Ceillac ski resort:

skiing and mountain activities in Queyras

Located to the North of the Hautes-Alpes, the village resort of Ceillac in the Queyras area welcomes skiers keen to let off steam on the snowy pistes. Perched at an altitude of 1,750 metres, this authentic mountain village nestles at the heart of a vast, sunny plateau and harbours a ski domain featuring sporty, technical slopes that has made its renown. The topography is your playground here as you tackle steep slopes and ease your way round tricky bends. So slip into your skis and enjoy… Just remember to raise your eyes from time to time to admire the view and take a breather.

Ceillac in winter: 100% adrenalin

Reputed as a sporty ski resort, Ceillac is a snowy paradise for more seasoned skiers with a domain combining steep slopes, hilly areas, woodland and wide-open spaces. Dig your skis into the fresh powder snow and feel the fresh air and adrenalin turn your cheeks rosy pink as you whoosh down the slopes to the ski lift to start all over again… Ceillac rises to a height of 2,450 metres and spans 110 acres, with a total of 16 slopes including 9 red and 1 black. But the resort is also a cross-country kingdom, boasting 45 km of trails snaking their way across the valley from one hamlet to another. In the mood for conquering the summits? Grab your axe and get ready for an incredible ice climbing experience. Chat with a local guide to learn all about this remarkable playground for sports fans and would-be adventurers. And if you want to find out more, check out the trail map and prices, then book your stay online.

 

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Ceillac in summer: the adventure continues

Calling all seasoned explorers and budding adventurers: slip into your walking shoes, grab your stick and head out along the famous GR58 and GR5 long-distance trails to alpine pastures dotted with marmots… Budding backpackers will love Miroir, Sainte-Anne and Clausis lakes, and Cascade de la Pisse (yes, you read that right!). When you reach your goal, pause awhile to refresh your feet in the crystalline waters of these mountain jewels. And if you want to spoil your little ones, how about a walk in the company of donkeys? Their nimbleness on this rocky terrain is truly astonishing. The summits of Ceillac valley offer splendid views over larch forests giving way to flowering plains. And if you want to get a new angle on the mountains, the show is even more gripping from the heights of a paraglider!

Treasures in every season

Hospitality and generosity abound at Ceillac and throughout the Queyras area. Roam the village to admire the typical architecture of its mountain abodes. You’ll soon come to the village centre and Eglise Saint-Sébastien. Notice anything strange? The church has 6 bells! You’ll also notice the many sundials adorning the house frontages, while other constructions such as lime kilns and dry stone shepherd’s huts offer fitting reminders of the village’s ancient history… If you want to learn more about the region, pull up a chair and savour some local Queyras specialities such as sweet or savoury “tourtons” while you chat with your hosts and fellow guests.
Whether you’re a fan of history, fine arts or natural sciences, the priceless heritage of the Hautes-Alpes promises an enriching and varied cultural experience, plus museums for every taste.

Prepping your holiday at the Ceillac ski resort

Whether you’re travelling in summer or winter, prep your holiday at Ceillac by contacting the Ceillac Tourist Office on +33(0)4 92 45 05 74, or head to Place Philippe Lamour in the village centre. You can also browse the website dedicated to the Queyras area’s ski resorts where you’ll find plenty of info including trail maps, activities, ski pass rates , etc.

Shops & Restaurants

You’ll find a variety of shops in the village, including a supermarket, boulangerie and pharmacy. And don’t miss Aiguilles market held every Thursday in summer, where you can stock up on fresh produce. If you’re feeling uninspired on the cooking front, hop over to the one of the local restaurants to savour some tasty local specialities.

Accommodation

Hôtel La Cascade and the Village Vacances VVF holiday village welcome guests throughout the year. You can also set down your bags at a country cottage or B&B. And if you want to get really up close and personal with nature, Camping Les Mélèzes is open from June to September!

Weather & Snowfall

Planning a last-minute break? Check out the weather conditions and snowfall in real time thanks to the online weather reports and webcams:

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