Winter Activities – Ecrins National Park
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BaseCamp Vallouise – Ecrins National Park
In Vallouise, skiing and all winter outdoor activities benefit from a truly exceptional playground. The configuration of the highest peaks of the Alps that surround us, at an altitude of more than 4000 m, gives us slopes with top quality snow, in a most preserved environment.
Slopes Skiing & Snowboarding
Close to the house, the PELVOUX-VALLOUISE Family Ski Resort. The resort ranges from 1250 m to 2300 m altitude. You can go down the 25km of downhill runs in 19 tracks, ideal for getting back in shape!
We are 15 minutes from the PUY ST VINCENT Ski Resort. From 1400m to 2700m high, you’ll find your happiness with 34 downhill runs spread over 75 km (the longest 5 km), a boardercross, a snowpark, 3 tracks illuminated at night and 3 toboggan runs for your children.
For the most experienced, the largest resorts and domains of the Southern Alps are less than 45 minutes from home. A nice day in SERRE-CHEVALIER, in order to test yourself a little on the Luc Alphand track or more discreetly on the Casse du Boeuf? Fancy a change of scenery for a more “discovery ski” day and find you having lunch in Italy, hop, towards MONTGENEVRE. Want to test yourself in high-speed skiing? The Ski Speed World Record track in Chabrières is accessible to you on the VARS Resort for a unique experience.
Cross-Country and Ski-Touring
The PELVOUX-VALLOUISE Family Ski Resort offers cross-country skiing in the plain and along the torrents on routes marked for all levels over a length of 35 km. All information on Nordic skiing in Vallouise is available on the NORDIC EN VALLOUISE website.
Ski touring is the discipline in strong development in the valley. You can learn safely and independently on the marked route of the PUY ST VINCENT Ski Resort or hire professional guides from the valley for a more in-depth discovery
For Freeride enthusiasts, the possibilities are huge: make an appointment with the many guides of the valley to accompany you safely.
The Vallouise and the adjacent valleys are high places of this very special practice of ice climbing. As proof, a Festival dedicated to this practice is held every year, allowing introductory or advanced courses in a very festive atmosphere, it is the ICE ECRINS FESTIVAL
Sled Dogs Mushing
An unforgettable experience to share with your family or to live alone, the discovery of sled dogs in the wildest corners of the valley, accessible to all. The MUSHING ADDICT team will make you discover the pleasure of this sport in an exceptional preserved setting. A must do during your stay.
Access and Transportation
In winter, shuttles are put in place to travel between the various ski resorts in the valley. Transport information can be found on the website of the Pays des Ecrins TOURIST OFFICE
If you travel by car, we remind you that special winter equipment (snow tires, chains..) are mandatory (and recommended!) in the Hautes-Alpes department from the beginning of November.
You want to come by public transport from Paris or Marseille: TGV -Shuttle solutions are in place, to be consulted on the NEIGEEXPRESS website.
Don't have time to prepare for your stay to enjoy all the activities? You don't know what equipment to choose and how to rent it? Subject to sufficient time, we can help you organize your stay and put you in contact with the various providers if you wish. Don't hesitate to contact us with your requests on the subject, early enough for popular activities (such as sled dogs for example).