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Get your heart pumping with ski and snowboard camping in France

Wrap up warmly, jump in a ski lift and hit the powder. Imagine days and days like this over the end-of-year holidays, at a campsite for skiing and snowboarding in France!

It's a perfect plan for fans of winter sports, or those who want to clear and reset their minds for the new year with the help of fresh, Alpine air and inspiring views. But ski and snowboard campsites are also a great place for some family bonding. Snowsports are something that kids of all ages and parents (even grandparents) can enjoy together, despite different skill levels. Taking lessons in the morning and skiing together in the afternoon is also a great formula for everyone to be independent on holiday, and enjoy meeting up again all the more.

So this holiday, consider spending your days creating memories with your loved ones on the slopes, before enjoyable evenings reminiscing about the day around a traditional cheese fondue or raclette. Take your family on a holiday they won’t forget and pass on your love of skiing and camping to your kids.

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Some of the very best ski and snowboarding campsites in France

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Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Camping du Col

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Fabulous 9,3 165 reviews
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • Kids club
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Food store
  • Minimarket
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Wifi
€28 Price for 1 night
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Image of Camping D'ARROUACH Lourdes
Hautes-Pyrénées, Occitanie

Camping D'ARROUACH Lourdes

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Fabulous 9,2 110 reviews
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • Water park
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • In town centre
  • Food shop
  • Food store
  • Minimarket
€130 Price for 1 night
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Image of Camping JP Vacances
Vosges, Grand Est

Camping JP Vacances

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Fabulous 9,0 119 reviews
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • In the countryside
  • Forest location
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Wifi
  • Pets allowed
€12 Price for 1 night
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Recommended activities to do near skiing and snowboarding campsites

There are loads of activities on offer at campsites near skiing and snowboarding resorts; here are a few to get you in the mood:

Swap the ski boots for hiking boots

When you want to take a bit of time away from the slopes, why not test out a hiking trail near your skiing and snowboarding campsite? Take a trip to Parc National des Ecrins in the French Alps, a beautiful day out for the whole family with something for every fitness level. Remember your water bottle as there isn’t a shop for miles.

Take a trip to a local castle

With so many châteaux throughout the country, it’s not surprising to find one close to a ski campsite. Check out a castle such as Château de Pau, close to the French Pyrenees, which your children will love. You’ll be able to find some great gifts in the museum gift shop too.

Go for a swim in a river

It might be chilly up on the slopes, but at a lower altitude, you’ll find things warm up considerably. You can take a day away from your campsite for skiing and snowboarding and go for a dip in a river to freshen up. The Loup river is close to the mountains and is a safe place for the whole family to swim. Remember sun cream as it gets hot.

Educate yourself at a local town

France is packed full of history, so check out a local town close to your skiing campsite and take a trip back in time. Visit Grenoble, for example, and learn about its importance as an industrial town of the last century. Don’t forget your camera as there is some great architecture on show in this city.

Enjoy a family cycle

Enjoy a cycle with your family close to your campsite for skiing and snowboarding. The ViaRhôna, for example, is a great route if you’re staying in the French Alps as it goes from Lyon up to Geneva. Remember to have a bell on your bike as it’s the law.

Try out some local cuisine

Taste some local foods made in the region and eat like a local at a French restaurant. Try out cassoulet or duck confits, which are both popular foods from the Midi-Pyrenées region in France. Remember to ask the restaurant worker what else is locally sourced as they will have some great recommendations.

Take a trip to the beach

You might think snow and sand don’t mix well, and normally you’d be right, but not on this occasion. France can cater for both your desires, so hit the slopes in the morning and then head to a beach in the afternoon. Beaches like Plage Publique de l’Opera in Nice are only about 90 minutes from ski resorts in the Southern Alps, although you’ll have to pay tolls on the quickest route.

Head over to a UNESCO World Heritage Site

France has loads of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so take your family to visit one for the day. Mont Perdu, for example, is well worth a trip to the French Pyrenees and will impress the whole family with its stunning views. This is the perfect spot for a family photo.

Benefits of staying at skiing and snowboarding campsites

Check out some of the benefits that a campsite for skiing and snowboarding provides for you and your family.

Invaluable family time

One of the best things about being away from your normal routine is that there are no distractions to take you away from your family. You can all enjoy spending some quality time together, which you will look back on with fondness.

Peaceful and safe environment

Enjoy the peaceful environment of a campsite near a ski or snowboard resort and know that your family is safe in a secure setting. With professionally trained staff on hand to take care of everything, you can let your worries drift away.

Reap the physical and mental benefits

Not only will a campsite for skiing and snowboarding be great for you physically, but it will also help you clear your mind. Breathe in the fresh air, release the endorphins and embrace the great outdoors so you return home refreshed and ready for the real world.

Take part in group activities

With so many group activities on offer, it’s a great opportunity for you and your family to do something together and bond further. Enjoy watersports, tennis and football, among many other organised games, and put a smile on everyone’s face.

Make new, like-minded friends

Campsites are great as they help you get away from the pressures of daily life, but they also bring you closer to people who you might otherwise not have met. Meeting like-minded individuals is a great way for you and your children to enjoy your holiday even more.

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