7 reasons why you DON’T want to ski in France!

1) France has state of the art lift systems – why would anyone want to travel in the luxurious Solaise gondola with heated seats, which gently warm their posterior?!

2) France has the Largest ski areas in Europe, with the three valleys being the largest (600km) – what a nuisance to have interconnected, lift-linked ski areas, where you don’t need to take off your skis to catch a bus between sectors. Why would anyone want to have a such a huge ski region that they would never need to ski the same piste twice?

Ski Total | 3 valleys piste map
Image sourced from Piste Maps

3) France has high altitude skiing – take Val Thorens, for example; it’s the highest resort in Europe at an altitude of 2,300m, with slopes that reach 3,200m, 2 small glaciers, north-facing terrain and comprehensive snow-making facilities. Why would anyone want to go to a snow-sure resort for their annual ski holiday?

Ski Total | fresh snow that has been carved up by skiers.

4) Year round skiing in multiple resorts – for all those ski enthusiasts out there (who can’t accept that the ski season ends in April), isn’t it such a pain that you can ski all year round in Les Deux Alpes, Tignes and Alpe d’Huez?!

5) Mountain festivals and events – France has a whole host of exciting events and festivals throughout the season, but who would want to dance on tables with their friends, see famous musicians, drink copious amounts of beer and enjoy a carefree festival atmosphere?!

6) Food and local markets – the thought of tartiflette, fondue, cheese and bread is just not appealling. Why would anyone want to indulge on this fresh, delicious and comforting food after a hard day on the slopes?!

Ski Total | image of tartiflette baked in a dish
Find out our tartiflette recipe here!

7) Ski to the door resorts – I mean, why would anyone want the convenience of skiing directly to their front door, when they could trek across the resort in their super comfy ski boots?

Ski Total | A meme that read 'wow, skii boots are comfortable' said no one ever.