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With ZOU! Head for the ski resorts of the southern French Alps

With the ZOU! Offer, the ski resorts of the Southern French Alps welcome you for a weekend for the holidays, and some lines even do the trip every week to continue your fun. From Christmas to mid-April, make the most of the navettes blanches shuttle buses every Saturday. From January, you can also board the Train des Neiges which leaves from the TER stations of Nice, Marseille Saint Charles, Aix or Manosque, or get a seat on ZOU! buses Then all you have to do is jump into your skisuit and enjoy the mountain air.


ZOU ! To the Alpes de Haute Provence: snow and sun with the family

To Praloup and the resots of the Ubaye…

This year you want to try Pra Loup to enjoy the fun of snow sports at high altitude – beginners and seasoned winter sports enthusiasts are all invited – or try new thrills with Pra Loup By Night! It’s also at the top of the list of unusual snow activities with the gyropod, a sort of scooter with big wheels, easy to manœuvre and fun for long outings. You’ll also have heard of the other ski resorts in the Ubaye: Super Sauze, warm and friendly but also daring with its snowpark, Sainte-Anne to get a real breath of fresh air and even the Nordic area of Val d’Oronaye to try alternative skating cross-country skiing technique…


… Or head for the Val d’Allos

Without a doubt, the resorts of Val d’Allos, La Foux and Le Seignus with their Famille Plus label, are some of the favourites for big and small families, because there’s something for everyone according likes and level. Reassuring and family are the two words which set the tone for your stay in the Val d’Allos. Great family deals and dedicated packages but also free for under 5 year-olds allow you to enjoy things even more! The Val d’Allos actually shares a big 180-km ski area known as L’Espace Lumière with the ski resort of Praloup. Seasoned snowsports enthusiasts have a field day and the more adventurous and free-riders can slalom to their heart’s content with the Banked Slalom. If you want to go there by bus, the ZOU line can be accessed from the Thorame-Haute railway station.


Head for the big ski areas of the Hautes-Alpes

For incredible snow sensations…

The big ski area of La Forêt Blanche, dazzling sun 300 days a  year and exceptional snow quality: Vars and Risoul are really tempting for a winter holiday! With friends or family, there are some after-ski peculiarities to discover, for example, with the artistic creations in the ice cave. From Montdauphin station or with the Navettes Blanches shuttle buses, you can also discover the mountain way of life and all its traditions after a few runs, in one of the 8 village resorts of the Queyras: Arvieux, Saint-Véran, Ristolas or Ceillac…
Montgenèvre is also another big ski area: its Voie Lactée offers 400 km of runs at up to 2,700 metres for an escapade to Italy on the other side of the border! And the eco-responsible Serre-Chevalier, lulled by the influences of the Ecrins: 250 km of alpine ski runs and 410 marked hectares. Can’t wait? Choose your Saturday and climb aboard the Navette Blanche shuttle bus or go to the platform of Oulx-TGV or Briançon station to catch your bus!


…great friendly moments of sharing!

Take the Navette Blanche shuttle bus or from Gap or Veynes station to try the via souterrata du Dévoluy to play at being an underground – or rather, undersnow – explorer! You can also choose the special toddler’s option with the baby snow while you enjoy as a couple the runs of Orcières. Whether it’s your first time or your winter sports lovers, a stop off in one of the family ski resorts of the Champsaur is a good opportunity for a great weekend or week together, from Ancelle to Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes. Again with the Navette Blanche shuttle bus or from the station of l’Argentière-les-Ecrins, head for the must for nature-lovers: Puy-Saint-Vincent, the eco-responsible ski resort nestling in out of the ordinary landscapes. The ZOU line also serves the resort of Pelvoux-Vallouise, which is ideal for snowshoe outings or a day’s cross-country skiing in the natural and immense settings of the Ecrins.


Destination Alpes-Maritimes, between the mountains and the mediterranean

A stay with your head in the stars in Valberg or a sea view in Gréolières

At the gateway to the Mercantour National Parc, the village resort of Valberg is another of the Southern French Alps’ ski resorts that is heavily committed to the protection of its environment… and its star-studded sky. With the Flocon Vert label and its integration into the Alpes Azur Mercantour territory, Valberg offers walks on the Sentier Planétaire to discover this starry atmosphere. It is also Famille Plus-approved and there are many activities for toddlers: club Piou-Piou, formule “P’tits skieurs”, toboggan runs… and meanwhile the older ones take to the top of the runs to slide opposite superb views of the valley and a host of landscape influences. Of course, in Gréolières, you can start sliding with no difficulty thanks to the not very steep runs and get a maximum of pleasure as you contemplate the Côte d’Azur from its mountains.