Savoie Ski Resorts

Savoie propose a range of resorts to satisfy all kinds of wishes.

Savoie’s tourist vocation predates that of Haute-Savoie with a greater number of “all-in” resorts.

In the centre of the Department, with direct access to the Parc de la Vanoise, are the 3 vallées (the largest ski slopes in the world) with Méribel, Courchevel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. Pralognan and Champagny en Vanoise, on the edge of the 3 Vallées have managed to preserve a more authentic charm.

Tignes and Val d’Isère, two other super stars, dominate the Haute Tarentaise, although they in no way overshadow two other exceptional players: La Plagne and les Arcs.

On the edge of the two Departments (Savoie and Haute Savoie) are Notre Dame de Bellecombe and Les Saisies, one of the best places for Nordic skiing. Savoie is also the lac du Bourget and Aix les Bains, one of the largest spa resorts in France.

Above Aix, the Revard Belvedere opens onto the massif des Bauges making a beautiful natural environment for hiking or Nordic skiing in winter.

Finally, the Maurienne region offers a wide range of destinations and walks in the surrounding area: Aussois or Termignon-la-Vanoise, in Haute Maurienne, which have kept the charm of a traditional village, as have Bessans and Bonneval sur Arc, at the foot of the Iséran Pass. Val Cenis, La Toussuire, Valloire and Saint François Longchamp have managed to gain a position in a more profitable niche.

(Source : Maison de la France)