The “natural” aspect of cross-country skiing won recognition with the spectacular results obtained at the last Winter Olympics. As a result, cross-country skiing – skating, classic and biathlon – has really taken off, proving that the Nordic world is full of resources.

The Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski, with Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Auris-en-Oisans, offers 50 km of trails in the secret Sarenne Valley or on the vast plateau of lakes.

Le Col d’Ornon is a gem for cross-country skiing: 22.5 km and 4 trails (one of each colour) in an authentic and magnificently preserved natural setting. You can explore these varied trails in the heart of the forest, as well as the orientation route which is ideal for snowshoes or cross-country skis!

Villar d’Arène, features 10 km of cross-country trails, enabling you to explore the foot of the Meije glaciers! This area is perfect for cross-country skiing as it has small and medium-sized loops that are relatively flat, in woods, on valley bottoms or higher up for those skiing round the small hamlet of Le Pied du Col.

Routes are prepared on the plain when the Romanche Valley lies under a thick layer of snow. Contact the tourist offices for more information about snow conditions.

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