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Winter holidays

Winter Holidays in France

France remains one of the world's most popular winter sport destinations, and it's easy to see why - the towering peaks of the Alps and Pyrenees guarantee months of snow and some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, and the Massif Central and pre-Alpine ranges offer quieter, gentler conditions with their own beauty and appeal.

France offers winter holidays for all tastes and ability levels, including cross country skiing across the spectacular Jura Mountains, a fun filled week of dog sledding, ice-skating, horse sleigh riding and winter walking or off-piste lessons in Chamonix, the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics, where you’ll explore the untracked powder of the challenging and exhilarating backcountry.

For a unique experience, why not explore the Chamonix Valley on snowshoes and rest at the world renowned Grand St Bernard Monastery. But of course, there are countless ski resorts in the Alps to enjoy a week of traditional downhill skiing and relaxing stays in lovely winter chalets.

For an idea of what the Pyrenees have to offer snow lovers, read about Anna Shepard’s snowshoeing adventure. The choices for a fantastic winter holiday in France are countless: there really is something for everyone wanting to enjoy the snow. Featured below are some of the best winter holidays on offer in France, all of which are easy to reach by train or ferry:

Snowshoe across the High Pyrenees

The French Pyrenees High Level Snowshoe Trek

A fantastic week-long snowshoeing trip in the high French Pyrenees: stay in lovely chalets and remote mountain huts, tackle 3000m summits with stunning views of Pico Aneto, the highest peak, with a free day to explore the pretty spa town of Luchon.
£845 Land Only
Cross-Country Skiing in the Pyrenees, France

Cross-Country Skiing in the Pyrenees, France

With over 100km of løipe accessible to us, our leader takes us each day on a different route, so we can perfect our classic cross-country skiing technique and enjoy beautiful views of the Pyrenean mountains from our half-board, family run hotel.

From £999.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures from January to February
Cross-country ski touring  - the Jura Traverse

Grand Traverse of the Jura Ski Tour, France

The Jura Mountains extend for 250kms in an arc from the Rhone to the Rhine, at 175kms, the complete Jura Traverse is a long journey and is only suitable for those who have previous cross-country ski or nordic ski touring experience.


8 Days
Saturday departures in February
Budget New Year Family Ski Yoga and Circus Holiday

Budget New Year Family Ski Yoga and Circus Holiday

If you are looking for an unusual family skiing holiday over New Year, our Family Ski Holiday is the best possible value New Year Family Ski Trip! You have free access to the best skiing in Europe, ice caves, the highest cable car in Europe etc.

£655 12 and up £525 7-11 (Chamonix Unlimited Ski pass included!) £395 3-6

Saturday the 27th Dec 2014 to Saturday 3rd Jan 2015
27th December 2014

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