Skiing & ski rental in France

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France: lots of space for sun-hungry skiers

Winter holidays in the Southern Alps

A ski holiday in France equals ample space for unforgettable experiences. French ski resorts are known for their large size, among other things. After all, the biggest ski resort in the world is located in the French Alps: Les Trois Vallées. The choice of winter sports for your holidays in France is equally as large – whether you're travelling with or without children.

The country's alpine slopes boast guaranteed snow, are perfectly groomed and thanks to their geographical location very sunny. In many places, you can spend your entire holiday on and by the slopes. Thanks to a well-thought-out infrastructure, the distances between lifts, hotels and restaurants are short. You won't even need your car. What about Mont Blanc? It's also probably not very far away!

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Skiing in the "Grande Nation" has another distinct advantage: The prices are quite reasonable compared to countries like Austria or Switzerland. Families who spend their winter holidays in France will be particularly happy about this.

Tip for night owls: The best après-ski parties take place in Val Thorens and La Plagne

Do you need new equipment? Then go ahead and visit INTERSPORT Rent. That's where you can rent and try out the latest skis and boards from top manufacturers!

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Your INTERSPORT Rent shops in France

Did you know that you can select and reserve your equipment online right away? When you pick it up on site in France, our RENTertainers will be happy to advise you. Together with our experts, you will not only find the right equipment but also get it perfectly adjusted. 

Are you headed for Portes du Soleil for some freeriding? Planning family holiday in Trois Vallées? Or going snowboarding in Chamonix? No matter where you want to test your rental equipment – if you love your new gear, you can take it home with you! Up to a rental duration of two days, the fee will be deducted from the purchase price. For more information, please get in touch with the INTERSPORT Rent shop of your choice. 

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The record-breaking number of slopes ensures an almost infinite number of possibilities in France's ski resorts. Speaking of record-breaking: Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in France, with 4,810 metres in altitude. It towers over many of the ski runs and, with a bit of luck, you can capture some fantastic photos of it while on ski holiday in the French Alps!

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The 5 best ski resorts in France: 

  • Les Trois Vallées
    The largest connected ski resort in the world boasts 600 kilometres of slopes and 200 lifts. It includes the villages of Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. Val Thorens is home to the highest ski resort in Europe at 3,200 metres above sea level. It offers a particularly long winter season, with guaranteed snow from November to May.
  • Les Deux Alpes
    The ski resort in the L'Oisans region spans more than 210 kilometres of magnificent slopes. On Meije Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe, you can even go skiing in summer. Les Deux Alpes is also a magnet for young people and freeriders because of its connection to the La Grave freeride area, with 100 kilometres of exquisite powder snow routes. A dream come true for backcountry fans!
  • Portes du Soleil
    600 kilometres of beautiful slopes in 12 ski resorts in France and Switzerland: That's Portes du Soleil, in the north of the French Alps and south of Lake Geneva. In popular ski resorts such as Morzine and Avoriaz, you will find easy runs for beginners and families, black slopes for daredevils and 50 kilometres of powder-snow slopes for off-piste fans. 
  • Espace Killy
    Take the luxurious mountain village of Tignes, one of the highest municipalities in Europe, and the charmingly chic Val d'Isère. Add that up and what you get is Espace Killy, a ski alliance with 300 kilometres of ski runs. The resort is both internationally renowned and authentically French. Medium and extra-long ski runs, snow parks, as well as freeride and powder snow slopes dominate the area. Perfect for seasoned pros who love a good athletic challenge! Highlight: skiing in summer on Grande Motte Glacier.
  • Chamonix
    Chamonix, the historic site of the 1924 Winter Olympics, is situated in an enchanting location at the foot of Mont Blanc. The 3,842-metre-high summit of the Aiguille du Midi, the highest point in the ski resort, is simply striking. Another highlight: the notorious 24-kilometre freeride glacier run, "Vallée Blanche".

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Skiing in France is right for you if ...

... you prefer large ski resorts.

... you like to have lots of space on the slopes.

... you're a freeride enthusiast and have never been to Portes du Soleil. 

... you want to visit Les Trois Vallèes, the largest ski resort in the world.

... you want to spend your ski holiday on and by the slopes, without ever having to drive anywhere. 


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What's the best place for a winter holiday with children in France? With so many kilometres of slopes, there are of course plenty of options for families, children and beginners. The following ski resorts are some of the most family-friendly resorts in France (childcare, ski schools and entertainment for all ages included): 

  • Val d'Allos in the Espace Lumière
  • Puy St Vincent
  • Superdévoluy
  • Vars-Les-Claux at La Forêt Blanche
  • Saint Sorlin

Interesting: Espace Lumière is located in the Maritime Alps, in the south-east of France. The region impresses visitors with charming little ski villages, plenty of sunshine, a variety of landscapes with a comparatively mild climate and slopes located at over 3,000 metres above sea level. 

To rent ski equipment for you and your family, be sure to stop by at INTERSPORT Rent! 

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