Skiing in Other Destinations in France
The Vosges is a small mountain range located between Lorraine and Alsace in the East of France. It has four main ski holiday resorts, each offering more than fifteen pistes. The ski resorts here receive very good snow every year, with the biggest resort on the Vosges being La Bresse, offering 30 ski runs and illuminated runs for evening skiing (something not very common in most resorts).
The Jura is a range of mountains that borders with Switzerland, where the resorts are at the crest of the range (some are in France while others are in Switzerland). The most well-known resorts on the Jura are the French resorts of Les Rousses and Métabief-Mont-d’Or which has the largest amount of pistes at 42 km. The Jura is particularly well-known for cross-country skiing. So if it is a cross-country ski holiday in France that you are looking for, the Jura is a good bet.
The Massif Central
The Massif Central is in central southern France. There are two large resorts and a number of smaller ones. Besse-Sancy and Le Lioran are the two large and most well-known resorts; they both have over 40 km of pistes. The resorts are designed to be very similar to the larger Alpine resorts with similar lifts and facilities.
All of these ski holidays areas are much less well-known than the Alpine ranges, so there will be plenty of opportunities to find deals for the 2011-2012 season.