Chamonix has traditionally been considered the cheapest ski resort in the French Alps. Season Skating is open from mid December to late March. The town itself is situated at an altitude of 1,035 meters, and elevators deliver guests to a height of up to 3840 meters. A total of Chamonix has 78 ski trails with a total length of 140 km, of which 21% – green routes are (simple for beginners), 14% – black runs (very difficult, for the most experienced skiers), the remaining tracks of average complexity. There are trails for cross-country skis, snowboards, snowshoes, as well as sites for new-fangled sports (Snowpark, borderkros, half-pipe).
The unprecedented interest of tourists from year to year is, of course, Courchevel, who made his big name "at the expense of enormous popularity among the Russian show business stars, tycoons and a" golden young people. " The most respectable resort "Three Valleys – Courchevel is located in the heart of Tarantezskoy Valley. Vertical Drop Alps has to compromise on the maximum level of descent, so in Courchevel By the way, how many ski resorts in France, presented as a route for beginners as well as for the venerable pros. Amongst the mountains, at your service here are numerous restaurants of the highest level, extravagant clubs, tennis courts with a grassy surface, ice arenas and outdoor saunas of all kinds and nationalities – all in one place. Perfect tracks, unique nature, luxury boutiques and hotels created Courchevel glory, which like a magnet pulling in this ski paradise of the stars and sharks and traditional entertainment.
First time to get up on skis in Courchevel best on the slopes in areas Pralog and Bellecote – there are long and gentle slopes. Under lift Jardin Alpin find plenty of green and blue trails. For beginners, the ideal testing ground will plateau Altiporta c a gentle descent, without extreme fluctuations, which is especially important for beginners. Professional skiers will certainly find yourself route, for which have yet to "run". Such as Col du Pas du Lac (2700 m) is popular is in large professional mountain slalom and downhill Jean Blanc and steady wins does not every experienced skier. Access to all routes of the "Three Valleys" performed on a single subscription, purchase of which makes the entrance to a comfortable lifts free. Winter is probably the best time for shopping in France. Approved by the local government sales take place in January. If you go to France a little earlier – in December – you can catch no less interesting Christmas fairs. The magic of the French Alps with something akin to good wine or a delicious dish: no one knows what exactly concluded a secret, but try it at least once, certainly want to supplement. The French "art of living", the world's largest skiing areas, special atmosphere old resorts – all of this, of course, true, but there is something more poorly understandable that annually draws on the Savoy ski resorts millions of diverse flock.