Home County of La Meije’s Nordic Area
The Nordic area from le Pays de la Meije offers you 10 km of cross-country trails; loops with diverse profiles but easy, snowshoes itirenaries, a walking circuit, a sledging area and a natural skating rink under the kindly but careful glance of chamois .
At the gates of the Ecrins National Park , in a beautiful setting at the foot of glaciers and under the watchful eye of chamois, ermine , white foxes and hares, visit our wonderful Nordic Area.
You will evolve into "a world apart", preserved, a place that encourages contemplation and where the spectacle of the high mountain and wilderness is sufficient in itself.
10 km of slopes with diverse but easy profiles are available to walkers and sporty-people, in a wilderness site , suitable for cross-country skiing , snowshoeing , sledging , ice-skating or walking .
Tracks and routes are relatively flat , in the woods, valley bottom and height for those who bypass the hamlet "Le Pied du Col" .
The Sun skimming the peaks in the heart of the winter, the site has a snow of excellent quality, cold and light as well as an exceptional snow conditions throughout the winter season.
In the heart of Winter the area is sunny during the mornings from 9:30 a11h30, then when February points, mornings of sunlight get longer and in March there is even some Sun until early afternoon:)
Ski-hockey games are held all WE outside school holidays and all mornings during the french school holidays.
There are no equipment rentals on site but you can find skis, snowshoes or sleds for rent to sports shops Villar d'Arene (Juge Sports ) Chazelet ( Olym'Pic Sports ) or La Grave ( SkiSet ) .
Ice skates can be rented on site at the Guesthouse "Le Gîte du Pas de l'Ane" ( where you can also eat at any time and stay ) .
Rates : Crosscountry skiing = please look at the " prices " tab
Snowshoe trails = free
Sledge area = Free
Natural ice rink = €4 ( ice skate rental included)
Reminder: Friends walkers and hikers with snowshoes,please follow the dedicated trails.
The ski trails are strictly reserved for skiers (municipal decree of 11/01/1986 )
In order to receive an interesting discount on your season nordic pass, remember to buy it online : http://www.nordicalpesdusud.com/
Type (s) of ski area
- Cross-country skiing
- 5 tracks
- 2 green tracks
- 2 blue tracks
- 1 red tracks
- 10 km of tracks
- 10 km of skating tracks
From 23/12/2017 to 15/04/2018
- Le LUNDI from 10:00:00 to 16:30:00
- Le MARDI from 10:00:00 to 16:30:00
- Le MERCREDI from 10:00:00 to 16:30:00
- Le JEUDI from 10:00:00 to 16:30:00
- Le VENDREDI from 10:00:00 to 16:30:00
- Le SAMEDI from 10:00:00 to 16:30:00
- Le DIMANCHE from 10:00:00 to 16:30:00
Sunny time on the cross country area = from
- Bank/credit card
The Nordic Area is located 4 km from La Grave / shortly after Villar d'Arene, turn on your right at the crow's-foot, in the direction of Arsine / Guest House from "Le Pas de l'Ane".
County of La Meije's Nordic Area
05480 Villar d'Arène