Read our resort guide to Vaujany and see why it has become so popular with so many Brits. It combines the charms of a sleepy village with access to a huge ski area in Les Grandes Rousses. Great conditions for skiing and snowboarding and pistes for all levels and abilities - this is also becoming a good ski weekend destination.
When you ski Vaujany, you can marvel in the fact that this ski resort is only possible thanks to a 1980s hydro-electric scheme. The villagers received a vast sum of money, which they invested in a state-of-the art 160-person cable car to link them to one of France's biggest ski areas, Alpe d'Huez. Which means there's access to 273 pistes covering 225km. Access is good from airports and on roads and there's 5 airports within 2 hours with Grenoble and Chambéry being the closest.
On the Slopes
If you ski Vaujany, the ski resort offers good skiing and snowboarding for all levels, with intermediates and beginners particularly well catered for. Vaujany has 70km of piste, and as part of Les Grandes Rousses Ski Area with access to 273 pistes at Alpe d'Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans and Villard Reculas. The cable car system takes you from the village all the way up to 3096m with views out across Mont Blanc, the Grand Paradis, the Meije and the Ecrin National Park.
There's some great off piste close to home and across the ski area. Following a big snowfall at the end of the working week, weekends can get a lot busier with those keen to make the most of it.
If you ski Vaujany you are also in the ski region of Les Grandes Rousses.
Off the Slopes
The charm of Vaujany lies in its ability to hold on to its traditional ways. In this charming village you will find family farms selling cheese, butter, milk, honey and fruit conserves, side by side with access to world class skiing. Though not the liveliest resort, there are plenty of good restaurants and bars, and even a nightclub. Other activities include swimming, skating and trekking.
Who's it Best For?
Great for families with slopes best suited to beginners and intermediates but with the massive ski area of Alpe d'Huez on your doorstep there is something here for everyone.
You can book Vaujany ski holidays through GoSki.co.uk with all the leading operators. We also feature top independent ski operators as they often have great holiday deals on chalet, hotel and apartment packages giving you even more choice.
Vaujany is really a beautiful resort to ski in. True, you wont get great shopping here or nightlife come to that but in some ways that's the beauty of the place. Its a pretty little village with a huge amount of rural charm. So whether you are looking for a package holiday here or want to simply find a catered chalet we can help.
Why Choose Vaujany in France?
1. Good selection of runs, great for beginners and intermediates.
2. Easy to access the huge ski area of Alpe d'Huez.
3. Authentic and pretty alpine village.
4. Good activities for children, great resort for families.
Sure Its For You?
If you are sure that Vaujany is the resort for you then check out the holidays we can offer and get booking. If however you are still undecided ask our Vaujany tailor made ski holidays service to help.
Chalets are a great option on a ski holiday. Many come catered so you have all the luxury of being cooked for in your own home. Chalets can also be ski in ski out or conveniently situated in the centre of town. Many will sleep a huge party of 20+ skiers whilst others are more basic 1 bedroom affairs.
Vaujany is dominated by apartments and chalets so you will have a good choice. Many of the chalets are also catered and some are situated in the small neighbouring hamlet of La Villette, 1 km away.
Where Should I Look For a Ski Chalet in Vaujany?
Many chalets in Vaujany are ski in ski out and are situated well into the centre of Vaujany so that all the amenities are very accessible. It is also possible to find real 5* luxury chalets here. One of the most famous chalets is Chalet Saskia run by Ski Peak. The chalet was built in 2000 and sits on a sunny plateau, it has 10 ensuite bedrooms but has been cleverly designed so it can be spilt into two chalets or 1 for bigger groups.
In addition you will find 4* and 3* chalets in both Vaujany and La Villette. La Villette is about a 3 minute drive to the main lift in Vaujany so is worth looking at. Ski Peak have a good choice of chalets throughout the resort so do check them out.
Apartments can be a great idea on a ski holiday. They can work out cheaper than a chalet yet still come catered and offer great facilities that match any hotel. For example a lot of the newer apartments come complete with swimming pool, saunas and spas.
Vaujany is a resort of chalets and apartments so you will have a good choice of accommodation here. Many of the apartments are of the newer style and are spacious and luxurious. An example of this is the residence La Perle de l'Osians, these apartments are really spacious and close to the slopes.
Other apartments worth looking at are La Cascade de Vaujany and if you are on a tight budget look out Residence Maeva les Portes de l'Osians. These apartments sit at the back of the village about 400m from the ski lift. They do offer great views and are close to all amenities.
Are Apartments Really Such a Good Idea?
Many skiers still see apartments as something of a poor relation to chalets and that may be due to the concrete monstrosities that were built in the 1960's. But apartments now tend to be well designed and with great amenities that are often better than a chalet. They also often also work out cheaper than a chalet so don't discount them!
For this season, a Vaujany hotel could provide the perfect base for your winter holiday! Whether you're skiing or snowboarding, get organised and book early to get the best availability. With ski hotels in Vaujany being at all comfort levels, whether you choose budget, mid range or luxury, you get the best choice through our travel partners. Compare your Vaujany hotel to others and once decided you'll be in the heart of les Grandes Rousses ski area with over 225kms of pistes.
Hotels can be a great choice on a ski holiday. Many offer good comfort, great food and are in superb locations. For families, family rooms can work out good value and some hotels also offer babysitting services. Vaujany has mostly apartments and hotels so you will have some choice. Don't discount apartments though, as many often have great facilities that would equal any hotel.
What Hotels Are Available in Vaujany?
The best hotel accommodation in Vaujany is probably the Hotel du Rissiou. It is a 2* hotel, so if you want 5* luxury you will need to look for a catered chalet, of which there are many here. It is run by Ski Peak who also have a great range of chalets on offer. It's good for families as it comes complete with an indoor games room and an added bonus is that the ski instructors will come to the hotel to collect your children for ski school.
There are also a good choice of chalet hotels here and the apartments are really good. For apartments check out the Residence La Perle de l'Osians, a development of really spacious apartments set high in the village.
The nearest airport to Vaujany is Grenoble which is 1 hour away. Chambery is next at 1.5 hours away followed by Lyon airport which is 2 hours away. Turin is not the most convenient airport but it is possible with a 3 hours transfer to Vaujany.
Travelling From Grenoble Airport
You can get a bus from Grenoble, if you are travelling on a Saturday there is a bus that runs from Grenoble bus station. For other days there is a service run by Bens Bus which has regular transfers to Vaujany and ties in with most arriving and departing flights to the UK.
You can also hire a car, the drive from Grenoble is relatively straighforward.The only thing to look out for is that signposts refer to Vaujany as 'Stations de l'Oisans-Vizille', so beware! You could also pre book a private minibus to get you to the resort. Most minibuses seat 8 and are cheaper if you pre book online before you set off. If you on not in a party of 8 enquire about a shared taxi service, you may be travelling with strangers but it will work out cheaper.
It is possible to get the train but you will need to make a couple of changes. From London take the Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord, get across to Gare de Lyon and take the TGV to Grenoble.
Look for Vaujany ski schools using GoSki.co.uk. For professional ski and snowboard instructors our listings can help you book before you leave home. From private to group, beginner to advanced ski or snowboard lessons, you can get some great deals now.
Vaujany ski schools
This winter, get organised and book or reserve your ski lessons in Vaujany well in advance. Less hassle as well as some deals available if you book up early, meaning you can improve your ski or snowboard technique. Vaujany ski schools are listed below but compare a few and also make sure they offer exactly what you're after.