Our Top 10 Cheap Ski Resorts in France
TOP 10 CHEAP SKI RESORTS IN FRANCE
It is not always easy to go skiing without ruining yourself too much. So we have analysed the prices of ski resorts in France to find you the cheapest ski resorts in France. Below is a list of 10 ski resorts where you can go skiing with family or friends without spending all your savings. For this selection, we have taken into account both the cost of ski passes and accommodation.
SERRE-CHEVALIER, ONE OF THE LARGEST SKI AREAS IN EUROPE
The flagship ski area of the Alps, which stretches between 1,200 and 2,800 metres, welcomes you in a mountain landscape typical of this region of France, with many sporting activities on offer, such as skiing with 59 lifts and snowpark in the heart of the forest. For adults (12-64 years old), the 6-day ski pass is 272 euros. For a child (6-11 years old), the 6-day pass is 218 euros. The total cost of a holiday rental per person in this resort is estimated at an average of 524 euros.
LES ORRES, THE IDEAL PLACE FOR AN INVIGORATING HOLIDAY
Are you looking for a cheap ski resort? The Les Orres ski area located in the Southern Alps, at an altitude of 2,720 metres, is reputed to be the most affordable ski area in France. The resort offers a 100 km-long domain with a wide variety of slopes (37 in total). A day's skiing costs an average of 36 euros for an adult and 30 euros for a child. One night's accommodation costs around 90 euros. The cost of a week's skiing holiday for an adult is around 485 euros.
VALLOIRE, A SMALL BUT CHARMING DOMAIN
If you are looking for a winter holiday in a pretty, authentic little resort, the Valloire, Galibier-Thabor ski area is ideal. Situated on the geographical border between the Northern and Southern Alps, the area offers 150 km of slopes, spread between 1,400 metres and 2,600 metres in altitude. The ski pass starts at 31 euros for 4 consecutive hours for a child (5 to 12 years old). For an adult (13 and 64 years old), the ski pass is 38 euros. The family ski pass (2 adults + 2 children under 18 years old) starts at 772 euros for 6 days.
SUPER-BESSE, EMBLEMATIC RESORT OF THE MASSIF CENTRAL
It is in the Puy-de-Dôme department that the Super Besse resort is located, at an altitude of 1,300 metres. Ski enthusiasts will find there nearly 43 km of downhill slopes, as well as direct access to the Mont-Dore resort, one of the oldest winter sports resorts. The Super-Besse resort thus offers a night-time ski area available every day between 17:00 and 20:45. The day pass starts from 19.30 euros. For 6 consecutive days (including night-time), it costs 187.90 euros for an adult and 131.50 euros for a child.
LES ROUSSES, FOR AN AUTHENTIC HOLIDAY
For an authentic and inexpensive winter holiday in the Jura, head for the resort of Les Rousses, made up of 4 villages! This area is ideal for family skiing, with its 50 km of slopes at an altitude of 1,678 metres. Thanks to the Pass'Balade Station des Rousses ski pass, 4 days in the heart of the resort are 16.40 euros for an adult and 7.50 euros for a young person (6 to 15 years old).
GÉRARDMER, PEACEFUL RESORT IN LES HAUTES-VOSGES
In the register of low-cost resorts, the resort of Gérardmer in the Hautes-Vosges offers quality infrastructures. The area consists of 40 km of ski slopes with almost 370 metres of vertical drop. The day pass for the red period is 28.90 euros for an adult and 23.60 euros for a child (under 14 years old). Enough to calmly consider the question of a holiday rental!
LE CHAZELET, A FAMILY RESORT PAR EXCELLENCE
The Chazelet resort is located in La Grave in the Hautes-Alpes, and comprises a small area of 7 km of slopes. This resort is ideal for Nordic walking enthusiasts! The day pass is 16 euros (children 3 to 10 years old) and 18 euros for adults. A ski holiday rental costs an average of 40 euros (gîte or hotel in La Grave).
AUTRANS-MÉAUDRE-EN-VERCORS, SKI RESORT FOR BEGINNERS
The resort is located in the Vercors massif, about 40 km from Grenoble. Ideal for beginners, the resort is mainly made up of a 35 km green slope domain. Whatever your age, you will be offered a single Nordic or Alpine ski pass in the beginners' area for 10 euros. At the end of the day (between 3pm and 5pm), you can also take advantage of a ski hire package at 13.20 euros for young people, adults and seniors.
LE LIORAN, NEAR AUVERGNE VOLCANOES
Le Lioran is a winter sports resort located in the Cantalien massif, at the foot of the highest volcanoes in the Auvergne. The area is particularly well equipped, with its 44 slopes, 18 ski lifts and children's play areas. The ski area extends from 1,160 metres to 1,850 metres above sea level. The beginner's ski pass gives access to the Tapis des Mouflets, the Tapis des Débutants and the Baguet chairlift, at a price of 13.40 euros for all ages.
BOURBOULE MASSIF, IDEAL FOR NORDIC SKIING
La Bourboule is not only a ski resort but also a renowned spa resort. Nordic skiing, snowshoe hiking and cross-country skiing are popular. The average ski pass is about 19.30 euros.