Skiing In March: Why And Where To Go

Skiing In March: Why And Where To Go

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Skiing In March: Why And Where To Go

Thinking of booking a winter holiday in March? Choose a snow-sure, high-altitude resort in the French Alps. You’ll be able to enjoy a magical time on the snow, while reaping the benefits of warmer temperatures and longer days. Let’s look at why March skiing is great and where to go.

March Skiing: Is It Good?

March is a fantastic month in the French Alps. The weather is settled, offering plenty of sun. The school holidays are over both in the UK and France, so there are fewer queues at the lifts. The days are warmer and longer, which means you can enjoy more hours on the slopes. The après ski is even better, too - some resorts organise outdoor events, such as music festivals. Plus, who doesn’t love a March ski deal?

Skiing In March: Where To Go

Of course, the warmer weather means the snow can be a little softer. To find the best snow conditions, head to high-altitude resorts - here the snow cover is more settled and compact.

To help you organise your skiing holiday, we’ve compiled a list of the best resorts in the French Alps for March skiing.

Bear in mind that most skiing areas are accessible from more than one valley, so you have various options when it comes to accommodation.


Towns: Courchevel towns, la Tania
Ski runs: 152
Snow parks: 42
Km of pistes: 600km
Nearby resorts: The Three Valleys, Méribel, Le Menuires

Courchevel is part of the impressive The Three Valleys skiing area. From here, you have access to over 600km of pistes. Over 85% of slopes are located at 1800m of altitude, so you can be sure to find some good snow every day of the season. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced skier or boarder, you will have plenty of ski runs at your level to choose from. Wonder where to stay? Our luxurious catered chalets have everything you need to unwind after a long day on the snow and a fun après ski.

Val Thorens

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

Want to maximise your time on the slopes? Then choose Val Thorens - the highest resort in Europe. This skiing area boasts the best snow conditions on the continent. There are ski runs suitable for all levels. Once you’re done skiing for the day, enjoy the fantastic bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. For accommodation in Val Thorens, look no further than Chalet Antony. The outdoor jacuzzi, cozy fireplace, and panoramic balcony will make your stay extra special.

La Plagne

Town: La Plagne, Montchavin Les Coches, Plagne Montalbert, La Plagne Villages
Ski runs: 128
Snow parks: 4
Km of pistes: 425km
Nearby resorts: Les Arcs

Together with neighbouring resort Les Arcs, La Plagne is part of the “Paradiski” skiing area. The 425km of pistes offer something for all skiers, with plenty of undemanding slopes in La Plagne itself. The ski runs reach an impressive maximum altitude of 3,250m. Off-piste lovers, head up to the Bellecote summit (3,417m) to find the best snow. If you want to make the most out of the experience, grab authentic Alpine accommodation and stay at one of our gorgeous contemporary chalets.

Les Arcs shares much of its skiing ground with La Plagne, but offers a more vibrant nightlife. If you’d rather stay here, Chalet Eagle’s Nest will provide cozy shelter for the cold nights, with a hot tub and sauna directly on the premises.

Portes Du Soleil

Towns: Morzine, Avoriaz, Chatel, Les Gets, Morgins, Les Crosets, Champerey, Torgon, La Chapelle d’Abondance and Saint Jean D’Aulps
Ski runs: 300
Snow parks: 30
Km of pistes: 650km
Nearby resorts: Les Gets

Located right on the border with Switzerland, Portes Du Soleil is a large ski resort with 650km of pistes. Travel between the two countries by ski as much as you like. There’s much more than skiing to do in Portes Du Soleil, though. In March, the resort organises the Rock The Pistes music festival - a high altitude event, which takes place in front of incredible mountain views. Tempted to go? We recommend staying in Morzine. From here, you will be able to easily reach all the festivities, but you are guaranteed a little peace and quiet at the end of the day. Have a look at our unique Chalet Chelmer.

Oct 2021

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