Où faire du ski en hiver ?

Where to ski in winter?

Who says winter vacation says skiing. Musher explains how to choose the right ski resort and offers you 4 essential places to enjoy your vacation with family or friends!


Several criteria must be taken into account before choosing the ski resort that will welcome you for your next vacation. Depending on your desires and your budget, make the choice that best suits you to make your stay in the mountains a success.

Some vacationers tend to favor resorts with large ski areas, while others prefer cozy and comfortable accommodation. Still others refine their search based on the activities offered to children, the packages offered... You have something for everyone!

Are you planning a family vacation? During your search, make sure that the ski resort you choose has the Famille Plus label. This national tourist label, recognized by the Ministry of Tourism, meets 110 requirements and 6 commitments guaranteeing that the resort is perfectly equipped to accommodate children.

The Nordic France label testifies to the quality of the ski slopes, guaranteed to respect specific measures and controlled by experts.



The number 1 ski destination, the Alps are popular with holidaymakers from all over the world every year. For what ? Quite simply because the Alpine massif has all the assets that winter sports enthusiasts are looking for. From ski areas as far as the eye can see to authentic villages and significant elevation changes, there is something for everyone!

But where to go?

  • Les 3 Vallées: This is one of the most popular ski resorts in winter. With more than 300 slopes, this area is one of the largest in France.
  • Chamonix Mont-Blanc: Want to ski at the foot of Mont-Blanc? Live an unforgettable adventure and discover breathtaking landscapes.
  • Espace Killy – Val d’Isère: Located in the Vanoise massif, this ski area offers vacationers more than 300 km of varied slopes. This is where the Alpine Skiing World Cup takes place every year.


For those who need some sun, head to the Pyrenees! Perfect weather will welcome you there! At the end of the day, enjoy a moment of relaxation in one of the wellness areas available in the ski resorts (hammam, sauna, etc.) and spend a pleasant time with family or friends around local culinary specialties. Something to delight the taste buds of adults and children alike! Here are the best ski resorts that we recommend:

  • Ax 3 Domains: Located at the crossroads between France, Spain and Andorra, this resort has one of the longest slopes in the Pyrenees.
  • Gourette : As well suited to beginners as to professional skiers, this resort offers holidaymakers several activities: alpine, Nordic, cross-country skiing, skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing ... You won't be bored!
  • Peyragudes: The latter is renowned for its development of an off-piste route called “Vallée Blanche”.


On the program: cultural discoveries, gastronomic journey, unique experiences... The Vosges massif is an unmissable destination for nature lovers. Succumb to the charm of the white-covered mountains, harmonious forests and breathtaking panoramas!

As for ski resorts, here are 3 not to be missed:

  • Gérardmer : area which extends over 32 hectares with 40 km of slopes.
  • White Lake: Particularly known for its night skiing experience, the area guarantees vacationers thrills.
  • THE Schnepfenried: Although it is small, this station is one of the best around. It has the highest summit of the Vosges massif (1258 meters above sea level).


Nicknamed “ little French Canada ”, the Jura massif offers visitors several ski resorts adapted to all desires: dense snow-covered forests, beautiful slopes, slopes as far as the eye can see… What are you waiting for to book your next vacation? Here are some destination ideas:

  • The Jura Mountains: Located just 20 minutes from Geneva, this resort offers skiers one of the most beautiful panoramas in Europe.
  • Redheads : This is one of the resorts most visited by families. It offers several tracks accessible to beginners while adapting to acrobatic athletes.
  • Metabief: This station is easily accessible from Besançon. It offers vacationers a breathtaking view of the Alps.

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