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Saint‑Léger‑les‑Mélèzes ski resort: skiing and mountain activities in Champsaur

Its name (” Saint-Léger-the-Larches”) says it all: Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes flies the flag of the green attitude just 25 minutes from the town of Gap. A bubble of pure air, its forest lends the resort a fairytale charm – a world apart that welcome you for a mountain of activities… A stirring paradise of simple pleasures and authentic encounters, this is a place to discover at your own pace.

Winter thrills: snowy delights in Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes

In winter, when the larch trees are bedecked in their white cloak, Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes buzzes to the fast pace of downhill skiing, with 24 km of slopes and a palette of different challenges taking skiers up to a dizzy 2,000 metres. Alternatively, once you’re nicely warmed up, plunge into the underwoods for an intimate cross-country hike on the little forest trails. Snow and adrenalin addicts will love the snow park and fun park, where you can whizz down the slopes on the Snake Gliss (up to 10 sledges tied together) or snow tube, or try your hand at the yooner (half-toboggan, half-ski). Guaranteed fun and thrills for all the clan! To find out more, check out the trail map and prices, then book your stay online.

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Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes in summer: outdoor recreation in the heart of nature

In summer, when the snow has melted away, Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes unveils the mountain in its birthday suit and promises a host of unforgettable experiences. Unique, welcoming and refreshing, this is a place where you feel on top of the world in every sense of the term. The valley is a genuine theatre where you can admire the spectacle of nature following its course: the melted snow feeds waterfalls cascading down the rocky slopes and carving out streams and rivers running through the forest. Don’t miss a visit to Vallée de Champoléon in the heart of Ecrins National Park, crossed by the Drap Blanc river. Raging torrents, growling waterfalls and peaceful lakes are just some of the gems you’ll discover during your hikes in this wild yet tranquil scenery.

Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes, a gourmet village in every season

A history-packed village, Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes bears the scars of a turbulent past, including a major fire in 1921. Proud emblems of the valley’s heritage, the castle – now a private property – and church in the village centre were some of the only constructions to be spared from the flames.
If you’re a fan of mountain produce, you’re in the right place: the valley is the birthplace of the original “Ravioles du Champsaur” (potato and cheese quenelles served with honey) and “Tourtons” (stuffed fritters), “Oreilles d’ânes” (spinach bake) and local lasagna – a genuine holy trinity of gourmet goodies.
Located just 25 minutes down the road, the town of Gap is home to the Museum Départemental des Hautes-Alpes. Whether you’re a fan of history, fine arts or natural sciences, the museum features a 2,600 m2 exhibition, plus several truly remarkable collections.

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Prepping your holiday at the Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes ski resort

Whatever the season, contact the Saint-Léger Tourist Office on +33(0)4 92 67 00 23, or head over to chat in person. You can also browse the Champsaur Valgaudemar website where you’ll find plenty of info including maps, activities, entertainment, etc.

Shops & Restaurants

Champsaur valley offers a good choice of restaurants serving fabulous local specialities – don’t miss the culinary holy trinity: “Tourtons“, “Ravioles” and “Oreilles d’ânes“.
You’ll also find a variety of shops on site, including a supermarket, boulangerie and pharmacy.

Accommodation

Set inside a gorgeous old building, Hôtel Les Fauvettes welcomes you throughout the year. Nature lovers can opt for Camping La Paus, open in summer, while families will enjoy the La Recula holiday village, open all year round. 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:

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