The French Alps are as popular as ever. Skiers flock from far and wide to ski some of the best connected ski areas in the world.
Each year resorts focus on providing the best experience for their holidaymakers, sometimes this includes developing areas of the resort such as new slopes, replacing chairlifts, building new areas for children or even adding new experiences. Here are the latest ski resort developments happening across the French Alps, ready for the winter 2018/19 ski season!
New in the 3 Vallees ski area for winter 2018/19
New in St Martin de Belleville for 2018/19
- ICE SKATING RINK
St Martin de Belleville are opening a new 122,776 gallon skating rink with special equipment for children to try out ice hockey, along with ice curling for families.
New in Val Thorens (Orelle) for 2018/19
- NEW HIGH SPEED FUN
The local lift company, SETAM, are building a new double zip-line. It'll be 1600m and divided into 3 sections offering a stunning way to arrive at the heart of the resort in Place Caron.
- NEW RUNS
Two new runs are being added to Val Thorens ski area. One is a 3.2km run running from La Cime Caron is described as suitable for all. The second is a new black in the Boismint sector.
- SKI TOURING
Four new ski touring itineraries are being added to the Val Thorens programme. They vary in length from 2 - 6km.
New in Val Cenis for 2018/19
- WORK ON THE LIFTS
Replacement of the Vieux Moulin gondola in Val Cenis with a quicker gondola that will take 2200 people an hour. 55 x 10 people cabins with heated seats. At the top of the gondola, a panoramic platform and picnic area. Plus one new drag lift creating a new beginners area and quicker access to the gondola.
New in Serre Chevalier for winter 2018/19
- NEW LIFTS
Serre Chevalier will be replacing the Cote Chevalier lift in the Villeneuve sector with a brand new 6-seater high-speed chairlift increasing capacity from 1800 people per hour to 3000.
New in La Rosière for winter 2018/19
- EXCITING NEW SKI AREA DEVELOPMENTS FOR LA ROSIÈRE IN 2018/19
La Rosière, a favourite with families, is expanding the Espace San Bernardo ski area for December 2018! The exciting 15 million Euro plans include building five new red graded pistes (increasing the total runs to 198km) and adding two new 6-seater lifts. The addition of the new Mont-Valaisan peak will raise the altitude to 2800m and create lots of secured new free-riding opportunities. Discover our new accommodation in La Rosière below, and be one of the first to ski the new slopes!
New in Tignes Val d'Isere for winter 2018/19
- NEW LIFTS
In 2018, the Sache cable car and the Brévières chairlift will be replaced by an 8 person cable car in order to connect Brévières with Tignes 1800. Also, the capacity of the Boisses gondola will continue to be improved to 3,000 passengers per hour with 47 cabins.
We will continue to update this page throughout the season, so pop back for more new developments as we get closer to the ski season!
We also have many new exciting additions to our own winter programme this season and you can find out more here.