Chalet apartment ‘Beau Temps’ is only 150 meters away from the ski slopes of the vast Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski ski area, at an altitude of 1300-3330 meters. This vast domain is one of Europe’s most advanced ski areas with 250 km of ski slopes spread over 5 villages and an altitude difference of more than 2200 meters. Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski is widely loved by winter sports enthusiasts because of the good snow conditions, the extensive piste network and the high number of sun hours all year round. The area includes the ski areas of, among others, Alpe d’Huez, Airis, Oz, Vaujany and Villard-Reculas.
State-of-the-art ski lifts take you quickly and efficiently to the slopes from 1300 meters up to the peak of Pic Blanc at 3330 meters where you have a view of a fifth of France and several important mountain peaks, including Mont Blanc, Mont Ventoux and Puy the Dome. From Pic Blanc, advanced skiers can venture to two of the most famous black slopes in the Alps: Le Tunnel and La Sarenne. The latter, with its 16 km in length, is the longest in Europe.
The ski slopes of Villard-Reculas
The Villard-Reculas ski area has been around since 1946 and is thus part of the huge Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski ski area. Villard-Reculas has its own ski slopes north of the village from an altitude of 1550 meters. You can ski right back to your apartment from the ski slopes!
The slopes are west facing and are ideally located for beginner and intermediate skiers. For advanced skiers, there are red and black slopes because Villard-Reculas has ski slopes at all levels. In addition, snow cannons have been installed throughout the area to guarantee snow on the lowest ski slopes.
The high speed chair lift takes you in 7 minutes from Villard-Reculas to the top of the Signal, from Alpe d’Huez village / station it takes you longer. This chair lift takes you to the other parts of the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski ski area.
Villard-Reculas offers you the opportunity to ski very cheaply and the ski school in Villard Reculas gives ski and snowboard instructions to groups and individuals at all levels. You can take a test at the end of the week. Depending on your level, you can ski with your teacher in Villard-Reculas or on the higher slopes in the Grandes Rousses. Of course there are also instructors and guides who take you on OFF-SKI tours.
Ski area for children
Children from the age of 4 will find a safe ski area on the slopes of Villard Reculas. The ‘Jardin d’enfants’ is located southwestern at 1500 meters in a sunny and private area.
Non-skiers can take a walking pass. You can use a network of ski lifts – including the Villard-Reculas chairlift – to discover the hiking circuits higher up in the mountains or to see family and friends on the slopes, and to enjoy a terrace. Also possible are: Ski de fond (Cross-country skiing) and (guided) walks on raquettes.
Information and services
If you wish, you can obtain your ski passes through us in winter. We are eligible for the small tour operator rate. On average, that means a discount of plus minus 10% on the ski pass for the entire ski area “Les Grandes Rousses” / Alpe d’Huez. The discount starts with a pass from 3 days.
(For beginning skiers and smaller children, we recommend taking the ski passes “tailor-made” in consultation with the ski school and others.)
Are you planning to take ski lessons? The ski school of Villard-Reculas teaches ski and snowboard, at all levels, in group and privately. There is also a good and safe “children’s garden” for the little ones for the first skiing experiences.
At least one of the monitors speaks English.
In order to ensure that the general planning of the ski school runs smoothly and to serve you well, it is best to book in advance, the sooner the better from September.
Have a look at their site: www.esf-villard-reculas.com
You can register by e-mail, but you can also arrange it through us.
It is very important that you indicate your level in the field of skier or snowboarder: beginner, semi-advanced, advanced or good.
Rent ski equipment
As a guest of Chalet apartment ‘Beau Temps’ you will receive a discount of at least 20% (depending on the period) on the rental of ski and snowboard equipment.
For the rental of ski equipment, it is best to pass on your wishes in advance, so that you are assured of the best quality. Your measurements and your level are important for choosing the right material.
Motorway A48 exit Vizille, stations de l’Oisans