This unique lift-accessed, big mountain, backcountry terrain attracts freeride enthusiasts from all over the world. As it is an unsecured area with no marked runs and very few boundary ropes, it should be explored in the company of a mountain guide or a ski instructor. Set on the sunniest side of the valley, the small village ski resort of Chazelet is ideal both for beginners and intermediates. It’s just the right size for making first turns in perfect peace of mind. At the topmost points of the resort, you’ll find a stunning view of high peaks and glaciers. The Nordic Area of Villar d’Arène is a haven of peace at the threshold of the Parc National des Écrins. The wooden groves by the river are home to various wild animals, amongst them the chamois who seek lower altitudes in the winter time.