Skiing in Vaujany
In addition to the skiing in Vaujany itself (46km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski lift pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Alpe d’Huez grand domaine ski resorts of Alpe d'Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans and Villard Reculas.
The facilities and amenities on offer in Vaujany are well beyond those you would expect from a small ski village and include a 160 person cable car that can transport you to 2,800 metres in just 15 minutes! After a day's skiing you can relax in an authentic Alpine ambience without the commercial hype of most purpose-built resorts (like its huge neighbour Alpe d’Huez). Blending tradition and modernity, Vaujany offers top class skiing, swimming, skating and trekking facilities amongst an unspoilt environment in beautiful mountain landscapes. To access the lower parts of Vaujany (where the lifts are) from the higher part of the resort (where the shops/restaurants are) and vice versa there is an enclosed escalator which links the two - saving you from having to walk up and down hills!
There are also the traditional, almost unchanged, alpine small mountain farms or crofts offering mountain goat and cow's cheese, fresh butter, milk, honey and fruit conserves. All of these products can be enjoyed by visitors to the resort in many of the local restaurants and shops.
Skiing & Boarding in Vaujany
Vaujany has the unlikely benefit of being linked with the vast Grand Domaine ski area - so you get the best of both worlds: the rural, rustic charm of a small mountain community and a huge expanse of skiing. What makes this area so satisfying are its many-sided slopes. They face in all directions, so skiers can always find the best snow and conditions by simply following the sun! Most of the slopes are above the tree-line.
The 160 place Cable Car system takes you from the village at 1160m to 2602m in minutes. The next stop up is 3095m at the Pic Blanc looking out on to the Mont Blanc, the Grand Paradis, the Meije and the Ecrin National Park.
The skiing down options are vast and there is a choice of 220km of managed slopes for all skill levels cutting through gulleys and forests with a multitude of lift and cable car options.
Staying in Vaujany
We offer a range of chalets, hotels and apartments
Doing more in Vaujany
Another approach to the mountainis to put on snow shoes and accompany a guide over prepared tracks amidst winter mountain panoramas. You'll discover the wild life, and if your lucky - the "chamois" and "chevreuils" (European antilope and alpine fawn deer).
There are also two cross country ski trails to enjoy which are 20km and 10km respectively taking in the wonderful surroundings and all the pleasures of cross country skiing.
Other activities include paragliding, skidoos, helicopter trips, ice driving and micro light flights.
The nearest airport is Grenoble - transfers can be arranged from other airports - contact us for further details.
Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.
The local train station is Grenoble and we can arrange trains for you from Paris or from London - more detail can be seem at travel arrangements
Got some questions about the resort?
Call us on 0203 137 7678; email us your questions or;