The quality of snowboarding in France is extremely high, which is to be expected from an area so large and diverse. After an initially uncertain reception in many French resorts, snowboarders now represent a large proportion of the winter sports population, which shows in the resort’s willingness to cater for snowboarding in France.
Tignes, in particular, seems to have developed as the snowboarding hub of France, becoming the home of the European Winter X Games and hosting the Freeride World Tour every year. Here you’ll find some of the best snowboarding in France, with great powder, several parks, massive off-piste terrain and the relaxed nightlife that encourages partying in your snowboarding gear.
Another resort popular for snowboarding in France is Chamonix, attracting the more hard-core boarders and skiers into the shadow of Mont Blanc. The 2 terrain parks and halfpipe form part of the appeal here, but the real draw is found off-piste, action-packed with natural features and tree runs.
Other great resorts of note for snowboarding in France are Serre Chevalier, Val d’Isere and Avoriaz (with snowboarder only sections).