You’re really spoilt for choice with winter adventures here in the Hautes Alpes, there are a number of great ski resorts to choose from right on the doorstep as well as world-class ice climbing and rock climbing too. With less people and more sunshine than the rest of the French alps!

Ski touring in the nearby Queyras

Ski touring in the nearby Queyras

Local ski resorts & reviews


Puy St Vincent Resort

A friendly and authentic mountain village resort, you’ll rarely have to queue for the 75km of pistes. It reaches a highest altitude of 2,750m but you’re never left out in the cold with over 300 days sunshine a year. This is the closest large resort to our chalet base.

Puy St Vincent - Great little ski resort.


A great resort with 400 pistes up to 2,680m and also with lots of off-piste potential. It often has more snow than its neighbours and being part in Italy - great coffee and pizza are never far away.

Read what people say about it on Tripadvisor.

Serre Chevalier Resort

A huge resort, one of the largest but least well known in Europe - with 250km of slopes up to 2,800m. You’ll love skiing through the larch forests, ambitious snowboarders can check out the snow park and the mountain villages in the valley are full of character.

Serre Chevalier - one of our favourite places.
— The telegraph


A small but beautiful family resort, usually very quiet with a friendly atmosphere. Hard to get lost for the day but great for a relaxed session. And with 13 days more sunshine each ski season!

Check out the stats for Pelvoux.


Ice climbing


A fantastic ice climbing venue within the famous valleys of Freissinieres and Fournel as well as quality areas such as Ceillac and La Grave also nearby, there’s lots of frozen water to play with.

The Ice Climbing Festival of 17-20 January 2019 is now in its 29th year.

We can grab you a guide for a taster session or can give you local advice and a guidebook if you’re already an experienced ice climber.

A legendary name for ice climbers across the globe, without a doubt one of the world’s most important ice climbing venues.
— Planet