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What's new in winter in the Southern French Alpes?

Views over the Med or a sea of summits?

Glide over fresh snow in the morning and dine by the Mediterranean in the evening: the Southern Alps’ close proximity to the coast combines the world-unique pleasures of mountain and sea. Here, visitors savour the delights of peaks soaring to over 3,000 meters and
many valleys to explore, together with 65 major ski resorts and village resorts all with their own special personality, buzzing in every season.

One massif, 65 ski resorts and a thousand marvellous mountains

What will it be, views over the Med or a sea of summits? Dog sledding in the larch forests or meandering down a blue slope in the sunshine? A friendly old hamlet or MKII resort? Or how about all above the above?! The mountains and valleys of the Southern Alps promise a thousand treats to share. And the cherry on the cake? You’ll find all the space you need there…

Southern Alps, moving mountains

From La Grave to La Vésubie and the stunning summits of Écrins National Park to the Scots
pines of La Tinée, most of this exceptional playground remains untouched. The raw, unbridled, sunswept beauty of the Southern Alps’ two national parks – Mercantour and Écrins – and regional nature reserves – Queyras, Baronnies Provençales and Préalpes -, is truly breathtaking. The nights are stunning here too: don’t miss a spot of stargazing at the Alpes Azur Mercantour International Dark Sky Reserve.

Southern Alps, inspiring champions

Home to 2,500 kilometers of downhill slopes, mythical cross-country trails and a record number of ice waterfalls, the Southern Alps is the stuff champions are made of. A paradise for lovers of virgin snow, pristine forests and nature without frontiers, our #purealpes promise many moments of pure happiness.

Southern Alps, an ecological transition pilot area

Fiercely proud of its treasures, the Southern Alps fosters a myriad of initiatives combining eco-responsibility and attractiveness. Serre Chevalier, Les Orres, Puy-Saint-Vincent, to name but a few, are pioneers in energy self-production and waste management. What’s more, the Regional Council encourages soft mobility, making the white expanses easily accessible from our major towns, railway stations and airports – and at prices as gentle as a snowflake…