Chazelet ski resort

Le Chazelet is a sunny ski resort located in the commune of La Grave, in the Hautes Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. In the heart of the Hautes Vallées and overlooking the Romanche valley, the family and friendly resort of Le Chazelet offers a breathtaking view of the peaks and glaciers of La Meije. Chazelet is located 1,740 meters above sea level, at the base of the Emparis plateau, 40 kilometers away from Briançon and 80 kilometers away from Grenoble.

Ski slopes for all levels in Le Chazelet

In Le Chazelet, the ski area is perfect for each family member to improve their skiing skills. In winter, there are 8 kilometers of green, blue and red slopes between 1,740 meters to 2,170 meters of altitude at the summit. They are accessible by ski lifts (chairlift and drag lift) and are a real playground for skiers. The French Ski School (ESF) gives group or private skiing and swowboarding lessons to everyone from 3 years old. On the snow front, an area is dedicated to first time alpine skiers. The resort is only 5 kilometers away from the village of Villar d’Arène and 3 kilometers away from La Grave where experienced freeride enthusiasts can descend the Vallons de La Meije. You can easily reach these resorts if you are looking for more difficult slopes or want to go riding down high-mountain off-piste.

From the village of Le Chazelet, you can also enjoy ski touring or snowshoeing from the Emparis

Summer outdoor in Le Chazelet

Le Chazelet in summer is an amazing site. You will be able to admire its rich fauna and flora, rivers, waterfalls, lakes… Don’t miss the plateau of Emparis. This site has been classified Natura 2000. It offers magnificent views of the peaks of La Meije and the Râteau. Hike around the Lérié Lake, the Black Lake, and the flowery meadows in spring. Located at 2,000 meters of altitude, you will enjoy the peaceful and quiet nature there.

You should also visit the hamlets and villages around Le Chazelet. They are great starting points to go for a hike in the Ecrins National Park. For example, you can hike from Chazelet through the Buffe small valley.

The sportspersons can learn or improve their mountaineering skills at La Grave, the second largest center after Chamonix, and go climbing or on a via ferrata, mountain biking at the Col du Lautaret, fishing, rafting, etc…

Discover the gems of Le Chazelet all year round

Throughout the year, you can discover Le Chazelet’s natural heritage. During your stay, you should visit the small oratory of Le Chazelet, located on the road between La Grave and the hamlet of Le Chazelet, at more than 1,800 meters of altitude. From there, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the massif of La Meije, certainly one of the most beautiful.

You should then stop at the Col des Portes and then climb safely to the observation platform and enjoy the view of the Valley.

Plan your holidays at Le Chazelet

We will help you plan your stay at Le Chazelet. If you are looking for information to visit the hamlet, know more about the activities available, and get good addresses in Le Chazelet or in its surroundings, you should call the Tourist Office of La Grave – La Meije, located in La Grave, at 04 76 79 90 05 or check their website:

Shops and restaurants

One restaurant will welcome you in Le Chazelet, in the middle of a green landscape in summer and at the base of the slopes in winter. Come and enjoy a simple and delicious cuisine in a very relaxing setting. You can eat while enjoying a view of La Meije and its glaciers. At Le Chazelet, you will also find a grocery store. You can also go to the restaurant or go shopping in the surrounding villages such as Villar d’Arène or La Grave.


If you stay a week or more at Le Chazelet, you can rent a furnished apartment or a cottage or why not treat yourself to an unusual night in a yurt? If you leave for a hike for a few days, you can stop at the Chazelet hut. You will find all the information regarding the accommodation in Le Chazelet at the Tourist Office of La Grave – La Meije.

Weather and snow cover

To plan your vacation in Le Chazelet, check the weather forecast: