TOP 10 Ski Hotels in France for 2023 Winter Season
It's time to start planning your upcoming ski vacation. And let's hope it will be much better than the previous two winters, which were incredibly difficult as the ski resorts battled the pandemic's lingering impacts and the effects of climate change. The gorgeous Alps, which span about one thousand miles (1600 km), and five nations—Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland—remain the most excellent location for a ski vacation. The Alps have some of the best skiing in the world and a ton of après-ski amenities, including Michelin-starred restaurants, extravagant hotels, and relaxing spas. We've compiled a list of our top 10 ski hotels in France for the 2023 winter to help you in planning your upcoming winter vacation.
All the hotels on our list can be booked on many different online travel agencies. However, we all know they are priced differently on each website. Therefore, for the best price, browse your favorite booking site and use the Ratepunk browser extension to find out which OTA sells that hotel at the cheapest rate.
#1 Hotel Avenue Lodge
Find the Avenue Lodge on the finest road of France's prettiest ski resort. Its décor beautifully blends traditional Savoie and modern style, living up to its setting.
Hotel Avenue Lodge
France, Val dʼIsère
The hotel's spa facility includes a hammam, sauna, and indoor pool. Every room at the Avenue Lodge has a private bathroom and a traditional Savoie design. A flat-screen TV, DVD player, and WiFi internet connection are also included.
Traditional French cuisine and a daily breakfast buffet are served in the restaurant at The Avenue Lodge. Guests can unwind by the fireplace in the lounge bar and enjoy a continental breakfast that can also be offered in the rooms. The Old City and the Espace Killy ski slopes are accessible to Avenue Lodge Hotel guests. The hotel also offers ski equipment rental.
Just 250 meters from the ski lift, Hotel Avenue Lodge is situated in the center of the renowned Val d'Isere ski resort.
#2 Hotel Koh-I Nor by Les Etincelles
The highest hotel in the Alps has floor-to-ceiling windows, a distinctive diamond-shaped atrium, and plenty of natural light. The spa is spread across an enormous 800 square meters, and Michelin-starred chef Eric Samson does miracles in the cuisine.
Hotel Koh-I Nor by Les Etincelles
France, Val Thorens
The Hotel Koh-I Nor provides ski-to-door access in the highest resort of the Three Valleys ski area from its location on the Val Thorens Ski Slopes.
The hotel's rooms have views of the mountain or the hamlet, and the marble bathrooms on each floor come with free toiletries and bathrobes. In addition, there is free WiFi available all across the hotel.
Guests can take advantage of the hot tub and sauna in the fully furnished spa. Additional spa amenities include a hammam, a relaxation area, and a salt wall. Breakfast is available every morning in the convenience of guest rooms. A brasserie and two restaurants featuring both international and regional cuisine are open at the hotel. Meals are served to guests on a patio with sweeping mountain views.
The hotel features 2 indoor swimming pools, a panoramic terrace, and 3 restaurants.
#3 Le Kaïla
In general, Meribel is more of a chalet resort, but Hotel Le Kaila is a stunning exception. It is located in the center of the largest ski area in the world, 50 meters from the closest lift, and is furnished in stylish alpine style. In addition, the NUXE spa is located there and caters to your wellness needs.
In December 2012, Méribel's only five-star hotel, situated in the resort's center, opened its doors. The furnishings are tasteful and exquisite throughout, offering the height of luxury. Enjoy a drink at the stunning piano bar and a delicious meal at the Michelin-starred restaurant. Additionally, there is the magnificent 500m2 Spa Nuxe, which features a pool, a sauna, a steam room, aqua riding, hydromassage jets, and water sprays. You may access the Chaudanne lifts in less than a minute by skiing from the boot room to the slopes via the private lift.
The hotel has Spa Nuxe with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and fitness room. It's included in the price.
#4 Heliopic Hotel & Spa
Any hotel with panoramic views of Mount Blanc will be popular, but it's much better if it's directly at the base of the famous Aguille du Midi and has a cable car right across the street. The design results from a dream team: Lesley Gauthier handled the stylish 1950s interior design, while Jean-Claude Descombes is the maestro of chalet-style architecture.
Heliopic Hotel & Spa
We are thrilled to highlight this cutting-edge, stylish, yet welcoming hotel at the base of the Aiguille du Midi cable car, which provides access to the infamous Valley Blanche (guide required, book locally).
Its lovely spa, around 500m2, is accessible to residents during the day. The innovative design, a treat for skiers and non-skiers, features hot areas (saunas, hammams, and jacuzzis) connected to the cold area by a cozy "tiedipaerium" and featuring an ice cave and plunge pool. Additionally, there is a sizable indoor pool. Massages, hairdressers, and beauty services are also provided (pay locally).
Several special hospitality facilities are available in the hotel's spacious lobby, including a free all-day tea and coffee station, a multimedia room, a home theater, arcade games, a bar, and a restaurant. With their playroom and popcorn maker, kids are well taken care of.
#5 Hotel Village Montana by Les Etincelles
Less like a hotel and more like the village that its name implies, complete with eateries, bars, and a luxurious spa. If you like a little more DIY, stay in the 4* hotel, 5* suites, or self-catered apartments.
Hotel Village Montana by Les Etincelles
This distinctive resort complex offers a selection of hotel rooms in a peaceful, piste-side setting, and it enjoys an elevated, sunny piste-side location near to the center of Tignes Le Lac. The hotel boasts a great selection of amenities, such as a gorgeous outdoor pool, and the food in its several restaurants is fantastic.
The hotel is situated just 50m from the ski lifts.
#6 Chalet Mounier
One of our favorite hotels for foodies in the entire Alps, where Le P'tit Polyte chef Mathew Hegarty holds a well-deserved Michelin star for his exquisite gourmet fare. The hotel has been operating since 1879 and is well-versed in providing first-rate hospitality.
France, Les Deux Alpes
One of the first hotels constructed in the resort was the family-run Hotel Chalet Mounier, which has been tastefully modernized while retaining its unique charm. You will be charmed by the establishment's cozy lounges, first-rate recreational amenities, savory scents, stellar culinary renown, and excellent hospitality of the Mounier family.
The Diable chairlift is a 5-minute walk away, the meeting location for the ski school is a 10-minute walk away, and a free hotel shuttle service runs throughout the day to and from the lifts.
#7 Hôtel Le Sherpa Val Thorens
Come to Le Sherpa for the hip new "cosmic sauna," the proximity to the slopes, or the food, which one of our wonderful guests praised as "the greatest in a ski hotel anywhere." This cozy, family-run hotel consistently receives excellent reviews.
Hôtel Le Sherpa Val Thorens
France , Val Thorens
This charming Hôtel de Charme is only 100 meters from the shops and nightlife and offers breathtaking views of the town and the neighboring peaks. The Chambérot family provides exceptional comfort, service, and exquisite dining in a cozy, informal setting. As one of the few family-run establishments in the area, they take great pride in their friendly staff and authentic Alpine charm.
Additionally, the sauna and whirlpool assist in massaging the muscles, and the outdoor cosmic sauna on the sun terrace is also a unique experience. The lounge and bar area is perfect for socializing and sharing stories about discovering the Three Valleys.
#8 Hotel Taj-I Mah by Les Etincelles
Taj I Mar opened in December 2016 and is located far away in Arc 2000. It also has all the amenities you'd anticipate from Paradiski's first five-star hotel, including elegant decor, upscale dining, spa services, and jaw-dropping views.
Hotel Taj-I Mah by Les Etincelles
This first five-star hotel in Les Arcs, which is literally translated as "Crown of the Moon," debuted in December 2016 and oozed elegance. Enjoy dinner at La Rotisserie, a Savoyard specialty restaurant, or the sumptuous La Diamont Noir. In addition, the ski lifts and the meeting point for the ski school are direct across from this hotel, giving it a fantastic ski-in/ski-out location.
Spend time relaxing after skiing at Paradiski's expansive spa, which features an indoor pool, a steam room, a jacuzzi, sensory showers, and a solarium. Guests also have free access to the fitness center in the La Source des Arcs apartments.
#9 ILY Hotels La Rosiere
Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding are available at I.L.Y Hotels la Rosière. In addition to offering facials, body wraps, and deep-tissue massages, Bonami also provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This luxury hotel has two restaurants and lounges, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There are also ski passes, lockers, and rentals available.
ILY Hotels La Rosiere
France, La Rosière
La Rosiere's newest hotel is called Hotel Ily. The hotel has beautiful amenities and a contemporary, natural style.
After a long day on the slopes, the restaurant's sizable bar area is ideal. You can choose between relaxing on the bright, south-facing balcony or cuddling up by the fire. The "Tonka Chocolate Factory" offers cake slices and hot chocolate for a quick snack break.
The majority of the rooms have long balconies where guests may enjoy the scenery and fresh mountain air. All of the rooms have a natural and light design. The hotel is a beautiful choice for families and groups because it offers spacious Family Suites and some interconnecting rooms.
A luxurious spa is an ideal location to unwind and provides stunning mountain views. An indoor pool, an outdoor hot tub, two indoor hot tubs, a sauna, a relaxation space, and a steam room are all included in the spa area.
#10 La Cachette
Hotel La Cachette is all about convenience and is located in Arc 1600 at the foot of the hills. It doesn't get any simpler to explore Arc 1600 because it is ski-in, ski-out, next to the lifts, and in the middle of town. This makes it possible to be the first on the mountain. An old favorite with a fresh appearance and new management, this chic choice offers outstanding views of the French Alps.
France, Les Arcs
This is a fantastic option for your skiing vacation with the hotel's contemporary and traditional décor and huge windows overlooking the slope and village. The hotel is situated in a prominent hamlet at the top of the Arc 1600 funicular. When the snow has been excellent, ski in/ski out is an option, but if not, this hotel is easily accessible after a long day of skiing. On a clear day, the sundeck is the ideal spot to relax. Or, if you'd like, you may curl up in front of the fireplace in the lounge and bar area with its floor-to-ceiling windows.
No matter the weather, having an indoor and outdoor hot tub and sauna is the ideal way to unwind. If you want to treat yourself to a massage while you're on vacation, there are four rooms and a relaxation space available.