Guide to France snowkiting holidays

Jan 09, 2014 BY AWE365 Team

Snowkiting is a popular and well-established sport in France. The country was one of the very first places to adopt it, along with the USA and Canada. The French Alps and Pyrenees are full of skiers and snowboarders every season. Snowkiters are fast joining them. From France’s many mountain resorts, snowkiters can find snowfields, lakes and slopes to enjoy. A France snowkiting holiday offers plenty of options.

France Snowkiting Wikimedia Commons image by Konstantin Zamkov

The area of France around the Aosta valley, on the Italian border, has some of the country’s best snowkiting spots. The Saint Bernard pass runs between La Roserie in France and La Thuile in Italy. It is a wide plateau, accessible by ski lift, with plenty of slopes as well as flat areas. With some of the best snow and wind in Europe and views of Mont Blanc, it’s hard not to love this spot. There are plenty of other good spots nearby, and just over the Italian border.

A little further south, the area around Serre Chevalier offers some great snowkiting. The Col du Lauteret pass is the place to be: many top international snowkiters train there. With a good choice of flat areas and hills, it has something to suit everyone. Other big resorts with good snowkiting nearby including Val d’Isere and Chamonix.

Away from the Alps, snowkiting has established itself in the Pyrenees. The area around Font Romeu is a favourite. Beginners can cruise and train on the airfield at La Llagonne, while those with more experience can take on a challenge at the top of the mountain.

A France snowkiting holiday offers a huge range of opportunities for snowkiters. Beginners will find a great choice of schools and easy flat areas to get them started, while experts can get up and explore the mountains for hours.


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