Top 5 Late-Season Ski Resorts in France

Tempted to ski later into the season?

With cheaper prices, quieter slopes and shorter transfer times, it’s easy to see the appeal of end-of-season skiing.

But, many people are unsure of where to go for late-season snow! All the best resorts close early, right?


For all slope-lovers seeking to satisfy their powder cravings later on in the year, here are the top 5 late-season ski resorts in France.




The secret to late-season skiing? Head to high altitudes!

During the end-of-season in Chamonix, you’ll discover some excellent powder that you could mistake for winter snow. This is all thanks to Chamonix’s high altitude, with its top lift sitting at 3,842m.

The resort’s pistes are best suited to thrill-seekers and experts, as the challenging terrain features plenty of off-piste opportunities, which stay open late into the year.

But, there’s still plenty to offer beginners and intermediates, which is why Chamonix has remained such a hugely popular resort.

You won’t be disappointed at the end of the season here!


Val d’Isere/Tignes

These two neighbouring resorts have a lot in common, including great late-season skiing.

These resorts can stay open well into the year thanks to their high altitudes.

Luckily, heading to great heights doesn’t mean there’s nothing suitable for beginners. In fact, it means quite the opposite.

Some of the easiest terrain can be found at high altitudes! Most of the slopes are best suited to intermediates, whilst still providing a challenge for the more expert skiers.

Even at the end of the year, there’s slopes to suit the entire family!


Val Thorens 

Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe. So, it’s unsurprising that it can boast good snowfall late into the year.

Nestled in the heart of the Three Valleys, the world’s largest linked ski area, this resort is a hugely popular choice among families. With its friendly atmosphere, lively après-ski and varied pistes, it’s easy to see the appeal!

Luckily, those who love Val Thorens can enjoy its slopes until late into the year. In fact, it’s often snow-sure until May!




Missed the winter ski season? Fear not. Head to Courchevel!

Courchevel doesn’t wind down late into the year. In fact, quite the opposite happens.

This lively, family-friendly ski resort offers its guests lots to do off the pistes, even at the end of the season.

With great après-ski, a wide range of restaurants and plenty of entertainment, you’ll be spoilt for choice off the slopes!

On the slopes is no disappointment either. Courchevel hasn’t earnt its reputation for nothing! You’ll find a wide array of terrain on which to explore, up until late April.



There are many reasons to love late season skiing, such as catching a tan and quieter slopes. Don’t assume winter is the best time to be on the slopes!

If you’re tempted by the sound of end of season skiing, head to Méribel.

One of France’s greatest ski resorts won’t let you down at the end of the season! This well-loved family ski resort can boast varied slopes and great snow that can be enjoyed until the end of April.

No matter the time of year, a holiday in Méribel is sure to be the trip of a lifetime!

Now you know what resort to go to at the end of the season, you just need to book your accommodation. Alpine Infusion have a selection of luxury ski chalets in both Méribel and Courchevel. Make your holiday an unforgettable one!

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