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Best French Alps resorts to ski in March

Skiing in the French Alps is an adventure that every winter sports enthusiast should experience. March, with its sunny days and reliable snow cover, marks an ideal time to explore these Alpine treasures. We’ve rounded up the best resorts for skiing in March and the unique attributes that make them a fantastic choice.

The top resorts to ski in March

Montriond & Portes du Soleil: Powder paradise

A man skis down a snowy piste
Sunny slopes await in the Portes du Soleil – photo by Glade Optics on Unsplash

Montriond in the Portes du Soleil region is a hidden gem with consistent snowfall well into March. In fact, according to, the snowiest week in Montriond is the first week of March, typically with 3.8 snowy days during this week and 49 cm of snowfall.

Montriond’s diverse terrain, including off-piste trails and family-friendly slopes, guarantees an unforgettable skiing experience. Plus, the Portes du Soleil quite literally translates to “gateway to the sun” – so you’re sure to soak up some rays throughout your trip!

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Méribel & 3 Vallées: Endless skiing adventures

Méribel chairlift station
Enjoy excellent skiing conditions in the 3 Vallées in March © David Andre, Méribel Tourism

Méribel, nestled within the vast 3 Vallées ski domain, offers endless skiing adventures, even in March. High-altitude skiing areas ensure dependable snow cover, particularly when you explore the neighbouring resort of Val Thorens, while the sunny climate enhances your alpine escape.

Off the slopes, there’s plenty to keep you busy too, including a vibrant après-ski scene.

Manigod: Quiet, serene skiing

A family stand admiring the mountain views in Manigod
Quiet serenity awaits on the slopes of Manigod – Pierre Guilbaud,

For a serene skiing experience in March, look no further than Manigod. This tranquil destination boasts a wealth of reliable snow cover, with sunny days making it an excellent choice for those seeking quiet slopes and peaceful, family-friendly surroundings.

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Saint-Gervais & the Evasion Mont Blanc: Winter wonderland

Aerial view of mountains with fresh snow
Make fresh tracks in the powder and explore the vast terrain on offer in Saint-Gervais – photo by Aurèle Mayol on Unsplash

Saint-Gervais, part of the Evasion Mont-Blanc domain, benefits from abundant snowfall right into March. According to, the snowiest week in Saint-Gervais is the first week of March, with an average of 4.1 snowy days during this week and 59 cm of snowfall. 

The village has a laid back vibe with a traditional charm and is home to some great spots for après-ski relaxation. Off the slopes, why not head to Les Thermes De Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to unwind after a day of skiing?

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Val d’Isère: The Snow Lover’s Dream

3 people stand in front of the Val d'Isère emblem
Discover the renowned resort of Val d’Isère this March – photo by Yann Allegre

Val d’Isère, renowned for its high-altitude skiing, is a snow lover’s dream come true in March. It offers a mix of terrains, ensuring excellent skiing conditions, even as the season transitions to spring.

Plus, the neighbouring resort of Tignes is home to the Grande Motte glacier, providing excellent skiing into the late season.

La Plagne: Family fun in the sun

La Plagne cable car with a snowy background
Head to the sunny slopes of La Plagne for some spring skiing – photo by Adrien Tanic on Unsplash

La Plagne, part of the Paradiski ski area, is an excellent choice for families seeking skiing adventures in the sun. March offers reliable snow cover, with an average snowfall of 103cm, as well as a wide range of slopes that cater to all skill levels.

For a truly unique and exhilarating experience away from the ski slopes, head to the Olympic Bobseligh Track and whizz down the tracks which were once graced by world-famous athletes! It’s an must-try activity that shouldn’t be missed!

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Alpe d’Huez: Spring skiing splendour

A snowboarder rides through powde
Enjoy great snow cover in Alpe d’Huez throughout March – photo by Oliver Schwendener on Unsplash

Alpe d’Huez comes alive with spring skiing splendour in March. Its high altitude and diverse terrain, including the renowned Sarenne and the Pic Blanc glacier, ensure that skiing remains exceptional even under the sun’s warmth.

The choice is yours…

Even in March, the French Alps offer excellent skiing conditions. These resorts, each with their own unique attributes, offer a variety of ski experiences for enthusiasts of all levels. With sunny skies, reliable snow cover, and diverse terrains, they make for the perfect backdrop to your alpine adventure.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time skier, the French Alps in March are sure to leave you with memories of a lifetime. So, what are you waiting for? Book your holiday today and experience springtime in the Alps for yourself!

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