For those who already yearn for snow and cold, for those who do not have the patience to wait until the first snowfall of November, there is a solution to the summer skiing. This year in France , three ski areas welcome you mid June to late August .
Where summer skiing in France ?
France has four ski areas were all located in the Alps, glaciers at over 3000 meters above sea level :
* Summer skiing in Les 2 Alpes
Les 2 Alpes has the largest skiable glacier in Europe. You can ski between 2,900 meters and 3600m. The ski area in summer benefits experts and beginners but also because Freestylers in the Snowpark feature the internationally renowned.
It takes you less than 30 minutes to be in one of the largest glacier in Europe.
* Summer skiing in Tignes
On the Grande Motte glacier, the ski resort of Tignes summer stretches between 3000 and 3456 m above sea level! 20 km of trails are available from mid June to early September. Slalom, snow park with half pipe, moguls stages and a dozen tracks available to the public, the area of Tignes is one of Europe's largest ski areas in the summer ! Since Val Claret, the highest peak in Tignes 2100, the Perce Neige funicular can reach the area in 7 minutes!
* Summer skiing in Val d'Isère
The small glacier Pissaillas, in the town of Bonneval sur Arc is part of the Espace Killy. Highest point of the ski resort of Val d'Isère, the glacier hosts mid-June until mid-July summer ski enthusiasts .
With two artificial snow slopes, a slalom course, it is very nice to ski because of a few people and waiting for nonexistent two lifts ! 2700 to 3200m altitude, sunny field all day welcomes mainly French ski resorts ! Since Iseran pass, the highest road pass in Europe, you can access the chairlift Cascade Express, device opening doors Pissaillas !
* Summer skiing in Alpe d'Huez
After ten years of interuption, summer skiing resumed service on the Pic Blanc glacier above Alpe d' Huez. Opening this summer ski area nevertheless remains "rando " is highly dependent on snow conditions. However, when the conditions are here, 10 km of ski trails are passable about 400 meters altitude.