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Abriès ski resort:

skiing and mountain activities in Queyras

Abriès is a family-style resort in Queyras, in the Southern Alps. Sunshine bathes the village lanes, where you’ll love strolling bedecked in your puffer jacket or sunhat according to the season. Set at over 1,500 metres, the resort is the departure point for downhill slopes and cross-country trails alike, plus toboggan trails and other novel downhill sports. On the outdoor sports front, you’re in the right place for exploring the wild and welcoming local scenery. Set in the heart of the mountains, Abriès is a genuine breath of fresh air!

Skiing and more… Winter in Abriès

Perched at 2,450 metres, the Abriès ski domain features 21 kilometres of slopes with an incline of 900 metres. Thanks to its advantageous altitude, Abriès offers ideal snow conditions over a long period, promising an excellent winter sports season. Lap up the views at the Colette ski lift before your downhill run, the panorama is incredible. The domain’s 16 downhill slopes offer a good range of difficulties, with 2 green slopes, 3 blue, 10 red and 1 black.
If you’re a fan of wide-open spaces and unfettered nature, the Abriès-Ristolas Nordic domain (linked to the domains of Abriès and Ristolas) is an exceptional playground, with 40 kilometres of cross-country trails in Vallée du Haut-Guil winding their way uphill and down dale through forests or open ground bathed in sunlight and laden with powder snow. Follow in the footsteps of Jack London with the domain’s novel range of Nordic activities, including husky driving and dog sledding for a thrilling experience up close and personal with these amazing animals. A must for all the family!
To find out more, check out the trail map and prices, then book your stay online.

A sunny breath of fresh air: summer in Abriès

A whole new pace awaits you in the verdant mountainscapes of Abriès, far from the madding crowds. If you’re seeking an active nature holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice: hiking on the Queyras trails to crystalline high-altitude lakes, cycle tours, downhill mountain biking, canyoning and even introductions to rock climbing and horse riding. Culture buffs will enjoy roaming the village streets in search of the engraved stones adorning the local houses, visiting the Costume Museum (Musée du costume) near Eglise Saint Pierre, or stepping out to discover the gastronomic specialities of Queyras, so dear to the locals. A genuine foodie’s paradise!

Treasures in all seasons at Abriès

There’s no doubt about it, Hautes-Alpes gastronomy alone makes this a choice destination. The area’s organic produce has earned it its very own label: Hautes-Alpes Naturellement. From the alpine farms of Queyras to the orchards of the neighbouring valleys, this rich soil is the secret to the richly-flavourful local gastronomic dishes. Don’t miss the must-have “tourtons” – sweet or savoury fritters lovingly prepared by local artisans – and delicious honey desserts. Simply succulent!

Every Southern Alps village has its own soul and architecture and Abriès is no exception with its bubbling larch fountains and engraved stones adorning the house frontages, retrieved from the rubble of WWII… Set at the top of the village, Eglise Saint-Pierre d’Abriès, guarded by two stone lions, offers a fitting reminder of the courage and fervour of the local men and women. Whether you’re a fan of history, fine arts or natural sciences, the Hautes-Alpes is a fascinating hub of heritage, also offering museums for every taste.

Prepping your holiday at the Abriès ski resort

Prep your holiday at Abriès by contacting the AbrièsRistolas Tourist Office on +33(0)4 92 46 72 26, or pop over and see them in person in the historic quarter. You can also browse the Abriès website where you’ll find plenty of info including maps, activities, entertainment, etc.

Shops & Restaurants

In keeping with traditional mountain spirit, the local restaurants serve generous helpings of regional goodies. Treat yourself to a large slice of blueberry tart… You’ll also find a variety of shops on site including a supermarket and boulangerie, plus Aiguilles pharmacy 10 minutes down the road. And you can fill up your hamper at Abriès market every Wednesday morning from June to October.

Accommodation

Abriès-Ristolas offers three hotels and apartment hotels: Le Ristolas, Le Chalet de Lanza and La Résidence Les Balcons du Viso. You can also book a holiday rental, country cottage or B&B. And if you fancy a camping break, the Camping Queyras Caravaneige is (unusually) open in winter too, so you can enjoy the great outdoors in all seasons!

Weather & Snowfall

We recommend checking the forecast every morning before you set out to make the most of your stay. Weather conditions and snowfall are available in real time thanks to the online weather reports and webcams:

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