The Chazelet Village Ski Area

Just opposite the famous Vallons de la Meije lies the small village ski resort of Chazelet where you will ski surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes without digging too deep into your pockets.

 

This little community ski area in the north of the Hautes Alpes is just the right size for a fun and reassuring family ski experience. On these sunny slopes you will advance from green to red, and then perhaps to powder. The children can enjoy a run on their own as the area is small enough to have an overview. How about a coffee break on the sunny terrace while you watch the kids fine-tune their turns, or perhaps you would rather make a few turns yourself while the little ones zoom down the slopes with their ski instructor?

Even experienced skiers don’t turn their nose up at the Chazelet on a powder day.

 

6 km of groomed slopes close to La Grave La Meije

In the Chazelet village Ski Area there are 6 km of groomed slopes: 2 green, 1 blue and 3 red. Ski lifts:  4 drag lifts, Narcisses, Balmettes, Plagnes et Emparis, and 1 chair lift: The Signal, plus a free rope lift for children who are learning to ski. You will also find secured sledging slope, a picnic room and a restaurant with a panoramic view from the terrace: Chalet des Plagnes.

The Chazelet Ski Area also offers some beautiful off piste runs on the Emparis Plateau side, with a beautiful view of the summits of the Ecrins Massif.

 


LEARNING TO SKI IN A SMALL-SCALE SKI AREA

The little family ski area of Chazelet is perfect for learning to ski. The slopes are suitable for children and beginners who will make their first turns in a quiet environment. The ESF La Grave La Meije offer akid’s area from 3 years where toddlers are introduced to skiing in a playful and secure area, as well as group lessons from beginner to competition level.

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Skiing with a view of La Meije

The traditional village of Chazelet is nestled at the foot of the Emparis Plateau, on the south-facing slopes above La Grave La Meije. The exceptional view of the majestic la Meije, the glaciers and the Lautaret Mountain Pass does not make the skiing experience in Chazelet any less enjoyable. At the top of the Emparis and the Plagnes draglift, the highest points of the resort, you’ll have to slow down a little to admire the spectacular north faces. The ski lifts of Chazelet also make you gain a few hundred meters if you are going ski touring.

The descent of the Emparis plateau offers stunning views of the peaks on the other side of the valley, such as La Meije. The Emparis drag-lift takes you up to 2160 m and is a good starting point for ski tours towards the Gros Têt or the Serre-Bernard.

The Plagnes drag-lift and the chair-lift gives a leg up to those who are heading towards the Signal de La Grave.

Discover ski touring in Chazelet

 

Opposite the ski area lies the Buffe Valley and the Mas de la Grave peak, another good area for touring. Both ski tourers and snowshoers can stay the night at the Pic du Mas de la Grave Refuge (remember to book in advance).

Refuge du Pic du Mas de La Grave

SKI PASS PRICES IN CHAZELET

In Chazelet, ski passes are at an affordable price. You can choose between day passes for adults or children (under 11 years), "end of day" passes from 3 pm, multi-day passes or seasons passes. You can also by a touring ticket for the Emparis drag-lift or the Plagnes chair-lift.

You can buy your seasons pass online at the Chazelet web page.

Super Primeur discount if you buy before September 30th, Primeur discount if you buy before November 30th.

All seasons passes gives the right to one day pass at the Téléphérique de La Grave.

Price list

Chazelet ski area website

 

 

CHAZELET SKI AREA: WHEN IS IT OPEN, HOW DO I GET THERE

The Chazelet ski area is open from the Christmas holidays to mid-March, depending on snow conditions.

Opening hours: Every day from 9 am to 5 pm during the French School holidays and every day from 9 am to 4.30 pm outside of the holidays.

How to get there: When driving out of La Grave (in the direction of Briançon), drive through the tunnel and at the exit take to the right on the road leading towards the hamlets of La Grave. Follow the signs indicating Le Chazelet. At the junction at the entrance of the village, take to the right and keep going straight until you reach the ski area car park.

Shuttle buses: There are free shuttle buses from La Grave and Villar d’Arène during the Christmas and winter holidays school holidays.

 

 


WHAT YOU CAN DO NEARBY

The Chazelet ski area is very close to the off-piste ski resort of La Grave. During your stay you can combine the two. Families who come to ski in Chazelet can spend a day on the Téléphérique in La Grave to enjoy the panorama and ski the groomed slope on the glacier. More experienced skiers can sign up for a discovery day in the Vallons de la Meije with a mountain guide or a ski instructor.

The Chazelet ski area is also close to the Lautaret Mountain Pass, where you book an introduction to snowkiting or go ski touring with a guide. In Villar d’Arène, at the foot of the Lautaret Mountain Pass, you can go cross-country skiing or ice skating or you can discover the joys of winter touring in the marked routes.

The ski area is also close the Serre Chevalier and 2 Alpes ski resorts and you can combine a stay in Chazelet with a day skiing these big resorts.

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