Cross-country skiing in France

Cross the wild slopes of the world-famous French Alps

Vast swathes of terrain blanketed in some of the world’s best powder snow. Welcome to the French Alps. Just minutes from the main ski centres you will find incredible out of bounds terrain to explore along with qualified local guides. It does not matter if you are an expert in making turns or if you prefer to immerse yourself in the backcountry with minimal effort, in France there is a lot to choose from. Visit in the winter months between December and March for ideal cross-country skiing conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Cross-country skiing in France

The iconic French Alps generates vivid images of meadows that roll down the steep alpine peaks, which are sprinkled with snow. Its white, rocky terrain rolls with thick layers of snow, ideal for exploring on skis. Crystal-clear lakes lying next to gushing waterfalls, while pristine forests run up the slopes that make tree skiing fantastic. If you’re looking for the best cross-country experience, look no further.


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Best time to visit

Visit in the winter months between December and March for prime skiing conditions

What's the weather like?

The winter months experience a large supply of snowfall with temperatures frequently dipping below 0 degrees

More info about Cross-country skiing in France:

Home to one of the world’s major destinations for off-piste skiing, much of the territory of France is bound by nature. The Pyrenees and the Alps to the south and southeast, and the Rhine that cuts along the eastern border with Germany. France extends from the Mediterranean Sea in the south to the North Sea and English Channel to the north. Thick snow blankets the mountains in its wintry months

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