Chaillol ski resort

The ski resort of Chaillol overlooks the Champsaur valley, in the Hautes Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. It is located at the foot of the Vieux Chaillol, one of the emblematic peaks in the Ecrins National Park, at an altitude of 3,163 meters. The resort of Chaillol in Saint Michel de Chaillol offers a breathtaking panorama of the valley and a very pleasant south-facing orientation. The village prides itself on being a destination of choice, whatever the season. In winter, the ski resort is very appreciated by winter sports lovers and by hikers in summer.

Skiing and other winter sports in Chaillol

The resort of Chaillol is famous for being very sunny thanks to its southern orientation. In winter, the ski area of Chaillol offers to skiers and snowboarders, beginners or confirmed, different green, blue and red slopes accessible by the ski lifts. The sunny snow front is perfect for children and beginners to practice on the snow. If you wish, you can take private or group lessons at the Chaillol ESF (French Ski School) with qualified instructors. You can choose between alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski touring, “snake gliss” and biathlon lessons. The Piou Piou club will welcome the youngest. The start of the ski slopes is just above the village of Saint Michel de Chaillol, 1,600 meters above sea level. The Clot Chenu chairlift takes you to the ski area located 2,000 meters above sea level. It is equipped with snow cannons to guarantee the best conditions for skiing or snowboarding.

You can also go cross-country ski hiking, snowshoeing, or even dog sledding to discover the incredible landscapes and enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley.

Summer outdoor in Chaillol

The resort of Chaillol in summer is a vast playground for hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. They will enjoy the circuits that wind through the Champsaur – Valgaudemar valley. There are more than 750 kilometers of marked trails. You can admire the varied fauna and flora on your own or with a guide. The thrill seekers will appreciate the downhill mountain tracks. They are adapted to different levels. This area, also called “espace VTT”, is perfect to practice and improve your skills.

In summer, visitors can cool down and swim while enjoying an exceptional setting at the Champsaur lake, just a few minutes’ drive away from Chaillol. There is a large choice of activities for kids and adults there such as toboggans, forest adventure trails or kayaking.

Your stay in Chaillol in summer will also be the opportunity to discover or rediscover other activities such as golf, paragliding or white water sports. Going on a mountain vacation with friends or family is a great way to recharge your batteries, relax outdoor and practice or discover new sports.

Discover the gems of Chaillol all year round

Throughout the year, you can visit the village of Saint Michel de Chaillol and admire the ancient sculptures on the doors of the houses, churches, chapels and oratories. There are so many fountains in the charming hamlets of Chaillol’s. Throughout the year, you can also discover the heritage of the village during different events such as the Festival of Chaillol.

Plan your holidays in Chaillol

Plan your stay in the resort of Chaillol and go to the Saint Michel de Chaillol tourist office or call them at 04 92 67 01 18. You will get all the information you need regarding activities, transport, prices…

Shops and restaurants

Discover the local specialties in one of the restaurants, pizzerias and bars in Chaillol for a quick lunch on the go or a sit-down meal. For your convenience, you will also find there many shops: grocery stores, sports stores…


For a night or a week in Chaillol you can stay in a bed and breakfast, a vacation center, a vacation rental or a chalet.

Weather and snow cover

Check the weather forecast to plan your stay Chaillol: