Vaujany Ski Resort Guide
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Vaujany Ski Resort Guide
- Acres of ski:-
- Terrain Parks:1
- X-Country:50 km
Vaujany, in France (in the Isere region), is a large resort with 18 lifts (3 chair lifts, 7 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1700 metres (5579 feet) of vertical descent. It is part of Les Grandes Rousses ski area. Vaujany has 32 pistes. Vaujany is best suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for intermediates but little of interest for expert skiers. There are 50 kilometers (31 miles) of cross country ski trails at Vaujany. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe. The nearest airport is at Grenoble and the nearest train station to Vaujany is at Grenoble. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Vaujany.
Vaujany is a village resort sharing the same domain as Alpe d'Huez with skiing from 3300m to 1100m and some of the longest and most beautiful runs in Europe (http://www.alpedhuez-granddomaine-ski.com/). Vaujany is genuinely good for all standards of skier. With a world-class lift system, 123 pistes and 845 snow cannon Vaujany is one of the top French resorts - a real must for the experienced skier and a perfect place for beginners and intermediates. Runs worthy of special mention include The Champagne Run, starting at Pic Blanc (3300m) and descending down into the snowy forests of Enversin (1100m), one of the biggest runs anywhere in the world linked back into a lift system. Then there is also the Sarenne, regarded as the longest black run in Europe. And Vaujany is not only blessed with state-of -the-art lifts and fabulous skiing it also has facilities that would grace a major resort such as the modern swimming-pool and leisure centre, offering multi-gym, sauna, jaccuzi and sports hall. There is also an excellent village creche, a local ski school, an ice-skating rink, and a good selection of bars and restaurants. We would recommend that you stay with Ski Peak who support their clients with a generous complement of staff and who have a small friendly Hotel - The Rissiou, the 5star La Perle de l'Oisans apartments and five catered chalets including the award winning Chalet Saskia.
- Nearest Airport:Grenoble
- Nearest Train Station:Grenoble
- Tourist Office Phone:+33476807940
- Tourist Office Website:www.vaujany.com
- Slopeside accommodation:yes
Announcements & News from the Vaujany ski resort manager
The Vaujany cable-car opens on Saturday 13th December together with the lifts at Alpette and at Oz. Alpe d'Huez itself will be open a week earlier.
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Visitor Reviews of Vaujany
Stuart from United Kingdom writes:
I have just got back from Vaujany and we had a fantastic holiday there with three children aged 5, 7 and 9. I would give a word of warning though, that despite people saying this is a family resort I think the skiing options on this side of the ski field are quite limited for small children and complete beginners. There is a much wider selection over in Alpe d'Huez. Looking at the map you would think the collection of blue runs around Montfrais would be fine, but these are some of the steepest blues I've ever seen, whereas the green in the training area at Montfrais are extremely gentle which leaves limited options for progression. There are two other green run options for beginners, at the top of l'Allepette, but one of them was described as dark green by the instructor, and you ski down it and get the drag lift back up. Below this dark green is a red run into Oz, which did lead to a very sticky situation with my 5 year old going down the dark green and not being able to cope with the strength of the drag lift back up to the top - the red into Oz is very gentle and having netting on the cliff edge so all my kids could happily manage it at the end of the week but on day 2 of his second skiing holiday this green run caused some severe problems (an old hand painted map in town showed it as blue).
We loved the resort, the escalators in town made it very easy for the kids to get back up to the apartment. The village was extremely nice, compact and very friendly, we will, without doubt, go back to Vaujany, but I would say if you have a group of limited ability skiers (my children had done 9 days skiing previously but are at the younger end) then Alpe d'Huez may offer you more. It is possible to travel to Alpe d'Huez via Oz; it's 3 lifts so takes a good 40 minutes, and while my 5 year old (who completed snowflake level in ski school) could ski from Vaujany to Oz very slowly, needed the lift up on the return journey from Alpe d'Huez to Oz then a lift down to half way on the Poutran and my daughter, after completing here 1 star ski school, struggled a little with the top of the ski down from d'Huez into Oz to get home.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Vaujany as a resort, the mountain on that side of the field is far more beautiful than Alpe d'Huez but if you have small children, you may get a nasty surprise with some of the run gradings and will find your options limited and my kids are not cautious skiers so I don’t think I’m being over protective with that opinion.