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Le Lure

ski and mountain resort

Le Lure ski resort is located in the town of Saint Etienne les Orgues, north of Forcalquier, in the Alpes de Haute Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. This is a great family resort. It offers a breathtaking landscape at an altitude of 1,600 meters in the Monts de Vaucluse massif. A wide choice of outdoor activities are available there, whatever the season. In winter, the Lure resort is particularly appreciated by inexperienced skiers and Nordic walking, skiing or snowshoeing lovers. In summer, the resort offers many other activities for the whole family such as hiking, “tubbing”, mountain biking…

Skiing and snowshoeing in the Lure ski resort

The Lure ski resort is particularly adapted to beginners. A secure slope is dedicated to them. At the start of the Grand Pin ski lift, you will have access to 250 meters of green slope to try downhill skiing. You can also take private or group lessons at the French Ski School (ESF) and pass “l’ourson”, “le flocon” and the “première étoile”. You can also go sledding there.

Go snowshoeing on one of the different marked snowshoe hiking itineraries from the Lure resort and enjoy the pleasures of mountain and snow. You will discover a preserved natural environment and a breathtaking view of the Southern Alps, from the summits of the Écrins National Park to the Provencal hills. You can go there with a qualified guide.

Hiking and biking in summer

In summer, the green Lure resort becomes a real playground for hikers. Numerous hiking trails cross the mountain. The Planet Trail (11 kilometers) takes you to the crests of the Lure mountain and at the same time tells you about the solar system in a playful way. The routes of the Pré du Fau (6 kilometers) and the Charbonnières (4 kilometers) are also very pleasant and accessible for a walk in the mountains. The sportspersons will be able to go trailing on both the northern and southern slopes of the Lure mountain. Indeed, the Jabron Valley and the Lure Mountain offer many reliefs and great trailing itineraries.

In summer, the resort of Lure is a great place to go biking and mountain biking. A 200-meter trail with footbridges and bumps has been set up for the general public, from 6 years old. The trail is a good place to learn mountain biking or scooter riding while enjoying the pleasures of downhill riding. Cycling enthusiasts can try to ascend the track up to the Signal de Lure to get to the summit of the Lure mountain, located at 1,826 meters of altitude.

If you are looking to share a fun experience with your friends or family, try Tubbing. Settle down on an inflatable buoy and go down the trail. This activity is ideal for adults and kids from 4 years old with an adult.

Discover the gems of Lure all year round

All year round, discover the mountain of Lure and its rich and diversified fauna and flora. Take some time to appreciate the environment that surrounds you and recharge your batteries in the heart of a unique and preserved space. Whatever the season, you can visit the Abbey of Notre Dame de Lure, which is classified as a Historic Monument. It is located in the forest of the mountain of Lure in the town of Saint Etienne les Orgues.

The Marc Bianchi observatory is famous in the region and is located on the mountain of Lure. You will be able to observe and take photos of the Sun, the Moon, the planets and comets, the stars, etc. from there

Plan your holidays at the resort of Lure

To get more information to plan your stay in the Lure resort, go to the Lure Welcome Desk, in Saint Etienne les Orgues or call them at 04 92 73 02 57. You can also visit their website:

Shops and restaurants

In the Lure resort, you will find only one restaurant. It serves family and local cuisine in a friendly setting. You will find many shops not far from the resort and bike rentals in the surrounding villages.


For a night or more in the Lure resort, you can stop at the Crêtes de Lure halt. It is located in the resort at an altitude of 1,600 meters and on the GR6, it welcomes visitors in its different dormitories. If you go a little further away from the resort, you will find hotels and other accommodations.

Weather and snow cover

Plan your stay at the mountain of Lure and check the weather forecast: