France features some of the world's best skiing, be it in the mesmerizing Pyrenees mountains lining the Spanish border or the magestic Alps along the Italian and Swiss borders. France also encompasses no less than five other mountain ranges. The hotel accommodations at some of these resorts range from upscale and luxurious to inviting and cozy. This list of top ski resort hotels in France features the best places to stay for French skiing.
Flower boxes line the wrought-iron balconies of this popular Chamonix hotel simply dripping with personality. Stately and dignified, this hotel still remains unpretentious. Some of the rooms have magnificent mountain views. The hotel features a shuttle bus to the slopes, and several activities for the children. It is also situated in beautiful Chamonix with the legendary Mont Blanc watching over.
Combine a ski vacation with a religious sabbatical by staying in this elegant four-star hotel in the Pyrenees city of Lourdes
. Situated at the foot of the chateau and overlooking the cave where a young girl reported visions of the Virgin Mary, this hotel is also an ideal starting point for sampling several ski resorts in the area. There are seven ski resorts ranging in distance from 15 miles away to 30 miles away. There are also wonderful spa villages nearby.
Picture the rustic log ski lodge, but give it a modern twist. That is the feel in this finely appointed hotel, featuring all-wood walls with brightly-colored quilts. The hotel also features spa services like various massages, hot tubs and skin treatments. The on-site restaurant is charming, with fine local dishes served.
This classy four-star in one of France's best ski resorts, Courchevel, is a delight to the senses. This hotel is the ultimate ski resort getaway. It's right in the heart of the resort village, get guests can indulge in the indoor pool, hot tob or sauna. You can ski directly in and out of the hotel.
This is the ultimate in luxurious ski chalets, and the price (starting at 300-some-euros in the peak ski season) is little surprise. Still, if you have the ability, this hotel is an experience until itself. A member of Relais & Chateaux, it exudes class. Guests have access to a private golf course.
This is a quaint two-star hotel in the charming Pyrenean ski resort village of Font Remeu. If you are seeking an intimate, budget getaway, this is the place to go. The cable is a few steps from the hotel, the rooms aren't fancy but they are well kept. The village is situated in a valley below the imposing snow-tipped mountains. A romantic find for ski enthusiasts, this is well situated in the Catalan Pyrenees to explore the region.
This is the ultimate ski chalet, featuring wood beams and paneling. Each room has its own spacious balcony. The indoor pool is lush with greenery.