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Facts behind French ski accommodation   by Groshan Fabiola

Because of its high versatility and great orientation towards achieving customer satisfaction, ski accommodation in France is considered one of the top tourist destinations. In fact, many British holidaymakers consider France one of the best international destinations because of its varied ski resorts located in the Alps and the Pyrenees.
 
Types of Ski Accommodation in France
Ski accommodation in France is mostly purpose-built around the ski slopes with direct access. France has traditionally been acknowledged for having excellent self-catering ski accommodation. Many apartments and chalets are ski-out and ski-in something most other ski countries lack. Ski accommodation in France is no more dominated by self-catering apartments. Recent trends also seen greater investment in other forms of ski accommodation such as luxury hotels and catered ski chalets.

French Ski Accommodation Cost
France ski accommodation has more scale and as such more capacity driving prices down, especially outside peak season. Ski accommodation in France is not cheap, but it tends to be cheaper than other Alpine countries. With the stronger euro ski accommodation in France might be even more expensive next season. Self-catering also reduces the ski accommodation cost. 

Skier Jumping in Half Pipe, Risoul, Haute-Normandy, France
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However if you dine outside your ski apartment, you still have to budget £10-£15 for lunch, £20-£30 for dinner, £6 for a pint and £3 for a soft drink.

Skiing
France is a popular ski destination for beginners and experienced skiers. Whether you're a skiing beginner or an experienced skier, you will almost certainly find slopes to cater for your needs. What ski accommodation in France sometimes lacks in alpine charm, it more than makes up for in varied skiing from beginner slopes to ski tours and sensational off-piste. France has also some of the largest ski domains in Europe and the world. Ski resorts such as Tignes / Val D'Isere have 300km marked piste and over 100 lifts, whereby Trois Vallee offering 600km of slopes across 5 ski resorts.
 
Looking Across Alps Towards Mont Blanc from Meribel Valley in Haute-Savoie, Meribel, France
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Travel
There are many good ski resorts within an hour's drive of the main alpine gateway airports. Ski transfer services are readily available. With flight times from the UK less than 2 hours to airports such as Geneva, Lyon, Chambery, Grenoble, Nice, ski accommodation in France can be reached in less than 4 hours from the UK.

Driving to your ski accommodation is an option, with the benefits of taking along all your equipment and food to safe some cash during your ski holiday. A ten-hour drive from the French ports will get you to most ski resorts in France.

There are many websites offering ski accommodation in France. Ski Accommodation Finder for example offers a simple, direct request submission service. Individual ski apartment and chalet owners can submit a quote and you can pick the one that does suit you.

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Latest update:  June 30, 2011