Station d'Orcières dans le Champsaur en hiver
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Champsaur and Valgaudemar

Located at the edge of the Parc National des Écrins, the Le Champsaur Valgaudemar valleys are a country to themselves in the Alps. Here, you can savour the famous tourtons, thrill to the sound of the engines of the Rallye de Monte-Cristo cars, and be moved by the unique, natural spots. Plus, you can choose from the six resorts in the region to find the one that suits you best. In short, the valleys are filled with memorable moments to experience.

Ancelle

The Doyenne of the Village Resorts of Le Champsaur

Located on a plateau at a height of 1,350 metres, Ancelle enjoys unfailing generous sunshine and snow. All winter activities are here: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoes, ski touring, dog sleds, and skijoring. From beginners to the more experienced, Ancelle is ideal for both young families and the most athletic. With a snow garden, day-care, a luge slope, a stadium, and a snowpark, Ancelle fits the definition of an all-inclusive resort! On the accommodation side, you’ll find the same diversity, with the possibility to curl up at low cost or in luxury.

 

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Chaillol

At the Edge of the Parc National des Écrins

The Chaillol resort is located at the edge of the Parc National des Écrins. With its southern exposure, its long runs that stay sunny until the last hours of the day, and its altitude (1,600 m), Chaillol offers good snow cover. Thanks to its preserved natural environment and harmonious architecture, this friendly resort is a wonderful place to holiday.

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La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar

The Best Icefall Spots

At the heart of the Parc Naturel des Écrins, La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar is surrounded by an all-mighty nature. Winter sports can be practiced according to the mountain’s whims: gentle slopes, steep ones, icefalls, or immaculate snow. Here, nothing is impossible. The resort is particularly renowned for its icefalls, which are formed every winter. You don’t need to be a dyed-in-the-wool mountaineer; the valley offers opportunities for beginners as well as the experienced. Some sites are accessible in a few minutes’ walk while others require a long approach. For downhill ski enthusiasts, the ski area offers infinite possibilities since it’s connected to the three neighbouring valleys. As for cross-country skiers, they have a ski area on site that extends over some 20 kilometres, linking the villages through the undergrowth. And let’s not forget snowshoeing and the signposted footpaths for snow walks and hikes.

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Laye-en-Champsaur

A Family Atmosphere

Laye-en-Champsaur is the ideal playground for starting out, learning, or improving your skiing while enjoying the pleasures of snow with your family or friends. The resort offers a warm family atmosphere, for relaxing weekends or holidays that are far from the city’s bustle.

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Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes

Le Champsaur’s Sunshine Resort

Located at the edge of the Parc National des Écrins and near Gap, Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes enjoys a special weather conditions with, on average, 300 days of sun per year! The resort really lives up to its name. Ski slopes, swooping through a larch forest, guarantee good quality snow and skiing for all levels. As for the kids, we’re waiting for them at the snow garden. With your family, as a couple, or with friends, explore this unique site and all the offerings which will enable you to have a quiet or an active stay at very reasonable prices. There is something for every taste.

 

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