Skiing in Risoul

At 1850m Risoul has a good snow record and is one of the French resorts in the Haute Alpes region which boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year.

A purpose built resort, set on a plateau and linked with the ski resort of Vars giving access to 55 ski lifts and 180km of skiing in the area called the "Foret Blanche". Like many of the southern alps resorts Risoul is known for being a sunny resort although at 1850 it is high enough to ensure a good snow cover for the winter season.

Getting here

Fly to Turin for the closest airport - can arrange transfers on a private basis, or the public bus (most cost effective)

Self-driving is excellent value and we can also arrange trains from Paris or London - Briancon is the closest train station

Skiing in Risoul

A purpose built resort, set on a plateau and linked with the ski resort of Vars giving access to 55 ski lifts and 180km of skiing in the area called the "Foret Blanche". Like many of the southern alps resorts Risoul is known for being a sunny resort although at 1850 it is high enough to ensure a good snow cover for the winter season.

Skiing & Boarding in Risoul

The ski area includes the SURFLAND of Risoul and Vars also has a speed skiing run(the KL). As well as the downhill skiing there are 45km of cross country trails and 35km for snow shoeing. Other activities include sledging, snowmobiles, a small outdoor ice rink, dog sledding and paragliding.

Now 4 seasons old, the "Luge Devale" remains a favourite - a 780m long toboggan ride with hairpin bends, jumps and tunnels. 

Have a look at what others think of the ski area - Risoul trailer from guests

Staying in Risoul

There are a range of apartment options from the bargain 2* options to some lovely residences with swimming pools and locations pisteside

Doing more in Risoul

  • Tobogganing
  • Skidoos
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Rink
  • Sledging

For non-skiers:

Other activities include paragliding, skidoos & dog-sledding

Getting here:

Fly to Turin for the closest airport - can arrange transfers on a private basis, or the public bus (most cost effective)

Self-driving is excellent value and we can also arrange trains from Paris or London - Briancon is the closest train station


Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

- see the accommodation

- see other French ski resorts

Ski area

No of km skiing (full area): 180
No of lifts: 55
Snow cannons on exposed slopes: 14
Cross country runs: 45
No of km of cross country routes: 
Mountain restaurants: 9
Altitude (min): 1850
Altitude (max): 2750
Important info:

Currency: €

Time difference from the UK: +1hr

What we like

  • Lots of sunshine
  • Fantastic views
  • The ski area - Good intermediate skiing as well as good wide beginners area. Treelined slopes.

What we would change

Transfer time – Risoul is 151km from Grenoble (takes approx 3 hours) and 147 km from Turin (2½ hours).

Ski insurance

Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if we can advise on a policy, do consider

For a quote, visit skiclubinsurance.co.uk, or call 0300 303 2610
Use promo code ZENH10 for your 10% discount

  • Vega Apartments

    £88- £163

    (£pp on std occ)

    57 APARTMENTS APARTMENTS SLEEP UP TO 7 PEOPLE FREE OUTDOOR PARKING SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY YOU CAN SKI TO WITHIN 50 METRES OF THE APARTMENTS

    Built in 2007 in accordance with local architecture, wooden and surrounded by larch trees, the Residence Vega is situated in a quiet area close to the resort centre and at the foot of the hiking trails.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Residence Deneb

    £160- £350

    (£pp on std occ)

    32 APARTMENTS APARTMENTS FOR 2 - 8 PEOPLE COVERED CAR PARKING PAYABLE LOCALLY WIFI IS FREE IN THE APARTMENTS INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA

    The Residence Deneb offers direct access to the ski slopes and the residence offers an indoor, heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Residence Antares

    £474- £818

    (£pp on std occ)

    FREE WIFI ACCESS IN THE APARTMENTS OUTDOOR CAR PARKING APARTMENTS SLEEP UP TO 6 PEOPLE SELF CATERING

    This residence is at the top of end of the resort and guests have access to lots of facilities - indoor pool, sauna plus use of fitness room at nearby Balcon de Sirius, and a lounge with a fireplace.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Residence Castor and Pollux

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    73 APARTMENTS APTS FOR 4 - 8 SELF-CATERED

    These 3 star luxe apartments in Risoul are well equipped with dishwasher, microwave and flat screen TV. They also share the swimming pool and sauna in the Balcons de Sirius apartments which are opposite.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

     

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