The slopes of the French Alps, some passable until late April and even in summer, are among the largest and sought ones in Europe. Low prices, family atmosphere and quality ski are the terms that properly describe them. Most of them are the strengths of the French resorts on the border with Switzerland, the most populated and popular locations on the winter season.
Because of the lowest prices and the skiing conditions of impeccable quality, the area of the French Apls has become one of the most popular ones in the country. Furthermore, you can be sure that the skilled instructors will always be here to ensure that any beginner can learn the secrets of skiing in only a few days.
One of the most popular resorts is Riso. With a wonderful view over the Durance valley and Serre Poncon Lake, Riso is situated at an altitude of 1850 m, very close to QUEYRAS Regional Park. Here you can enjoy a beautiful and complete ski, which is part of the White Forest Area.
Being a family resort par excellence, the children will feel like in a white paradise enjoying a lot of holiday activities that make them more pleasant. As for the weather statistics, Riso is one of the snowiest resorts in France. The curios fact is that although it gets a lot of heavy snow, there are a record number of sunny days.
With 180 slopes, the resort is suitable for beginner skiers and those experienced as well. The 14 kilometers of trails through the woods outline largest ski area. But the great attraction for winter sport lovers is undoubtedly represented by the slopes with different degrees of difficulty. The ski area can ski from 1,650 meters to 2,750 meters, reaching the place where the cable car will take you up.
The area known as ‘The Three Valleys’ includes includes Brides Les Bains, Meribel and Courcheval and is the largest ski area in the world. Here, the snow stays from December until late April. The area is located between 1300 m and 3230 m altitude and includes 330 slopes situated over a length of 600 kilometers. Many of them are for beginners, and there are also 180 cable isntallations covering the territory of the three valleys. For the safety of small slopes administrators have implemented a system called “Magnetstick” that keeps the little ones close to the lift with a magnet.