Ski holidays in the Alps Top 10 stations

The Alps, the largest mass of France, remains well ahead among ski destinations in the country. Each winter, from December until late in the season, many fans of skiing vacationers and diverse and varied winter sports crowd the resorts of the Alps.

stations that looks and styles that vary greatly: chic and expensive, quiet and family, busy and popular ... much to say right now, there's something for everyone in the Alps, and the choice is very wide! Savoie, Haute Savoie, Isère in the lead, with the bulk of the most famous resorts in the Northern Alps, but the southern Alps are not far behind.

major ski areas, quality slopes, modern infrastructure, the opportunity to practice different types of slides, a fun atmosphere, good restaurants, quality accommodation ... that is all one can ask a ski resort for the holidays.

To guide you in choosing not always easy for the uninitiated to Alpine resorts, here is a top 10 best resorts and the most beautiful areas of the massif:

1.Courchevel

major ski resorts in the Alps names, there are many, but few resonate as familiar as that of Courchevel. A reference in the field, Courchevel ranges in 5 villages at different altitudes (from Courchevel 1300 in Courchevel 1850), and offers an almost unlimited area, the 3 Valleys. Chic, expensive, a lively nightlife on its 31, Courchevel is lived day and night.

2.Megève

winter sports resort upscale Haute-Savoie, Megeve is a symbol, whose fame extends across the globe. It must be said that many personalities and world leaders have chosen Megève as winter quarters. Between Mont Blanc in the background during the ski day and the intrinsic charm of the village of Megève, there is not to be surprised ...

3.The 2 Alpes

In the Ecrins, near Grenoble, Les 2 Alpes still the most-attended resort of Isere. Fitted from the 50s, the station is perhaps not the one that has more cachet in the Alps, but its vast ski area offers sensational skiing conditions; thanks to the glacier, it is even possible to ski in summer 2 Alpes!

4.Chamonix

Chamonix, a myth in Haute-Savoie that is not likely to subside any time soon. The town includes in its borders neither more nor less than the Mont Blanc! A dream regarding skiing, Chamonix has magnificent grounds and numerous trails for all levels. Add to this the natural charm of Chamonix, its constant entertainment and great restaurants.

5.Tignes

A sporty and attractive resort Tignes slips among the best of Savoy. This thanks to a ski resort whose fame far beyond the borders: the Espace Killy, shared with Val d'Isère, is vast, varied, boasts advanced equipment, all in a setting Alpine just beautiful.

6.Serre Knight

We are this time in the Hautes-Alpes, in what one considers the Southern Alps. Serre Chevalier is thus the largest and most popular winter sports resorts in the southern part of the massif. Avenues to no end, green, blue, red and black, excellent snow and a station in the lively and friendly atmosphere, everything is there.

7.Avoriaz

Ski resort born from the 60s, Avoriaz has risen to the rank of Haute-Savoie resorts among the most popular. With a truly remarkable ski area, the Portes du Soleil, the resort offers optimal conditions for skiing: it is the leaves just never because Avoriaz is a station '' on skis '' where cars are prohibited. A real plus!

8.Flaine

Another born on the station later and designed as an integrated tiered station on three levels, Flaine practice slopes and without a car. With its modern look, the resort and enjoys a cozy atmosphere with easy access to the vast ski area: Le Grand Massif, shared with other friendly drop points such as Samoens and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.

9.Montgenèvre

In the Southern Alps, Montgenèvre is a pioneer of skiing in the region. The station was founded in 1907, which explains the charm still found him today. Montgenèvre but did not forget to stay in it whose domain is part of a larger entity, the vast area of ​​the Milky Way, straddling the French-Italian border.

10.La Plagne

Station founded in the 60s, La Plagne has since never ceased to grow. It now consists of 11 villages connected substations, Plagne Center, Plagne Soleil, Plagne 1800, etc ... Very popular, La Plagne has a wide offer of accommodation, to become a first destination in Savoie. Its ski area, Paradiski, shared with Les Arcs, is a delight for skiers of all categories.