Night skiing is a growing trend for many French resorts, including Le Collet d'Allevard, Les Saisies, Métabief, and Le Grand Bornand.

Night skiing enables skiers to prolong their day on the pistes and offers a chance to see the mountain in a whole new light - the pistes are lit up by towering stadium lights or burning torches.

Here is a selection of French resorts that keep their pistes open even after the sun has set.

Le Collet d'Allevard, Europe's largest night ski area, offers a weekend stay deal that includes a night on the slopes. The deal starts at €200 and includes Friday night on the pistes, accommodation for two adults in a studio, plus two two-day ski passes. This stay is valid March 12 to April 4 and can be booked by calling the tourism office at +33 (0)476.458.992.

Les Saisies opens its Périots piste once or twice a week, depending on the weather. Loudspeakers along the piste play music for the event, making for a multi-sensory experience.

Métabief offers nocturnal cross-country skiing and is one of France's only resorts to do so. Tuesday through Friday, different areas of the cross country are lit up for a rather lunar experience.

Le Grand Bornand opens the longest piste in the Haute Savoie department every Tuesday night until 10:30 p.m. A skibus leaves the bus station of Le Grand Bornand Village.

Many other resorts in France offer night skiing. Check with your destination to know if it opens some of its pistes for nocturnal skiing.

More information on Le Collet d'Allevard; More information on Les Saisies; More information on Métabief;  More information on Le Grand Bornand.