Often we are asked "What is the most snowsure ski resort in France?"
France is well known for having some of the most snowsure ski resorts in Europe and there are certainly a few contenders for the title. Snowsure is however not just about altitude – read on for Ski Collection’s expert view on this. Here are the contenders.
Val Thorens - 3 Vallees
Val Thorens is a strong contender, being the highest resorts in Europe and having an altitude of 2300m. Last year, winter 2012/13, it was recorded that the snowfall in Val Thorens exceeded 3.50m in April. With its slopes reaching 3230m and possessing two small glaciers it is easy to see why families choose Val Thorens to get snowsure slopes all season long.
Alpe d'Huez - Grand Domaine
Secondly is the high altitude ski resort, Alpe d’Huez. This is located at 1860m and is well known for being one of the most snow covered terrains in the French Alps. In March 2013, the snow fall in Alpe d’Heuz rose to 3.93m.The Sarenne glacier at 3300m allows ski enthusiasts to even ski in the summer due to guaranteed snow.
Tignes & Val d'Isere - Espace Killy
Tignes and Val d’Isere also stand a high chance of being the most snowsure resort in Europe. Both have a reliable snow record for the duration of the winter season with Tignes enjoying a snowfall of 3.27m and 3.21m in Val d’Isere in April 2013. They are both part of the Espace Killy ski area, which is profoundly known for its snowsure reputation, due to 60% of its slopes being higher than 2500m. Furthermore, there are two glaciers and the higher of the two, the Grand Motte glacier, is positioned at 3656m ensuring availability to ski throughout the year.
The answer, in our opinion, to the question asked by many is Tignes. The most snowsure resort in Europe is Tignes, France. It enjoys great snow cover, even on the runs down to the village, as late in the ski season as May. It also offers the most extensive glacier skiing in France with 20km of piste allowing skiing to take place all year round.
Ski accommodation in Tignes
Ski Collection offers a wide range of accommodation in Tignes including 4* Kalinda Village located in Tignes 1800. Kalinda Village is the brand new luxurious residence ideally located at the foot of the 8-seater telecabine.