Grande Galaxie ski area

Grande Galaxie

The Grande Galaxie ski area includes the resorts of Briançon, La Grave, Les Deux Alps, Puy St Vincent and Serre Chevalier giving an amazing combined total of 264 individual pistes and an even more amazing 566km of skiable terrain!

The main attractions of le Grande Galaxie are Les Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier and for off piste nuts or expert skiers, the awesome La Grave. This is a great ski area with a good value lift pass that you should seriously consider this winter.

Visiting  Grande Galaxie

The ski area of Grande Galaxie offers a great variety of runs, the official breakdown is 31 black, 75 red, 94 blue and 64 green but that doesn't really tell the full story. Each resort offers something really unique. La Grave for example offers truly awesome off piste so much so that it has become something of a mecca to those who are looking for extreme skiing and boarding. But be careful, you are advised to only ski this resort with an experienced guide. And do not head to La Grave if you are looking for lively après ski as it is virtually non existent!

Les Deux Alps in contrast is a world class resort offering a great range of piste for beginners through to expert and offers really lively après ski with 30 bars to choose from. Head for Puy Saint Vincent for long cruisy reds and blues and Serre Chevalier for great snowboarding.

So if you want real variety you will find no better choice than the Grande Galaxie region and as there are 5 airports all within a two hour drive it is also a great choice for a short break. In fact Grenoble airport is only a 1 hour drive, even better

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunBeginnerEasyIntermediateAdvanced/ExpertSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
La Grave1400 m3550 m2150 m9.0 km0003Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Grenoble (1h 42m)IT Turin (2h 8m)FR Chambery (2h 0m)
Les Deux Alpes1300 m3600 m2300 m12.0 km19422111Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Grenoble (1h 34m)FR Chambery (1h 52m)FR Lyon (1h 59m)
Serre Chevalier1200 m2830 m1630 m8.0 km24283713Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingIT Turin (1h 41m)FR Grenoble (2h 7m)FR Chambery (2h 17m)