Grande Galaxie ski area
Grande Galaxie ski area is located in the heart of the French Alps. Together, the four interconnected ski resorts offer a total of 264 individual pistes and an incredible 566km of skiable terrain. Furthermore, the slopes are all easily accessible by one of the 151 ski lifts.
In the heart of the Alps, Grande Galaxie ski area is just an hours drive away from Grenoble airport. Additionally only 2 hours away from Turin (2h 8m), Chambery (2h 0m), and Lyon (1h 59m).
The main attractions of Grande Galaxie ski area are Les Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier. For off-piste enthusiasts and expert skiers, La Grave ski resort is supreme. Not only does Grande Galaxie offer amazing terrain, but it also has a great value lift pass. The official breakdown of terrain is 31 black, 75 red, 94 blue, and 64 green. But, that doesn’t really tell the full story. Each resort offers a unique experience.
The Grande Galaxie ski area includes the resorts of Briançon, La Grave, Les Deux Alps, Puy Saint Vincent and Serre Chevalier.
La Grave offers truly awesome off piste, becoming something of a mecca to those who are looking for extreme skiing and boarding. The lifts give you access to a high, wild and almost entirely off-piste mountainside. The result: an exciting and usually crowd-free area. Be aware that a guide may be necessary to ski La Grave.
Les Deux-Alpes has one of the highest skiable summits in the world. In addition, one of the most dangerous and challenging runs on earth is located at Les Deux Alps ski resort. The trail begins at the Girose Glacier (3600m) and ends in the Mons de Lans village (1300m), allowing for a 2,300m drop of skiing and boarding. While the resort mainly caters to beginners and intermediates, Les Deux Alpes is lift-linked with La Grave and offers eight expert trails. Finally, the apres-ski scene at Les Deux Alpes is one of the liveliest of all the French resorts.
Located between 1,200 and 2,800m above sea level, Serre Chevalier is one of the biggest ski resorts in Grande Galaxie ski area, as well as in France. It has 13 villages dotted along the ski resort, from ultra-modern hamlets to old-style villages. Each resort is accessible via a good lift system so it is easy to ski between the resorts. The lift pass also allows skiers and boarders to access Montgenevere on the Italian border. From there, it is possible to ski to Sestriere and Sauze d’Oulx in Italy with an add-on pass.
Puy Saint Vincent ski resort
Puy St Vincent is a friendly ski resort combining an authentic village atmosphere with all the advantages of a modern resort. It’s north facing runs guarantee great natural snow conditions even late into the season. Most noteworthy, there is grat variety of terrain at Puy Saint Vincent, especially for intermediate skiers. Night skiing pistes, bars, restaurants, snowmobiling, cinema, and quad biking can all be found at Puy Saint Vincent.
- Snowcomparison Team
- September 12, 2016
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