Bus trips to France’s best ski resorts. The year is winding down, and soon enough the ski season will be here! Christmas, winter break or Easter – everyone has a favorite time to go to the mountains. But skiing takes a toll on the finances, especially after the holiday season. In order to make your ski vacation less costly, FlixBus has set up bus routes to the best French ski resorts. You can travel directly to ski resorts from many departure cities, at a lower price!
✔ During winter, FlixBus offers bus services especially for skiers, snowboarders and other snow fans.
✔ Frequent departures to the Alps and the Pyrenees from Paris and Lyon.
✔ Modern and comfortable buses equipped with Wi-Fi and electrical outlets.
✔ With three pieces of luggage included, you will have room for all your ski gear. Check out baggage policy.
The Alpe d’Huez ski resort is also called the Island in the Sun because it is probably the sunniest ski resort in France. With 300 days of sunshine annually, it ensures that you will have some sunny skiing! The highpoint of Alpe d'Huez is Pic Blanc, which rises to 10 925 feet. The panorama you can enjoy from the hights is spectacular. Alpe d'Huez has 156 miles of trails, so you definitely need to stay a few days to explore this vast resort.
Alpe d'Huez pass prices: Adult/Discount/Senior 1 day: €51/€42/€16 6 days: €259.50/€205/€79. More info about the prices.
Alpe d’Huez altitude: 6100 to 10 900 feet.
Slope difficulty: 135 trails: 17 black | 39 red | 37 blue | 42 green.
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La Plagne, located in the Tarentaise Valley, is one of the best ski resorts in the French Alps. La Plagne is located in the Vanoise range and is part of the Paradiski ski area. The entire area has over 136 miles of trails. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned skier, you will find the ideal slope here, but with 19 black runs, you will find something to stretch your limits! You can choose to just ski La Plagne, but for longer stays, we recommend taking the Vanoise Express, the cable car that has connected the La Plagne and Les Arcs resorts since 2003.
La Plagne pass prices: Adult/child 1 day: €59/€47.50 Adult/child 6 day: €298 €238.50. More info about the prices.
La Plagne altitude: 4100 to 10 600 feet.
Slope difficulty: 128 trails: 19 black | 33 red | 67 blue | 9 green
Les Arcs ski resort is found in the Tarantaise Valley, near the village of Bourg Saint-Maurice. It has a hundred slopes spanning more than 125 miles of snow. Like La Plagne, Les Arcs is part of the Paradiski ski area, one of the largest French ski regions, with a total of more than 250 miles of trails. So after warming up on the mid-altitude, medium difficulty slopes, we recommend that you head for the Aiguille Rouge cable car, which will take you to the resort’s summit, where you will have a stunning view of the valley and the ski area. If you want to extend your options, you can reach the La Plagne resort directly via the large Vanoise Express cable car.
Les Arcs pass prices: Adult/child 1 day: €59/€47.50 | Adult/child 6 day: €298 €238.50.
Les Arcs altitude: 3900 to 10 600 feet.
Slope difficulty: 107 trails: 18 black | 34 red | 54 blue | 1 green.
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For those who want to go skiing at a young, athletic resort, Tignes is ideal! The Tignes ski resort is at 6900 feet above sea level and has 90 miles of trails. In addition to being an excellent resort for winter sports fans, Tignes is also the ideal resort for night owls who are not afraid to go out even when it's cold. So if you want to party in a young, international ambiance, try one of the resort’s three dance clubs. You can reach Tignes by taking the bus directly to Val d’Isère. Moreover, you can ski on the Grande Motte glacier in summer or winter. Depending on the length of your stay, choose between Tignes and l’Espace Killy.
Tignes pass prices: 1 day: €47 | 6 days: €278.
Tignes altitude: 4 700 to 12 300 feet
Slope difficulty: 154 trails: 26 black | 40 red | 68 blue | 20 green
Val d'Isère is not only one of the favorite ski resorts of the French, but also of the English. Host of the World Championship of Alpine Skiing in 2009, Val d’Isère enjoys a worldwide reputation. Like Tignes, Val d'Isère is part of the Espace Killy ski area, which has more than 180 miles of black, red, blue and green trails and two snow parks and a halfpipe. Val d'Isère is a mountain village at 6070 feet above sea level. A number of cable cars are accessible directly from the village to take you to the slopes. The highest point of the resort is the Pointe du Montet, 11 450 feet above sea level. Here, a glacier ensures snow in summer and winter alike. Val d ' Isère is known for the quality of its snow and its abundant, modern lift system.
Val d’Isère pass prices: Adult/Child-Senior 1 day: €47/€40 6 days: €250/€200.50.
Val d’Isère altitude: 5800 to 11 800 feet.
Slope difficulty: 79 trails: 12 black | 24 red | 28 blue | 15 green.
Saint Lary is the star Pyrenees ski resort. It was built in 1957 and is now one of the largest ski areas in the Pyrenees. It is a ski resort for the whole family; whatever your level, you will enjoy skiing at Saint Lary. With 60 miles of trails of all colors, you will certainly find what suits you best!
Saint Lary pass prices: Adult/Child-Senior 1 day: €40.40/€34.50 6 days: €209.90/€178.30.
Saint Lary altitude: 5800 to 11 800 feet.
Slope difficulty: 56 trails: 10 black | 13 red | 26 blue | 7 green