French ski resorts itinerary

Go on a road trip and explore different ski resorts in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, bordering Italy and Switzerland. From the popular big areas like Avoriaz to smaller ski fields with a local feel like Semnoz.

At a glance

This itinerary is ideal if you’re planning a ski and snowboarding holiday that is at least two weeks.

Days 1 to 6Avoriaz
Day 7Combloux
Days 8 to 11Tignes Les Brévières
Day 12 to 14Annecy with a day trip to Semnoz

Use the map to see the route. Zoom in and out and use the arrow → on the sidebar to see the location of places to stay, visit and eat listed in this itinerary.


Tailoring this trip: With more than two weeks and a bigger budget, you could spend at least one week in Avoriaz and Tignes and two or three days in Combloux. You could also include days in Chamonix and Albertville on your trip

Getting there and transport

Fly into Geneva airport on a Wednesday to avoid the crowds travelling on a Sunday. Book your car hire online before your trip to get a good deal. Pick up the car at the airport. Make sure it come with winter tires, ice scraper and and ski racks or box if required. Remember the route includes toll roads, so have your euros or a credit card to hand.

Detour: Stop off at a Decathlon store (perhaps the one in Annemasse) for last minute essentials – cheap snow boots, extra socks and base layers.


77km of skiing. 24km of cross country skiing.
Slopes: 6 green, 25 blue, 14 red, 6 black.
Other facilities and activities: Cinema, tenpin bowling, swimming pool, ice skating rink, husky sledging. Read more.

In the heart of the Alps with over 60% intermediate to advanced runs. Read more

Tignes Les Brévières
Considered the quaint part of Tignes, this charming village has enough restaurants, stores and bars you can visit over a week, plus  a wellness centre. Read more 

Annecy with a day trip to Semnoz
Take a cultural trip to the largest city of the Haute-Savoie region, with it’s lake, canals, old town and museums. Plus add a day trip skiing to Semnoz with it’s 20km of pistes. Read more.

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