Ski & Board

When it comes to snow, there is plenty in the Oisans Valley to satisfy your every desire!

In winter, enjoy the heights and the chill out in the mountain air. There’s enough to offer in the Oisans Valley for everybody to find both their ideal space and activity. With 3 epic ski resorts on your doorstep, endless-off-piste and ski touring, and tranquil cross-country trail, you won’t run out of terrain to ski and surf.

Skiing and Boarding at Les Deux Alpes

From the tranquillity of Venosc, the telecabine transports you directly to the heart of Les Deux Alpes

Hop off the lift and you have direct access to the beginner’s pistes close to the resort (5 of which are free) and the brand new Diablo lift which takes you up to Les Cretes, Toura and the high altitude Glacier skiing.

Les Deux Alpes is unique: it has skiing for beginners and experts on the lower slopes and at high altitudes. This makes it ideal for everyone, whatever the weather and whatever the time of year. The resort also prides itself on its snowboarding terrain, with exceptionally wide pistes and a number of great snow parks.

We have a special arrangement with Go Sport Montagne, with a 20% discount and the option to leave your ski equipment overnight, to be dry and ready for the next day.

Les Deux Alpes in Brief

  • 200 km and 425 hectares of alpine pistes
  • Altitude from 1,300 m to 3,600 m & 2,300 m of continuous descent
  • 224 snow cannons with 47 hectares of artificial snow
  • 30km of cross-country skiing
  • 1,400 hectares off-piste
  • 6 Snow Parks
  • Glacier Skiing – Guaranteed real snow throughout the season
  • Stunning views of the Ecrins peaks
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Skiing and Boarding at Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d’Huez is situated on a fully south-facing plateau at 1860m. Also called “The Island in the Sunshine”, the resort enjoys lots of sunshine

Two days in Alpe d’Huez are included in your 6 day ski pass for Les Deux Alpes.  Lauvitel Lodge is particularly well situated to take full advantage of this opportunity.  With only a 30 minute drive you have access to another remarkable domain of the French Alps for both on-piste and off-piste skiing.

For beginners there are the wide, open slopes leading down to the resort.  For intermediate skiers there are red runs leading in every direction from Alpette to Vaujany and Oz, from Signal to Villard Reculas, and from Signal de l’Homme to Auris-en -Oisans.  And for Experts you may wish to take on the challenges of Le Tunnel, the delight of La Sarenne (16 km, making it the longest black run in Europe), or the off-piste from Les Rousses and Pic Blanc.

Alpe d’Huez in Brief

  • Resort altitude – 1,860m
  • 250 km of alpine pistes
  • Skiing altitude from 1,100 m to 3,300 m
  • 2,000 m of continuous descent
  • 900 snow cannons
  • 50 km of cross-country skiing
  • 10,000 hectares off-piste
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Float on light, soft snow in a secluded valley, far from the crowds...

There are plenty of places to head in Les Deux Alpes on a powder day, alongside the pistes or out into the wilds of the Ecrins National Park towards Saint Christophe-en-Oisans.

The resort has a large selection of advanced terrain and off-piste skiing for those who like to venture off the groomed slopes and marked pistes.  A few of the favourites are:

  • Grand Couloir Chutes
  • Clot de Chalance
  • La Dome Glacier
  • Pic du Diable
  • La Fee
  • St Christophe

Alpe d’Huez has some fantastic terrain as well, with the hidden tracks from Les Grandes Rousses and the ‘itineraire’ routes from Pic Blanc. The best place to find off-piste skiing in Alpe d’Huez is from the top of the Pic Blanc Glacier. From here you will find plenty of couloirs to go down that all end up on the Sarenne path.

And then there is the most outstanding off piste skiing of all that is the mythic La Grave/La Meije. This extensive mountain terrain is the reserve of guided groups and those confident enough to navigate wilderness skiing by themselves.  There really is no other place like it. La Grave enjoys cult status among experts. It has just one serious lift serving a high, wild and almost entirely off-piste mountainside. The result: an exciting, usually crowd-free area.

Ski Touring

For the intrepid explorers who love being out in the mountain wilderness, the Oisans valleys offer a multitude of Ski Touring options from easy to extreme.

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