If you’ve ever been skiing in the French Alps, you’ll be familiar with the sheer size and intricacy of the country’s skiing network. The pros are right with you. France has some of the most incredible slopes, taking you from absolute beginner to off-piste pro in just a few hours.
Now, for the third time in just four years, French ski resort Val Thorens has been crowned the top ski resort in the world by World Ski Awards. It’s no wonder: Val Thorens combines all the pleasures of skiing: big cozy resorts, great restaurants (think melting raclette after a day of fun in the snow) and apres ski you cannot get bored of. To top it all off, it happens to be located in the largest skiable area on the planet, the Three Valleys, also home to thd elegant Courchevel, budget Les Menuires and picturesque Méribel.
But Val Thorens is easily the most versatile, with central access to the best slopes in the valleys.
You may not have heard of many of the runners-up but here are some of the least known resorts, which competed against Val Thorens this year: