Here is a perfect example of a village perché, perched on a huge, sunny balcony overlooking the Romanche Valley! Another Oisans village which has become increasingly accessible over the centuries. The natural advantages of the location for farming, in particular the extensive pastureland, has meant that the village has always been inhabited.
The proximity to a major pioneering resort enabled it to convert to a ski resort in the twentieth century. Today, it is a small village resort, innovating in its respect for authenticity.


After the construction of a ski lift in 1946, Villard-Reculas became the first satellite station of Alpe d’Huez and soon followed in the footsteps of its neighbour.
Nowadays, this small summer and winter alpine resort offers a wide range of activities in quiet, authentic surroundings, including skiing, snowshoeing and ski touring in the winter and hiking, mountain biking and bicycle touring in the summer. The new Trail de l’Oisans label ensures that trail runners can enjoy a number of routes and local heritage is not forgotten, with both village and farm visits available.

Villard-Reculas Tourist Office

A village, a ski resort, and a Tourist Office to answer all your questions and needs

1 route des pistes
38114 Villard-Reculas

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Opening periods

From 01/01 to 31/12.
Closed exceptionally on Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, November 1st and November 11th.