Laye ski resort

Set to the North of Gap, in Champsaur Valley, Laye is one of the smallest village resorts in the Southern Alps. But its many assets, including a snow front with sweeping views over the Champsaur and Gap areas, are sure to seduce. This little resort lives to please, promising a warm welcome and plenty of snow and nature fun and games for all ages, in a unique natural decor. Ski, snow and sunshine: Laye is a genuine lifestyle hub that loves sharing its generous gifts with visitors.

Skiing, snow and winter sports: winter in Laye

A reputed, family-style ski resort, Laye offers something for skiers of every level, inviting beginners to progress at their own pace and pros to let off steam on the steeper slopes.
The ski domain stretches between an altitude of 1,300 and 1,850 metres in the high valley of Drac, promising many tranquil days of high-quality snow and generous sunshine. Here, forests and the tall peaks of Gleize and L’Aiguille paint a pretty picture, topped with the smiling faces of happy skiers. In addition to the 10 km of ski slopes, Laye is a hub of varied activities including skijoring, a snowpark, slalom course, boardercross and tobogganing… What’s more, the Ecole du Ski Français ski school accompanies novices keen to discover the joys of skiing and seasoned skiers looking to perfect their technique. To find out more, check out the trail map and prices, then book your stay online. 

Mountain activities for all: long live summer in Laye

The village of Laye is the departure point for numerous walks and hikes of all levels and even specialist-interest walks for all the family. Follow the trail crossing Bois-Vert forest, dotted with fun information panels for inquisitive walkers on topics such as “How do you maintain a forest?” and “What plants and animals should I look out for?” Plenty of great advice and fun challenges to pace your outing and keep everyone amused. If you’re visiting with budding Tarzans and explorers, Jungle Laye is a gigantic treetop adventure park set in the middle of Champsaurforest, where kids can let their imagination run wild while mum and dad enjoy a return to childhood!

The joys of Laye in every season

Champsaur is a paradise for foodies and in Laye – like the rest of the valleyHautes-Alpes gastronomy has become a genuine lifestyle. You’ll find the famous local “Tourtons” – puffy fritters stuffed with potato, cheese or even sweet treats – on every table, along with “Ravioles” and “Oreilles d’âne“. Stop off at Le Champ d’Or where you can pick up all three specialities hand-made by a local artisan and top up your hamper with a few hunks of delicious cheese from the Laiterie du Col Bayard dairy. And as this evening’s menu is already sorted, you’ll have plenty of time to stroll around Laye and admire its church, chapel and monument dedicated to the French Resistance.
Around 15 minutes’ drive from Laye, the Muséum Départemental des Hautes-Alpes in Gap is a must-do cultural foray and great way to get a new angle on the mountains, featuring a varied collection ranging from Fine Arts to History, Archaeology and Natural Sciences. The area is also home to plenty of other museums just waiting to quench your thirst for culture!

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Prepping your holiday at the Laye ski resort

Prep your holiday at Laye by contacting the Champsaur Tourist Office on +33(0)4 92 49 35. You can also browse the Champsaur website where you’ll find plenty of info including maps, activities, entertainment, etc.

Shops & Restaurants

The local restaurants are committed to traditional recipes and serve generous helpings of local treasures. Don’t miss Le Petit Renard’s irresistible “Oreilles d’âne” (a succulent baked spinach lasagna coveted by local foodies) courtesy of Mémé Yvonne. You’ll also find a variety of shops on site including a supermarket, boulangerie and pharmacy.


Laye is home to one hotel open all year round: L’Aiguille features a South-facing terrace perfect for lapping up the last rays after a busy day out. You can also book a holiday rental, country cottage or B&B.

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: