Which ski resorts will operate in Russia and abroad

Family fun in ski resorts in the French Alps

At the foot of the highest alpine peak are the best ski resorts in France - Chamonix and the famous Courchevel, and two hundred more close to each other first-class winter resorts with slopes of varying difficulty (more than 4000 km), extreme and not so entertainment, charming alpine villages, cozy restaurants with exquisite French cuisine.

Courchevel, Val d'Isere and Megève are among the three most expensive resorts. The most economical ones are Chamonix, Brides-les-Bains, La Plagne, Les Menuires. Resorts that may be of interest to families with children are located mainly in the large ski areas of the Savoy region: Paradiski and Three Valleys, which are considered the largest ski regions in the world, and Espace Killy.

Three Valleys

Val Thorens

This is the highest alpine resort (2400 meters above sea level) in the world's largest ski region, located in a unique area - in the center of a natural park with 6 glaciers. It is connected with other resorts in this area by pistes and a common lift system, which creates many opportunities for an unforgettable vacation.

This picturesque resort with stable snow cover almost completely realizes the concept of "skating from the door". Skis can be put on literally at the doorstep of the hotel. There is a lot of sun and snow here. Apartments for different budgets, new luxury hotel complexes. And the high prices are consistent with the quality of the service. For accommodation, you can consider hotels:

  • Pashmina Le Refuge 5 *;
  • Residence l'Oxalys 4 *;
  • Résidence Pierre & Vacances Les Temples du Soleil 2 * ...

Arolles les Club Hotel MMV 4 * has mini-clubs for children from 18 months to 17 years old. There is a wellness center, nurseries and gardens, an amusement park, a shopping center with swimming pools and sports grounds in the center of the resort, and ski schools. For those staying at the hotel, there are entertainment activities, snow bike rides, snowshoe and segway walks, sledding, dog sledding, on ice in cars, on snow scooters, you can go mountaineering and paragliding.

By the way, here is the longest toboggan run in France, on which you can ride either alone or with a "train", connecting 10 sledges.

Find a tour in Val Thorens


Meribel is a resort in the Tarentaise Valley near the Vanoise National Park and the city of Moutiers at an altitude of 1400-1750 meters in the heart of the Three Valleys. While resting in this resort, located in a gorge, with amazing winter landscapes and comfortable living conditions, you can ride on a single ski pass on the slopes of La Tagny, Courchevel, Les Menuires, Brides-les-Bains, Val Thorens.

For winter lovers, the upcoming season is in doubt. Next, we will find out which ski resorts will be open for skiing.

European ski resorts will be closed to Russians

European countries could not agree on the opening of ski resorts.


So, Andorra is not going to open the slopes until January 2021. The country has a high incidence rate relative to other European countries.

The Prime Minister of the country said that this decision was not easy, but for the health of all citizens, including tourists, the resort will be closed.

Over 500 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Andorra over the past week. In Spain and France for the same period, no more than 100 cases.


France also does not intend to open ski resorts. The opening may only be at the end of January. The President of the country said that the risks of coronavirus are too high for the opening of winter entertainment.

There are more than 300 ski resorts in France, so the decision to close tourism will cause great harm to all participants in this area. It is reported that hotels are unlikely to open at the end of the season for one month.


Italy, along with France, encourages citizens to celebrate Christmas with their families and without skiing. Popular resorts in the Alps will also be closed this season.


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