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, snowshoe itineraries, a pedestrian trail, a sledging area and a natural skating rink under the kindly but careful glance of chamois .
Description: County of La Meije's Nordic Area
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 ) .
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 )
SUPER PRIMEUR !! From July 1st to September 30th do not forget to take advantage of the best prices by buying or reloading your Nordic Pass season, on Internet, for a keep-cool Winter :) & by then, Wish you a nice Summer 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 21/12/2019 to 05/04/2020 between 10 am and 4.30 pm.
Sunny time on the cross country area =
from 9:30 am to 11 am during the month of December
from 9:30 to 12:30 during the month of January,
from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the month of February
from 9h to 16h and 30 during the month of March
Inquire at the tourist office (04 76 79 90 05) to know the state of opening tracks (which can be closed due to high avalanche risk) or visit the Nordic France Website
Consider buying online your nordic skipass"Season Southern Alps" at the best price, on the website nordicalpesdusud.com.
Subject to snow conditions.
Free entry for children < 10 years.
PACKAGE SUPER PRIMEUR !! From July 1st to September 30th do not forget to take advantage of the best prices by buying or reloading your Nordic Pass season, on Internet, for a keep-cool Winter :) & by then, Wish you a nice Summer
2019-2020 RATES HAS TO BE DEFINED
2018-19 prices =
Nordic Pass Season " Pays of La Meije " : 102 €
Nordic Pass Adult : 13 €
Nordic 3 hours : 10 €
Nordic young : (from 10 à 16 years) 7 €
Nordic Family : 2 adults + 2 children minimum = 7 € each person
Nordic Duo : 21.20 €
Nordic Trio : 28.20 €
Nordic Alpes du Sud Week : 58 €
Nordic Pass France Adult : 211 €
Nordic France young : 71 €
Free for kids under 10 years
In Villar d'Arene Juge Sports shop
In Arsine Nodic chalet
At the Tourist Office in La Grave.
- 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".
Association du Domaine Nordique du Pays de la Meije
05480 Villar d'Arène