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BEST WINTER GLOVES & MITTENS FRENCH ALPS

BEST WINTER GLOVES & MITTENS FRENCH ALPS

France, with a number of well-known ski resorts like Avoriaz, Chamonix, La Plagne, Les Carroz and Val d'Isère, is a popular destination for Brits planning a skiing or snowboarding holiday.

As we were are often asked what is the best men's and women's winter glove for a skiing or snowboarding holiday to the French Alps we've put together a list of our recommendations for the top ski resorts. 

French ski resorts average winter temperatures

Like our blog on European ski destinations, we've checked the average coldest January winter temperatures in France's main ski resorts and suggested a suitable warm thermal insulated glove or mitten for the cold weather challenges you will likely encounter.  

Our recommendations start with the ten most popular French ski resorts including Espace Killy and Méribel. A longer list of all French ski resorts, pistes, winter parks and cross-country ski rails follows afterwards.

If you notice your favourite French ski destination, whether it be in Paradiski, Les 3 Vallees or Les Sybelles, is missing from the list please feel free to contact us here. Likewise, while we've tried our best to find the most up-to-date temperatures for each resort, we are always happy to update our list if you have recently skied a slope and can offer an alternative.

Also, as we've flagged in other blogs on this topic, always make sure to check with a local contact as to current weather conditions in the ski resort you intended to visit. 

Warmest thermal gloves French ski resorts

Here are our recommendations for the warmest insulated gloves and mitts as well as the average coldest temperatures you will likely experience for your next ski trip to France's most popular ski resorts:

Country

Ski resort

Winter glove & mitten, recommendation

Avg January temperature

°F

°C

France

Chamonix

KIRUNA

32

 0

France

Val-d'Isère

REYKJAVIK

14

-10

France

Les Arcs

STOCKHOLM

10

-12

France

Avoriaz

MONTANA

12

-11

France

Alpe d'Huez

HOKKAIDO

12

-11

France

La Plagne

HARBIN

14

-10

France

Méribel

KIRUNA

18

-8

France

La Clusaz

MONTANA

28

-2

France

Courchevel

HELSINKI

16

-9

France

Espace Killy 

OSLO 

10

-12

 

Best winter gloves French ski resorts

Here is the full list of our insulated glove and mitten recommendations for all French ski resorts. We've tried to include both large and smaller French ski destinations, pistes, slopes and major winter recreation areas know to us but don't hesitate to contact us here if you have any additions to the list.

It also important to remember that for ski resorts with average Janauary temperatures -10°C and lower always have an extra pair of gloves liners &/ or an outer glove overmitt with you just to be on the safe side if you should encounter extreme cold weather conditions.

Layering to improve heat retention with either a pair of glove liners or an outer overmitt glove shell offers a way of helping to reduce thermal loss especially if you typically get cold fingers or suffer from Raynaud's Syndrome. 

See our list of winter glove recommendations for all French ski resorts here