Quiet ski resorts in France: 7 hidden ski villages to avoid the crowds

View of a small & quiet skiing village resort during the winter season.

Finding a nice and quiet ski resort in France can be tough. We’ve all heard of the big-name resorts such as Courchevel or Chamonix. However, these are not always the first choice for those looking for a quiet, accessible, family, and beginner-friendly resort. For that reason, I have reviewed a selection of French ski villages that offer great value for money while preserving their charm and superb all-season skiing conditions.

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Skiing between France and Italy, Switzerland, or Spain: 4 Winter Destinations for Crossing Borders

The resort of Font Romeu is perfect for skiing between France and Spain.

People cross borders every day – by plane, train, car, on bikes or even by foot. So why not cross national borders on skis or a snowboard? France, as a winter destination, has a lot to offer and also will not disappoint you either this time. Skiing in France does not only mean skiing in France, but it also enables you to ski between France and Italy, Switzerland, or Spain – whatever you prefer!

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Skiing vs Snowboarding: which one is easier to learn if you are a beginner?

A skier and snowboarder go on a winter adventure in the mountains.

As a beginner, I often find myself asking the same question over and over: skiing or snowboarding, which one is easier? This recurring curiosity led me to ask around my closest friends, family, and work colleagues. However, no answer seemed to convince me. That’s when I decided to take it upon myself to determine which one was the ultimate snow sport.

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Group Ski Lessons vs. Private Ski Lessons: Which should you choose?

Beginners and first-time skiers typically ask themselves this question before starting to learn to ski, and it’s not an easy one to answer! There are pros and cons to both types of lessons, and it depends on what you want to give (financially and physically speaking) and get out of your lessons.  Factors such as your age and ski experience, your personality, the time and duration of ski lessons as well as your budget will all influence your decision.

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Skiing in the 3 Valleys (Les 3 Vallées) – 7 Resorts making up the World’s Biggest Ski Area

A group of skiers is having fun during skiing in the 3 Valleys, the world's biggest ski resort.

Located in the heart of the Alps in Savoie in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, skiing in the French ski resort 3 Valleys (Les 3 Vallées) means skiing in the world’s largest interconnected ski area with magnificent views to Europe’s highest peaks such as Mont Blanc.

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