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Isère’s 8 top international ski resorts

France’s third biggest mountain destination, with 1,200 km of runs and 21 resorts, Isère’s heart beats to rythm of majestic mountain nature. In Isère you’ll find from pretty traditional villages to world-renowned ski destinations with runs going up to 3,600m.

You just need to decide which resort you’ll discover this season ! Here, you’ll find eight top international ski resorts:

 

Where is Isère's best skiing?

Oisans ski resorts

The most formidable of the Isère massifs, Oisans is a call to the high mountains with summits of 3,000 m +, with their glaciers, remote villages and high-altitude hamlets. The Oisans is home to the department’s two largest ski areas, Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski and Les 2Alpes, offering a remarkable variety of slopes and the longest vertical drops in the world on well-groomed slopes - up to 2,300 m in one run. Highest point, the Pic Lory, 4,088 m.

 

ALPE D'HUEZ

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© Lionel Royet - Alpe d'Huez Tourisme

Mount of emotions

This Oisans resort is high up on a south-facing plateau at an altitude of 1,860 m, like an "island in the sun". Its ski area, Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine, is a huge playground with 250 km of slopes and four itinerary runs with more than 2,000 m of vertical drop in one go.
The resort is also the hub of festivities, notably the legendary Folie Douce and Tomorrowland electro festival in March 2023.

  • Altitude 1,860m → 3,330m
  • 251 km of runs: 18 green | 31 blue | 28 red | 34 black
  • Famille Plus resort

→ Bus shuttle from Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez

ALPEDUEZ.COM

 

LES 2 ALPES

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© Luka Leroy - Office de tourisme Les 2 Alpes

France's highest ski area coupled with the best après-ski enjoyment! Focus on the essentials!

Lively, youthful, sporty, international and trendy, Les 2 Alpes is one of the great winter sports resorts of the French Alps.
Excellent skiing, extremely long vertical drops (2,300 m in one go without taking a single lift), guaranteed snow (glacier at 3,600 m), events, a freestyle area for all ages, and outstanding off-piste areas.

  • Altitude: 1,300m → 3,600m 
  • 200 km of runs: 11 green | 49 blue | 17 red | 13 black
  • Famille Plus resort

→ Bus shuttle from Grenoble to Les 2 Alpes

LES2ALPES.COM

 

OZ 3300

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Immerse yourself in Nature, with snow guaranteed

This resort in the heart of the Oisans massif is directly linked by cable car to Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski.
Surrounded by fir trees, it offers a breathtaking view of the Belledonne massif.
Oz 3300 is also a bustling resort with a wide range of activities to choose from - Nordic walking, dog sledding, new kinds of snow sports.

  • Altitude: 1,350m → 3,300m
  • 251 km of runs: 18 green | 31 blue | 28 red | 34 black

→ Bus shuttle from Grenoble to Oz-en-Oisans

OZ-EN-OISANS.COM

 

VAUJANY

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My Secret Alps

In the heart of the Oisans, Vaujany combines the charm and welcoming atmosphere of a village resort with a fantastic playground thanks to its quality facilities (aquatic centre, spa, indoor skating rink, etc.) and year-round events. Linked to the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine, the resort provides great opportunities for family and friends to spend time together, whether skiers or non-skiers.

  • Altitude: 1,250m → 3,300m 
  • 251 km of runs: 18 green | 31 blue | 28 red | 34 black
  • Famille Plus resort

→ Bus shuttle from Grenoble to Vaujany

VAUJANY.COM

 

Belledonne ski resorts

The 70-km long Belledonne range is a great introduction to high mountains. Its side valleys offer numerous access points from the Grésivaudan plain in the west to the endless peaks above 2,400 m.
However, don’t expect to drive over any pass to the east: the natural barrier is impassable by car. This also explains why the snow is particularly deep here. Highest point, Le Grand Pic de Belledonne, 2,977 m.

 

CHAMROUSSE

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© F. Guerdin

The ski resort up above a city

Chamrousse is the resort for a short break and easy getaway, only 30 km from Grenoble and 1.5 hours from Lyon.
A few minutes is all it takes to find yourself in an extraordinary natural area at the gateway to the high mountains and enjoy a panoramic ski area offering various views.
In the evening, skiing with a panoramic view of Grenoble is simply magical!

  • Altitude: 1,400m → 2,250m 
  • 90 km of runs: 6 green | 14 blue | 16 red | 7 black
  • Famille Plus resort

→ Bus shuttle from Grenoble to Chamrousse

CHAMROUSSE.COM

 

LE COLLET

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Your favorite family resort

Le Collet, only 12 kilometres from Allevard-les-Bains, enjoys a privileged location between Grenoble and Chambéry and offers a friendly, family atmosphere.
At the tip of the Belledonne massif, Le Collet resort offers an exceptional panorama of the Bauges, Chartreuse and Vercors massifs.
Accessible to everyone, Le Collet is a family resort on a small scale.

  • Altitude: 1,450m → 2,100m
  • 251 km of runs: 6 green | 9 blue | 7 red | 4 black

LECOLLET.COM

 

LES 7 LAUX

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A playground for all your desires

A renowned spot for freeriders, Les 7 Laux resort offers a wide variety of skiing and safe access to the legendary Pra valleys, an exceptional wilderness area that has become a groomed, secure space that helps protect the unspoilt nature of this high-altitude territory.

  • Altitude: 1,350m → 2,400m
  • 251 km of runs: 7 green | 14 blue | 19 red | 11 black

→ Bus shuttle from Grenoble to Les 7 Laux - Prapoutel

LES7LAUX.COM

 

Vercors ski resorts

The Vercors massif is the most dramatic of Isère’s mountain ranges. Vercors and its resorts provide an extremely wide range of activities all year round : nordic skiing, mountain biking, golfing, hiking and of course downhill skiing.
You are bound to find a suitable spot for whatever you choose to do. Providing access to more than 500 km of runs.

Highest point, the Grand Veymont, at 2,341 m.

 

VILLARD DE LANS - CORRENÇON-EN-VERCORS

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© David Boudin

One of Europe's biggest joint Alpine/Nordic ski areas (247 km)

Villard-de-Lans/Corrençon-en-Vercors guarantees great skiing with one of the largest Alpine and Nordic ski areas with a varied range of pistes for all levels.
Villard-de-Lans, a lively resort, is well equipped with sports and leisure facilities and offers plenty of activities.
A short distance away, Corrençon has all the charm of a small mountain village.
Here, a warm welcome for families is the order of the day with Villard / Corrençon holding the Famille Plus Montagne label since 2006.

  • Altitude: 1,200m → 2,050m 
  • 125 km of alpine runs: 12 green | 9 blue | 7 red | 8 black
  • 122 km of nordic runs
  • Famille Plus resort

→ Bus shuttle from Grenoble to Villard-de-Lans

→ Bus shuttle from Grenoble to Corrençon-en-Vercors

VILLARDDELANS-CORRENCONENVERCORS.COM