Luxury Ski Chalets & Hotels in France
We have built a stunning portfolio that includes the finest luxury ski chalets and hotels France has to offer. You can find the perfect accommodation for an exquisite Alpine holiday, no matter the region.
Luxury ski holidays in France: A jewel in the Alpine crown
A dazzling scenery of peaks and slopes, the French Alps is one of the most popular locations in the world for high-end skiing. France has some of the most exclusive luxury ski resorts, many of them collecting around the Tarentaise Valley in the Rhone-Alpes Region. Here you may find a collection of world-famous luxury resorts and chalets, specifically in the departments of Savoie and Haute-Savoie, such as Val d’Isere, Chamonix, and Méribel. Courchevel is perfectly positioned in the centre of the Three Valleys and is composed of four picturesque ski towns. However, Courchevel 1850 is the undisputed king. It was the first purpose-built ski resort in France, making it not only the most attracive resort in the French Alps, but also one that was designed with skiers in mind.
What to expect from a luxury skiing holiday in France
Whether you are planning a romantic winter break for two, a family holiday, or a group luxury holiday with a firmly set emphasis on après-ski fun, there is a French Alps resort that can provide everything you require. In this region, you will also find the wide-open pistes of Les Trois Vallées, or The Three Valleys, with 600 km of interconnected slopes. It is situated in the Tarentaise Valley and is home to the ‘super resorts’ of Courchevel.
The Three Valleys in France are certainly not to miss, introducing you to the largest ski area in the world, boasting miles of glorious ski runs stretching over Courchevel 1850, Val Thorens and Meribel. Be careful to give yourself time to return to your side of the mountain before the ski lifts close!
If you’re looking for a luxury ski holiday with plenty of culinary delights, then France will not disappoint. From glamorous resorts boasting Michelin-starred restaurants to fondue restaurants to indulge your love of cheese, you may just struggle to tear yourself away!
What are the travel requirements for France?
France is an easily accessible location for British skiers with many available coach transfers and short flights to Geneva and Chambéry. Driving to the Alps is another popular option, and while it is not as quick, it can be an enjoyable and scenic experience.
Check out government advice and up-to-date information on entry requirements here. British citizens will not need a visa to enter France. However, your passport will need to meet two requirements. It must be less than 10 years old on the day you enter and it must be valid for at least three months after the day you plan on leaving. To see if your passport meets these requirements, look for its date of issue and expiry date.
For more government travel advice on health, safety, and money, see this page.
Nearest airports - Chambery and Geneva
Currency - Euro
Language - French
Helpful phrases to learn for your ski holiday to France
- English: Where is the nearest ski lift?
- French: Où eat la remontée mécanique la plus proche?
- English: I’m lost!
- French: Je suis perdu!
- English: Green/blue/red/black run
- French: Piste verte/bleue/rouge/noire
- English: How do we get back to the resort?
- French: Comment revenons nous en station?
When is the best time to go skiing in France?
The best time to travel to France for skiing is between the months of December and April. Each month has its own benefits and can offer different activities and attractions.
December - Christmas celebrations in quaint traditional villages and festivals with parades, fireworks, and Santa
January - Perfect for beginners with quieter slopes and fresh powdery snow
February - Popular for families due to half term and fantastic weather conditions
March to April - Sunny, longer days leading to more time on the slopes
Explore our luxury ski chalets in France
We have many ski-in, ski-out luxury chalets in our portfolio of French Alps ski chalets. These are perfect for those who want to get in as much skiing time as possible whilst on their holiday.
Our luxurious chalets are fitted with wellness facilities such as heated pools, hot tubs, and gyms and fitness areas. If you would like accommodation that comes with your own private chef and chauffeur, we can arrange that for you as well.
You can explore just some of the facilities available in our collection of luxury ski chalets below.
Luxury Skiing in France - The History
Skiing in the French Alps is an unparalleled experience. While the resorts in countries such as Austria and Switzerland gradually evolved over time from mountain villages, the most famous French ski resorts were built in the 1960s, deliberately and thoughtfully in the best places to ski in France.
The first French luxury ski resorts and chalets were established in the early 20th century, with the development of mountain trains and cable cars. However, it wasn’t until the end of World War II that France saw new generations of ski resorts that looked to build ski resorts from scratch in previously uninhabited mountain areas. Purpose-built resorts such as La Plagne, Les Arcs, and Avoriaz were created to offer direct access to the slopes and allow for the perfect ski-in ski-out experience.
Today, some 100 years later, France remains one of the premier winter sports regions in the world, popular with ski enthusiasts from all over the world.
If you already have a good idea of where you would like to go, feel free to explore our stunning accommodation or get in touch today for more information.
What makes us different?
We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 25 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.
Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.
Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.