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Welcome to the kingdom of snowsports

Snowsports in Savoie Mont Blanc are synonymous with sweeping landscapes, with Mont Blanc’s majestic silhouette often gracing the horizon. Offering the world’s largest ski area, where beginners and experts alike can ski to their heart’s content, it is the ski destination par excellence.

Savoie Mont Blanc

Cradle of french skiing

The first cable car exclusively for winter sports came into being in Megève in the 1930s. The avant-gardist village was also home to the first ski instructor and the first stretch ski-pants. Today, no fewer than 112 resorts are waiting to welcome you to Savoie and Haute-Savoie.

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Downhill skiing 

Learn to ski

You’re never too old to learn! If you are going skiing for the first time, it is best to start by taking lessons, either with a group or, better still, with your own private instructor. 
Book a skiing lesson 

Children from the age of 3 

Start downhill skiing

So even very young kids can get started, all our resorts have ski playgrounds that make skiing fun and easy to learn. 

Tips for starting skiing

A profession, a passion

Portrait of a ski instructor

Skiing is my life !

Amélie Reynaud is a Savoie Mont Blanc Ambassador and an ESF downhill ski instructor at Les Karellis, in Savoie. 

 

See the portrait

Safety on the slopes 

10 rules to follow

To enjoy your ski holiday to the full and reduce the risk of accidents, here are 10 rules to follow while on the slopes

Safety rules

Tips 

Prepare your muscles, protect your skin 

A little fitness training before you leave home will help you get the most from your ski holiday. And don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun while you’re here. 

For freestyle addicts 

Snowparks

Slopestyle, half-pipe and boardercross runs are integral features of Savoie and Haute-Savoie’s ski areas. 

Find a snowpark

Ski de randonnée
A sport for all 

Ski touring

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You don’t have to be a mountaineer to go ski touring, but you do need to be quite fit and a reasonably good skier. Although it is usually done in the backcountry, away from waymarked trails, many ski areas have set aside areas for ski touring.  
Note: Ski touring involves risks and should only be undertaken by those with the skills to evaluate and minimise these risks. Taking a guide or ski instructor will ensure you get the most from your outing. 

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Luge sur piste dédié à Courchevel
Fun and thrills

Luge

Hold tight for an exhilarating ride, whooshing through the banked turns as you hurtle down the track!

Where to go luging?

Kids, too!

Savoie Mont Blanc’s resorts have also thought of your tiny tots, setting aside areas of their snowfronts just for them. Kids will revel in these safe and easily accessible play areas. 

 

Family sledging hills