise for snow sports, its large number of slopes is perfectly adapted to all levels and all ages. The resort offers a wide variety of snow sports: Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Telemark, etc... Let's not forget their famous Tyrolean traverse, which is the highest in the world. Its elevation of 2280 will allow you to go down on slopes of all levels, from the top of the Péclet glacier to the link with the Ménuire ski resort. Enough to delight fans of speed and snow!

Tignes, ski resort for sportsmen and woman !

Known for having one of the best snows, Tignes will make you dream with its altitude of 1550 m up to 3,747 m. Composed of several area, including Espace Killy - link with the Val d'Isère ski resort - Tignes is perfectly suited for sportsmen and experienced skiers.

The Espace Killy is known throughout the world, notably for having hosted the Olympic Games and the X-games Europe. The resort has a wide variety of slopes with 46 red and 25 black runs. Its enormous difference in height will allow you to explore many different sites and landscapes from the glacier of the Grande motte to the glacier of Pisaillas and its 5 villages.

station de ski Tignes (haute montagne)

La Plagne, villages at low and high altitudes!

A family winter sports resort at an altitude of 1250 up to 3,250 m, La Plagne is the resort for thrill seekers. With more than 128 slopes and a group of 10 villages in total. With 33 red slopes and 18 black slopes, thrill seekers will be delighted.

La Plagne offers charming villages, plenty of snow and a 3000 meter high summit!

Toplayer LaPlagne

L’Alpe d’Huez, the closer to the sun!

Alpe d'Huez, also known as l'Île au Soleil, will give you that feeling of touching it with its 1860 m of altitude. In spite of the sun, its altitude allows for constant and abundant snowfall.

Its elevation is 2205. That's enough to discover a new facet of the resort every day.

Risoul, 185 km of slopes in Southern Alps !

Risoul is situated at an altitude of 1850m with 185 km of ski slopes. A high altitude resort that gives you an elevation of 900 m. Situated to the south, Risoul is more exposed to the sun. But its snow is still abundant.

Are you looking for a resort with sunshine and good weather, but rich in snow?

Risoul ski resort is made for you!

Paysage ski (soleil rasant)

Val d’Isère, elegance, quality and authenticity!

Located at an altitude of 1850 m, Val d'Isère is known throughout the world for its quality of services and elegance. Its 80 slopes are made for everyone, beginners or experienced skiers. The Olympic Games and the World Cup were held on these mythical slopes. Val d'Isère resort will offer you slopes, plenty of snow, aelevation and high quality sensations!

Paysage ski (Val d'Isère)

Avoriaz, when nature rises up

Ecological and entirely accessible on skis thanks to its entirely pedestrian and snow-covered village. The resort is car-free, transforming the streets into ski slopes.

Situated at an altitude of 1150 m, nature is all around you.

The facilities respect your environment and introduce you to the traditions of the mountain.

Les 2 Alpes, the largest skiable glacier in Europe!

The 2 Alps resort is world-famous for being located on the biggest skiable glacier of Europe. With 90 ski slopes, its domain is also accessible to beginners. The glacier, visible from the resort, will leave you speechless. Not forgetting the guarantee of skiing on natural snow, every year, in winter as well as in summer.

Station de ski les 2 alpes (haute montagne)

Auris-en-oisans, the vertiginous family ski resort!

Well appreciated by families with its 1600 m of altitude, Auris-en-oisans is really THE resort for beginners. It offers an incomparable view of the surrounding countryside. And its fully snow-covered and equipped village is easy to access for everyone on skis!

Serre Chevalier, the UNESCO view from above !

France's first unconnected domain, with an altitude from 1200 m up to 2830 m, Serre Chevalier is one of the cities listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its ski area extends over several communes. You can reach it from Briançon, Puy-Saint-Pierre, Puy-Saint-André, Saint-Chaffrey, or Pelvoux. Slopes and tracks rich in landscapes and traditions. Its traditions will give you an extra touch during your stay in Serre Chevalier. Enough to delight fans of culture, landscapes and skiing!

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