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It’s never too late to try a new sport! Whether you are a seasoned skier looking for a new challenge or it’s your first time on the slopes, snowboarding is a thrilling sport that will have you hooked in no time! If you want to try your hand at snowboarding, it’s important to choose a resort that offers accessible gentle slopes, ideal snow conditions and excellent snowboarding instructors.

Booking your private snowboarding instructor with Maison Sport is simple and allows you to easily find the perfect instructor for you. With hundreds of snowboarding instructors to choose from, you can ensure that you pick someone who will allow you to have an unforgettable experience and achieve your goals. You can compare instructors based on their skills and interests, their experience, reviews from previous customers and their pricing.

If you are searching for the perfect ski resort in France for beginner snowboarders then look no further. We’ve spoken to our expert instructors and have listed below the top 5 resorts for beginner snowboarders in France…

1. Alpe D’Huez

Alpe d'Huez

Alpe D’Huez is a high-altitude resort (1,860m-3,330m), which means conditions are reliable throughout the season. There is a great lift system in Alpe d’Huez, accessible from 7 different locations throughout the town, meaning you won’t be too far from a ski lift wherever you are staying. With 49km of green runs and 54km of blue runs to explore, it makes an excellent resort for beginners. There are designated learning areas with gentle slopes that are ideal for those who are just starting out with snowboarding. There are also plenty of wide-open runs, many of which are ‘beginners only’ so you can build confidence away from the crowds. 

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2. Les Arcs

les arcs

Les Arcs consists of four villages, each with a cost-effective beginner’s ski pass that gives access to the beginner ski areas and lifts. With lots of ski-in-ski-out accommodation across the resort, you’ll have easy access to the slopes. First-time snowboarders can learn the ropes on wide, well-maintained nursery slopes and beginner snowboarders can progress onto 170km of blues boasting beautiful views of Mont Blanc. Les Arcs has snowparks that cater to various skill levels, including beginners. These parks provide a fun environment for novice snowboarders to practice freestyle riding!

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3. Courchevel


Courchevel is part of the extensive Three Valleys ski area, aka the largest ski area in Europe, which means it offers a diverse range of terrain catering to all skill levels. Beginners can start on a broad selection of gentle, easy slopes and gradually progress to more intermediate runs as they gain confidence. Beginner snowboarders will be spoilt for choice with blue and green runs, as 60% of slopes in Courchevel are beginner-friendly! There’s also a ‘Stop Zone’ where learners can safely grasp the basics before hitting the bigger slopes, and 4 beginner areas (called Zen Zones), ideal for progressing with your turns.

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4. Tignes


Sitting in the Espace Killy ski area and at an altitude of 2,100m, Tignes is one of the best ski areas in the world for reliable snow and offers ideal conditions for beginners. Beginners have plenty of runs to choose from as 55% of the runs in Tignes are blue. For wide and rolling pistes, stay on the Tignes Le Lac / L’Aiguille Percee side of the mountain. Le Bollin at Val Claret is another conveniently situated green with easy lift access and Grattalu is a lovely wide blue for those wanting to build confidence. In addition to the 150km of local slopes, there are plenty more slopes to explore with the connected resort of Val d’Isere just around the corner!

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5. Morzine / Avoriaz 


The neighbouring resorts of Avoriaz and Morzine in the Porte du Soleil region are incredibly well suited to beginner snowboarders. Morzine has plenty of wide slopes suitable for learning and the Pleney area is dedicated for beginners. The Portes du Soleil ski area provides access to a vast terrain, including beginner-friendly snowparks. The Stash, in Avoriaz, is a natural terrain park that offers a playful environment for beginners to progress in their skills. Avoriaz has a variety of gentle slopes and is a car-free resort, making it perfect for beginners. The resort also offers a Beginner Pass, which allows newbies to find their feet on easy terrain accessible via 14 lifts.

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Start Your Snowboarding Adventure at These Beginner-Friendly Ski Resorts in France Today!

So, what are you waiting for?! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the excitement of your first snowboarding adventure in some of the most beginner-friendly ski resorts in France. Now is the perfect time to book your snowboarding lessons and begin your journey in the world of snowboarding. Our expert instructors at Maison Sport are dedicated to guiding you through every step, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable learning experience.

Ready to hit the slopes? Book your first snowboarding lessons today and embrace the thrill of snowboarding in some of the top beginner-friendly ski resorts in France!