Isère Tourism

Isère’s top 5 ski runs

Isère's ski resorts are made for alpine skiing. Discover Isère's top 5 legendary ski runs by experiencing them virtually from the comfort of home.

Tunnel Run - Alpe d'Huez

Hard-core alpine skiers can perfect their turns on the most famous runs in Alpe d’Huez running down from the Pic Blanc at 3,300 m including the steep black slopes of the Tunnel Run, which can test the mettle of many a skier.

Drop into the tunnel before testing your nerves on the steep black slopes of the Tunnel Run in Alpe d’Huez  © Generation Snow

Sarenne - Alpe d'Huez

Notorious as the longest ski run in Europe with a 16 km descent that is sure to make your thighs burn and categorised as a black (but purely for its length), the Sarenne also leaves from the Pic Blanc at 3,300 m. On Wednesdays, join resort staff to watch the sun set over the peaks. As soon as night falls, everyone skis down the famous Sarenne run illuminated only by head torches. 

Sit back, listen to the sounds of skis against snow, and imagine yourself skiing down the 16-km Sarenne © Alex Wrigglesworth


Carole Montillet - Villard-de-Lans / Corrençon-en-Vercors

In the Vercors, the celebrated black run in Villard-de-Lans / Corrençon-en-Vercors is named after local World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist, Carole Montillet. 

Feel the burn as you imagine yourself skiing down the Carole Montillet piste in Villard-de-Lans © Sacha_P


Casserousse 8 - Chamrousse

Chamrousse, the nearest ski resort to Grenoble, hosted the downhill alpine races in the Grenoble Winter Olympics. It was here on the Casserousse 8 run that French skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy won a gold medal in 1968.


Visualise yourself winning a gold medal, as you descend the 1968 men’s downhill run © Gilles Rousel


2,300m Vertical Drop, Les Deux Alpes

Les 2 Alpes huge vertical drop takes you down from 3,600 m to 1,300 m via several connected pistes without using one lift all the way down to the village of Mont de Lans.

Make sure you have a head for heights as you swoosh down Europe’s biggest vertical drop from 3,600 m to 1,300 m © Alexandru Comsa