Ski Les Grandes Rousses France

Les Grandes Rousses

Introducing Les Grandes Rousses, a ski area located in the sunny Southern Alps. This skiing region comprises the villages of Alpe D'Huez, Auris, Oz, Vaujany, and Villard Reculas, which are a mix of the traditional, and in the case of Alpe D'Huez, modern purpose built ski resorts.

Situated in the Northern Alps region you benefit from especially sunny weather and of course get panoramic mountain views from the 3330m summit that is the top of the skiable area of Les Grandes Rousses.

Visiting Les Grandes Rousses

The whole Les Grandes Rousses ski area has a massive 322 lifts, which connect 238 km of pistes catering for all levels. An excellent ski school and a large number of green and gentle blue runs provide a great introduction to skiing, while variety is assured for intermediate skiers. They can attempt the long runs to Oz and Vaujany or even the black runs on Pic Blanc.

Expert skiers are in for a treat, as Les Grandes Rousses has some challenging terrain, which includes the well known La Sarenne and Tunnel runs. Elsewhere there are 50km of cross country trails and a snowpark suitable for all levels of snowboarder.

Variety being the spice of life, the après ski scene in this area also has something for everyone. Visitors can head off the slopes, and into a variety of cafés and restaurants, party the night away in a lively club, or visit the large sports complex in Alpe D'Huez. Those on a package tour also get the opportunity to try out hang gliding, a helicopter ride to nearby Les Deux Alpes, or night skiing. The choices are there, the slopes are ready and waiting, and the ski area is a reachable 2 hours from Grenoble Airport. All they need now is YOU, so why not ski in this region next time you take a winter sport holiday?

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunBeginnerEasyIntermediateAdvanced/ExpertSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Alpe d'Huez1250 m3330 m2080 m16.0 km2323617Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Grenoble (1h 33m)FR Chambery (1h 51m)FR Lyon (1h 58m)
Vaujany1250 m3300 m2050 m8.0 km810113Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Grenoble (1h 23m)FR Chambery (1h 41m)FR Lyon (1h 48m)