A recent study by Locasun holiday rentals published in Le Figaro has revealed that Serre Chevalier in the Southern Alps is the cheapest resort in France.
It works out at 2 Euros per kilometre to ski in Serre Che. With 250K of pistes, the resort is on a par with Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez in terms of skiable area but is the most economical. The most expensive ski area is Avoriaz.
The study compares the average price per person for accommodation, ski lifts and snowsports equipment rental over six days in high season, based on the total size in kilometres of the resort.
Les Angles has the highest density on the ski slopes with an average of 327 skiers per kilometre during school holidays. On the other hand, Vars and Flaine pistes are the least frequented with less than 100 skiers per kilometre. In Serre-Chevalier, the slopes are average with a density of 148 skiers per kilometre of piste.
By combining the criteria of cost and density, the resort of Vars is deemed the 'most pleasant' according to Locasun, ahead of Deux-Alpes and Serre Chevalier.