Chamonix: the Favorite ski resort for French skiers and foreign tourists

 
 

Monday 13th November 2017, Kayak.fr revealed in an exclusive interview with Relaxnews, that regarding the winter destination, French and foreign skiers agree to prefer the Chamonix ski resort (Haute-Savoie), situated at the foot of the Mont Blanc.

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Chamonix in the lead ahead of Megève and Val Thorens in the ranking
Chamonix: the Favorite ski resort for French skiers and foreign tourists
To enjoy a holiday in the snow, foreign tourists choose Chamonix

Chamonix in the lead ahead of Megève and Val Thorens in the ranking

According to Relaxnews, in addition to their preference for Chamonix, the French and foreign skiers appreciate in general the French Alps. No Pyrenean destination or in the Vosges and Jura do not receive a place in the ranking drawn by Kayak.

Top French ski resorts most popular with French people:

1. Chamonix (Haute-Savoie)
2. Megève (Haute-Savoie)
3. Val Thorens (Savoy)
4. Courchevel (Savoy)
5. Tignes (Savoy)
6. Alpe d’Huez (Isère)

Very frequented by the international clientele, the Megève ski resort is more popular with French tourists who rank it second in the national ranking. By opting for a flight to Geneva, a round trip costs them €94 on average, against €100 if they choose Lyon.

The third choice for French skiers is Val Thorens ski resort.

To enjoy a holiday in the snow, foreign tourists choose Chamonix

Top French ski resorts most popular with foreigners:

1. Chamonix (Haute-Savoie)
2. Val Thorens (Savoy)
3. Courchevel (Savoy)
4. Megève (Haute-Savoie)
5. Tignes (Savoy)
6. Alpe d’Huez (Isère)

Where do the French people ski abroad?

If France is a favorite destination for its snowy mountains, French skiers do not hesitate to getaway to enjoy the foreign snow.

They do not go too far preferring the Pas de la Casa, on the border of Spain and Andorra. The average price of a hotel night is also the most economical, about €158. Otherwise, athletes are eyeing Austria, including the resort of Sankt Anton am Arlberg, or Italy, by going to Courmayeur.

Top international ski resorts most popular with French people:

1. Pas de la Casa (Spain)
2. Sankt Anton am Arlberg (Austria)
3. Courmayeur (Italy)
4. Livigno (Italy)
5. Grindelwald (Switzerland)
6. Saalbach (Austria)
7. Hakuba (Japan)
8. Aspen (United States, Colorado)
9. Whistler (Whistler)
10. Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy)
11. Vail (United States, Colorado)
12. Zell am See (Austria)

This study is based on hotel and flight researches carried out on Kayak.fr from 1st to 9th November 2017 for travel dates between 1st December and 28th February 2018. The prices of the analysis are average prices.

For foreign skiers, Kayak.fr has observed all the research carried out in the world, with the exception of France.

Source AFP/Relaxnews: www.afprelaxnews.com

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