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Risoul Resort Guide

The Risoul resort guide summary is: Risoul has 26 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 900m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 44 trail at Risoul.


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Risoul Resort Guide

The Risoul resort guide summary is: Risoul has 26 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 900m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 44 trail at Risoul.

Vertical:

Top: 2750m
Arrow
900m
Bot: 1850m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

44
20%
70%
10%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: Yes

Risoul Lifts:

  • drag lift icon18
  • ski lift icon7
  • cablecar icon1
Total lifts = 26
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Visiting Risoul

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Risoul.

  • Season opens
    5 Dec 2020
  • Season closes
    11 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    17 | 17
  • Nearest Airport
    Grenoble
  • Nearest Train Station
    Montdauphin - Guillestre
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +33492460260

Risoul Features

The terrain at Risoul includes:


What's it like at Risoul resort?

Combined with the neighbouring resort of Vars, Risoul offers almost 180 km of piste that should keep most people happy. The two resorts make the La Foret Blanche ski area. The resort is more low-key than many of the Alpine resorts but it should not be overlooked. Risoul boasts a good snow record and the off-piste opportunities are plentiful. Experts may look at the piste map and be disheartened but there are plenty of steep runs out there that are unmarked. This just sums up the understated nature of the Risoul. One possible criticism is the relatively slow lift network. However, this is being upgraded over time. Off the slopes, the village of Risoul seems to be friendly with less of the attitude that can be found in some of the bigger resort complexes.


Explore Risoul Location Map

Interactive Risoul trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Risoul?

MarchAverage: 4.3 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Risoul is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 36cm of snowfall. Check out the Risoul Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Risoul

Overall: 3.5 Based on 13 votes and 18 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.0
  • Variety of pistes 3.3
  • Off-piste 3.7
  • Scenery 4.2
  • Apres-Ski 2.9
  • Vote

Bruce Jones from United Kingdom writes:

We (2 adults and one 13 yr old) stayed in Risoul the week of 17th Feb 2013. The wait at Turin and transfer was 3 hours, but was well worth it. A great resort for all standard of skier, but mainly beginners and intermediates. Saying that, there's some great safe off-piste with good visibility from the main pistes.

The lift system takes you out of he base of the resort on 4 chair lifts and 2 drags, from where you can ski back down on a choice of blue, red and green runs, or head up again and get away from the main resort and also quicky strike across and down into Vars.

We were told that this week was the busiest French half-term week as well as the UK week, but still the queues were small or non existent after the usual 9am peak. Can't remember queuing for more than 5 minutes on the Risoul side, but did encounter some slightly longer ones in Vars.

The resort is mainly self catering, either in fairly low rise appartment blocks or smaller appartment blocks. We stayed at the Foret Blanche appartments (Sara) which were relatively cheap. Basic but comfortable with great ski lockers. Pretty much ski in-ski out give or take 100m walk to piste. You are pretty much captive once in resort, so the shops are pretty expensive, but you can get a reasonable meal and drinks. The mountain restaurants aren't bad value either, with dishes as low as €8 and great plat du hours at €12-15.

We don't tend to return to resorts often as we've only been skiing a few years, but for a value family holiday I would definitely return.

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