Skiing in France
The Massif of Mont Blanc
Nicknamed the ‘King of the Alps’, Mont Blanc is an iconic destination which never disappoints. Whether you’re planning to take the family away during half term or embark on a romantic skiing getaway, the opportunities are endless.
At 4,807 metres high, the legendary peak is a magnet for a multitude of outdoor adventures: from skiing and paragliding to snowshoeing and even dog sledding! Make the most of a trip the stunning area and visit one or more of the 5 resorts that make up the valley: Chamonix, Vallorcine, Les Houches, Argentière and Servoz!
Read on to discover two of the must-do and emblematic activities not to be missed in Mont-Blanc, and why not start your journey with a DFDS ferry crossing? Cross the Channel with your own car (meaning you can pack all your skiing gear too!) and be in the Alps the same day
The Montenvers Mer de Glace
If the mountains are synonymous with adventure for you, then the Montenvers train will not disappoint!
Head for Chamonix to board one of France's 5 rack-and-pinion railways. First opened in 1910, it runs for just over 5 km to take visitors and mountaineers up to an altitude of 1913 metres! A dizzying journey? No, quite simply unique! Once you have arrived, take a few moments to admire the panorama before setting off to discover the famous Mer de Glace...
Aiguille du Midi
Take to the skies with this must-see attraction located in the Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley! Less than a 9-hour drive from our Calais and Dunkirk ports, a DFDS ferry crossing is the best way to start your adventure.
The Aiguille du Midi cable car takes you to an altitude of 3,842 metres, giving you a 360° view of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. That's not all, as thrill-seekers can take a step into the void by entering a glass box! If you love an adrenaline rush or just a fabulous view, you can’t miss this one.