Space dream for winter sports
With the approach of winter holidays, many of you will reach the ski resorts of international repute.
Located near several ski resorts, Valley Ferrand will allow you to relax with family or friends and immerse you in the heart of a lush.
Enjoy a stay in one of our charming villages with typical architecture of Haut-Oisans to make snowshoeing or ski touring.
You will find a comprehensive choice regarding accommodation.
You will also discover many sporting activities on the snowy slopes in the surrounding stations: Les Deux Alpes, Auris en Oisans and La Grave.
For a time, you can forget the traditional lifts and classic skiing to indulge in truly original activities.
Between snowshoeing, night slips, cross country skiing, a snow park, skijoring, snowmobile rides or the ice, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Lovers of extreme sensations leave surely try climbing on icefall.
A ski bus connects our village to the Deux Alpes resort during the holidays. (Information and reservations at the SIEPAF 04.76.11.03.52)
After a busy day, you can relax in one of the many restaurants and bars in villages and sample local specialties (crozets of Oisans, farçis …).
The pleasures of winter hiking
Skiing trails requires a minimum of technical ski track. Backcountry skiing or ski mountaineering is a form of skiing closer to nature because not use lifts, but rather the mountains we climb by equipping its skis “skins” before descending into an Alpine style. Enthusiasm for this form of skiing brings fans to attend our villages.
The practice of snowshoeing is accessible to all. The followers of this activity “nature” follow the trails “untagged” Valley Ferrand to discover the snowy scenery (St Sebastian Emparis tray …).
It is important to check the stability of the snowpack for reasons of avalanche risk.
Do not hesitate to seek the advice of professionals who have knowledge of the evolution of the snow.
Icefall is derived discipline of climbing. It involves climbing up ice formations such as frozen waterfalls in winter or the walls of glaciers as conduits or corridors, which can be practiced in the summer if the conditions are right (the crevasses are usually recommended because they are very fragile ).
This discipline is considered extremely dangerous and is not recommended for beginners. It requires considerable experience to assess the state of the ice depends on the temperature very cold temperatures make hard and brittle ice as warmer temperatures give a wetter and “soft” ice (“sorbet “). Significant changes in temperature can make the dangerous stunts with a risk of collapse.
- The Grave
The country is a country Meije waterfalls, divided into four distinct areas, they spread the Lac du Chambon La Grave, and in about a hundred …
All Lake Cliff Besson is equipped to the waterfall, classic and a must on this historic area, 13 waterfalls easy access.
- St Christophe en Oisans (Vallon du Diable)
24 waterfalls in this wild valley, divided into two parts, north and south, are renowned for their beauty and difficult access.
The surrounding ski resorts
Les Deux Alpes
- to 11 km / 430 acres of trails
- Maximum altitude 1300m to 3600m
- 225 km of tracks / 211 snow cannons / to La Grave
Auris en Oisans
- to 11 km / Maximum Elevation 1600m to 2200m / 40 km of slopes
- 3 snowmaking / link with the Alpe d’Huez
La Grave La Meije
- 15 km / 2150 vertical meters non-stop (off-piste)
- 2 marked trails / liaison with 2 Alpes
- 28 km / 2.230 meters of altitude (3330 m summit of Pic Blanc at 1100 m Enversin of Oz)
- 120 marked trails and secure (240 km)