Vaujany Ski Resort
Quiet village perched on a sunny hillside opposite its own sector of the Alpe-d'Huez ski area.
Vaujany is connected to the Alpe-d'Huez ski area by a gondola that was built by the locals using the money from the compulsory purchase of a giant chunk of land for France’s largest hydro-electric scheme. As a result Vaujany provides access to over 250km of pistes which offer something for everyone. Beginners can utilise the green runs at either Montfrais or Alpette when taking their first slides on the snow. Those who are able to venture further can take advantage of the excellent beginners area in Alpe-d'Huez. Intermediates are able to ski freely around the whole area. There is an excellent set of runs for intermediates which run all the way down from the Dôme des Rousses to Alpe-d'Huez which can be accessed by taking the gondola from Vaujany and then another gondola from Alpette. There are many challenging black pistes in the ski area, particularly from Pic Blanc, including the famous 16km long Sarenne run. Vaujany also offers some excellent off piste which can be accessed from the top of the gondola which rises out of the resort.
Vaujany is an attractive, relaxing alternative to the modern ski station. There is a mixture of chalet, hotel and apartment accommodation in the resort. The resort can be reached in only 90 minutes by road from either Chambéry or Grenoble.
Resort website: www.vaujany.com