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Skiing and other winter holidays

Skiing area : Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski

Chalet/auberge ‘Il fera beau demain’ is located within 100 metres of the Villard Reculas ski slopes. Only 50 meters to walk or taking the free shuttle. With 250 kilometres of ski slopes, the skiing area of Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski extends from an altitude of 1300 to 3330 metres and is one of the most advanced skiing areas in Europe, well known and loved by winter sport enthusiasts for the excellent managed pistes, the snow quality, extensive slope network, and for its abundant sunshine. Height differences 2165 kilometers. This domain contains the skiing areas and villages of: Alpe d’Huez, Auris, Oz, Vaujany and Villard-Reculas

The very modern ski lift system allows you to access quickly the top of ‘Pic Blanc’ at 3330 metres. From the summit there is a superb view of the Alpine summits including Mont Blanc and Mont Ventoux in the south. Experienced skiers can descend from Pic Blanc taking either of two well known slopes in the Alps, ‘Le Tunnel’ and ‘la Sarenne' - the longest piste of the world: 16 kilometres. Snowcanons made those 16 kilometers snowsure for the whole season! 

Charming ski resort Villard-Reculas

Villard-Reculas contains its own charming ski resort situated at 1550 to 2150 metres. The slopes are west-facing, quiet, varied and ideal for beginners, intermediate and the more experienced skiers. Snowcannons have been installed to ensure snow-sure conditions throughout the season and we created a new blue-classed slope for next winter!

A high-speed 4 people chair lift whisks you quickly in 7 minutes to the main section of the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski-skiing area. And from winter 2017 a new combinated skilift will be installed in Alpe d'Huez, slopes 'Signal' to ensure a quick and easy connection Alpe d'Huez-Villard-Reculas, for children and pedestrians as well.

As a part of our customer-service, we can provide ski-passes for our residents, with a reduction for the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski-resort. 

Family Pack

This winter the Family Pack is very interesting: a family of 2 adults and minimum 2 children - 20 years pay € 824,00 for 6 days of ski. You will have all information with your reservation.

Local ski pass or cost effective wintersports

It is also possible to purchase a local ski pass for Villard-Reculas , making it a cost effective location: about € 18,50 a day, € 17,00 for chidren, seniors and students, € 11,00 starters. Walkers skipass 6 days € 83.

Ski school

Villard-Reculas has its own ESF- ski school specializing in ski and snowboard instructions. You can take private lessons or join group lessons. Depending on your level of competence you will either remain in the quiet Villard-Reculas area or explore the enormous ski domain ‘Les Grandes Rousses.

There are also instructors available to take you off-piste. For private lessons or lessons in little groups (4-6 people) we can recommand 5 Mountains Skischool as well.


Children can use the free nursery slope or join the Villard Reculas ESF ski school. The school offers a secure and sunny beginner area for children from the age of 3. The school has a new large, comfortable and very sunny room in the building above the new parking in the center of our village. There are  ESF- skiclasses  for  children on all level, more instructors speak English. 

Non Skiers, Walking tours and more..

Non skiers can purchase a daily or weekly pedestrian lift pass that allows you access to the lift system and also over 30 kilometres of walking pistes. (A walkers-pass for a week costs € 83,00) You will also benefit from the spectacular views throughout the area, or maybe explore the many sunny restaurant terraces and meet up with friends and family. Guided walkes with snowrackets will be organised in this fabulous area you can always ask for excursions on demand. 

We are here to help and advise you , whether it’s assisting with the renting of skis or snowboard equipment, choosing the appropriate ski-pass, or arranging ski tuition.

We will do all we can to ensure you have a fantastic holiday!

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