Luxury Ski Holidays France
France has some of the Alps’ most exclusive luxury ski resorts, our favourites include Courchevel, Val d’Isère and Megève. As the country that created the Michelin awards, France is not short of haute cuisine. Dine at France’s most impressive restaurants at altitude, paired with some of the finest vintages of French wine. With so much choice between splendid hotels, chalets and apartments, finding one that caters for your needs is crucial. Whether you’re looking for ski-in ski-out, a boutique hotel with a spa, gourmet restaurants with a vast wine list or activities for non-skiers, we can accommodate you. A luxury ski holiday is about skiing to your heart’s content, indulging in fantastic food and wine, staying in luxurious accommodation and treating yourself to a memorable holiday.
Whether you’d prefer to stay in a sumptuous hotel, self-catered apartment or Alpine chalet, our properties have been cherry-picked based on their style, character, exceptional service and prime location. Stay in style with a private chef, chauffeur and a top of the range spa complete with a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and hammam. Our favourite luxury hotels in the French Alps include Hotel Le Blizzard in Val d’Isère, Hotel Portetta in Courchevel, Hotel Altapura in Val Thorens and Le Coucou in Méribel. For secluded luxury, Le Refuge in Val d’Isère is at the top of the Solaise chairlift and has unbeatable mountain views.
French wine & cuisine
After a morning's skiing, have a traditional lunch of Savoyard cuisine at a mountain restaurant. We recommend trying a hearty raclette, cheese fondue or tartiflette with a crisp, aromatic French white wine. Any meal in France tends to be followed by a shot of the local herbal digestif, genepi. Across the French Alps there are 21 Michelin-star restaurants. Expect innovative twists on traditional Alpine cuisine.
Home to the largest ski area in the world, Les Trois Vallées has an incredible 600km of pistes across the popular Val Thorens, Meribel and Courchevel ski resorts. Val d’Isère is part of the Espace Killy ski area with Tignes, which covers 300km and is suitable for beginners and experts alike. Courchevel is well suited to beginners, with mild gradients and easy lifts as well as English-speaking instructors. Val d’Isère has fantastic nursery slopes in the village as well as challenging black runs like La Face, which was the Olympic downhill course. The Espace Killy is snow-sure thanks to the two glaciers, La Grande Motte Glacier in Tignes at 3,655m and the Pissaillas in Val d’Isère at 3,488m.
After a day's skiing, you will have earnt a demi-pêche or a glass of French wine on the sun terrace or by a crackling fire. Oenophiles may like to play connoisseur at wine tasting experiences. French resorts are well equipped for winter activities, whether its paragliding in Val d’Isère, ice diving in the Tignes lake, tobogganing in Val Thorens or ice skating across Megève’s rink. A special occasion could be marked by a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Courchevel.