Visitor reviews for Vaujany Ski Resort

Vaujany Ratings

Overall: 4.3. Based on 15 votes and 19 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.6

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Vaujany is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.6

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Vaujany has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.4

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.8

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 4.4

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Vaujany.

Public Transport: 3.6

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Vaujany, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 4.6

(1) No places to stay in/near Vaujany, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 4.4

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 3.5

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Vaujany.

Ski in/Ski out: 3.7

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 4.6

(1) There are no child care facilities at Vaujany, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.7

(1) Vaujany relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.7

(1) There are no snow groomers at Vaujany, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Vaujany are groomed daily.

Shelter: 3.9

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Vaujany is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 4.9

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Vaujany, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.4

(1) Vaujany usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.5

(1) The staff at Vaujany are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Vaujany are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.8

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.6

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.5

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 4.1

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.9

(1) No intermediate terrain at Vaujany, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.6

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 3.4

(1) Not even a kicker at Vaujany, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 3.6

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Vaujany, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 2.8

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Vaujany has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.5

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.1

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 3.6

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 4.9

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 4.1

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 4.3

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 4.2

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 4.2

(1) Overall, Vaujany is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 4.4

(1) Overall, Vaujany is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

Show all 35 ratings

February 10, 2008
David Nunn from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I great quiet family resort with loads to do all year round. Not good for the lager louts or wild night life but excellent in other respects. Links to Alpe d'Heuz means skiing for every standard. Have been back 5 times and will carry on going. One of best kept secrets in the Alps.
December 07, 2007
Piers Larson from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Tried Vaujany on the recommendation of friends but found it to be so dull. Only half of the runs were open and the skiing was intermittent at best. Meals on the mountain cost an absolute fortune and became rather repetitive after 6 days skiing. The hotel was rather rustic as were the staff...all in all, will not try here again. There are simply better resorts for less money.
November 23, 2006
RICHARD SMITH from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
November 21, 2006
Elliot Paker from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Absolutely great resort. Good snow and skiing. Really nice runs towards the upper lifts. All the people were really friendly. I highly recommend this resort to anyone who is looking for a brilliant resort to go to but at low a price.
December 10, 2005
Stefan Rees from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Tried Vaujany after speaking to friends, but was very disappointed. Did not meet the usual high standards of a French ski resort and whilst the accommodation was good, the people were very rude and the instruction was given by a complete non-english speaker despite the assurances of the high priced travel company that arranged the holiday. This year we will go to Val Thorens...
November 04, 2005
Fred Fisher from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Absolutely terrible resort; snow not cleared in village, people unfriendly and rude. Costs are astronomical and skiing is only good for those who have never stood on skis before. A complete waste of a lot of money...look elsewhere!
July 29, 2005
Craig Macfarlane from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Vaujany is a superb resort for families. We went with Ski peak who were excellent. The morning rush with 2 children was made so easy with the lockers located by the main lift and escalators (yes, escalators) that make life so much easier when carrying 2 extra pairs of skis, poles and helmets. Some lovely runs in Vaujany but also good links over to Alpe d'huez, with some excellent long black runs at the top of Alpe d'huez. To be thoroughly recommended.
February 25, 2004
owen rhys from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Quiet village, pistes nowhere near as crowded as they are in neighbouring Alpe d'Huez. Some great reds (esp.Les Rousses)and a nice black called La Fare that can be a bit tricky when the snow is thin (it goes down to 1100m). There's some safe and relatively gentle off-piste ski-ing through the trees above Montfrais - and some much more challenging stuff off the Dome (2800m). If you want some authentic mountain food try restaurant Passoud (by the Alpette drag lift - half way down the slope) and for the best pizzas in the area go to La Grange (just by the mid station of the big cable car).
November 22, 2003
steve from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
One British ski company Ski Peak brilliant, very quiet resort if you are after a quiet family holiday with quality accomodation and great access to Alpe D'huez ideal. If you are a party animal not for you.