Best Places To Ski In February

Best Places To Ski In February

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Best Places To Ski In February

February skiing is fantastic in the French Alps. The snow cover is well-established, the cold has arrived and is meant to stay, and the days are getting longer. Snow conditions are good even at lower altitudes. You really can’t go wrong if you book a skiing holiday in the middle of winter.

February Skiing: When Is Best To Go?

Being very snow-sure, February is the perfect month to hit the slopes for keen skiers and boarders. If you’re planning on taking only friends or a partner with you, you may want to book early in the month, before the British school holidays, so the runs are a little less crowded. If you’re going as a family, a half-term skiing holiday is the best option. Sure, the lifts will likely have some queues, but your kids will have the time of their lives, making new friends on and off the snow.

Skiing In February: Where To Go

Now that you know when is best to book for, it’s time to research the resorts. We have put together a list of the finest ski resorts for February skiing in the French Alps.

Top tip: most ski areas are accessible from more than one valley or village. Choose your favourite resort first, and then choose the village you prefer among the numerous options.

The Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallées)

Towns: Reberty, La Tania, Meribel, Le Menuires, Courchevel, Val Thorens
Ski runs: 339
Snow parks: 1
Km of pistes: 660km
Nearby resorts: Méribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Le Menuires

The Three Valleys is the largest ski playground in the world. With its 660km of pistes, it’s the perfect place for beginner and intermediate skiers. The ski resort is also family-friendly, so it’s the ideal destination if you’re planning to take your little ones with you. Turn your holiday into a fairy tale by booking one of our stunning and spacious chalets in the heart of The Three Valleys.

La Plagne

Towns: Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Aime
Ski runs: 123
Snow parks: 3
Km of pistes: 450km
Nearby resorts: La Plagne Centre, Montchavin, Les Coches, Plagne Soleil, Bellecote

If you’re looking for a large resort where everyone can have fun, look no further than La Plagne. Located near the Vanoise National Park, the resort offers a huge variety of activities to enjoy, including snowmobiling and zip wires. During the day, enjoy the 450km of fantastic slopes, suitable for both beginner and intermediate skiers. Experience the infamous La Folie Douce outdoor clubbing apres-ski but remember to head back in time for the last Vanoise. Looking for a place to stay? Chalet Snowflake in Montchavin won’t disappoint and is located close to the Vanoise Express offering quick and easy access to Les Arcs or La Plagne.

Val Thorens

Town: Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Ski runs: 78
Snow parks: 1
Km of pistes: 150km
Nearby resorts: Reberty, Orelle, Méribel, Courchevel, Le Menuires, The Three Valleys

Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe, sitting at 2,300m, at the top of The Three Valleys skiing area. The unrivaled snow conditions aren’t the only attraction, though. There’s a wealth of activities to do for families, such as twin zip-lining, dog-sledding, ice-falling, and child-friendly spas. Don’t worry, though - there’s plenty to do for adults too. Val Thorens is famous for its excellent parties. Don’t know where to stay? Why not book our extra-cozy Chalet Antony which is just a lift and a ski from Val Thorens?

May 2024

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