This major national site is the highest summit in the Southern Vosges mountains (1,247 m altitude). The panoramic view is breathtaking and Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) has even its statue on top. It is located at the cross-roads of three regions (Lorraine, Franche-Comte, Alsace) and four departments (Vosges, Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saone, Belfort Territory).
"Ballon d'Alsace" provides 5 ski areas and is well suited for family outings, as it satisfies both downhill and cross-country skiers. Trails for snowshoeing, dogsledding and a luge area are also available. A ski school provides private and group classes for all these activities.
When I was on Ballon d'Alsace, the snow not so thick yet, so I can't ski... so what I did? Just... jump and jump... how tall I can jump on the snow... :)