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Best French Alps resorts to ski in February

Are you planning a half-term ski holiday in February with your family? The French Alps offer the perfect backdrop for a memorable snowy adventure. We’ve rounded up the best family-friendly destinations with reliable snow cover where kids can learn to ski while enjoying a host of activities.

Let’s delve into why these resorts are our top choices…

The top resorts to ski in February

Morzine & Portes du Soleil: Winter wonderland

A person in a yellow jacket skis down a slope
Don’t miss February half-term in the Portes du Soleil! © Vtl photography, Morzine Tourist Office

Morzine in the Portes du Soleil region is a winter wonderland for families. With extensive pistes and a charming village, it’s ideal for kids learning to ski. Plus, with numerous activities to keep the whole family entertained, there’s something for everyone.

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Val Thorens & 3 Vallées: A winter paradise

A group of people step off a gondola
Val Thorens is a snow-sure resort throughout the entire season © Val Thorens Tourist Office

Nestled in the 3 Vallées, the world’s largest ski domain, Val Thorens provides a winter paradise. Wide, gentle slopes are perfect for beginners, and the high altitudes accessible from Val Thorens ensure plenty of snow for off-piste enthusiasts.

La Clusaz: Quaint and family-focused

A family stand on a ski slope pointing at a mountain
The Aravis is a wonderful place to take kids for their first ski holiday © Pierre Guilbaud,

La Clusaz offers a quaint atmosphere and a family-focused vibe. With well-maintained slopes and kid-friendly ski schools, it’s an excellent destination for family ski experiences over the February half term. In the evenings, why not head over to the neighbouring resort of Manigod to try night skiing or night sledging?

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Combloux & Evasion Mont-Blanc: A hidden gem

A child sits in the snow smiling
Kids will love a ski holiday in Combloux this February! © Marine Martin, Combloux Tourist Office

Combloux, part of the Evasion Mont-Blanc domain, is a hidden gem for families. It features gentle slopes, a traditional charm, and activities like ice skating to delight the little ones.

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Morillon & the Grand Massif: A winter playground

A kid learns to snowboard with an instructor
Learn to ski or snowboard in the Grand Massif region this February half-term!

Morillon in the Grand Massif is a winter playground for families. The resort’s extensive ski/snowboarding area and kids’ clubs ensure everyone has a great time on the slopes. Plus, with altitudes reaching 2500m in the Grand Massif, snow cover is consistently reliable.

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Le Grand Bornand & Aravis: Authentic and inviting

Le Grand Bornand is a unique resort steeped in tradition ©

Both authentic and inviting, Le Grand Bornand is known for its beginner-friendly pistes and a range of activities, including sledging and ice skating. Its kid-friendly atmosphere is renowned, so much so that it has earned the esteemed “Famille Plus” label, for making significant commitments to welcome families with young children.

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Les Sybelles: For family fun

Little ones will love a break in Les Sybelles region

Les Sybelles region offers a fantastic blend of ski adventures for all levels, covering six resorts: La Toussuire, Le Corbier, Saint-Sorlin-d’Arves, Saint-Jean-d’Arves, Les Bottières and Saint-Colomban-des-Villard. Families can enjoy the vast ski area and plenty of snowy activities, making it a destination for all to relish.

The choice is yours…

In February, these family resorts in the French Alps provide the ideal backdrop for your half-term ski trip. With reliable snow cover and endless activities, your family can look forward to an unforgettable winter experience.

Whether your kids are beginners or experienced skiers, these destinations ensure everyone enjoys the magic of the mountains. So, pack your snow gear, gather your loved ones, and get ready for an incredible family adventure in the French Alps.

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