Our ToursThe French Alps

French Side Travel invites you to experience ski the French Alps.


Winter-time trips to the French Alps offer an amazing opportunity for both new and seasoned skiers. With the area’s old-world charm, accessibility, and stunning nature, why not visit the Alps this winter? The mountain range is the highest in Europe. Mont Blanc, the range’s tallest peak at 15,777 feet (4,808 meters), is found in France. In the winter the Alps offer cozy ski resorts, beautiful chalets, dynamic slopes, and some of the most breathtaking mountain views you’ll ever see. Our most famous ski destinations include Chamonix, Val Thorens, Courchevel, Les Gets, and Val-d’Isère. Many hundreds of miles of slopes, as well as splendid and accessible backcountry skiing, await. You’ll fall in love with this stunning and unique winter wonderland. Experienced skiers can test their skills at Val-d’Isère’s La Face de Bellevarde, made famous during the 1992 Winter Olympics.


In summer, the snowy peaks melt to reveal sharp-edged mountains, deep valleys, and dramatic peaks. Hikers and the outdoorsy types will relish the fresh Alpine air. From the Chamonix Valley along the Massif Aravis to Annecy, you find that a rich choice of outdoor activities. Look over Europe’s purest lake, the Lac d’Annecy from a via ferrata (a protected climbing route with a steel cable rail that allows non-experts to explore difficult mountain terrain). Whitewater raft through Alpine torrents in the winding Giffre Valley gorges. Hike or bike up to the foot of the Argentières Glacier. Go canyoning in the Canyon d’Angon. This outdoor paradise offers an opportunity to do relaxing fishing, stimulating hang gliding, and everything between.


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When to go:

For ski- and winter holidays, December, January and February are the perfect months to go, as even the villages are covered by snow in this season. Villages that are situated higher in the mountains may have snow until April, depending on their location.
For hiking tours, the later summer months (August & September) offer ideal conditions, as these are the only months without snow.

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